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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts would take issue with anthem protest

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:52:00 GMT

On Saturday, Oakland Athletics rookie Bruce Maxwell became the first MLB player to take a knee in protest during the national anthem. If a player on the Los Angeles Dodgers follows suit, don’t expect manager Dave Roberts to readily offer his support. Speaking to the media before Sunday’s game against the Giants, Roberts said he would take issue with a player not standing for the National Anthem.



Major League Baseball player kneels during national anthem in defiance of Donald Trump

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:31:00 GMT

NFL players are not the only athletes to have taken a knee during the national anthem this weekend in defiance of Donald Trump. Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first Major League Baseball player to do so before Saturday night's game against the Texas Rangers. Mr Maxwell’s action thrust the player into the controversy surrounding national anthem protests, which Donald Trump brought to the forefront of US attention again this weekend by suggesting that players who take a knee during the anthem should be fired.



NFL Protests Expected To Be The Norm Today In Response To Trump

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:54:16 GMT

All eyes are on the NFL today ― but not just for what happens after the kickoffs. After President Donald Trump in a Friday speech and then in a series of follow-up posts of Twitter criticized NFL athletes who have been protesting racism by kneeling during the national anthem, many other players are expected to demonstrate before today’s games. Such a protest occurred in Sunday’s very first game ― played in London ― and included the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars owner, Shahid Khan, joining in it with some of his players.



Oakland A’s Player Bruce Maxwell Becomes First MLB Player To Kneel During National Anthem

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 04:35:51 GMT

Taking a cue from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell took a knee tonight during the National Anthem before the start of their baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Oakland, California. Maxwell has become the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem.



Maxwell kneels for anthem, Davis belts 40th as A's top Texas

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:22:09 GMT

Bruce Maxwell knew that people would be watching, and so he took a knee, pulling baseball into a polarizing protest movement fueled by stars in the NFL, NBA and elsewhere. Maxwell became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem before Khris Davis hit his 40th home run to lift the Oakland Athletics over the Texas Rangers 1-0 on Saturday night. Maxwell dropped to a knee and pressed his cap against his chest just outside Oakland's dugout during the anthem, adopting a protest started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in response to police treatment of blacks.



Oakland's Maxwell kneels during anthem for 2nd straight day

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:48:32 GMT

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell pressed a hand to his heart and took to a knee for the national anthem for the second straight game Sunday, part of a protest movement that has been criticized by President Donald Trump. On Saturday, the 26-year-old rookie became the first major league baseball player to kneel during "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the A's played Texas. Again Sunday, teammate Mark Canha put a hand on Maxwell's shoulder in a show of support like he also did Saturday. Maxwell received support from NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors. "More power to him, man. He's standing up for something great," Durant said across town after the team's



Maxwell becomes first MLB player to join protest

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:38:27 GMT

Oakland Athletics player Bruce Maxwell has become the first US Major League Baseball player to kneel during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner. Maxwell placed his hand over his heart during the anthem and teammate Mark Canha stood next to him and put a hand on his shoulder. Maxwell, who is an African-American, was adding his support to a protest begun by National Football League player Colin Kaepernick in response to the treatment of blacks by American law enforcement.



Bruce Maxwell Becomes First MLB Player To Kneel During National Anthem

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:08:22 GMT

Oakland Athletics' catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first Major League Baseball (MLB) player to kneel during the national anthem Saturday night, prior to a game against the Texas Rangers. The 26-year-old had his hand over his heart while he faced the flag during the national anthem. Teammate Mark Canha extended support to his fellow player's action by placing his hand on Maxwell's shoulder, according to the official site of the Oakland Athletics.



LEADING OFF: After Maxwell takes knee, will others join?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:28:48 GMT

Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem on Saturday, adopting a protest started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in response to police treatment of blacks. More players could follow - there's been a major backlash by athletes and executives after President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players at a rally on Friday.



Bruce Maxwell just became the first MLB player to take a knee for national anthem

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:02:09 GMT

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell took a knee during the national anthem before Saturday’s game against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum, believed to be the first Major League Baseball player to do so this season. This comes one day after a speech by President Donald Trump on Friday during which he said national anthem protestors should be fired, comments that were called “divisive” by the NFL. The NFL Players Association released a statement in response to Trump that said, "No man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights." Maxwell tweeted a series of responses to Trump’s speech on Saturday: Maxwell, a 26-year-old second-year catcher for Oakland,



Athletics’ Bruce Maxwell Becomes First MLB Player to Kneel for National Anthem

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:18:56 GMT

Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel for the national anthem in open protest ahead of Oakland’s home game against the Texas Rangers. Maxwell, who is African-American and comes from a military family, chose to kneel with his hand on his heart while facing the flag in solidarity with the NFL players who continue to protest racism and inequalities in America. A's catcher Bruce Maxwell becomes the first MLB player to kneel for the national anthem.



Lessons for Trump in Stevie Wonder hit 'Superstition'? "When you believe in things..you don't understand, you suffer"

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:01:47 GMT

|Updated Music legend Stevie Wonder joined players from the NFL, NBA and MLB protesting against President Trump's attacks on football players who have refused to stand for the national anthem.  Stevie Wonder took to his knee at the 2017 Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park on Saturday, in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who previously knelt during the national anthem to protest police brutality against African-Americans. “Tonight, I’m taking a knee for America,” Wonder said, reported Variety, dropping to first one knee and then the other. “Not just one knee, but both knees in prayer for our planet, our future, and leaders of our world.” He added, “Our global



Meet Bruce Maxwell, the First MLB Player to Stage A National Anthem Protest

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:44:54 GMT

Ahead of Saturday’s game, Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell joined NFL players in protest and became the first MLB player to kneel during the national anthem. Maxwell, 26, is a rookie catcher who hails from a military family, and has been described as “highly patriotic” by the San Francisco Chronicle. A's catcher Bruce Maxwell becomes the first MLB player to kneel for the national anthem.



Oakland's Maxwell first MLB player to kneel during anthem

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:05:58 GMT

Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem Saturday, pulling the sport into a polarizing protest movement that has been criticized harshly by President Donald Trump. Before a home game against the Texas Rangers, Maxwell dropped to a knee just outside Oakland's dugout, adopting a protest started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in response to police treatment of blacks. Teammate Mark Canha, who is white, put his right hand on one of Maxwell's shoulders, and the two hugged after the anthem finished.



Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:53:28 GMT

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 and a series of Saturday tweets drew sharp responses from some of the nation's top athletes, with LeBron James calling the president a "bum." Hours later, Major League Baseball saw its first player take a knee during the national anthem. Trump started by announcing that Curry, the popular two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors, would not be welcome at the White House for the commemorative visit traditionally made by championship teams: "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.



A's Maxwell becomes first MLB player to kneel during anthem

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:22:49 GMT

Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem Saturday, pulling the sport into a polarizing protest movement that has been criticized harshly by President Donald Trump. Before a home game against the Texas Rangers, Maxwell dropped to a knee just outside Oakland's dugout, adopting a protest started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in response to police treatment of blacks. Teammate Mark Canha, who is white, put his right hand on one of Maxwell's shoulders, and the two hugged after the anthem finished.



Trump urges fans to boycott NFL over anthem protests

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:58:47 GMT

President Donald Trump on Sunday urged fans to boycott National Football League games to pressure it to fire or suspend players who kneel in protest during the national anthem, intensifying a battle over politics, social justice and race in America's most popular sport. More protests were expected Sunday as the rest of the games of week three of the season were played. It was one of the largest such protests since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is African American, first began refusing to stand for the anthem in 2016.



MLB's First Player Just Took A Knee During The National Anthem

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 03:03:24 GMT

Bruce Maxwell, catcher for the Oakland Athletics, just became the first major league baseball player to take a knee during the national anthem in Saturday’s game against the Texas Rangers. The political statement came a day after the president criticized athletes who protest during sporting events. Last year, then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was booed for taking a knee during the national anthem while his team played the San Diego Chargers.