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Was It a One-Day Revolt in the N.F.L., or Something More?

“I’m not going to do it again next week,” he said. “I didn’t want to do it this week. This all had to do with President Trump’s comments. That’s the only reason that we did that.” Continue reading the main story Kenneth Shropshire, who runs the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University, is the author of the book “In ...

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Fueled by Trump’s Tweets, Anthem Protests Grow to a Nationwide Rebuke

But the acts of defiance received a far more mixed reception from fans, both in the stadiums and on social media, suggesting that what were promoted as acts of unity might have exacerbated a divide and dragged yet another of the country’s institutions into the turbulent cross currents of race and politics. At Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, videos posted ...

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Stephen Curry, on a ‘Surreal’ Day, Confronts a Presidential Snub

As a player and as a coach, Kerr has visited the White House on several occasions. And despite his well-publicized criticism of the current administration, Kerr said in June that he was open to the idea of the Warriors’ visiting the White House as something of a unifying gesture. “I think we would, in normal times, easily be able to ...

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Yankees’ Hopes for an Early Clinching Go Down in a Hail of Homers

With one out in the third inning, Frazier was on second base after a double. Jacoby Ellsbury lined a ball into right field, and Bautista made one of three fine plays in the game — a leaping grab of the ball over his head. As Frazier scrambled back to the bag, Bautista threw the ball back in to Goins, the ...

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Aaron Hernandez Found to Have Severe C.T.E.

The league had already faced public relations problems after other high-profile players were found to have C.T.E., including Junior Seau, Ken Stabler and Frank Gifford. Mr. Seau — along with Dave Duerson, Andre Waters and Ray Easterling, among others — killed himself. 111 N.F.L. Brains. All But One Had C.T.E. A neuropathologist has examined the brains of 111 N.F.L. players ...

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Line Drive Strikes Young Girl in the Face at Yankee Stadium

Under the prodding of Commissioner Rob Manfred in 2015, all 30 teams agreed to extend the traditional protective netting behind home plate to at least the inner edge of both dugouts. About a third of the teams have extended the netting further, to at least the far end of the dugout, and the Mets added netting even beyond that. However, ...

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The Lonely Road Back From a Very Public Injury

“I thought something was wrong,” he said. “I knew I had to come out.” A few minutes later, in the treatment area that sits on the other side of the wall from the first-team changing room at City’s Etihad Stadium, Sala’s on-field suspicion — a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament — was confirmed with a few cursory tests. Photo Gundogan injured ...

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Didi Gregorius, Shortstop and Occasional Slugger, Is at Heart of Yankees’ Revival

Cashman could not find a match with the Diamondbacks to work out a trade but wondered if another team could. That August, Shane Greene, then a rookie right-hander with the Yankees, had thrown two gems against the powerful Detroit Tigers, allowing two runs in 15 innings. Cashman told Dave Dombrowski, then the Tigers’ general manager, that he would give him ...

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Tom Brady Always Wins. Even Against the Refs.

And still he was not happy. His tight end, Rob Gronkowski, dropped a potential fourth touchdown pass in the end zone. Brady threw his hands in the air. Somewhere, perhaps Gisele Bündchen repeated the most incisive football wife comment of all time: “My husband cannot throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time.” But back to the ...

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Yankees Continue to Batter the Orioles (and the A.L. East)

But no team has been more yielding than the Orioles, whom the Yankees have beaten in 12 of 18 games, with one more matchup scheduled for Sunday afternoon. Photo Yankees first baseman Greg Bird, right, celebrating his three-run home run in the fourth inning on Saturday with Todd Frazier. Credit Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports, via Reuters “They’re a really good ...

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