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Central Pa. school reconsiders warning to stand for national anthem
MANHEIM, Pa. — Officials at a central Pennsylvania high school are revising an announcement that tells people to stand for the national anthem and warns they will be kicked out if they don’t show proper respect.
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49ers to donate $1 million to charities that focus on racial issues cited by Colin Kaepernick
The San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday that they have pledged $1 million to two Bay Area organizations that focus on the type of racial and social inequities that quarterback Colin Kaepernick has discussed in the aftermath of his refusal to stand during the national anthem in protest of such...
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Sailor 'sits with' Kaepernik during morning colors

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Chicago Bears at Houston Texans: Week 1 preview
By Tom Musick, The Sports Xchange Brock Osweiler cannot predict exactly how his first game with the Houston Texans will transpire when he takes on the Chicago Bears this Sunday.
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Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers: Week 1 preview
By Marc Lillibridge, The Sports Xchange When the Los Angeles Rams visit the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, there will be so many major narratives surrounding this game that the key one is often lost in translation.
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Right to protest: Obama defends NFL star Kaepernick’s national anthem boycott
US President Barack Obama has weighed in on the debate over NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s controversial boycott of the national anthem. Noting the difficulties with the stand, he ultimately backed the footballer’s constitutional right to protest. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Police union encourages officers to work 49ers games
A police union says it is again encouraging its officers to work at San Francisco 49ers home games despite statements about police by quarterback Colin Kaepernick. But the union emphasizes ...
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Denver Broncos player joins Colin Kaepernick's protest on NFL opening night
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall knelt during the national anthem on the NFL's opening night.
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Broncos batter Cam Newton, but did helmet hits cross line?
Cam Newton appeared to take multiple shots to the head but did not complain about calls.         
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Denver Broncos' Brandon Marshall kneels for anthem
The Sports Xchange Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall opted to kneel during the national anthem on Thursday.
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Ex-San Francisco 49ers FB Bruce Miller faces seven felony counts
The Sports Xchange The San Francisco 49ers moved quickly to release fullback Bruce Miller.
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Marshawn Lynch contemplates return to NFL
The Sports Xchange Former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is kicking the tires on a possible return to the NFL.
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San Francisco 49ers pledge $1M to local groups to address inequality
The Sports Xchange The San Francisco 49ers are donating $1 million to a pair of Bay Area groups.
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Seattle Seahawks RG Germain Ifedi to miss at least 3 games
The Sports Xchange Seattle Seahawks rookie right guard Germain Ifedi is expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks due to a high ankle sprain.
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Denver Broncos' LB kneels during national anthem
Brandon Marshall the latest to join Colin Kaepernick in protest of 'racism and police brutality.'         
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Broncos win Super Bowl 50 rematch with Panthers, 21-20
In their quest to avenge their loss in Super Bowl 50, the Carolina Panthers missed from 50. Kicker Graham Gano was wide left on a 50-yard field goal in the waning seconds Thursday as the Denver Broncos held on for a 21-20 victory at Sports Authority Field. The game was a rematch of the Super Bowl...
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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum excited about his first NFL opening-game start
It was only the other day that Case Keenum finally checked out the Hollywood sign. The Rams quarterback has yet to visit many Southern California landmarks and said he laments his delay in sampling eateries such as Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles. He simply hasn’t had time. Keenum spent the...
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Headlines from around the NFL
VikingsBridgewater done with knee surgeryEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater underwent surgery on his severely injured left knee, the first step toward what will undoubtedly be a long, arduous recovery.Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed the operation took place Thu...
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Santa Clara police union urges officers to work at 49ers game, despite 'concerns' over Kaepernick's comments
The union representing rank-and-file members of the Santa Clara Police Department recommended Thursday that officers continue to voluntarily work at San Francisco 49ers home games. In a letter addressed to Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor and released publicly, the union’s board of directors said...
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Taking a sit: Teacher punished after forcing student to stand for Pledge of Allegiance
A high school teacher has been suspended after trying to physically force a 15-year-old student to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. The teen had been harassed by staff for his decision to sit, despite being protected under the First Amendment. Read Full Article at RT.com
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NAACP: Kaepernick can’t affect change on his own
Cornell William Brooks discussed the protest and next steps with USA TODAY Sports.         
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NAACP: 'Not a stretch' to compare Kaepernick to Parks
Cornell William Brooks discussed the protest and next steps with USA TODAY Sports.         
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49ers CEO pledges $1 million to address racial, economic inequality
San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York pledged $1 million to improving racial and economic inequality and building a stronger relationship between law enforcement authorities and the communities they serve. York announced the donation Thursday, following quarterback Colin Kaepernick's pledge to give...
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NAACP on parallels between Kaepernick, Rosa Parks
Cornell William Brooks discussed the protest and next steps with USA TODAY Sports.         
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NAACP president: 'Not a stretch' to compare Colin Kaepernick to Rosa Parks
Cornell William Brooks discussed the protest and next steps with USA TODAY Sports.         
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Broncos' Brandon Marshall kneels during national anthem in season opener
Brandon Marshall the latest to join Colin Kaepernick in protest of 'racism and police brutality.'         
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Broncos linebacker kneels during national anthem in season opener
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, following the lead of his college teammate, kneeled during the national anthem before the NFL’s kickoff opener Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers. Marshall went to the University of Nevada where he was a teammate of Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco...
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NCAAP on parallels between Kaepernick, Rosa Parks
Cornell William Brooks discussed the protest and next steps with USA TODAY Sports.         
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NCAAP prez on parallels between Kaepernick, Rosa Parks
Cornell William Brooks discussed the protest and next steps with USA TODAY Sports.         
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Broncos' LB kneels during anthem in NFL opener
Brandon Marshall the latest to join Colin Kaepernick in protest of 'racism and police brutality.'         
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Brandon Marshall, Broncos linebacker, kneels during national anthem at NFL opener
One player joined Colin Kaepernick in refusing Thursday to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the first NFL regular-season game. Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall knelt during the performance of the anthem by Andra Day, before the kickoff of the Super Bowl rematch between the Broncos and the Carolina Panthers. ...
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Broncos’ Marshall takes knee during anthem, backs Kaepernick
Add Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall to the growing list of Colin Kaepernick supporters in the NFL.
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49ers owner pledges $1 million to charity
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York pledged $1 million to improving racial and economic inequality and building a stronger relationship between law enforcement authorities and the communities they serve. York announced the donation Thursday, following quarterback Colin Kaepernick's pledge to give $1 million to help ...
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‘People coming together’: Seattle Seahawks mull BLM-inspired team protest during national anthem
At least some members of the American football franchise plan to follow the example of Colin Kaepernick and stage a protest against police brutality during the national anthem, at the upcoming Week 1 game in Seattle. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Team USA hockey coach: If players sit through the national anthem, they'll stay seated
When asked about 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his much discussed protest, John Tortorella didn’t mince words.
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Seahawks hint at pulling a team-wide Kaepernick
Seattle is famous for the 12th Man. Could it also become known for 53 Men Kneeling? This week, two influential members of the Seahawks hinted toward making a team-wide gesture during the national anthem, following Colin Kaepernick’s controversial lead. According to the Seattle Times, Pro Bowl linebacker Bobby Wagner said the Seahawks have discussed joining in a...
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School reconsiders warning to stand for national anthem
MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) - Officials at a central Pennsylvania high school are revising an announcement that tells people to stand for the national anthem and warns they will be kicked out if they don't show proper respect. The LNP media group reported (http://bit.ly/2cazWNC ) Thursday that Manheim Township school administrators ...
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Expect Broncos defense to once again be a handful — and earful — for Panthers
Chippy, chatty, talented Denver defenders look to pick up where they left off in Super Bowl rematch.         
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NFL’s Roger Goodell disagrees with Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem actions
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell disagrees with Colin Kaepernick’s choice to kneel during the national anthem, but recognizes the quarterback’s right to protest.
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Finally, a service for lazy, forgetful NFL tailgaters
Amazon Prime already has been a boon to millions of people who are busy, forgetful or just plain lazy. Its special deals on two-day and next-day shipping have benefited countless folks who forgot a gift for that special someone whose birthday wasn’t special enough to remember. Now, the Seattle-based tech giant is branching out into...
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Fantasy Football: Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls could still get "majority" of carries
Alex ButlerSEATTLE, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins will be the "second preseason game" for Thomas Rawls.
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Exclusive: Inside Sheldon Adelson’s plan to build an NFL stadium in Las Vegas
A new NFL season begins today, with a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. But as the season kicks off, a different team is ...
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Ten bold predictions for the 2016 NFL season
A Super Bowl rematch is in the cards. And Carlos Hyde will lead the league in rushing.         
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Seattle Seahawks might join Colin Kaepernick anthem protest on Sunday
The Sports Xchange Colin Kaepernick and the Seattle Seahawks are division rivals, but the San Francisco 49ers quarterback might have found allies to the north in his ongoing national anthem protest.
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Megan Rapinoe's plan to kneel foiled as anthem is played with teams still in their locker rooms
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe has stated her intention of kneeling during the national anthem before the Seattle Reign’s games in solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and as a means of protesting social injustice. She never got the chance before Wednesday’s game against...
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Could Colin Kaepernick be headed to NYC?
There is speculation the NFL star has his eye on the Big Apple to be near his girlfriend.
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With NFL career on hold, Manziel re-enrolls at Texas A&M
DALLAS – Former Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel re-enrolled at Texas AandM after his NFL career was derailed by a series of off-field incidents that included a domestic violence charge still pending in court.A school spokesman confirmed Manziel’s enrollment Monday, saying he couldn’t provide...
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Newton and Miller insist no hard feelings as NFL season opener nears
DENVER – Von Miller’s two sack-strips of Cam Newton in Super Bowl 50 were just the start of his torment of Carolina’s quarterback.Denver’s star linebacker made the NFL MVP the butt of his jokes on Saturday Night Live and trolled him on Instagram, saying it was all in good fun.On SNL six days after...
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Washington Spirit reschedule anthem to prevent Megan Rapinoe from protesting

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USA TODAY Sports' Week 1 NFL picks
Do Rams' Todd Gurley, Patriots' Jimmy Garoppolo emerge with 1-0 starts?         
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