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Trump says NFL protesters should be suspended

The controversy over NFL players protesting during the national anthem isn’t going away, despite — or perhaps because of — team owners’ efforts to stop players from using the forum to speak out on political causes. The league’s attempt to turn responsibility for disciplining protesters over to individual teams backfired on Thursday when the Miami […]

Brewers’ Hader apologizes to teammates for racist tweets

MILWAUKEE (AP) — One by one, the Milwaukee Brewers filed into an auditorium at Miller Park as reliever Josh Hader offered his latest apology for years-old tweets that surfaced during the All-Star Game. Those racist, homophobic social-media messages were thoughtless mistakes he made as a teenager, Hader said. He sought to reassure fellow Brewers that […]

Machado shines in Dodger debut as L.A. hands Brewers 7th consecutive loss

MILWAUKEE (AP) — With his easygoing demeanor and smooth swing, Manny Machado made quite a first impression on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mannywood 2.0 is off to a successful start. Machado singled twice and walked twice in his debut with the Dodgers, who used a tiebreaking RBI single by Chris Taylor to beat the sliding […]

Dolphins owner says he was keeping options open on anthem

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he hadn’t decided whether to actually discipline players who protest during the national anthem when he formally told the team that the demonstrations could be punishable. Ross said in a statement Friday that the one-sentence reference to “Proper Anthem Conduct” in the team’s official discipline policy was merely a […]

Hader challenged to ‘re-earn the trust’ of Brewers teammates

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers general manager David Stearns wants reliever Josh Hader to “re-earn the trust” of his teammates when he rejoins the team Friday. Milwaukee is set to resume its season following the All-Star break, the first time the club will assemble since Hader’s years-old racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game. […]

Dolphins anthem punishment includes suspensions

Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week. The “Proper Anthem Conduct” section is just one sentence in a nine-page discipline document provided to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the policy who insisted […]

Parker looks to get career back on track with hometown Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) — Jabari Parker recalled playing on the court with the Chicago Bulls’ logo as a young child. It was at the James Jordan Boys and Girls Club where his dad was a supervisor and not the nearby United Center. But it sure felt big time to him. “It was like our United Center, […]

Baldwin bill would let all Wisconsin watch Packers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has introduced a bill that would allow all of Wisconsin to watch the Green Bay Packers. Currently a dozen counties in northwestern Wisconsin are relegated to watching Minnesota Viking games whenever they play at the same time as the Packers. Florence County is in the Marquette, Michigan, market […]

Done deal: Leonard goes to Raptors, DeRozan goes to Spurs

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is over. So is DeMar DeRozan’s time in Toronto. An NBA summer blockbuster got pulled off Wednesday, with the Spurs sending Leonard to the Raptors as part of a four-player deal that has DeRozan heading to San Antonio. The Spurs also got center Jakob Poeltl and a 2019 […]

MLB: Brewers RP Hader must take sensitivity training after tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to go through sensitivity training after years-old racist and homophobic tweets of his resurfaced during the All-Star Game, Major League Baseball said Wednesday. MLB announced that the commissioner’s office would require Hader to participate in diversity and inclusion initiatives in addition to the sensitivity […]

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