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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Golfing Great Arnold Palmer, Who Led ‘Arnie’s Army,’ Dies At 87

  • By Eric Beech and Mark Lamport-Stokes

    (Reuters) – Arnold Palmer, one of golf’s greatest players whose immense popularity drew a legion of fans known as ‘Arnie’s Army’ and helped propel the game as television was coming of age, died on Sunday at the age 87 due to heart complications, his agent said.

    Palmer, a charismatic figure who was popularly known as ‘The King’ and accumulated 62 career victories on the PGA Tour including seven major championships, died at UPMC Hospital in Pittsburgh, near his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

    “Today marks the passing of an era,” Alastair Johnston, his long-time agent at International Management Group (IMG), said in a statement.

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High School Football Players Across The U.S. Join Kaepernick, Refuse To Stand For National Anthem

Published with permission from AlterNet.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick declared last month, explaining why he chose not to stand during the national anthem on August 26. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

Since Kaepernick spoke these words, his protest has caught fire across the country, with NFL players from Miami to Seattle to Boston showing solidarity by kneeling or raising their fists in the air during the song.…

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Other Athletes Take Kaepernick’s Lead In Anthem Protest

The hashtag #boytcottNFL began trending Friday on Twitter after upset sports fans shared their opinions about another athlete refusing to stand during the national anthem. Brandon Marshall of the Denver Broncos followed in the footsteps of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick by choosing not to stand Thursday night during the national anthem in the first…

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