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NFL players, coaches grapple with new anthem policy

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wanted to be talking about football matters — Seattle’s recommitment to the run game, the addition of two new coordinators, almost anything to do with what happens between the lines. Instead, the league’s oldest coach has spent the past few days processing and discussing the league’s new […]

Bucks Sterling Brown says he tried to stay calm during arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — NBA player Sterling Brown says he tried to remain calm when Milwaukee police used a stun gun to take him down during his arrest for a parking violation. In an interview aired on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Friday, the Milwaukee Bucks player says police pinned him down and held his hands behind […]

Civils rights activists rally outside of NFL headquarters

PHOTO: New York Councilman Jumaane D. Williams, second from right, with the help of Kirsten John Foy, second from left, Northeast Regional Director of the National Action Network, holds a jersey with Colin Kaepernick’s name on the back, during a rally of civil rights activists outside of the NFL’s headquarters, Friday, May 25, 2018, in […]

Body-cam footage of Bucks guard Sterling Brown’s arrest, as Milwaukee police are criticized

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales has apologized to Bucks player Sterling Brown for a January arrest that started with a parking violation and escalated to include the use of a stun gun, and he said some officers were disciplined. Here is the full video released by the police. At the bottom of […]

Jets to pay fines if players violate anthem policy

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets say they will pay any fines and not penalize players if they violate a new NFL policy to stand or stay in the locker room during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Jets owner Christopher Johnson said Wednesday the team is focused on working with players to advance social […]

No pressure not a good thing for Matthews and the Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Clay Matthews is learning new playbook terminology this spring under a new defensive coordinator, though his overall goals haven’t changed. It’s more important than ever for the Green Bay Packers’ long-haired linebacker to get to the quarterback. The Packers didn’t add a potential game-changing edge rusher in free agency or […]

Lenny Dykstra accused of putting gun to Uber driver’s head

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to the head of an Uber driver when the driver declined to change the trip’s destination, police said the driver told them Wednesday. Dykstra was arrested early Wednesday outside Linden police headquarters after the driver stopped and ran out of the car. Police […]

Lawmakers: Funding, urgency lacking in Olympic abuse crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tears and anger this time came from lawmakers who spent the day fuming over a growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports that leaders have taken too much time to solve while devoting too little money for the fixes. “I just hope everyone here realizes the time to talk is over, and […]

Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

ATLANTA (AP) — NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday aimed at quelling the firestorm over national anthem protests sparked by Colin Kaepernick and polarized by President Trump, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. Commissioner Roger Goodell […]

Chacin, bullpen pitch Brewers past slumping Diamondbacks 1-0

MILWAUKEE (AP) — As Domingo Santana’s towering fly ball with two runners on in the fourth inning carried toward the center-field fence, the crowd at Miller Park cheered, anticipating the drive would break a scoreless tie and give the Milwaukee Brewers a lead. Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder Jarrod Dyson, after breaking in on the ball, […]

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