Trump’s snub of NBA’s Curry, condemnation of NFL protests anger athletes – Chicago Tribune

President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike. Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump’s comments in a Friday night speech […]

What President Trump doesn’t get about the NFL – Washington Post

How the NFL responds to Donald Trump’s spit-foaming is hardly a test case for whether the republic will stand. Nevertheless, the league is a maker of manners in this country, so it means something that Commissioner Roger Goodell and others are getting it right, striking the perfect calm but resistant tone in response to Trump’s […]

A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell first MLB player to kneel for the national anthem – Chicago Tribune

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell catapulted himself into the ongoing national political discourse on Saturday when he knelt for the national anthem ahead of a game against the Texas Rangers. Maxwell, a 26-year-old rookie, is the first MLB player to kneel during the anthem, following in the footsteps of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin […]

Carmelo Anthony’s Arrival Further Bolsters a Dangerous Thunder Lineup – Sports Illustrated

Trading for a fading star like Carmelo Anthony is the type of move that aspiring contenders usually agonize over, diligently weighing his scoring ability and box-office appeal against the baggage that vexed, and ultimately sank, Phil Jackson. The 33-year-old forward is an unapologetic ball-stopper and lackluster defender who, despite being four seasons past his prime, […]

NC State DE Bradley Chubb: Didn’t intentionally spit on FSU logo after win – ESPN

6:20 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb went out to the team buses to visit with family after his impressive performance against Florida State, but all anyone could talk about was what he did to the Seminoles’ midfield logo. Postgame video […]

Marlins luminaries Conine, Dawson, Perez part of sale purge – ABC News

Jeff Conine, who goes by the nickname Mr. Marlin, is part of the purge of Miami Marlins executives before the sale of the team to Derek Jeter’s investment group. Conine said Saturday he was told he won’t be retained. He helped the Marlins win two World Series and has been a special assistant to the […]

Carmelo Anthony traded to Thunder in blockbuster deal – SB Nation

The New York Knicks have traded perennial All-Star Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal marks the end of a seven-year period of Anthony as the face of Knicks basketball. As part of the deal, New York receives Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick via […]

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