Government and politics

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Sean Murphy-Bunting (26) grabs Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) after a reception during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)
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August 19, 2019 - 7:17 pm
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills is objecting to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick. Jay-Z and the league last week announced a partnership he characterized as a progressive step to carry on...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 26, 2019 file photo, Zimbabwe players applaud their fans after the group A soccer match between Uganda and Zimbabwe at the Africa Cup of Nations at Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. Zimbabwe's government-run sports commission says it has asked FIFA to remove officials in charge of the country's soccer federation from office and appoint a temporary committee. The Sports and Recreation Commission regulates sport in Zimbabwe and says it wants the Zimbabwe Football Association to be run by a normalization committee. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
August 17, 2019 - 7:00 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's government-run sports commission said it has asked FIFA to remove officials in charge of the country's soccer federation from office and appoint a temporary committee. The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC), which regulates sport in Zimbabwe, wants the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, driver David Ragan waves to fans while walking through the garage area during a practice session for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. David Ragan and Front Row Motorsports announced Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, that Ragan will step away from full-time NASCAR competition after this season. Ragan will continue to race on a part-time basis in NASCAR and other series at his desire.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
August 14, 2019 - 2:39 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Veteran NASCAR driver David Ragan plans to scale back his racing schedule starting next season. Ragan said Wednesday in a statement from Front Row Motorsports that he will race on a part-time basis in 2020 in NASCAR and other series. The 33-year-old Ragan cited his desire to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, Oakland Raiders fans watch from the Black Hole section of Oakland Alameda County Coliseum during the first half of an NFL preseason football game between the Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks in Oakland, Calif. The slow, agonizing demise of the Oakland Raiders will continue for at least one more season. There will be one more "final" home game at the Oakland Coliseum, Dec. 15 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. There have been possible "final" home games for a few years now because the Raiders have essentially had one foot out the door since 2015, when they joined with the AFC West rival Chargers in a failed attempt to build a stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
August 11, 2019 - 10:29 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The slow, agonizing demise of the Oakland Raiders will continue for at least one more season. There will be one more "final" home game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, on Dec. 15 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. There have been possible "final" home games for a few years...
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In this July 21, 2019, photo, a sign that reads "Anti-Facist Always Seattle Anti-Racist" is displayed in the supporters section during an MLS soccer match between the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers in Seattle. Major League Soccer's new policy that bans political displays at matches is drawing attention in the Pacific Northwest, where supporters' culture is often intertwined with politics and social issues. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
August 10, 2019 - 1:14 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Major League Soccer's new policy that bans political displays at matches is stirring controversy in the Pacific Northwest, where supporters' culture is often intertwined with politics and social issues. The Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers have banned signs and flags...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, Oakland Raiders fans watch from the Black Hole section of Oakland Alameda County Coliseum during the first half of an NFL preseason football game between the Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks in Oakland, Calif. The slow, agonizing demise of the Oakland Raiders will continue for at least one more season. There will be one more "final" home game at the Oakland Coliseum, Dec. 15 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. There have been possible "final" home games for a few years now because the Raiders have essentially had one foot out the door since 2015, when they joined with the AFC West rival Chargers in a failed attempt to build a stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
August 09, 2019 - 4:25 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The slow, agonizing demise of the Oakland Raiders will continue for at least one more season. There will be one more "final" home game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, on Dec. 15 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. There have been possible "final" home games for a few years...
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August 08, 2019 - 12:52 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Formula One has extended the Mexican Grand Prix through 2022, keeping a race that draws some of the season's biggest crowds on the calendar. The Mexican Grand Prix is in the final year of its original five-year contract and there were doubts about its future as the federal...
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August 07, 2019 - 11:54 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City's mayor says a group of businessmen has resolved financing questions about this year's Formula One race in Mexico's capital. They're stepping in to contribute money the government no longer wants to devote to the race. Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Wednesday that "this...
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Thoralf Hintze, left, member of the board of the German fourth division soccer club Babelsberg 03, and Liza Pflaum, spokeswomen of the 'Seebruecke' (Pier) sea rescue organistion pose for the photographers after a press conference in Potsdam near Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Babelsberg 03 provides its current season team jersey to the international 'Seebruecke' movement. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
August 01, 2019 - 11:12 am
BERLIN (AP) — German soccer club Babelsberg is mixing sport with politics again. The fourth-tier club is forgoing a main jersey sponsor for the coming season to carry the logo of Seebrücke (Sea-bridge), a group campaigning for safe routes for refugees to reach Europe. Babelsberg, which previously...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. A Louisiana judge has ordered that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and three officials from January’s NFC title game be questioned under oath in September about an infamous “no-call” that helped the Los Angeles Rams beat the New Orleans Saints in January’s NFC title game, an attorney said Monday, July 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
July 30, 2019 - 4:50 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The last of three federal lawsuits against NFL officials over the failure to call a blatant penalty in January's NFC title game between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams has been dismissed by a U.S. District Court judge in New Orleans, leaving one state court lawsuit...
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