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NEW YORK | Good for business? Nike gets political with Kaepernick ad

NEW YORK — Why do it? Nike has touched off a furor by wading into football’s national anthem debate with an ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who was the first athlete to kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to protest police brutality against blacks and hasn’t played a game since 2016. The ad … Continue reading NEW YORK | Good for business? Nike gets political with Kaepernick ad

NFL, NFLPA freeze anthem rules amid backlash to Miami policy

The NFL’s two-month old national anthem policy is on hold. Hours after The Associated Press reported that Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week, the league and the players union issued a joint statement late Thursday … Continue reading NFL, NFLPA freeze anthem rules amid backlash to Miami policy

NEW YORK | Robinson’s daughter says MLB players reluctant to speak out

NEW YORK | April 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   Jackie Robinson’s daughter thinks black baseball players are more reluctant to speak publicly about racial issues than their NFL and NBA colleagues because they constitute a lower percentage of rosters. She spoke at Citi Field on Sunday to mark Jackie Robinson Day, the 71st anniversary of her father … Continue reading NEW YORK | Robinson’s daughter says MLB players reluctant to speak out