Trump Calls on NFL, NBA Players to Stand During National Anthem

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on sports players to stand for the national anthem, disclosing that he hopes the NFL season doesn’t start if players kneel during the song. NFL executives, players, and others “want to open and they want to open badly and they’ve been working with government,” Trump said. “I would say […]

Trump: College Football Season Should Go Forward

The college football season should start soon, President Donald Trump said on Monday. Trump joined in calls for the season to move forward, writing on Twitter: “The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled.” The president shared a post from Trevor Lawrence, Clemson University’s star quarterback. Lawrence’s post requested conference […]

National Rugby League Consider Tougher Sanctions For COVID-19 Breaches

SYDNEY—The National Rugby League will consider heavier sanctions for players and officials who breach the bubble, with Peter V’landys warning they are putting all Queensland teams at risk. Brisbane enforcer Tevita Pangai Junior on Aug. 9 became the latest player to fall foul of the rules, banished into 14 days of isolation away from his […]

Former LA Angels Employee Arrested, Charged in Pitcher Tyler Skaggs’ Overdose Death

A former employee of the Los Angeles Angels was taken into custody in connection with the fentanyl overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas said on Friday. Eric Prescott Kay, 45, a former communications director for the Angels, was charged with conspiracy to distribute a mixture containing detectable […]

Navy Investigates Video of Dogs Attacking Kaepernick Fill-In

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—The U.S. Navy is investigating an incident in which dogs attacked a “Colin Kaepernick stand-in” during a K-9 demonstration during a 2019 fundraiser at the Navy SEAL Museum in Florida. The Navy said in a statement posted on Twitter that officials became aware of the video on Sunday. Kaepernick is a former San […]

First NBA Player to Stand for National Anthem Goes Down With ACL Injury

Orlando Magic forward Johnathan Isaac, who notably did not kneel during the national anthem, tore his ACL several days later on Sunday night. Isaac suffered a tear in his right knee, likely ending his season, while the Magic played the Sacramento Kings. He was seen being carted off the floor in a wheelchair in the […]

Miami Heat’s Meyers Leonard Stands for Anthem, Explains Why

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.—Miami Heat’s Meyers Leonard has a brother who served two tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. He carries a military-themed backpack, wears combat boots, and has a phone loaded with Navy SEALs who are his friends. He also makes this clear: “I absolutely believe Black Lives Matter,” he said. Still, Leonard […]

Aussie Tennis Ace Kyrgios Withdraws From US Open Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the US Open because of COVID-19 concerns in a huge blow to the New York grand slam. The outspoken Australian tennis star on Aug. 2 cited health and safety issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic as he joined world No.1 Ashleigh Barty in opting out of the Flushing Meadows major. “I […]

NBA Player, Coaches Stand During National Anthem

A single NBA player and two coaches refused to kneel during the National Anthem on Friday night, standing out as all other personnel knelt. Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac stood in his uniform as teammates knelt while wearing “Black Lives Matter” warm-up shirts. Isaac, 22, cited his Christian faith before the game, asserting that he […]

NBA Players Kneel During National Anthem as Season Resumes

NBA players knelt during the national anthem on Thursday night as the professional basketball season resumed following a four-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans game, every player, coach, and staff member locked arms before kneeling in concert for the playing of the Star Spangled Banner. The […]