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cowboys kneel before national anthem against arizona


glendale, ariz. (ap) — dallas cowboys owner jerry jones has been a staunch supporter of president donald trump, so the speculation was that he would not allow his players to kneel during the national anthem.the cowboys and their owner did kneel, though not during the anthem.following a weekend of kneeling and protesting across the nfl, the cowboys and their owner displayed their own version of unity monday night, kneeling on the field before rising as a group before the playing of the national anthem.the cowboys went into the locker room and returned to the field for the anthem, lining up between the sideline and the yard markers on the field.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.arm-in-arm, they dropped to a knee as a giant flag was carried onto the field, with jones a






cowboys kneel before national anthem on monday night football


the dallas cowboys and arizona cardinals put their own twist on recognizing the national anthem before their “monday night football” game in glendale, ariz.the cowboys, joined by team owner jerry jones and his sons, interlocked arms and walked about 10 yards toward the middle of the field. they then took a knee collectively and were loudly booed. they then stood in unision, unlocked arms and returned to the sideline where they stood for the duration of the anthem.the crowd booed loudly, then cheered as a field-sized american flag was unfurled.the cardinals, joined by owner michael bidwill, lined the back of an end zone and linked arms with members of the military.in the wake of comments by president trump last week that players who didn’t stand for the anthem should be fired, every nfl tea






jesse ventura questions need for national anthem at games


military veteran and former minnesota gov. jesse ventura said not only do nfl players have the right to kneel during the national anthem, but he questions why the anthem is played before games in the first place.in a series of tweets sunday, ventura joined the rapidly escalating national debate that was stoked when president trump late last week profanely scolded nfl players who have chosen to kneel during the anthem in an expression of concern about racial justice in the united states.the owners of several nfl teams criticized trump’s suggestion that they fire players who kneel, a gesture that was given birth last year when 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick went to one knee during the anthem in response to blacks in america dying from police gunfire.trump kept up his attack on the player






cowboys players take a knee with owner jerry jones before standing for anthem


as president donald trump continued tweeting monday about his displeasure with nfl players for staging demonstrations during the national anthem, the cowboys took a knee on the field just before the anthem was performed on "monday night football."dallas players were joined by team owner jerry jones, and they quickly got to their feet and stood, with arms linked, during the rendition of "the star-spangled banner."some in the crowd at university of phoenix stadium in glendale, arizona, where the cowboys were taking on the host cardinals, booed at the display. arizona players also stood and linked arms during the anthem, but they did not take a knee beforehand.earlier on monday evening, trump had taken to twitter to claim that there was a "tremendous backlash against the nfl and its players f






dayton questions athletes kneeling during national anthem


st. paul, minn. — minnesota gov. mark dayton says he disagrees with professional athletes who sit or kneel during the national anthem.at least 200 nfl players knelt, sat, stretched or prayed during the anthem sunday after president donald trump's weekend criticism of athletes who don't stand for the pregame ritual. minnesota vikings players and management stood with locked arms before their game against the tampa bay buccaneers.dayton on monday called that the appropriate response. the democratic governor says multi-million dollar athletes should focus their energy on fighting the cause of their protests rather than kneeling during the anthem. but he said players have that constitutional right.trump called for teams to remove players who sit or kneel. the protest campaign that started last






oakland a's catcher bruce maxwell first mlb player to kneel during national


the a's sent out a statement of support after maxwell's action during the national anthem.        






browns te first white player to kneel for anthem


a white player has joined the national anthem protest.        






browns te first white player to kneel for anthem


a white player has joined the national anthem protest.        






about two dozen players kneel for national anthem in london


about two dozen players, including baltimore ravens linebacker terrell suggs and jacksonville jaguars running back leonard fournette, took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before the start of the teams' game at wembley stadium on sunday.other players on one knee during the performance included ravens linebacker c.j. mosley, wide receiver mike wallace and safety lardarius webb as well as jaguars linebacker dante fowler, defensive tackle calais campbell, defensive end yannick ngakoue and cornerback jalen ramsey.players on both teams and jaguars owner shad khan, who were not kneeling, remained locked arm-in-arm throughout the playing of the national anthem and "god save the queen," the national anthem of britain.no players were kneeling during the playing of the british nation






no players on the field for the national anthem at seattle seahawks-tennessee ti


as teams and players around the league chose to kneel, lock arms and skip the national anthem, the seattle seahawks and tennesse titans both opted for the latter before their afternoon matchup.as the national anthem played, no players stood on the field.both teams had released statements announcing their actions beforehand."as a team, we have decided we will not participate in the national anthem. we will not stand for the injustice that has plagued people of color in this country," the seahawks said in a statement. "out of love for our country and in honor of the sacrifices made on our behalf, we unite to oppose those that would deny our most basic freedoms. we remain committed in continuing to work towards equality and justice for all."the titans expressed similar feelings."as a team, we






jerry jones joins cowboys in briefly taking knee before national anthem against


cowboys briefly take collective knee, while cardinals interlock arms.        






oakland's maxwell first mlb player to kneel during anthem


oakland, calif. — bruce maxwell of the oakland athletics became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem saturday, pulling the sport into a polarizing protest movement that has been criticized harshly by president donald trump.before a home game against the texas rangers, maxwell dropped to a knee just outside oakland's dugout, adopting a protest started by former san francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick in response to police treatment of blacks. the 26-year-old rookie catcher pressed his right hand against his heart, and teammates stood in a line next to him. teammate mark canha, who is white, put his right hand on one of maxwell's shoulders, and the two hugged after the anthem finished."everybody watches sports and so everybody loves sports, so i






nfl players protest president trump's comments


throughout the national football league sunday, players, coaches and even front office personnel chose to kneel or lock arms during the national anthem as a silent protest to weekend comments from president donald trump, who said that nfl team owners should fire any player who disrespects the american flag through a pregame protest. most members of the pittsburgh steelers chose to remain in the locker room during the national anthem.






giants fan burns tickets after national anthem protests


advertisement | advertise on newsdaybrendan finn, a retired police officer from long island, burned his new york giants tickets and plans to boycott the nfl after seeing players protest during the national anthem sunday, sept. 24, 2017. (credit: facebook) brendan finn has been going to new york giants games since 1983 and has been a season-ticket holder for the past 10 years. but on sunday morning, after seeing players from the baltimore ravens and jacksonville jaguars kneel during the national anthem, finn made a decision to boycott the nfl.he burned the two tickets he had for next week’s giants game and posted a video of it online. it’s...






a's catcher bruce maxwell first mlb player to kneel for the national anthem


oakland athletics catcher bruce maxwell catapulted himself into the ongoing national political discourse on saturday when he knelt for the national anthem ahead of a game against the texas rangers.maxwell, a 26-year-old rookie, is the first mlb player to kneel during the anthem, following in the footsteps of former san francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick, who began kneeling during the anthem ahead of the 2016 nfl season.since then several dozen athletes, mostly nfl players, have followed suit, using the gesture to protest police shootings of unarmed black men and to support the black lives matter movement.maxwell, however, knelt also to protest comments made friday and saturday by president donald trump, according to his agent, specifically trump's call on nfl owners to fire playe






trump tweet, nfl response escalate drama of sunday games


washington — president donald trump on monday reiterated his criticism of nfl players who knelt during the national anthem, pushing back against suggestions that race drove his calls for those football players to be fired.trump wrote on twitter that his objection "has nothing to do with race. it is about respect for our country, flag and national anthem. nfl must respect this!" the president also used his favorite social media platform to point to fans who booed players who knelt during sunday's nfl games along with auto racing fans of nascar who "won't put up with disrespecting our country or our flag."with his attacks on activist athletes, trump again plunged into the middle of his favorite kind of drama — personal, aggressive, culturally volatile and entirely of his own making. for four






reusse: false patriotism of nfl scoundrels could keep kaepernick unemployed


there is enough evil in the hierarchy of the national football league and among the league’s 32 owners for the blackballing of quarterback colin kaepernick to be an unofficial policy.there’s also the possibility that kaepernick’s inability to find a landing spot is based on business decisions made independently, with all 32 clubs fearing the loss of a local sponsor or two should they sign the young man who chose to kneel during the national anthem before games during the 2016 season.option no. 3 is that every personnel boss in the league has deemed that kaepernick’s skill set – remarkable runner, unreliable passer – is not workable with the read option having come and gone so quickly as a prime nfl offensive weapon.it is unfortunate on varying degrees in all three options, because kaeperni






president trump: baltimore ravens and jacksonville jaguars protest at wembley


players from the jacksonville jaguars and the baltimore ravens kneel during the us national anthem at wembley in response to comments by president donald trump.read more: players defy trump with kneel at wembley read more: how and why the row has escalatedavailable to uk users only.






oakland’s maxwell first mlb player to kneel during anthem


oakland, calif. (ap) — bruce maxwell of the oakland athletics has become the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem.maxwell dropped to a knee just outside oakland’s dugout on saturday before a game against the texas rangers, adopting a protest started by former san francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick in response to police treatment of blacks. maxwell’s teammates stood in a line next to him. teammate mark canha, who is white, put his right hand on one of maxwell’s shoulders.the athletics released a statement on twitter shortly after the anthem, saying they “respect and support all of our players’ constitutional rights and freedom of expression” and “pride ourselves on being inclusive.”major league baseball also issued a statement, saying it has “a lo






former astronaut rebukes president trump, calling his nfl comments 'reprehensibl


on saturday (sept. 23), former nasa astronaut and national football league player leland melvin posted an open letter to president donald trump on facebook, criticizing many of the president's recent comments and tweets regarding nfl players who kneel during the national anthem as a form of protest.  on friday (sept. 22), trump gave a speech in florida in which he suggested that nfl team owners should fire former san francisco 49er quarterback colin kaepernick and other players who choose to kneel at games during the national anthem. in the following days, the president also tweeted comments saying he considers kneeling during the anthem disrespectful to "our flag and country," and that viewers should boycott the nfl until those players are fired, suspended or made to stand. melvin specifi






chicago police officers to be reprimanded after kneeling in instagram post


a chicago activist who apparently asked two "men of color" to kneel with her on social media, may have inadvertently earned the police officers reprimands, officials said monday.aleta clark, who goes by the name "englewoodbarbie," on instagram wrote on sunday: "that moment when you walk into the police station and ask the men of color are they against police brutality and racism & they say yes... then you ask them if they support colin kapernick... and they also say yes... then you ask them to kneel.!"the photo had more than 1,700 likes as of monday night--mostly comments of support, although some users wrote things such as "trump gonna get dem fired," a reference to president donald trump calling saying at a campaign rally in alabama that owners should fire players who refuse to stand for






banning anthem protests means u.s. soccer is siding against black lives matter


the "kaepernick effect" spread swiftly through u.s. professional and amateur sports in the weeks after san francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick first knelt during the national anthem at a football game in august.but only a single pro soccer player — u.s. women's national team midfielder megan rapinoe — chose to join the wave of protests, kneeling before games that the seattle reign played and before several u.s. matches. apparently that didn't sit well with the people who run the u.s. soccer federation. because this week, the organization introduced a new policy designed to keep rapinoe on her feet. from now on, "all persons representing a federation national team shall stand respectfully during the playing of national anthems at any event in which the federation is represented."th






bruce maxwell continues kneel for anthem; teammates and fans show support


oakland — bruce maxwell continued to protest the national anthem before sunday’s game against the texas rangers, once again going down on one knee at the coliseum.maxwell was the only player to do so. the a’s catcher once again had teammate mark canha by his side, hand placed on maxwell’s shoulder, to show support for the cause maxwell continues to fight for in the wake of president donald trump’s recent comments that any athlete who decides to sit out the anthem should be fired.maxwell chose not to speak with media before the game, saying he wanted to focus on the ballgame and helping his teammates try to get a win. maxwell felt he said everything that needed to be said the night before.“i’m not going to voice my opinion today,” maxwell said at his locker.while maxwell chose to remain sil






steelers will take field for anthem before game vs. ravens


pittsburgh (ap) — the pittsburgh steelers will be on the field during the national anthem in next weekend’s game against the baltimore ravens.every steeler but left tackle alejandro villanueva remained in a tunnel while the anthem played before a loss in chicago on sunday. ben roethlisberger says the team asked villanueva to join the other captains at the front of the line before kickoff and a miscommunication led to villanueva, a west point graduate and army veteran, being left alone by the field.defensive end cam heyward says the steelers never wanted villanueva to feel like his teammates don’t have his back. heyward says villanueva was shocked by the picture of him standing alone.roethlisberger says the team hasn’t decided yet whether players will stand or kneel during the anthem in bal






megan rapinoe will 'respect' new u.s. soccer rule requiring players stand during


megan rapinoe will respect the u.s. soccer federation’s new policy requiring players to “stand respectfully” for the national anthem, she said monday.the policy was approved last month but first revealed over the weekend at u.s. soccer’s annual general meeting. it reads: “all persons representing a federation national team shall stand respectfully during the playing of national anthems at any event in which the federation is represented.”rapinoe issued the following statement monday through her agent: “it is an honor to represent the usa and all that we stand for — to be able to pull on the red, white and blue to play a game that i love. i will respect the new bylaw the leadership at ussf has put forward. that said, i believe we should always value the use of our voice and platform to figh






trump says nfl should fire players who kneel during anthem


huntsville, ala. (ap) — president donald trump says national football league owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. and he’s encouraging spectators to walk out in protest.in an extended riff during a freewheeling rally speech in alabama friday night, trump also bemoaned that football games have become less violent.“they’re ruining the game,” he complained.several athletes, including nfl players, have refused to stand during “the star-spangled banner” to protest of the treatment of blacks by police.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.trump says those players are disrespecting the flag and deserve to lose their jobs.“that’s a total disrespect of our heritage. that’s a total disrespect of everything that we stand for,” he said, encouraging owner






how every nfl team protested during the national anthem following trump’s commen


players from nearly every nfl team took a knee, linked arms, raised their fists or stayed in the locker room during the national anthem on sunday after president trump called on team owners to fire players who refuse to stand for the "the star-spangled banner."a total of 204 players protested during the anthem on sunday out of the 1,696 players on national football league active rosters, compared with six players the previous week, according to a team-by-team breakdown by the associated press.the hashtag #taketheknee trended on twitter throughout the day, according to the new york daily news.the protests started more than a year ago when former san francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick refused to stand during the anthem as a protest of police treatment of minorities, according to th






trump says nfl should fire players who kneel during anthem


by jill colvin and catherine lucey | associated presshuntsville, ala. — president donald trump says national football league owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. and he’s encouraging spectators to walk out in protest.in an extended riff during a freewheeling rally speech in alabama friday night, trump also bemoaned that football games have become less violent.“they’re ruining the game,” he complained.several athletes, including nfl players, have refused to stand during “the star-spangled banner” to protest of the treatment of blacks by police.trump says those players are disrespecting the flag and deserve to lose their jobs.“that’s a total disrespect of our heritage. that’s a total disrespect of everything that we stand for,” he said, encouraging owners to act.“






months after megan rapinoe kneels, u.s. soccer adds rule requiring players to st


u.s. soccer has never been supportive of megan rapinoe's national anthem protests, and now they're taking action against it.it’s not the first time a soccer organization has attempted to stop players from protesting during the national anthem.last fall, the washington spirit played the anthem early, preventing reign fc midfielder megan rapinoe from continuing to kneel during it, which she started doing in september in solidarity with 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick.now, at its annual general meeting in hawaii on saturday, u.s. soccer has instituted a new bylaw requiring players to “stand respectfully during the playing of the national anthems at any event in which the federation is represented,” fox’s stuart holden reports.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.after






trump's comments on anthem, curry resonate across sports


reactions to president donald trump's comments about football players who kneel during the national anthem, and his decision to rescind a white house invitation to stephen curry of the golden state warriors:at a rally in alabama on friday night, trump suggested that nfl owners fire players who kneel during the anthem, and fans should consider walking out in protest. on saturday, trump tweeted that he is withdrawing the invitation to curry because the two-time nba mvp hesitated to attend the traditional trip by the nba champions to washington.____"divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the nfl, our great game and all of our players." — nfl commissioner roger goodell.____"the peaceful demonstrations by some of our players have generated a wide array of re






raiders' offensive line will kneel for national anthem vs. washington


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trump says nfl should fire players who kneel during anthem


huntsville, ala. — president donald trump says national football league owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. and he's encouraging spectators to walk out in protest.in an extended riff during a freewheeling rally speech in alabama friday night, trump also bemoaned that football games have become less violent."they're ruining the game," he complained.several athletes, including a handful of nfl players, have refused to stand during "the star-spangled banner" to protest of the treatment of blacks by police. quarterback colin kaepernick, who started the trend last year when he played for the san francisco 49ers, hasn't been signed by an nfl team for this season.trump says those players are disrespecting the flag and deserve to lose their jobs."that's a total disresp






trump's comments on anthem, curry resonate across sports


reactions to president donald trump's comments about football players who kneel during the national anthem, and his decision to rescind a white house invitation to stephen curry of the golden state warriors:at a rally in alabama on friday night, trump suggested that nfl owners fire players who kneel during the anthem, and fans should consider walking out in protest. on saturday morning, trump tweeted that he withdrew the invitation to curry because the two-time nba mvp hesitated to attend the traditional trip by the nba champions. hours later, the warriors said they would skip the white house visit as a team.____"divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the nfl, our great game and all of our players." — nfl commissioner roger goodell.____"the peaceful dem






trump says nfl should fire players who kneel during anthem


by jill colvin and catherine lucey | associated presshuntsville, ala. — president donald trump says national football league owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. and he’s encouraging spectators to walk out in protest.in an extended riff during a freewheeling rally speech in alabama friday night, trump also bemoaned that football games have become less violent.“they’re ruining the game,” he complained.several athletes, including a handful of nfl players, have refused to stand during “the star-spangled banner” to protest of the treatment of blacks by police. quarterback colin kaepernick, who started the trend last year when he played for the san francisco 49ers, hasn’t been signed by an nfl team for this season.trump says those players are disrespecting the flag a






the uk's national anthem as you've never heard it before


videoa libyan military band tried to perform the british national anthem for the arrival of foreign secretary boris johnson as he arrived in benghazi.share this withcopy this linkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-41048880/the-uk-s-national-anthem-as-you-ve-never-heard-it-beforeread more about sharingclose share panel






a's bruce maxwell makes statement, kneels for anthem


oakland — just as seren smith wheelwright walked to the microphone to sing the national anthem, bruce maxwell, his back facing the crowd and his face towards the flag out in left field, dropped down to a knee on the coliseum dirt. he covered the left side of his chest with the classic a’s green and gold hat held in his right hand. to his right, mark canha placed his left hand on maxwell’s right shoulder.many athletes have spoken out in the wake of president donald trumps remarks about athletes and how they should be fired should they choose not to stand for the national anthem. maxwell did that and took it to another level, choosing to protest the anthem before the a’s took the field for a 1-0 victory over the texas rangers.further making it know that his fellow a’s teammates have his back






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