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NFL players lash out after Trump rants about athlete protests

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Image: Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images Football players are lashing out at Donald Trump after the president went on an extended rant about athlete activism at a rally Friday night. Trump called on NFL owners to fire players who kneel or otherwise protest during the national anthem and encouraged fans to boycott the league. SEE ALSO: Why Russia hasn't successfully screwed with Germany's election — yet "Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He's fired! He's fired!" Trump [...]

LeBron James destroys Trump with the perfect, understated insult

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Champion of insults. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock There are so many things to call President Donald Trump.  On Saturday morning, LeBron James found the perfect one. The NBA star called Trump "U bum" over the president's rescinded invitation for Steph Curry to visit the White House, which came only after Curry stated that he didn't want to go anyway.  SEE ALSO: NFL players slam Donald Trump for rant against protests U bum 😂 https://t.co/PU1WuB9lqs — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 23, 2017 at least the Trump era brought the until-now-criminally-underused insult of "bum" back — Erin 🎶Gloria🎶 Ryan (@morninggloria) September 23, 2017 Good [...]

Pete Souza throws shade at Trump’s NBA feud with a photo of Obama and Steph Curry

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Obama White House visitor. Image: David Zalubowski/AP/REX/Shutterstock In 48 hours, President Donald Trump ignited feuds with the NFL and the NBA.  Hey, remember when the president didn't do that?  SEE ALSO: Pete Souza's latest Instagram lets Trump know who the real 'Rocket Man' is Pete Souza does. The Obama White House photographer turned full-time shade-thrower posted a photo of President Obama with Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry on Saturday morning.  President Obama with Steph Curry last year at the White House. The President was "helping" Steph with his jump shot release. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on [...]

Sports teams won’t stay at Trump’s hotels, which is hitting his wallet hard

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The Chicago Cubs visited Trump at the White House, but other teams refuse to stay at his hotels. Image: Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Trump has been riling up pro athletes with disinvitations to the White House and attacks on police brutality protests. Now some teams are hitting back where it hurts: his wallet. Pro sports teams from the NBA, MLB, and NHL have stopped staying at Trump-owned hotels. The Washington Post reached out to all teams in those three leagues and the NFL (that's 123 teams altogether) and found at least 16 no longer stay at Trump hotels while on [...]

Houston Texans rookie quarterback surprises cafeteria workers by donating his first NFL paycheck

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Image: joe Robbins/Getty Images During this week of NFL turmoil, here's one story that will make everyone happy.  Deshaun Watson, a rookie quarterback for the Houston Texans, donated his first NFL game check to three ladies who work at the city's NRG stadium's cafeteria and were especially affected by Hurricane Harvey.  SEE ALSO: Miami Dolphins' Michael Thomas tears up while responding to Trump's NFL insults

Marshawn Lynch’s shirt says everything about how his feelings on Donald Trump

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Image: Getty Images If his approval rating isn't registering and Donald Trump needs help determining who is not on his side of history these days, he can look for answers in Marshawn Lynch's wardrobe. The Oakland Raiders running back, known just as much for his on the field antics as he is for his playful treatment of the media, was spotted wearing a shirt with a strong message ahead of Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos: "Everybody vs. Trump." It's a loud and clear statement, particularly in the face of dissent between Trump and NFL players who are Kaepernicking (or [...]

People who can’t handle NFL protests are canceling their DirecTV sports package

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Taking a knee during the national anthem is upsetting some DirecTV customers. Image: Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Ignorance is bliss, especially when it comes to free speech at football games.  That's what Trump supporters and other football fans who can't handle sports activism seem to think. For the football fans who claim they are bothered seeing athletes standing up (or rather, kneeling) for the right to protest, DirecTV is caving with refunds to their sports package, the Wall Street Journal reported. SEE ALSO: The first NFL game of Sept. 24 started with a powerful, unprecedented protest The cancellations stem from 49ers [...]

Sportscaster Dale Hansen absolutely nails commentary on #TakeAKnee protests

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Image: WFAA Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen is a fixture of the sports media scene, and his "Unplugged" segment on ABC affiliate WFAA has never shied away from the sometimes-insidious politics of the sports world.  On Monday, Hansen nailed it again, defending the #TakeAKnee protests that swept the NFL last weekend in a clip that's quickly becoming required viewing on Twitter.  Most notably, he refuted the notion that a protest during the national anthem is inherently disrespectful to veterans. (Hansen served in Vietnam.) SEE ALSO: Colin Kaepernick, shunned by the NFL, named Week 1 MVP by the player's union "My best [...]

People are still missing the point of #TakeAKnee protests

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Thirty-two Denver Broncos players took the knee on Sunday. Image: John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images An unprecedented number of NFL players kneeled or otherwise protested during pre-game national anthems this Sunday after Donald Trump spent his weekend feuding with the league over the peaceful act. The hashtag #TakeAKnee (and a variant, #TakeTheKnee) trended on Twitter all day Saturday and Sunday as players and some team owners and front offices defied the president's repeated attacks with public statements and on-field shows of solidarity. And despite players' repeated explanations of the intention behind their decision to kneel or raise a [...]

Baseball says goodbye to veteran catcher in World Series filled with youngsters

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David Ross' career will end this week. Image: Russell Lansford/Getty Images The 2016 World Series is a spectacle of youth, a chance for Major League Baseball to introduce its new wave of bright-eyed superstars to the world. Javier Baez (23) has dazzled viewers with his defense. Francisco Lindor (22) has notched a .421 batting average the best of any hitter in the first five World Series games. So in a series dominated by youth, it's puzzling that a 39-year-old is the talk of the town. As Major League Baseball introduces its baby-faced superstars to the world, it bids goodbye to [...]