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Trump Posthumously Pardons Boxer Jack Johnson

Obama, however, kept to the presidential tradition of almost never granting a posthumous pardon.  Trump disparaged Obama at Thursday’s announcement for not issuing the pardon, but others said issuing clemency for Johnson is merely a symbolic move that falls short of addressing present-day racism in the criminal justi… Sports

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NFL Bans Kneeling During The National Anthem

The NFL on Wednesday approved a new policy to intercept national anthem protests before they happen, according to the league. The measure mandates that players who are on the field must stand for the national anthem but can remain in the locker room if th… Sports

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Milwaukee Police Release Footage Of Cop Using Taser On Sterling Brown

The Milwaukee Police Department on Wednesday released highly anticipated body camera footage of one of its officers using a Taser to subdue Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown in a Walgreens parking lot earlier this year and said it determined members of its force acted “inappropriately.” Police Chief Alfonso Morales said officers “were recently disciplined,” without providing de… Sports

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The History Of The National Anthem In Sports

“Ladies and gentlemen, please rise for our national anthem.” You’ll hear some version of this announcement at the start of most sporting events, whether they be professional, college or youth-level. The performance of the national anthem is a well-established part of American athletic competitions.  Yet “The Star-Spangled Banner” typically doesn’t make an appearance at many other public gatherings. We don’t do… ...

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Israeli Soccer Team Beitar Jerusalem To Add 'Trump' To Its Name

In a move sure to invite both cheers and jeers, the Israeli Premier League soccer club Beitar Jerusalem said Sunday it was adding “Trump” to the team’s name. Beitar declared in a Facebook post that it was making the move to honor President <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com/topic/donald-trump" target="_… Sports

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