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How sports tactics can help the Democrats beat Donald Trump in 2020

During my NBA career I played for plenty of teams who protected the lead. But it’s a strategy that can backfire if a team don’t exploit their strengthsThe relationship between sports and society has always been about more than exercise and entertainmen…

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Megan Rapinoe ‘not sure she’s qualified for office’ but vows to fight for equal pay

Soccer star has said she would not go to White House if invitedOpinion: Rapinoe ‘egotism’ is the perfect antidote to TrumpThe World Cup-winning football star Megan Rapinoe does not think she is qualified for public office, as some have suggested since …

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Megan Rapinoe for president? USA star would beat Trump in 2020, poll finds

Public Policy Polling puts Rapinoe at 42% and Trump at 41%Poll conducted ‘by popular demand’ for hypothetical match-upMegan Rapinoe may not visit Donald Trump in the White House but she might throw him out of it, according to a poll released on Tuesday…

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Trump congratulates USA on World Cup win despite confrontation with Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe, a goalscorer in Lyon, said she would not visit the White House if the team won the title and was invitedAfter the USA claimed their fourth World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Netherlands in the final in Lyon on Sunday, Donald Trump tweeted…

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Trump congratulates USA on World Cup win despite confrontation with Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe, a goalscorer in Lyon, said she would not visit the White House if the team won the title and was invitedAfter the USA claimed their fourth World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Netherlands in the final in Lyon on Sunday, Donald Trump tweeted…

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Majority of Clemson’s black players declined Trump’s fast food reception, report says

Majority of Clemson’s black players skipped White House tripThe Root quotes three members who cite Trump as reason whyThree African American members of Clemson University’s national championship football team have attributed the “racism” and “divisive …

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Big Boi and Travis Scott to play Super Bowl halftime show haunted by protests

Rappers will join headline act Maroon 5 in AtlantaNFL view of Kaepernick racial injustice protests at issueThe NFL on Sunday ended months of uncertainty by officially announcing Maroon 5 and the rappers Big Boi and Travis Scott as the performers for th…

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‘Our lives depend on it’: NFL players urge fans to vote in midterm elections

Players Coalition’ critical of pro-Trump policiesElections seen as a referendum on US presidencyMembers of the Players’ Coalition, the group of NFL stars formed during the protest movement started by Colin Kaepernick, have urged Americans to vote in th…

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Nike releases full ad featuring Colin Kaepernick – video

Nike has unveiled its first ‘Just Do It’ ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick. The two-minute commercial highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and others, and touches on the controversy of NFL players protesting against racial inequali…

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Nike releases full ad featuring Colin Kaepernick – video

Nike has unveiled its first ‘Just Do It’ ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick. The two-minute commercial highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and others, and touches on the controversy of NFL players protesting against racial inequali…

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Is Colin Kaepernick’s Nike deal activism – or just capitalism? | Ben Carrington and Jules Boykoff

The first NFL player to take a knee may need to go further and take a stand against the injustices of capitalism itselfGil Scott-Heron famously noted that the revolution would not be right back after a message, would not go better with Coke, and certai…

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Republican official resigns after calling kneeling NFL players ‘baboons’

County secretary in Pennsylvania apologizes for post on Facebook, where she said ‘ignorant blacks’ should ‘go to Africa’A central Pennsylvania Republican official who referred to black NFL players who kneel during the national anthem as “baboons” has r…

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Republican official resigns after calling kneeling NFL players ‘baboons’

County secretary in Pennsylvania apologizes for post on Facebook, where she said ‘ignorant blacks’ should ‘go to Africa’A central Pennsylvania Republican official who referred to black NFL players who kneel during the national anthem as “baboons” has r…

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Donald Trump taunts basketballer LeBron James in late night Twitter rant

‘LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made LeBron look smart, which isn’t easy to do,’ said Trump Donald Trump has attacked basketball superstar LeBron James in a late night Twitter rant about an interview t…

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Trump floats pardon for Muhammad Ali even though boxing great doesn’t need one

President says he’s ‘thinking about that very seriously’, seemingly unaware that supreme court overturned Ali’s conviction in 1971Donald Trump said on Friday that he may grant a posthumous pardon to Muhammad Ali, seemingly unaware that the great boxer’…

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Patriots coach Belichick and Incredible Hulk star Ferrigno join Trump sports council

Incredible Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno, Olympic champion Misty May-Treanor and ex-Yankees closer Mariano Rivera to join Trump’s team During Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, he promised the American public “we’re going to win so much, you’re going to b…

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Trump’s shadow looms over Super Bowl LII in latest culture war clash

‘Woke’ Philadelphia Eagles take on New England Patriots, cast as the team of the presidentThe most consequential moment of the NFL season, which concludes on Sunday night in Minneapolis with Super Bowl LII, took place not on the field of play, but insi…

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Trump ally Robert Kraft revealed as longtime owner of offshore firm

The New England Patriots’ billionaire boss is among several major US sports team owners who appear in the Paradise PapersDonald Trump likes to style Robert Kraft as his blue-collar conscience – a whisperer to the white working-class football fans whose…

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The Ali summit: can a legendary meeting serve as a model for protesting athletes?

In 1967, athletes put their weight behind Muhammad Ali after he refused to be drafted. Fifty years later, NFL players are again taking a political standIn 1962, as a cornerback for the American Football League’s Boston Patriots, Walter Beach rallied hi…

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Pence follows Trump order and walks out of 49ers-Colts after players kneel

  • VP leaves NFL game after about a dozen San Francisco players kneel
  • Trump confirms walkout was planned and says he is ‘proud’

Vice-president Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts NFL game in Indianapolis on Sunday in a planned walkout, after about a dozen San Francisco players kneeled during the playing of the national anthem.

Related: Colin Kaepernick tells CBS he’ll stand for anthem if given chance to play again

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