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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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Denver linebacker Brandon Marshall takes a knee during anthem
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall took to one knee during the national anthem before Denver's season opener
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Kaepernick anthem protests spark controversy in NHL
Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown has hit out at Team USA Coach John Tortorella over his comments about sports stars refusing to stand for the national anthem – a trend recently set by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Stevie Sunshine finds the good in some bad Cubs play
Stevie Sunshine is here for you this morning. Stevie Sunshine is finding something good amid something bad. No, this isn’t about the White Sox. They appear indecipherable and unsalvageable. Instead, this is about the Cubs. You might not have realized it at the time and might not have thought about...
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Sailor 'sits with' Kaepernik during morning colors

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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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Todd Bowles: Playing on 9/11 anniversary ‘means a lot’ to Jets
The Jets will take the field Sunday to open the season against the Bengals on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. There will be a pregame ceremony to honor and remember the victims that will include an American flag that covers the entire field during the national anthem. Jets coach Todd Bowles said the...
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Kiszla: Brandon Marshall’s national anthem kneel doesn’t matter if Broncos beat Panthers
There will be complaints from flag-waving patriots that Marshall showed disrespect to the military by taking a knee during the anthem. There would be far more grousing in Broncos Country, however, if Marshall and the defense did not make a stand to beat Newton and the Panthers.
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Country singer Sierra Black: My bucket list here at home in Las Vegas
I’m never sure what to say when asked what it was like growing up here because I feel like my upbringing was like everyone else’s. It might sound funny, but, to me, Las Vegas means family. I attended Christian schools and church on Sundays with my family.
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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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Broncos' Marshall kneels during national anthem
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall opted to kneel for the National Anthem        
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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 LB, ex-Cimarron-Memorial standout Brandon Marshall takes a knee during national anthem
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, a college teammate of Colin Kaepernick, took to a knee during the playing of the national anthem before Denver’s season opener against Carolina.
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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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Denver LB Brandon Marshall takes a knee during anthem
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, a college teammate of Colin Kaepernick, took to a knee during the playing of the national anthem before Denver's season opener against Carolina ...
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Former Kaepernick teammate takes knee during anthem
DENVER — Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, a college teammate of Colin Kaepernick, took to a knee during the playing of the national anthem before Denver’s season opener against Carolina. Kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem during San Francisco’s preseason games , explaining it was to protest racial oppression and police brutality in the United...
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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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Armour: Anthem debate has already been played out at Indiana college
Goshen College, an NAIA school in Indiana, plays America the Beautiful before sporting events.         
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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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Instant reaction to Broncos’ Brandon Marshall kneeling during national anthem
It was the first official national anthem of the NFL's regular season, and Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall — a college roommate of Colin Kaepernick — became the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem.
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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 plan ‘demonstration of unity’ for anthem during opener
The Seahawks have discussed a team-wide protest in the vein of Colin Kaepernick, but it seems they've decided on a demonstration of unity.
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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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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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UT chief: athletes respect U.S. flag, stand during national anthem
University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven, a retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral, told system presidents and athletic directors that sitting during the national anthem to protest the U.S. flag is "disrespecting everyone who sacrificed to make this country what it is today—as imperfect as it might be."
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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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Organizers censor Rapinoe US anthem protest
A planned anthem protest by US women’s soccer player Megan Rapinoe before the match between the Seattle Reign and Washington Spirit was scuppered by organizers, who played the national anthem before any players had taken to the pitch. Read Full Article at RT.com
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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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Washington Spirit reschedule anthem to prevent Megan Rapinoe from protesting

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Arundel's 'Ranger Vince' back on familiar turf for Defenders Day
You can take the ranger out of Fort McHenry, but you can't take the love of the fort out of the ranger. Anne Arundel County native Vince Vaise — best known by his fans as the ever-enthusiastic "Ranger Vince" — might no longer officially work in Baltimore after 27 years, but he can't stay away. ...
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Marshall to Boomer: You’re 100% wrong, Kaepernick’s a ‘patriot’
Brandon Marshall came out in support of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Tuesday. Marshall, appearing on WFAN, said he supports Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem out of protest. “This guy, he’s one of the biggest patriots out there,” Marshall said on the radio station. “Because he’s standing up for human rights.”...
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U.S. coach John Tortorella: Stand for anthem or sit out World Cup
The land of the free may soon become the home of the benched.
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Soccer star's protest thwarted by own club
National Women's Soccer League franchise Washington Spirit altered its pre-game ceremony to thwart Seattle Reign midfielder Megan Rapinoe from showing her support for NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
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Megan Rapinoe’s national anthem protest thwarted by Washington Spirit
The Washington Spirit prevented Seattle midfielder Megan Rapinoe from kneeling again during the national anthem by altering its pregame ceremonies rather than “subject our fans and friends to the disrespect we feel such an act would represent.”
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Megan Rapinoe stymied in bid for second national anthem protest
The Washington Spirit prevented Seattle midfielder Megan Rapinoe from kneeling during the national anthem by altering its pregame ceremonies rather than "subject our fans and friends to the disrespect we feel such an act would represent." The National Women's Soccer League team moved up the anthem,...
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Rapinoe stymied in bid for second national anthem protest
BOYDS, Md. (AP) — The Washington Spirit prevented Seattle midfielder Megan Rapinoe from kneeling during the national anthem by altering its pregame ceremonies rather than "subject our fans and friends to the disrespect we feel such an act would represent."
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Goodell doesn't agree with Kaepernick's actions
NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell disagrees with Colin Kaepernick's choice to kneel during the national anthem, but recognizes the quarterback's right to protest.Asked by The Associated Press about Kaepernick's decision not to stand before games when the national anthem is played, Goodell said in an email Wednesday: "I don't necessarily agree with what he is doing."
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Ted Cruz blasts Obama's comments about Kaepernick
Campaign 2016 updates: Trump doesn't want to talk about his 'birther' comments, but Mike Pence speaks up Sept. 7, 2016, 2:29 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will appear back-to-back at a town hall on military issues in New York.. Trump says he'd restore defense spending but comes up short...
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Roger Goodell doesn’t agree with Colin Kaepernick’s 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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Goodell on Kaepernick: NFL believes 'strongly in patriotism'
NFL Commissioner says he recognizes San Francisco 49ers QB's right to protest.         
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Goodell doesn't agree with Kaepernick's actions
NEW YORK (AP) — 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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