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4 College Basketball Coaches Arrested In Bribery Case; Adidas Exec Also Named

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:07:00 -0400

The case exposes the "dark underbelly of college basketball," Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim of the Southern District of New York said.



Pat Tillman's Widow Pushes Back On Trump NFL Tweet

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:45:00 -0400

After the president retweeted a photo of the late NFL player-turned Army Ranger with the hashtags #StandForOurAnthem and #BoycottNFL, Marie Tillman said his service "should never be politicized."



Dive For Pop Fly Sends Baseball Fan's Nachos Flying

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:56:00 -0400

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell fell into the stands as he was going for the ball. A Cardinals fan's nachos were a causality. Russell later made good and brought the fan more nachos.



Phoenix NFL Fans Are Divided Over National Anthem Controversy

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:59:00 -0400

NFL fans are responding to the controversy over some players refusing to stand during the national anthem. In Phoenix Monday night, game watchers had different view points about the protests.



Athletes On The Track And The Slopes Are Pulled Into Trump Controversy

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:02:00 -0400

Some NASCAR and Olympic figures spoke out for and some against NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.



How Every NFL Team Responded To Trump's National Anthem Protest Comments

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:46:00 -0400

After the president said those who kneel during the anthem should be fired, protests rippled throughout the NFL this week. Teams mostly stood by their players.



NFL National Anthem Protests Recall History Of Sports And Politics

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with sports journalist Bruce Schoenfeld about the history of black athletes using their platforms for political protests.



Trump's Criticism Renews Spotlight On NFL National Anthem Protests

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Football players knelt, locked arms or stayed off the field in a show of unity before games Sunday against a barrage of criticism by President Trump over some player protests during the national anthem.



NFL Players, Coaches Protest National Anthem After Trump's Attacks

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Over the weekend, NFL players, coaches and others protested against President Trump for his attacks on the NFL, saying that any player who kneels during the national anthem should be fired.



Trump, The NFL And The Powder Keg History Of Race, Sports And Politics

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:30:00 -0400

President Trump says his calling for the firing of NFL players who don't stand for the national anthem isn't about race. But the protests are about racial justice, which has a long history in sports.



My Father Stood For The Anthem, For The Same Reason That Colin Kaepernick Sits

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:43:00 -0400

As a child, I found my father's love of the national anthem utterly bewildering. His was the generation of men born free but shackled by bigotry. So why did he sound so proud, singing that song?



Political Subplot Overshadows Sunday's NFL Games

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:58:00 -0400

Jesse Washington of The Undefeated tells David Greene how pro football players reacted to President Trump telling them they should be "fired" if they knelled in protest during the national anthem.



News Brief: NFL Players React To Trump Tweet, Germany's Elections

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:58:00 -0400

Football players knelt, linked arms or stayed off the field during the national anthem following President Trump's tweet on Friday. German voters gave Chancellor Merkel another four years in office.



NFL Responds To Trump As President Renews Debate Over National Anthem

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:40:00 -0400

President Trump said kneeling during the national anthem is unpatriotic and those refusing to stand should be fired. On Sunday, players sat, knelt or locked arms with teammates during the anthem.



Across The Nation, NFL Teams Take A Knee In Protest Of President's Comments

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:30:00 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with ESPN sports commentator Kevin Blackistone and Robert Costa, a political writer at The Washington Post, about the latest mix of sports and politics.