Matt Dumba kneels; NHL puts focus on Black Lives Matter movement

Minnesota’s Matt Dumba on Saturday became the first NHL player to kneel during the U.S. national anthem when he did so before the opening playoff game between the Oilers and Blackhawks in Edmonton, Canada. Dumba knelt at center ice while fellow Black players Malcolm Subban of Chicago and Darnell Nurse of Edmonton each stood with […]

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Tim Anderson reflects on “emotional” moments before Friday’s White Sox opener

Tim Anderson, flanked by manager Rick Renteria and Yoan Moncada, and Jose Abreu kneel during the National Anthem on Friday. | Getty Anderson took a knee before Friday’s game, and appreciated the support of his teammates. The moments before Friday night’s opener were emotional for White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson. “I tried not to shed […]

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Giants manager Gabe Kapler, players kneel during national anthem

Giants players Antoan Richardson (00) and Jaylin Davis kneel during the national anthem before Monday’s game against the Athletics in Oakland. | Ben Margot/AP “I wanted [his players] to know that I wasn’t pleased with the way our country has handled police brutality and I told them I wanted to amplify their voices and I […]

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Trump signals he’s ready to battle again over NFL players kneeling during anthem

Drew Brees apologized for saying he’d never support those who kneel during the national anthem because it disrespects the flag. Roger Goodell admitted the NFL was “wrong” for not listening to players earlier about inequality and police misconduct, and encouraged “all to speak out and peacefully protest.” But President Trump doesn’t seem to have changed […]

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Players criticize NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s statement on George Floyd’s death

In a 2016 file photo, Eli Harold, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem. | Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Eric Reid and Kenny Stills didn’t appear to be impressed by Goodell’s statement. On Saturday evening, the NFL released a statement from commissioner Roger Goodell about George Floyd’s death and the subsequent protests around […]

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