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Colin Kaepernick’s Mom Responds To Donald Trump’s ‘Son Of A Bitch’ Comment

(SL) – Puerto Rico is in complete devastation, Mexico has been hit with three earthquakes in two weeks and North Korea wants to blow up the capitol and Donald Trump is picking on black athletes.

During a rally in Alabama, Trump, once again, left the topic to attack NFL players who choose to kneel during the National Anthem.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired. He’s fired,’” Trump said. “You know, some owner is going to do that. He’s going to say, ‘That guy that disrespects our flag, he’s fired.’ And that owner, they don’t know it [but] they’ll be the most popular person in this country.”

Trump is out of line for many reasons and most importantly Colin Kaepernick and other athletes who choose to kneel are well withing their first amendment rights. Colin’s mom’s response has been liked over 100 thousand times and the retweets are vast as well.

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Roger Goodell Responds To Donald Trumps Comments About NFL Players That Take A Knee

(SL) – Donald Trump  went after the NFL Friday night during a rally for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange. The president suggested that any player that takes a knee or protests during the national anthem should be fired.”Get that son of a b—- off the field right now, out. He’s fired. He’s fired!” 
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell responded today saying, “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture. There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month. Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”

Seattle Seahawks Player Michael Bennett Held At Gunpoint By Las Vegas Police

(SL) – The NY Times reports,  Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett said he was held at gunpoint and handcuffed by the police in Las Vegas after the Mayweather-McGregor fight.

Bennett wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that after the fight Aug. 26, he heard what he thought were gunshots and began running, along with other people. Bennett said the police singled him out, ordered him to the ground and held a gun to his head.

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Bennett said an officer “forcefully jammed his knee” into his back. He said he was handcuffed so tightly that his fingers went numb. Bennett said he was “terrified” and wondered if he would see his children again.

According to Bennett, he was released after officers realized he was “not a thug, common criminal or ordinary black man, but Michael Bennett, a famous professional football player.”

Bennett attributed his detention to being black. “Las Vegas police officers singled me out and pointed their guns at me for doing nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time,” he wrote.

At a news conference later Wednesday, Undersheriff Kevin C. McMahill of the Las Vegas Police Department said that the department had learned of Bennett’s allegations only that day and that an investigation had been started.

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Petra Kvitova Loses To Venus But Appears To Be Back In Full Force After Knife Attack Almost Ruined Her Career

(SL) – The US Open has been nothing but spectacular and Petra Kvitova added to the excitement with her battle against #9 Venus Williams.
In December 2016, Kvitova was attacked inside of her apartment in Czech Republic by a robber. It is understood she allowed someone posing as a utilities man access to her apartment and while defending herself in a struggle, suffered the injuries to her hand.  The burglar put the knife to her neck and she fought him off. After she was injured, he ran off.
Petra underwent a four hour surgery to repair all of her tendons and two nerves that same night. At the time, Surgeon Radek Kerble said, “The index finger was torn, she could not keep her little finger and the whole joint was hurt.”
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A former world No. 2 and Wimbledon champion in 2011 and 2014, Kvitova had fallen out of the Women’s Tennis Association top 10 this year. But the champ looked strong during her run to the US Open quarter-finals.
“I’m getting there slowly,” Kvitova said on the eve of the tournament when asked if things were “back to normal”.
Despite the familiarity of the surroundings and the overwhelming amount of good wishes from fellow players and supporters, her return to the tennis spotlight has been a huge challenge over many weeks and months.

The Czech, 27, lost 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-2) to Venus Williams. It was her 21st match since returning to competitive action in May.

Conor McGregor Sports Shiner At Friends Wedding After Earning $130 Million Fighting Floyd Mayweather

(SL) – Conor McGregor  is living it up after earning $130 million dollars fighting Floyd Mayweather.  That shiner is a small price to pay for that kind of money.

The fighter has been enjoying the festivities surrounding his childhood friend’s wedding in Ibiza just a week after the fight in Vegas.

43E71CD400000578-4851480-image-a-7_1504546349057Since the fight, McGregor has been kicking back, traveling and one trip found him on the Balearic islands.

His long-standing friend Tom Devitt got married and it looked like the 29-year-old made the most of the celebration in the Mediterranean sun.

43E7198F00000578-4851480-image-a-49_1504542684664 (1)McGregor who spoke of his plans to hire a 100 foot yacht for the nuptials, was accompanied by his long-term partner and mother of his child Dee Devlin.

McGregor’s mother, Margaret was also with him.

 

Patriots Kickoff 2017 Season Against Chiefs

(SL) – The 2017 season kicks off on Thursday, September 7 (8:30 PM ET, NBC) when the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium in a battle of 2016 AFC playoff teams.

The Chiefs and Patriots meet for the 35th time in series history – including a 2015 AFC Divisional contest (New England, 27-20) – with Kansas City holding a 17-14-3 advantage. The Patriots have won their past eight home openers played on Kickoff Weekend and 12 of their past 13 overall in Week 1. The Patriots have one the last 2 out of 3.

New England QB TOM BRADY passed for 28 touchdowns with two interceptions last year and led the NFL with a 14.0 touchdown/interception ratio, the highest single-season ratio in league history.

Kansas City opened the 2016 season by overcoming a 21-point second-half deficit to defeat the Chargers 33-27 in overtime on Kickoff Weekend. Chiefs TE TRAVIS KELCE led all NFL tight ends with 1,125 receiving yards and ranked second with 85 catches in 2016.

Celebs Hit Vegas Heavy To Watch Mayweather / McGregor Fight

(SL) – The Mayweather/McGregor fight was the hottest ticket across the country Saturday as tons of celebs and boxing fans alike found themselves in Vegas to watch Floyd Mayweather fight what he says was his last fight.

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Couples like Lebron James and Savannah, Diddy and Cassie and J-ROD joined other celebs including Jamie Foxx, Leonardo Dicaprio, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemworth ringside for all of the action. The bout went 10 rounds before the ref called it leaving Floyd undefeated and at the top of history as he surpassed Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0.

{Video} And Stillll Undefeated….Ref Calls Mayweather -McGregor Fight In 10th Round

(SL) –Floyd Mayweather still has all of his bragging rights intact after defeating Conor McGregor in 10 rounds. McGregor may be a fighter but there’s a level of skill and pace that comes with boxing. He seemed tired early and that’s exactly what Floyd wanted.

Strategic like when Rocky beat the Russian in Rocky 4. Floyd let McGregor throw his heart out in the first three rounds and then went on the attack. His strategy from the beginning, he says, was to take his time and pace McGregor out.

439A04B600000578-4826896-The_most_unusual_megafight_in_years_went_longer_and_was_more_com-a-12_1503818527122And like a true champion, McGregor pointed out that Floyd switched his style of fighting three different times during the match. He was expecting the champ to maneuver this way.

Post fight, McGregor said he would’ve liked to see how the 10th ended. He’s known for getting wobbly on his legs when he’s tired. But he felt like he could’ve gone on.

“I thought it was close,’ a defiant McGregor argued. ‘I thought I had him in the early rounds. I thought he was getting me in the middle toward the end. ‘But where was the final two rounds? Let me wobble back to me corner. Let me try and recompose myself. You’ve got to put me out.”

For Floyd, who most estimate will take home a cool $100 -200 million for the fight, promises this is indeed his last. Surpassing Marciano’s 49-0 record, Mayweather is comfortable with 50-0 and ready to dip his gloves in gold and hang them up for good.

439A434C00000578-4826896-image-a-24_1503820793041McGregor will earn $30-$100 Million when it’s all said and done. Cheers to a great fight!

 

Hundreds Rally To Support Unsigned NFL Player Colin Kaepernick

(SL) – Heavy support for  29-year old Colin Kaepernick continues to grow after the QB still has yet to get back on a team in the NFL.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell insists that there’s no coordinated effort to bar Kaepernick. But many question why one of the top QBs, who led San Francisco to the Super Bowl in 2013, doesn’t have a job.
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Goodell says, “I think every one of our teams will do what is in their best interest to put a winning team on the field and to do what they really are hoping to do, which is create a franchise that is winning,’ he said. ‘And if they see that opportunity, they’ll do that.”
The former San Francisco 49ers offensive leader was at the heart of a controversial silent protest last year when he began kneeling during the national anthem to demonstrate against police brutality and racial injustice.

He was subsequently released by the team at the end of last year’s season and has yet to be picked up by another franchise.

On Wednesday, hundreds of fans attended a demonstration in front of the  NFL’s main offices in Manhattan. His fans believe wholeheartedly that he is being blackballed. The issue has raised a national debate in some quarters as to whether athletes should be engaged in political demonstrations on the field.

Other players have followed Kaepernick’s example, refusing to stand up for the anthem in a gesture both in support of Kaepernick and his stance against racial discrimination.

On Monday, at least 12 members of the Cleveland Browns refused to stand for the national anthem, the largest on-field sign of solidarity by an NFL team yet.