Report: Nike pulls flag sneaker after Kaepernick complaint

U.S. 07/02/19, 10:12

Nike is pulling a flag-themed tennis shoe after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained to the shoemaker, according to the Wall Street Journal. The shoe's heel has a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle on it, known as the Betsy Ross flag. Citing unnamed sources familiar with the ...

Political football: Trump congratulates draft pick Nick Bosa

Sports 04/27/19, 12:27

San Francisco 49ers first-round pick Nick Bosa has a prominent fan. President Donald Trump tweeted out congratulations to Bosa on Saturday for being the second overall pick in the NFL draft. Trump told Bosa he will be a great player and to "always stay true to yourself." The Ohio State defensive end ...

Source: Alliance had conversation with Kaepernick

Football 02/14/19, 19:00

A person with knowledge of the conversation tells The Associated Press that the new Alliance of American Football spoke with Colin Kaepernick during its development about joining the league.But Kaepernick wanted $20 million or more to consider playing with the league that had its debut last weekend.The person spoke on ...

Wisconsin Senate refuses to honor Colin Kaepernick

Football 02/13/19, 19:21

Republicans who control the Wisconsin Senate refused to mention NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a resolution honoring Black History Month passed Wednesday, rejecting calls from Democrats who said ignoring the Milwaukee native put them on the wrong side of history. Just as the Wisconsin Assembly did a day earlier, the Senate ...

Wisconsin GOP erases Kaepernick from resolution

Football 02/12/19, 20:08

Wisconsin Republicans erased any mention of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick from a resolution recognizing Black History Month on Tuesday, saying he's too controversial to be included in a list of influential black leaders. February is Black History Month. The Legislature's black caucus had proposed a resolution honoring a number of ...

Column: Edelman is Super Bowl MVP, but don’t forget cheating

Football 02/04/19, 17:16

Julian Edelman is certainly a compelling story.A diminutive guy with a bushy beard, picked in the final round of the draft, defying the odds to become one of the NFL's top receivers.And, now, a Super Bowl MVP.But let's not forget one other fairly important element to this story:He cheated.Edelman was ...

Artists dot Super Bowl host city with Kaepernick murals

Football 02/04/19, 16:23

The Atlanta artist community is responding in force after a mural featuring embattled former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was turned to rubble days before the Super Bowl.Fabian "Occasional Superstar" Williams was dismayed when he learned that his mural was destroyed Friday, but he quickly rallied fellow Atlanta artists to respond ...

Gladys Knight, Chloe x Halle shine at Super Bowl

Sports 02/03/19, 18:45

Gladys Knight scored a touchdown with her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl 53.The legend's voice shined brightly Sunday, as she hit all the right notes ahead of the big game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta.Noise and controversy surrounded the 74-year-old's ...

Cardi B declined Super Bowl halftime with ‘mixed feelings’

Football 02/01/19, 23:01

Cardi B said she received an offer to perform at the Super Bowl, but struggled with the decision to turn down the lucrative opportunity in support of ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick.The Grammy-nominated rapper told The Associated Press on Friday evening that she had "mixed feelings" after she declined to take ...

Rep. John Lewis sides with NFL players who want to protest

Football 02/01/19, 17:37

U.S. Rep. John Lewis believes sometimes people have to kneel before they can be heard so he supports NFL players who want to peacefully demonstrate against police brutality and social injustice."There's nothing wrong with kneeling," Lewis said Friday during a visit to his congressional district, which is hosting Super Bowl ...

Gladys Knight on why she’ll sing the anthem at Super Bowl

Football 02/01/19, 10:58

Gladys Knight says her singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl will bring people together.NBC's "Today" show reported Friday that Knight wrestled with whether to join a boycott over the NFL's treatment of Colin Kaepernick, the former quarterback who protested racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem.Kaepernick attorney ...

Column: Goodell won’t commit to positons on key NFL issues

Football 01/30/19, 17:38

This much we know after Roger Goodell's annual State of the NFL gabfest leading up to the Super Bowl.The league has never been stronger. The commissioner is a fan of the game. And there was a missed call in the NFC championship game.But Goodell doesn't want to use his immense ...

Lots of questions for Goodell, not a lot of answers

Football 01/30/19, 15:51

Faced with a blitz of officiating questions and queries about the effectiveness of the Rooney Rule, Colin Kaepernick's football unemployment, and the cancellation of a news conference for a Super Bowl halftime show that has drawn hefty criticism, Roger Goodell scrambled.The NFL commissioner did provide some nuggets of news on ...

Q&A: Maroon 5’s PJ Morton on Super Bowl and Grammy noms

Football 01/17/19, 10:27

PJ Morton is prepping for the biggest week of his life: He's set to perform at next month's Super Bowl halftime show as a member of Maroon 5, and seven days later, he'll attend the Grammy Awards, where he's nominated for four honors — including three for his work as ...

NFL and NFLPA: Reid drug tested ‘normal’ amount of times

Sports 01/09/19, 14:01

The NFL and the NFL Players Association say outspoken Eric Reid was not singled out with excessive drug tests.The joint statement released Wednesday said an independent administrator found Reid received the "normal" number of drug tests this season. The statement said, "there is no evidence of targeting or any other ...

Redskins coach Jay Gruden says team ‘discussed’ Kaepernick

Sports 12/04/18, 15:49

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says the team "talked about and discussed" bringing in quarterback Colin Kaepernick for a tryout "but we will probably go in a different direction."Gruden told reporters during a conference call Tuesday that would there have been "a greater possibility" of considering Kaepernick if the Redskins ...

Houston’s Hopkins expresses support for Kaepernick

Football 12/02/18, 19:24

DeAndre Hopkins says he arrived to Houston's game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in a No. 7 jersey bearing the hashtag "IMWITHKAP" to support Colin Kaepernick and his protests of social and racial injustice because: "he's standing up for what's right."Hopkins was photographed entering the stadium in the black ...

For a game, calling Lamar Jackson’s number kept working

Football 11/20/18, 02:48

Lamar Jackson ran 27 times and threw only 19 passes to win his first NFL start.That's not a typo.Filling in for injured quarterback Joe Flacco, Jackson ran for 117 yards in Baltimore's 24-21 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday. The 2016 Heisman Trophy winner had more rushing attempts than any quarterback ...

Eagles’ Jenkins: Headlines, spotlight won’t stop activism

Football 10/26/18, 11:34

Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins does not believe the heated exchange he had with the Carolina Panthers' Eric Reid diminishes the impact of his fight for racial and social justice.Jenkins, the face of the Players' Coalition, and Reid, a former member, shouted at each other during and after the Eagles' ...

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