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Supporters want Colin Kaepernick hired by NFL season start

Today 02:27 GMT

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.”

Source: Common Domain

Her first set of clubs was whittled from branches. Now Pratima Sherpa hopes to become Nepal's first pro golfer

Today 02:27 GMT

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.

Source: BBC

Wayne Rooney: England striker retires from international football

Today 02:28 GMT

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.

Source: Fox News

Colin Kaepernick supporters to protest outside NFL headquarters

Today 02:28 GMT

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.

Source: Fox News

Hank Aaron says he won't watch NFL because of how Colin Kaepernick was treated

Today 02:27 GMT

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.

Source: New York Times

N.F.L. Protests Grow Louder as Other Groups Fight for Kaepernick

Today 02:27 GMT

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.

Source: BBC

Wayne Rooney international retirement: How will history judge his England career?

Today 02:27 GMT

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.

Source: New York Times

Women’s Tennis Still Awaits Its Next Age of Rivalries

Today 02:28 GMT

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.

Source: The Guradian

Stage fright: the Hollywood stars who bombed on Broadway

Today 02:27 GMT

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.

Source: BBC

Celtic in Champions League group stage: Rodgers seeks extended European run

Today 02:28 GMT

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."

Source: BBC

Liverpool 4-2 1899 Hoffenheim (agg 6-3)

Today 02:27 GMT

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).

Source: The Guradian

Wayne Rooney retires from England duty after rejecting recall from Southgate

Today 02:28 GMT

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.

Source: The Guradian

Conor McGregor's biggest weapon His lack of boxing experience

Today 02:27 GMT

“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.”

Source: Fox News

Court rules high school football coach cannot pray on the field

Today 02:27 GMT

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.

Source: The Guradian

Kaepernick, activism and politics. The NFL doesn't know how to stop this row

Today 02:27 GMT

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.

Source: Common Domain

16-member White House arts committee is latest group to quit Trump

Sunday 15:26 GMT
Source: CBS News

Sen. Kaine says Va. could "probably do better" on state's chosen statues in Capitol

Monday 15:27 GMT
Source: New York Times

Australia Plans More Barriers in Public Spaces After Attacks in Spain

Tuesday 12:43 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The scheme to pump desert water to L.A. could destroy the Mojave. California's Legislature needs to block it

Tuesday 10:56 GMT
Source: New York Times

Stocks Drop as Attacks in Spain Push Investors to Safe Havens

Saturday 13:35 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Cyberattack cost Maersk as much as $300 million and disrupted operations for 2 weeks

Saturday 09:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Brooklyn's social housing microgrid rewrites relationships with utility companies

Thursday 09:56 GMT
Source: NBC News

Australia's top Olympian, Airway CEO urge support for same-sex marriage

Wednesday 14:33 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Musicians turn to boutique licensing firms to get their songs in TV shows, movies and on streaming sites

Wednesday 11:46 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Apple’s Share of Smartphone Profits Dives

Today 02:27 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Louise Linton and the ‘self-sacrifice’ of a mega-rich Trump administration spouse

Today 01:33 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Exercise Has a Cascade of Positive Effects, Study Finds

Wednesday 12:44 GMT
Source: NBC News

Alabama high school petition compares pride flag to Confederate flag

Today 02:27 GMT
Source: NBC News

On 'The Bold Type,' actress Nikohl Boosheri plays a 'confident, empowered' Lesbian Muslim

Wednesday 12:44 GMT

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