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Supporters of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest police brutality against blacks, showed their solidarity with him and his cause at a rally outside National Football League headquarters on Wednesday, demanding that he be hired by the start of the regular season next month.
Justice Bill O’Neill wrote on Facebook that he wouldn’t attend any games at which “draft dodging millionaire athletes disrespect the veterans who earned them the right to be on that field.”
Sherpa is tentatively scheduled to return to Southern California next spring to begin classes at Santa Barbara City College, where she hopes to continue her quest to become Nepal’s first female professional golfer and one of the most unlikely pro athletes in any sport.
She was able to use shiny new clubs that increased her already prodigious drives by 20 yards, 230-yard blasts that don’t require strategic positioning to avoid a different sort of hazard.
England's all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney has retired from international football after turning down the chance to be part of the squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers.
England's lack of success during his time on the international scene will always be a source of frustration and regret, but history may be kinder to Rooney on reflection upon an stellar career.
Several civil rights groups are set to gather outside NFL headquarters in New York City on Wednesday afternoon to support Colin Kaepernick, the free agent quarterback whose supporters say has been blackballed by the league’s 32 teams for boycotting the National Anthem last season.
The event, which begins at 5 p.m. ET, is described as the beginning of a “non-violent direct action campaign” against the NFL for its treatment of Kaepernick.
Baseball legend Hank Aaron said he won't watch any NFL games this season because of how the league treated former quarterback Colin Kaepernick after Kaepernick's national anthem protest last season drew widespread scrutiny.
Aaron told Martin he wished the NFL would give Kaepernick a chance and was also upset the team he roots for, the Baltimore Ravens, did not sign the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback.
With the nation preoccupied by racial division and discussion, the Kaepernick protests have spread beyond football, drawing more and more people not associated with the sport to speak out.
The latest demonstration will be on Wednesday when a dozen groups including Justice League NYC and Color of Change are expected to rally in front of N.F.L. headquarters in Manhattan. Although he did not organize it, the filmmaker Spike Lee lent his support to it in a tweet a couple of weeks ago.
Wayne Rooney's retirement from international duty - announced after England's all-time record goalscorer had been told he had won a recall at 31 - closes another chapter in his illustrious story.
Rooney, with 53 England goals in 119 appearances, left Manchester United to return to Everton this summer with his place in Old Trafford's history books also assured after he overtook Sir Bobby Charlton's club record with 253 goals.
For decades, women’s tennis was blessed with first-name-basis rivalries that remain etched in the public’s consciousness.
As tennis fans salivate at the prospect of a long-awaited first United States Open meeting between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the women’s game finds itself without a must-see matchup. “There’s no rivalry whatsoever right now,” said Chris Evert, whose battles with Martina Navratilova stretched across the 1970s and ‘80s, including 14 Grand Slam finals and 80 total matches.
Earlier this week, producers announced that Denzel Washington would return to Broadway in Eugene O’Neill’s barroom heartbreaker The Iceman Cometh next March, in a revival directed by George C Wolfe.
More recently, Jeremy Piven exited a lackluster Broadway revival, citing mercury poisoning from sushi overconsumption.
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers wants his team to still be in European football in the new year after they reached the Champions League group stage.
Celtic, under Rodgers, reached the group stage last season but finished bottom of a section also featuring Barcelona, Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach. "I think what we would like to do is try to progress this year and be in European football after Christmas."
Liverpool produced a stunning attacking display against play-off opponents Hoffenheim to ensure five English sides will compete in the Champions League group stage for the first time.
The Reds, who are unbeaten in their first two games after drawing at Watford and beating Crystal Palace, host Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday (16:00 BST).
Wayne Rooney has announced his retirement from international football with immediate effect, rejecting a call-up for next month’s matches against Malta and Slovakia.
The subject of Rooney’s retirement is sure to dominate the agenda when Southgate announces his squad for the upcoming matches at St George’s Park on Thursday.
“Obviously McGregor is at a glaring disadvantage because they are competing at Mayweather’s craft, his discipline,” says Ward, “but McGregor’s advantage is that he is different, he’s an unknown, Floyd doesn’t know what to expect.”. Ward has seen the videos posted by the McGregor camp, and while they display McGregor’s rough-around-the-edges boxing style, he thinks they also show his unpredictability as a fighter. “I’ve sparred with MMA guys as well and it’s harder than you might think, it took me a while to figure them out.”
A Washington state high school football coach who was punished for taking a knee at the 50-yard line for a post-game prayer violated the U.S. Constitution, according to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
A three-judge panel ruled the Bremerton School District was justified in suspending Coach Joe Kennedy after he took a knee and prayed silently at midfield after football games. Click here for a free subscription to Todd’s newsletter: a must-read for Conservatives!.. "When Kennedy kneeled and prayed on the fifty-yard line immediately after games while in view of students and parents, he spoke as a public employee, not as a private citizen, and his speech therefore was constitutionally unprotected," the 9th Circuit wrote.
For a league hungry to hold onto every fan they have, such a move could also be damaging, leaving owners to wonder if it was worth it to appease the loud few who moved to write letters saying they would no longer buy tickets if Kaepernick was on their team.
The NFL season begins in two weeks and the quarterback who took the San Francisco 49ers to within seven yards of winning the Super Bowl four years ago does not have a job.