According to Yahoo, Kaepernick’s lawyers hope to force the Trump administration to divulge its involvement in the league’s response to players kneeling during the national anthem.
Whataboutism is a “logical fallacy that attempts to discredit an opponent’s position by charging them with hypocrisy without directly refuting or disproving their argument.” Thank you, Wikipedia.
After promising a thousand Philadelphia Eagles fans at a White House event, Trump was reduced to using his own staffers to fill in the crowd.
There was that time that First Lady Melania Trump had to nudge him as a reminder to put his hand over his heart at the national anthem.
Kaepernick’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, told the podcast host Amy Dash that the revelations emerged during depositions for Kaepernick’s lawsuit against the league owners.
Over the past generation, the United States has undergone a gambling revolution. A pastime once seen as the sordid province of mobsters, grifters and wastrels has become an all-American form of fun.
There’s no finer refuge from this age’s obsessions than a well-played baseball game: three blessed hours in which one can be confident that he-who-need-not-be-mentioned, won’t be.
Trump was most likely referring to Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who started kneeling during the pregame national anthem. He did this to draw attention to racial oppression and inequality in the U.S., and he was soon joined by dozens of other players — most, but not all, of them black.
Moody decried the strides Team USA has made toward diversity of its athletes in a February 7 op-ed published on FoxNews.com. Though this is Team USA’s most diverse delegation of athletes ever, as The Washington Post reported, the U.S. Olympic Committee still has a lot of progress to make…
In tweets shared on Tuesday morning, Donald Trump used NFL player Edwin Jackson’s death to exacerbate anti-immigrant sentiment across the nation. The president tweeted that it was “so disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed @Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson.
If a Martian arrived today, of course, she would deduce that in this country, betting on sports is not forbidden but mandatory. In practice, it’s as American as Dunkin’ Donuts. March Madness costs businesses an estimated $4 billion a year in lost productivity, and it’s not because employees waste time singing their fight songs.
Donald Trump put a golf course in the heart of New York City, slapped his name on it, and thought it would be a guaranteed money maker. Instead, just two years after the opening of Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx, people are staying away in droves.
I do not like sports. There are lots of other things I hate more—cancer, genocide, lite jazz—but ultimately, they’re all separated by a matter of degrees. I don’t care who won last night’s game, who’s in anyone’s brackets or how great the Whatchamacallits are “looking this year.”
While scores of players have registered their disgust with Donald Trump, professional coaches across three of the four major sports leagues have remained largely silent. The NBA has proven a welcome exception.
Harvard and Yale are among the premier educational institutions in the world. They have spent centuries at the task of strengthening and elevating young minds. But on Saturday, Nov. 18, they will join together in a ritual guaranteed to damage young brains: the Harvard-Yale football game.
Shortly after Donald Trump disinvited the Golden State Warriors to the White House last month, LeBron James called the president a “bum,” adding that these trips were “a great honor until you showed up!”
In the spring of 2016, a Russian government chemist named Grigory Rodchenkov sat across from Rebecca Ruiz of The New York Times and gave her the kind of scoop journalists dream of. He told Ruiz and her colleague Michael Schwirtz how he helped orchestrate the covert distribution of steroids to dozens of the country’s top athletes.
During remarks at Atlanta’s First Congregational Church, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) spoke out against President Donald Trump’s bullying of NFL protesters who kneel during the national anthem and described their action as a call to justice.
Only 15 percent of whites surveyed thought those peaceful protests would advance the cause of integration and equality. Martin Luther King Jr. and his nonviolent methods are honored even by conservatives today, but in 1967, half of whites said he was harming blacks, with only 36 percent disagreeing.
Critics of Colin Kaepernick have called him many despicable names, and he’s withstood their vicious attacks for over a year now. He’s hardly the first black athlete with a national platform to take a strong public stance on race. Muhammad Ali famously did the same, among many others. But Kaepernick’s commitment to kneeling during the national anthem takes a note…
After Donald Trump insulted black athletes from both the NBA and NFL this week, big names in pro sports are pushing back hard against the president’s insults. This story began long before President Trump took office, but as is his fashion, Trump has put himself squarely at the center of the controversy.
This column isn’t about baseball. It’s about Cleveland Browns football players, the national anthem and a police union president who has a habit of making us sound like a town of time travelers who just arrived with a thud from somewhere in the 1950s.
Arthur Ashe, the late champion of infinite class and grace, was my favorite male player. I knew his life story, or thought I did. Ashe broke the color barrier in American men’s tennis and Davis Cup competition, overcoming a youth spent in segregated Richmond, Virginia, where Confederate statues lined Monument Avenue.
But it turns out we’ve been doing that for years, watching the most popular sport in America. Many of football’s hazards are obvious: shredded knees, dislocated shoulders, broken ribs, even spinal cord injuries. But the worst one has been invisible. Football carries the high risk of irreversible, life-impairing brain damage.