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Earnhardt said he was responding not to Trump but to owners like Richard Petty and Richard Childress , but, still the timing of the tweets was nearly too flawless. "He's fired,"' Trump said to loud applause Friday night at a rally in Huntsville, Ala. " I would sit down with them and say it's the wrong thing to do that and many people including myself, view it as an affront to our great country", he said.
  • AT&T's DirecTV Is Giving Refunds on NFL Packages Due to Protests

    AT&T's DirecTV Is Giving Refunds on NFL Packages Due to Protests

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    They are allowing anyone to cancel their NFL Sunday Ticket subscription during the season. Collectively, an NFL spokesman says ratings were up three percent for Week 3 as compared to Week 3 of past year, thanks in huge part to having a competitive game on Monday Night Football involving the Dallas Cowboys .
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders refers to Trump as 'President Chirp'

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders refers to Trump as 'President Chirp'

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    She added that Trump's comments were less about being against the NFL athlete protesters and more about being for the American flag, and for the National Anthem. Today, Sanders called it "absurd"; she also called it a "suggestion" by the foreign minister, rather than a declaration. "This is about the President and millions of American being for something", like "honoring our flag".
  • Returning Costa scared of Atletico fitness plans

    Returning Costa scared of Atletico fitness plans

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    There was also relief, for Morata and manager Antonio Conte , that Chelsea's fans dropped a controversial chant about the Spain striker that contained an anti-Semitic reference to rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Further attempts to discuss Costa, giving Conte the opportunity to reflect on their successful working relationship, were met with a similar response.
  • Researchers identify possible biomarker for diagnosing CTE during life

    Researchers identify possible biomarker for diagnosing CTE during life

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    A new study by researchers from the University of MI found that around 20 percent of US teenagers have reported having one or more concussions in their lifetime, a risky statistic as scientists try to fully understand the long-term effects of concussions and its impact on the developing brain.
  • Takeaways from Bears victory over the Steelers

    Takeaways from Bears victory over the Steelers

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    Tomlin said he didn't think the anthem protest impacted how Pittsburgh played, but Roethlisberger said he felt like the situation might have affected the team "a little bit". Out!" Villanueva said Monday he was "embarrassed" over what he saw as taking a shot at his teammates. Villanueva, a West Point graduate who served three tours in Afghanistan, just wanted to be able to see the American flag.
  • Everton planning move for Atletico Madrid striker?

    Everton planning move for Atletico Madrid striker?

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    Diego Costa has completed his £58 million move from Chelsea to Atletico Madrid on the eve of the Champions League match between the two clubs at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. "During the game there's a lot of contact, you must be prepared for this type of contact". Seemingly forgotten by the Italian at the start of the campaign, the Spaniard eventually managed to find himself a spot in his manager's plans, but it could have been very different.
  • Man Utd target Mesut Ozil wanted by Fenerbahce

    Man Utd target Mesut Ozil wanted by Fenerbahce

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    Because this is a player with extraterrestrial, unteachable talent on the ball - and someone Mourinho knows. Ozil has divided opinion for so long in the Premier League, nearly embodying Arsenal's issues. And the Sunday Mirror Sport claim the German's representatives have established contact with United over a summer move. However, this does not seem to be the only problem for Arsene Wenger , Arsenal manager, as German worldwide Mesut Ozil may also not sign a new contract.
  • Atletico game 'right moment' for struggling Hazard - Conte

    Atletico game 'right moment' for struggling Hazard - Conte

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    Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are in the same Champions League group and face off against one another on Wednesday night. "It's a shame for him more than anyone", Fabregas said of the centre-forward's period in self-imposed exile. "I try to keep improving and making the most of every minute I play to do my best". "He is one of the nicest, funniest guys I know". Hughes must also find a way to galvanise his side after two disappointing away defeats, at Newcastle United last weekend, ...
  • WWE No Mercy 2017 Results And Live Match Updates

    WWE No Mercy 2017 Results And Live Match Updates

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    Elias added a few boots the face after the match, causing Titus O'Neil to give chase. A cracking opening to the show saw The Miz retain his Intercontinental championship as he overcame the challenge of a talented Jason Jordan , albeit with a little assistance from his Miztourage.
  • Trump using sports to try and divide us - LeBron James

    Trump using sports to try and divide us - LeBron James

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    Even from that guy that continues to try to divide us as people. No matter the shape, size, weight, ethnicity, religion or whatever - people find teams, players and colours because of sport. Jefferson's top-five list is hard to argue, but James might have a thing or two to say about the top spot when it's all said and done. "He doesn't understand how many kids, no matter the race, look up to the president of the United States for guidance, for leadership, for words of encouragement.
  • Blue Jays-Red Sox Preview

    Blue Jays-Red Sox Preview

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    Donaldson delivered two more RBIs when he hit a double to deep center, scoring Luke Maile and Teoscar Hernandez. The Boston Red Sox's left-handed ace became the first pitcher in major-league history to record 1,500 strikeouts in fewer than 1,300 career innings pitched.
  • San Antonio Spurs Coach: 'Because You Were Born White, You Have Advantages'

    San Antonio Spurs Coach: 'Because You Were Born White, You Have Advantages'

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    He added that it's not just the president he's concerned about, but also the people who support. Popovich, speaking to reporters Monday, said the comments blew him away. So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans. Trump and several players, teams and NFL owners have become entangled in an ugly war of words, after the President suggested anyone who didn't stand for the U.S.
  • LeBron James: Intentions to end career in Cleveland haven't changed

    LeBron James: Intentions to end career in Cleveland haven't changed

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    No one knows. But what we do know is that Lebron is all in for his team this year and is coming for another championship. The 32-year-old said he loved how NFL players and owners came together Sunday, two days after President Trump told an Alabama audience that league owners should fire the "son of a bitch" who didn't stand for the anthem.
  • OSU suspends coach charged in federal fraud and corruption

    OSU suspends coach charged in federal fraud and corruption

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    Other college coaches charged include Auburn assistant Chuck Person, Emanuel Richardson of Arizona and USC assistant Tony Bland - Auburn announced Person has been suspended, and USC is bringing in former FBI Director Louis J. SC just released a statement on Evans from his time with the university. Evans allegedly accepted $500 on April 19, 2016. They have been charged with "making and concealing bribe payments" to high school athletes and/or their families, according to Business Insider.
  • England names 21-member squad for Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup

    England names 21-member squad for Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup

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    The entire range has been manufactured by Alcis Sports, who is the exclusive rights holder to manufacture and distribute merchandise on behalf of Federation Internationale de Football Association in the Indian subcontinent. Obviously, we would like them to qualify every four years but are aware of the difficulty of the challenge. "It will be hard (at the World Cup), but we want to enter with the sentiment of lions".
  • No anthem protest from US Presidents Cup team, says Stricker

    No anthem protest from US Presidents Cup team, says Stricker

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    The NFL responded over the weekend, from a number of players kneeling to entire teams either locking arms or remaining off the field during the anthem. "I'm going to pay respect to the people who gave us our rights and our freedom". And seeing how the USA holds a ridiculous 9-1-1 record in this biennial competition against the Rest Of the World, including wins in each of the last six meetings, one wonders if the Presidents Cup might be better served long term by an International Team win.
  • Riders sign global RB Trent Richardson

    Riders sign global RB Trent Richardson

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    There are five weeks remaining the CFL regular season, and the Roughriders are tied for fourth in the West Division at 6-6-0, and sit in the crossover position in the playoff race. Richardson finished third in the Heisman voting that season. Taken with the third overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Richardson and the Riders were reportedly close to a deal in August, but the two sides couldn't agree on contract length.
  • Von Miller: 'I killed the game' with that penalty vs. Bills

    Von Miller: 'I killed the game' with that penalty vs. Bills

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    I always learn from my mistakes. I've got to be better than that. The penalty actually played a huge role in the game. Taylor got up on his own and just as he gave Von a you-got-me point to go along with a chuckle of his own, the ref reached for his hankey.
  • Chiefs put Santos on IR following win over Chargers

    Chiefs put Santos on IR following win over Chargers

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    The return to action convinced Santos and the Chiefs the fourth-year veteran was ready to return for full regular duties. In his career, Santos has made 89 of his 105 attempted field goals and 125 of his 130 attempted extra points. He went on to make a 34-yard field goal on the same drive as well as convert an extra point and still handled the remaining kickoffs. He was a standout soccer player who was a part of multiple state championship teams before continuing his football career at ...