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Trump: NFL players who don’t stand for the national anthem ‘shouldn’t be in the country’

Trump: NFL players who don’t stand for the national anthem ‘shouldn’t be in the country’

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — NFL players should “stand proudly” during the national anthem, President Donald Trump said after praising the league’s new rule banning players from kneeling on the field during the song. Trump criticized the league’s players who might challenge the rule and continue to kneel in protest, suggesting […]

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Scoreboard roundup — 5/23/18

Scoreboard roundup — 5/23/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events: INTERLEAGUEKansas City 5, St. Louis 2, 10 InningsHouston 4, San Francisco 1Cleveland 1, Chicago Cubs 0 AMERICAN LEAGUEDetroit 4, Minnesota 1Texas 12, N.Y. Yankees 10L.A. Angels 5, Toronto 4Boston 4, Tampa Bay 1Chicago White Sox 11, Baltimore 1Seattle 1, […]

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Video of police tasing Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown could be released today

Video of police tasing Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown could be released today

Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) — Milwaukee police are expected to release video Wednesday that shows officers tasering Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown in an incident stemming from a parking violation, according to the basketball player’s attorney. Brown’s attorney, Mark Thomsen of Gingras, Cates and Wachs, told ABC News he expects […]

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Former Mets, Phillies star Lenny Dykstra arrested after allegedly threatening to kill Uber driver

Former Mets, Phillies star Lenny Dykstra arrested after allegedly threatening to kill Uber driver

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Former Mets and Phillies star Lenny Dykstra was arrested in New Jersey on Wednesday after a dispute with an Uber driver, Linden police said. Dykstra, 55, who lives in Linden, was charged with making terroristic threats and drug offenses after he was allegedly found with cocaine, MDMA, […]

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NFL mandates that players on the field stand for national anthem

NFL mandates that players on the field stand for national anthem

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday that the football league’s players who are on the field will need to stand for the national anthem — capping months of controversy and coming in the wake of a series of player protests. “The policy adopted today was […]

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Congress looking into alleged sexual abuse in USA Swimming and other Olympic sports

Congress looking into alleged sexual abuse in USA Swimming and other Olympic sports

iStock?Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Congress is looking into more alleged sexual assault of Olympic athletes beyond gymnastics – this time involving USA Swimming and other sports. The president and CEO of USA Swimming, Tim Hinchey, is testifying Wednesday before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee looking into whether U.S. Olympic organizations have […]

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Scoreboard roundup — 5/22/18

Scoreboard roundup — 5/22/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:    INTERLEAGUE Final  Cleveland    10  Chi Cubs        1 Final  Houston      11  San Francisco   2 Final  Kansas City   5  St. Louis       1 AMERICAN LEAGUE Final  Toronto         5  L-A Angels    3 Final  Boston          4  Tampa Bay     2 Final  Texas           6  N-Y Yankees   4 Final  Minnesota       6  Detroit       0 Final  Chi […]

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Danica Patrick will be the 1st-ever female ESPYs host

Danica Patrick will be the 1st-ever female ESPYs host

Ben Gabbe/Getty Images(NEW YORK CITY) — Racecar driver Danica Patrick will be the first-ever female host of the ESPYs. Patrick told Good Morning America earlier in the day that she was flattered to be asked. Past hosts have included former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, Justin Timberlake and Samuel L. Jackson. […]

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Serena Williams not seeded in French Open after taking break for maternity leave

Serena Williams not seeded in French Open after taking break for maternity leave

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Serena Williams will not be given a seeding at this year’s French Open, her first major tournament since taking maternity leave. The 36-year-old gave birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., in September 2017. She was ranked number one when she took […]

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Houston Texans’ star JJ Watt visits Santa Fe shooting survivors, hospital staff

Houston Texans’ star JJ Watt visits Santa Fe shooting survivors, hospital staff

Kathy Garza(SANTA FE, Texas) — J.J. Watt, star defense end for the Houston Texans, brought cheer on Monday to survivors of the Santa Fe High School massacre. Watt was seen posing for photos and signing a shirt at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, where some of the 13 injured are […]

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