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NEW YORK | NFL officiating not a hot topic in formal owners meetings

NEW YORK — NFL officiating was not a hot topic in the formal owners meetings that ended Wednesday, Commissioner Roger Goodell noted. “There was talk on several occasions in the context of what the competition committee is looking to propose and implement and how to adjust to those rules,” Goodell said. But there were no … Continue reading NEW YORK | NFL officiating not a hot topic in formal owners meetings

WASHINGTON | Keeping it real: Democrats push candidates to be authentic

WASHINGTON  — Beto O’Rourke’s response to a question during a Houston town hall meeting this past summer lasted only four minutes. But for some Democrats it said everything. It was authentic. In an exchange that quickly went viral, the Democrat congressman and Senate hopeful was asked whether he found NFL players who knelt during the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Keeping it real: Democrats push candidates to be authentic

WASHINGTON | Authenticity now the attribute craved by national Democrats

WASHINGTON  — Beto O’Rourke’s response to a question during a Houston town hall meeting this past summer lasted only four minutes. But for some Democrats it said everything. It was authentic. In an exchange that quickly went viral, the Democrat congressman and Senate hopeful was asked whether he found NFL players who knelt during the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Authenticity now the attribute craved by national Democrats

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. | Kaepernick, Chappelle getting Harvard black culture awards

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being saluted by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture. All eight recipients of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal will be honored Thursday afternoon by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard. Kaepernick, … Continue reading CAMBRIDGE, Mass. | Kaepernick, Chappelle getting Harvard black culture awards

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Reid kneels, says Kaepernick ‘robbed’ of dream to play again

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Eric Reid called his return to the NFL on Sunday “bittersweet,” saying it still hurts that his friend Colin Kaepernick has been “robbed” of his dream to play again in the NFL. While the safety is back in the league playing for the Panthers, Kaepernick remains a free agent. Kaepernick filed a … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Reid kneels, says Kaepernick ‘robbed’ of dream to play again

CHARLOTTE, N.C | Panthers’ Reid returns, kneels during national anthem

CHARLOTTE, N.C  — Panthers safety Eric Reid knelt during the national anthem in protest of racial and social injustice before Sunday’s game against the New York Giants. None of Reid’s new Carolina teammates joined him or stood near him at midfield. He is the first Panthers player ever to kneel during the national anthem. With … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | Panthers’ Reid returns, kneels during national anthem

MINNEAPOLIS | The Latest: Trump takes credit for helping NFL with Canada

MINNEAPOLIS — The Latest on President Donald Trump campaigning in Minnesota (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump is taking credit for pushing Canada to allow Canadian ads to be shown during Super Bowl broadcasts as part of the negotiations over the revamped trade agreement among the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Trump tells a … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | The Latest: Trump takes credit for helping NFL with Canada

MINNEAPOLIS | The Latest: Trump says Al Franken folded ‘like a wet rag’

MINNEAPOLIS — The Latest on President Donald Trump campaigning in Minnesota (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump is taking credit for pushing Canada to allow Canadian ads to be shown during Super Bowl broadcasts as part of the negotiations over the revamped trade agreement among the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Trump tells a … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | The Latest: Trump says Al Franken folded ‘like a wet rag’