Sunday , 24 September 2017

National Sports

Lewis scores 3 TDs as Jaguars rout Ravens in London

Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns knew Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens had to be different. It was — significantly. Blake Bortles threw four touchdown passes, three to tight end Marcedes Lewis, and the Jaguars routed the Ravens 44-7 on Sunday in their fifth game in Britain’s capital. Jacksonville (2-1) had a 17-point lead over the Buffalo Bills in 2015, …

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Penguins to visit White House during season

The Penguins said they “respect the institution of the Office of the President.” “Any agreement or disagreement with a president’s politics, policies or agenda can be expressed in other ways,” the statement read. “However, we very much respect the rights of other individuals and groups to express themselves as they see fit.” On Saturday, Donald Trump tweeted that the 2017 …

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President's criticisms incite more protests at NFL games

President Donald Trump’s criticism of players who protest during the national anthem incited a mass increase in such activism Sunday, with more than 100 NFL players sitting or kneeling, others raising their fists and whole teams standing with locked arms to display unity. One team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, stayed in the locker room during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Last week across …

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Treasury chief: First Amendment for players _ off the field

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin thinks pro football players lose their right to free speech once they don pads and take the field. Mnuchin said on ABC’s “This Week” they have “the right to have the First Amendment off the field.” He’s defending President Donald Trump’s attacks on football players kneeling during the national anthem. Mnuchin says standing during the anthem …

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The Latest: Ravens WR Maclin cleared to return

The Latest on the third Sunday of the NFL regular season: 11:15 a.m. Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has been cleared to return in Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium after being examined for a possible concussion. Maclin underwent the standard concussion protocol after hitting his head on the ground during the second quarter, but the …

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Ravens DE Urban questionable to return with foot sprain

Baltimore Ravens defensive end Brent Urban has a foot sprain and is questionable to return in Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium. Urban came off the field limping after Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette picked up a first down on 4th-and-1 toward the end of the first quarter. He was taken to the locker room for further …

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The Latest: About 24 NFL players kneel for anthem in London

The Latest on the sports world reacting to President Donald Trump’s remarks about pro football (all times ET: 10:15 a.m. Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti says he “100 percent” supports his players’ decision to kneel during the national anthem ahead of Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley. At least seven Ravens players and more than a dozen Jaguars …

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Ravens, Jags kneel, lock arms during national anthem

It is believed to be a protest to President Donald Trump’s recent comments on protests during the anthem. The Ravens, who have never had players protest previously, had seven players take a knee: linebackers Terrell Suggs, C.J. Mosley and Za’Darius Smith, wide receiver Mike Wallace, safety Tony Jefferson, and defensive backs Anthony Levine and Lardarius Webb. Many of the Jaguars …

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NFL expecting mixed bag of protests to President Donald Trump's comments

“We expected a mixed bag today, on a team-by-team basis,” the official said. The same official confirmed that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell talked to a number of players about their plans, including Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Malcolm Jenkins, who is considered a leader and activist in seeking reform and change. Trump called for NFL owners to fire players who kneel …

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NFL owners respond day after President Trump criticizes player protests

Reaction across the NFL was widespread, with many team owners and players either issuing statements or?posting their thoughts on social media.? “The callous and offensive comments made by the President are contradictory to what this great country stands for,” 49ers CEO Jed York said. “Our players have exercised their rights as United States citizens in order to spark conversation and …

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