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Another University Cuts Ties to Nike Over Colin Kaepernick Ad Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 10:00am 9/11/2018 at 10:00am

College of the Ozarks was the first to do this, now Truett McConnell University is following suit.

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Another College Cuts Ties to Nike

Following the College of the Ozarks’ Wednesday announcement that it would cut ties with Nike, some other universities are reconsidering their contracts with the athletics apparel company...

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Naomi Osaka Should be Earning Headlines, Not Serena Williams

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7:00pm 9/10/2018 at 7:00pm
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Naomi Osaka made history by becoming the first Japanese born woman to win the US Open. But the headlines following the event are hardly focusing on Osaka. Instead, the discussion has largely focused on Serena Williams who suffered a “sexist” umpire.

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College of the Ozarks Drops Nike Over New Kaepernick Ad Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 7, 2018 at 10:00am 9/7/2018 at 10:00am

The statement by school President Jerry C. Davis is fantastic.

KMOV 4 News reports:

Missouri college drops Nike over new Kaepernick ad campaign

A Missouri college announced it’s cutting ties with Nike following the company’s decision to make Colin Kaepernick the spokesman for the 30th anniversary...

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ESPN Ditches Jemele Hill

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 7:38pm 8/26/2018 at 7:38pm
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ESPN has been struggling recently, and one of the problems it is facing is its political partisanship.  ESPN’s president, Jimmy Pitaro, has been at the helm of ESPN for five months, and one of his goals is to refocus ESPN on *gasp* sports.  To that end, outspoken leftist Jemele Hill has...

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FIFA Bans Palestinian Soccer Chief for a Year for Inciting Violence Against Messi, Argentina

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 24, 2018 at 5:00pm 8/24/2018 at 5:00pm
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In June, the Argentine soccer team, which includes superstar Lionel Messi, canceled a friendly against Israel in Jersualem after players received threats “that exceeded those of the Islamic State.” Video even captured Palestinian Football Association President Jibril...

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Palestinian soccer terror: Threats against Argentinian players cause cancellation of match in Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:00pm 6/6/2018 at 7:00pm
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The Argentine soccer team had to cancel a friendly match against Israel in Jerusalem. So I googled “Argentina soccer Israel” and unfortunately I am not shocked to find that many outlets have framed this story as a win for the BDS movement.

I hate to break it to you anti-Semites and anti-Israel...

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Report: Dennis Rodman Will Travel to Singapore for U.S., North Korea Summit

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 5:08pm 6/5/2018 at 5:08pm
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The New York Post has reported that former NBA star Dennis Rodman will travel to Singapore for the summit between his BFF North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump:

“The Worm” will arrive in the country a day before the June 12 sitdown — and sources said he could...

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Due to Disagreements on Anthem-Kneeling, Philadelphia Eagles Won’t be Visiting the White House

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 4, 2018 at 9:00pm 6/4/2018 at 9:00pm
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Monday, the White House released a statement saying announcing the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles won’t be joining the President at the White House to celebrate their victory.

Citing the kneeling controversy, the WH statement said Eagles fans deserve more than a partial delegation. In language sounded exactly like Trump, the statement...

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NFL Teams Will be Fined if Players on the Field Kneel During National Anthem

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 3:00pm 5/23/2018 at 3:00pm
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Prompted by the actions of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick who, in the name of social justice, began taking a knee during the national anthem, the NFL released a new league policy for players during the national anthem.

The league will allow players to remain in the locker room during the national anthem,...

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Law That Banned Sports Gambling

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 14, 2018 at 1:00pm 5/14/2018 at 1:00pm

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PAPSA) that outlawed sports gambling in most states.

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NFL star Michael Bennett Indicted on Felony Charge of Injury of the Elderly

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 11:00am 3/27/2018 at 11:00am
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A Harris County grand jury indicted Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett on a federal charge of injury of the elderly at the 2017 Super Bowl that took place at Houston’s NRG Stadium.

Bennett allegedly forced his way through security to get on the field to celebrate with his brother and the...

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U.S. Curling Team Fires Back at Kirstie Alley After She Disses the Sport

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 4:16pm 2/20/2018 at 4:16pm
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Curling has grown in popularity with these Olympics, even gaining Mr. T as a fan along with other celebrities. It looks like Kirstie Alley is not one of them.

The 2018 U.S. Men’s Curling team caught wind...

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Fergie’s singing of the National Anthem was great

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 19, 2018 at 7:30pm 2/19/2018 at 7:30pm
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Fergie sang the National Anthem at the NBA All Star Game.

She was pretty brutally attacked for it.

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North Korea Will Send Team to South Korea Olympics

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 11:00am 1/9/2018 at 11:00am
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North Korea and South Korea held high-level talks for the first time in two years. The outcome led to a major breakthrough: North Korea will send athletes to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics next month located in South Korea.

The two countries have also agreed to hold meetings to ease...

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Legendary Sports Broadcaster Dick Enberg Passed Away Thursday Night

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 22, 2017 at 9:17am 12/22/2017 at 9:17am
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Who did not love Dick Enberg? No one because it was impossible. Unfortunately, we lost the treasured broadcaster on Thursday night. He was 82 years old. From ESPN:

Enberg’s daughter Nicole said the family became concerned when he didn’t arrive on his flight to Boston on Thursday and that he was found...

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Did Papa John’s CEO Step Down Because He Criticized NFL “Take a Knee” Protests?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 22, 2017 at 7:00am 12/22/2017 at 7:00am

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter has been in the news a few times this year, usually for issues related to the national anthem protests of the NFL. We have covered this in prior posts:

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Turkey Seeking Jail Term for NBA Star Enes Kanter

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 12:00pm 12/20/2017 at 12:00pm
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Back in May, Turkey canceled NBA star Enes Kanter’s passport, leaving Kanter stranded in Romania while on his way back to the states. Kanter has been a vocal opponent of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and supporter of Erdogan’s foe Fetullah Gullen, the man Erdogan blames for everything.

Kanter found his way...

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