U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable discussion with state leaders on prison reform in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

Trump Slams NFL Players For Kneeling During National Anthem In Preseason Game

President Donald Trump slammed several NFL players who knelt during preseason games on Thursday. “The NFL players are at it again,” Trump tweeted Friday morning, suggesting players should just “be happy, be cool!” The NFL players are at it again – taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem. Numerous […]

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Giant Bug Lands On MLB Pitcher Erick Fedde During National Anthem. His Response Is Priceless.

Washington Nationals pitcher Erick Fedde had an unexpected visitor during the national anthem on Tuesday. Rather than bug out, Fedde smiled as the creature decided to give him a full inspection, crawling up his arm, checking out his neck and then perching on his right shoulder for much of the song.  The Nationals lost the […]

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Jerry Jones Says Trump's Obsession With National Anthem Question Is 'Problematic'

Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones wants President Donald Trump to stop meddling in National Football League matters, even though they both agree that players should stand during the national anthem. “His interest in what we’re doing is problematic, from my chair, and I would say in general the owners’ chair,” Jones said […]

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Germany's Mesut Özil Was A National Soccer Hero. Now He’s A Scapegoat For Racists.

On Sunday afternoon, German national soccer team star Mesut Özil announced that he would no longer play for his country, thanks to the “racism and disrespect” he experienced from fans and top German soccer officials before, during and after a World Cup in which the defending champions left sitzmarks all over Russia. Özil was far […]

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What we know so far about the Dolphins’ national anthem policy

Protesting during the national anthem could result in a suspension up to four games for Miami Dolphins players, according to the team’s list of conduct detrimental. A nine-page discipline document obtained by the Associated Press reportedly contains a brief section on “Proper Anthem Conduct.” It includes the possibility of “a paid or unpaid suspension, a […]

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Donald Trump Rips NFL's New National Anthem Policy After Praising It

If the NFL thought its new national anthem policy was going to permanently satisfy President Donald Trump, it better come up with a new game plan. In response to the furor over players kneeling during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice ― not to mention the president calling for kneelers to be fired ― […]

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Switzerland’s World Cup Team Sits At The Heart Of Europe’s National Identity Panic

As an official matter, the concern was that the goal celebrations might, as ESPN put it, “incite Balkan political tensions.” After their crucial World Cup goals against Serbia, Switzerland’s two Albanian-Kosovar stars, Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri, both had flashed a “double eagle” gesture with their hands. This was an allusion to the eagle on […]

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The History Of The National Anthem In Sports

“Ladies and gentlemen, please rise for our national anthem.” You’ll hear some version of this announcement at the start of most sporting events, whether they be professional, college or youth-level. The performance of the national anthem is a well-established part of American athletic competitions.  Yet “The Star-Spangled Banner” typically doesn’t make an appearance at many other […]

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Buzzer-Beater Gives Notre Dame Win Over Mississippi State In 2018 National Championship

Arike Ogunbowale drained a rainbow 3-pointer from the right corner with 0.1 seconds to play, lifting Notre Dame to a dramatic 61-58 win in the women’s NCAA Tournament championship game on Sunday at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Taking an inbounds pass in a tie game with three seconds left, Ogunbowale drove into the right […]