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Pharrell Williams ‘Takes a Knee’ as Artists Join Anthem Protest

Other performers have joined the “Take a Knee” demonstration. At the Global Citizen Festival in New York on Saturday, Stevie Wonder knelt on stage and said, “Tonight, I’m taking a knee for America. But not just one knee. I’m taking both knees.”. Continue reading the main story. Mr. Wonder made the gesture again the following night, at the same Charlottesville show where Mr. Williams was performing. Mr. Wonder was on stage with Dave Matthews ... Full story

Trump has mentioned athlete protests more than a dozen times since he last mentioned Puerto Rico

President Trump applauds during a rally for Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) at the Von Braun Civic Center, Friday, in Huntsville, Ala. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images). “Before we begin,” President Trump said at the outset of his speech in Alabama on Friday, “I want to send our thoughts and prayers to the people of Texas and Louisiana and Florida and Georgia and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and all of the other communities that have ... Full story

Tom Brady: ‘I Certainly Disagree’ With What Trump Said

Tom Brady (12) during the national anthem on Sunday. This weekend, every N.F.L. player and team had to make a decision about what to do during the national anthem: whether to stand, kneel, sit, lock arms or just remain in the locker room. And perhaps no one’s decision was more closely watched than Tom Brady’s. On Monday morning, he made his most extensive public comments so far about the controversy. Brady is probably the highest profile player ... Full story

Tom Brady Criticizes Trump Over 'Divisive' NFL Comments

Tom Brady joined dozens of other NFL players Monday by speaking out against President Donald Trump’s “divisive” criticism of players who choose to kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and systemic racism. The New England Patriots quarterback, who Trump has described as a “ good friend ,” said he “certainly” disagrees with the president’s recent comments, in which Trump called for NFL team owners to fire protesting ... Full story

A president shouldn't tell an NFL team what to do, Trump tweeted ... in 2013

(CNN) Over the weekend, President Trump went on a tweet storm directed at players who refuse to stand during the national anthem. One of the posts took aim at the NFL, demanding the league change its policy:. " Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their Country. NFL should change policy! " the tweet read. The irony of President Trump's tweet is not lost when you consider a tweet from ... Full story

Alejandro Villanueva Jersey Sales Skyrocket After He's the Lone Pittsburgh Steeler to Stand for Anthem

Bongino Goes Off on Actor Who Called Anthem a \'Scam\'. NFL In London: Ravens, Jags Stand for \'God Save the Queen\', Kneel for Anthem. \'It\'s Disgusting\': NFL Fans React to Anthem Protests. Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva was the only player on his team to stand for the national anthem on Sunday. The rest of the team remained in the locker room as part of a league-wide protest. Villanueva, a former Army Ranger, has ... Full story

Jose Ramirez, Corey Kluber lead Indians' win

"Everybody is excited to get back to the playoffs," Indians catcher Roberto Perez said. "We didn't accomplish what we wanted last year. I think everybody is on the same page and everybody is hungry. We're playing the game the right way. The veterans are doing their job. It's nice to see everyone come along. Hopefully, we carry that into the playoffs.". • Buy AL champions gear. With the win, the Indians' ended their road slate with a 53-28 ... Full story

Darren Sproles out indefinitely with broken arm

Carolina's reeling offense lost another key piece on Sunday. Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin did not return to Carolina's Week 3 loss to the New Orleans after suffering a knee injury, the team announced . Benjamin limped off the field after suffering the injury in the first half. However, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Benjamin did not suffer a major injury, per early indications, and has been described as "fine.". The wideout ... Full story

In showings of protest and solidarity, NFL teams respond to Trump’s criticisms

Some stood. Some kneeled. Some remained in the locker room, choosing to speak through their absence from the NFL’s pregame ceremonies, in which the American flag is displayed and the national anthem sung. But from London to Los Angeles, virtually all NFL players on the sidelines before kickoff of Sunday’s slate of 14 games locked arms with each other in response to President Trump’s three-day campaign demanding that team owners “fire or ... Full story

Andrew Luck could return to Colts in Week 6

When will Andrew Luck be back under center for the Indianapolis Colts ? Week 6, at this point, seems to be the most likely point of return for the quarterback as he continues to rehab his surgically repaired shoulder. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL GameDay Morning on Sunday that Luck could make a return to the practice field this week in preparation of a Week 6 season debut. "Nothing that has happened has given anyone any ... Full story