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No anthem protests at NASCAR race in Loudon

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On a day when virtually every NFL game was marked by national anthem player protests in response to President Trump's remarks about his disdain for the practice, there were no protests at the ISM Connect 300 NASCAR race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon on Sunday.
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Ben Roethlisberger's hometown of Findlay, Ohio, critical of Steelers' sideline no-show

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FINDLAY, Ohio - A day after mass player protests of the national anthem deeply divided the NFL and its fans, one of the league's biggest stars expressed regret.
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South Carolina restaurant won't show NFL games due to anthem protests

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A South Carolina restaurant owner says he won't be showing any NFL games in his business until the national anthem protests end.
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Former NFL players talk free speech & football

Former NFL players talk free speech & football

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NFL games are being overshadowed by protests during the playing of the national anthem.
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Tom Brady takes stand against Donald Trump on Patriots, others around NFL kneeling in protest

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President Donald Trump made incendiary remarks Friday at a rally in Alabama, calling for NFL owners to fire players or, in his words, “any son of a bitch” who kneels in protest or “disrespects our flag” during the national anthem. Tom Brady rebuked the comments from Trump - whom the Patriots quarterback calls a friend - yesterday during his weekly radio appearance on WEEI's “Kirk & Callahan Show,” one day after he declined to delve into the issue after a win in Foxboro.
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Jim Kelly tempers criticism of NFL player anthem protests

Jim Kelly tempers criticism of NFL player anthem protests

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has tempered his criticism of NFL players protesting during the national anthem in a statement sent to The Associated Press.
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Athletes On The Track And The Slopes Are Pulled Into Trump Controversy

Athletes On The Track And The Slopes Are Pulled Into Trump Controversy

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Some NASCAR and Olympic figures spoke out for and some against NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.
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Bruins notebook: Players express opinions on anthem kneeling

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Since President Trump's now infamous “SOB” comment on Friday referring to NFL players who knelt in protest during the national anthem, the issue has been the talk of the sports world. While NHL locker rooms tend to be less politically charged than other sports - Tim Thomas' decision to skip the Bruins' White House visit in 2011 notwithstanding - the subject did not escape the B's room. Minnesota-born two-time Olympian David Backes didn't resort to any name-calling, but he made his position clear.
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Veterans Say Kneeling For Anthem A ‘Sign Of Disrespect,' But Players ‘Have Every Right'

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COON RAPIDS, Minn. - The American flag and the song that celebrates it have special meaning to the people who swore to protect them.
“You get chills and I'm proud,” said Army veteran Mikee Pratt when asked how he feels when the Star Spangled Banner is played.
“After being in Vietnam and seeing a lot of my comrades fall, when they play the national anthem it's a little teary eyed for me,” said Vietnam War Veteran Randy Koski.
Those emotions now include irritation after NFL players across the country took a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice in the U.S.
“It's a sign...
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John Kelly is reportedly displeased with Trump's war against the NFL

John Kelly is reportedly displeased with Trump's war against the NFL

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White House chief of staff John Kelly was displeased with President Donald Trump's antagonizing NFL players who kneel in protest of police violence and racism during the national anthem, two administration officials said in a CNN report on Monday.
Kelly was cognizant of racial issues and was concerned with the matter, one official said.
The chief of staff was also reportedly concerned with Trump's initial response during the white-nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August.
Despite his reservations with Trump's NFL war, Kelly, a highly decorated former Marine Corps...
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Local sports teams react to national anthem controversy

Local sports teams react to national anthem controversy

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President Donald Trump is not backing down from his beliefs that NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem should be fired.
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Iowa State coach has 'no issue' if players take a stand

Iowa State coach has 'no issue' if players take a stand

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Allen Lazard took to Twitter to share his thoughts on national protests in the NFL.
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Local residents react to NFL demonstrations during national anthem

Local residents react to NFL demonstrations during national anthem

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The National Football League is firing back at President Donald Trump for calling out players who kneel during the national anthem.
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Most NFL owners tolerating, embracing national anthem protests

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So far, most NFL owners are tolerating or embracing the protests against the national anthem. But, there is a risk to their lucrative franchises if there is backlash from fans.
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Sean Hannity Blasts Roger Goodell NFL National Anthem Kneeling Players

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Sean Hannity blasted NFL players who knelt during the national anthem, as well as league commissioner Roger Goodell.
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Kings, fans talk political protests in sports

Kings, fans talk political protests in sports

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After NFL players across the country took a knee during the national anthem, fans and the Sacramento Kings talk about the place of politics in sports.
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“Us” Versus “Them”

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Last season, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt at games during the national anthem, in silent protest of police violence against black Americans. He has explained his reasons, repeatedly. It has been controversial, a topic of constant conversation in sports media and among fans of professional football. And it has existed largely outside of partisan politics, until now.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s peaceful protest tweet strikes chord, becomes his most popular

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweeted in support of peaceful protests by NFL players during the national anthem.
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Tucker Carlson Rips NFL Players Kneeling For National Anthem Protests

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Tucker Carlson criticized NFL players who knelt during the national anthem.
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