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Source: Global News

NFL meeting of players, owners on Take a Knee protests deemed ‘constructive’

Wednesday 21:00 GMT

NFL players and owners met Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called “constructive” and Colts defensive back Darius Butler termed “positive.”

He said the discussion was about “everything to do with the state of the NFL now, obviously anthem protests, activism that players have been doing, and how we can move this forward to really amplify players’ voices and amplify these issues and make some long sustainable changes.” “I’m not sure we close to a resolution, but conversations are ongoing,” he added.

Source: Fox News

Former NFL player: President Trump and Colin Kaepernick should meet

Wednesday 18:13 GMT

In return for his seemingly blatant disregard for the United States and the national anthem, (un)lucky #7 Kaepernick claims to have been blacklisted from the NFL.

It is why a meeting between two such incredibly polarizing adults – one an out-of-work NFL quarterback in the driving seat of a nationwide protest, the other the 45th president of the United States – could be such an incredible opportunity to help unify the country.

Source: Washington Post

Hardly any federal employees are fired for poor performance. That could be a good sign, report says.

Wednesday 21:55 GMT

The low rate at which federal employees are fired for poor performance doesn’t prove the government accepts it but instead “could actually be a positive sign,” the agency that decides appeals of discipline against federal employees has said.

“The number of employees removed for poor performance should not be used as a measure of an agency’s commitment to properly managing the performance of its employees,” said the report issued Tuesday.

Source: BBC

Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Wednesday 18:13 GMT

Tottenham Hotspur took a big stride towards the Champions League knockout phase after forcing European champions Real Madrid to fight back for a draw in Spain.

Real Madrid, who trail La Liga leaders Barcelona by five points, also play on Sunday when they host struggling Eibar (19:45 BST).

Source: Common Domain

The Dodgers are winning, but the Little League next door is dying thanks to City Hall inaction

Wednesday 21:55 GMT

It’s been a bust for their Little League neighbors and admirers just up the hill from Dodger Stadium, thanks to bobbles and blunders at Los Angeles City Hall.

When his work schedule permits, Sergio Villasenor begins his days with a trek up to the Northeast Los Angeles Little League fields above the Los Angeles Police Academy. He aims his camera, shoots a photo, and posts it on Instagram so that the league’s families can follow the progress of the ball field reconstruction project being done by L.A. city crews.

Source: DW

Champions League live: Bayern Munich vs. Celtic

Wednesday 21:56 GMT

For Bayern Kimmich, and particularly Coman, have shone - good news for a team so often accused of relying on their more experienced campaigners.

12' -- A swift break from Celtic almost sees Griffiths get a shot away before the ball falls to Sinclair, who can't get in under his spell.

Source: Common Domain

New-look Clippers at a crossroads to see if they are still a top team in West

Wednesday 21:55 GMT

No one is picking them to finish in the top four in the uber-competitive Western Conference, which was something the Clippers had accomplished the last six seasons.

For six years, the Clippers stood among the best of the NBA, a team listed in the company of the championship contenders despite their constant playoff failures. As the Clippers prepare to launch their 2017-18 season, they now are regarded as a team at the crossroads.

Source: Washington Post

With Jonathan Allen gone, Redskins again lose a first-round rookie to injury

Wednesday 21:55 GMT

For the second straight year, the Washington Redskins’ first-round draft pick will have his season cut short due to injury.

Redskins have struggled to hold leads this year, but Jay Gruden sees no cause for alarm. The Redskins’ young defensive backs are stepping up in relief of injured starters. ‘Vodka, whiskey, beer, tequila, more beer’: Ryan Kerrigan does his best ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin

Source: DW

Oliver Kahn: 'Nobody embodies Bayern Munich more than Uli Hoeness'

Wednesday 21:55 GMT

During the filiming of the documentary The Mia San Mia Phenomenon, Oliver Kahn told DW what makes Bayern Munich such a unique club.

I think no one has understood better than he has how to combine the requirements of the business side of professional football, the commercialization of Bayern Munich the company, with Bayern Munich the sports club. These are the reasons, apart from the financial aspect, why players go to Bayern Munich.

Source: NBC News

Jerry Sandusky denied new trial on child sex abuse charges

Wednesday 21:55 GMT

Jerry Sandusky lost a bid Wednesday for a new trial and a chance to convince a jury he is innocent of the child sexual abuse charges that landed him a decadeslong prison sentence.

Foradora was brought in nearly a year ago after the trial judge, John Cleland, removed himself in response to sharp criticism by Sandusky's lawyers of a meeting that Cleland participated in before Sandusky waived a preliminary hearing in 2011.

Source: Fox News

Olympics may soon feature pole dancing, foosball and poker

Wednesday 21:55 GMT

Well, besides being reasonable activities for a night out in Atlantic City, officials who help prepare specific sports for Olympic recognition apparently think they could soon take their place alongside running, gymnastics and ski jumping in the world’s most prestigious athletic competition.

Meaning that these athletes might have to wait for sports like curling and table tennis to go the way of tug-of-war and water skiing.

Source: DW

Denmark cancels Women's World Cup qualifier over pay dispute

Wednesday 21:55 GMT

The Danish team has been withdrawn from a 2019 Women's World Cup qualifier due to an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions.

The DBU has said it was willing to increase annual payments to the women's team by two million kroner (€269,000, $316,000) to 4.6 million kroner, and a partial agreement between the two sides allowed Denmark's first World Cup qualifier, against Hungary to go ahead. The women, who last month forced the cancellation of a friendly against the Netherlands over the dispute, are demanding equal pay and rights as the men's national team.

Source: Common Domain

Pitt kicker explains decision to kneel during National Anthem

Wednesday 21:55 GMT

Ian Troost, a white walk-on kicker at Pitt, decided to kneel during the playing of the National Anthem ahead of the North Carolina State game.

Outside of a handful of upsets that muddled the chase for the four playoff spots, one of the larger storylines coming out of Week 7 was one player’s decision prior to his team’s game Saturday. Ian Troost, a white walk-on kicker at Pitt, decided to kneel during the playing of the National Anthem ahead of the North Carolina State game.

Source: CBS News

Eagles player Chris Long says he'll donate rest of salary to charity

Wednesday 21:56 GMT

In September, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long donated his first six game checks to fund scholarships in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Long, who signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Eagles in the offseason and has a base salary of $1 million for 2017, has spoken out on social issues affecting the league and its players. He also puts his money where his mouth is, as evidenced by his decision to donate every game check this season.

Source: DW

Borussia Dortmund: What a difference a month can make

Wednesday 21:55 GMT

Not only do Borussia Dortmund have a new head coach, but they also have seven new signings and a number of players returning from injuries that were so long-term, that it almost seems like they too are new to the team.

Against an opponent who only managed one goal in six games when they were last in the Champions League group stage, Dortmund failed to convert 73-percent possession and 11 corners into anything more than Sokratis' headed goal.

Source: NBC News

Civilians to be evacuated from ISIS holdout, says U.S.

Saturday 16:24 GMT
Source: BBC

Do our tongues have different ‘taste zones’?

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: The Week

The stark beauty of Chile's Atacama Desert

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: NBC News

Riding the waves is a way of life for Africans

Saturday 20:57 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Crystal Palace shock champions Chelsea as Wilfried Zaha secures vital win

Saturday 17:18 GMT
Source: DW

Five unanswered for Bayern Munich on Heynckes' return

Saturday 16:24 GMT
Source: CBS News

Jessica Chambers trial: Cop testifies in trial over woman who was burned alive

Saturday 20:57 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The health benefits of sweet potato

Wednesday 05:12 GMT
Source: NBC News

Mychael Knight, 'Project Runway' fashion designer, dies at 39

Wednesday 21:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirror Rooms at the Broad: A first look inside the 'infinite mysterious beauty'

Wednesday 21:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

U.S. Christian press finds friends in Israel

Wednesday 21:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

Results of "next generation" standardized test in Mass. released

Wednesday 21:55 GMT
Source: Global News

Ottawa asked to resolve claims, recognize Metis veterans in Second World War

Wednesday 09:05 GMT
Source: NBC News

Vermont commemorates same-sex civil unions with historic-site marker

Wednesday 21:56 GMT

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