Social issues

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 April 6, 2016, file photo, a girl holds up a sign for equal pay for the U.S. women soccer players, during the first half of an international friendly soccer match between the United States and Colombia, in East Hartford, Conn. Players for the World Cup champion women's national team say mediation talks with the U.S. Soccer Federation over equal pay are over. Molly Levinson, who represents the players in matters concerning the dispute, said in a statement Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, that the players look forward to a jury trial. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
August 15, 2019 - 9:43 am
Players for the World Cup champion women's national team say mediation talks with the U.S. Soccer Federation in their dispute over equal pay are over. Molly Levinson, who represents the players in matters concerning the dispute, said in a statement Wednesday that the players look forward to a jury...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) stands along the sideline during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Miami Gardens, Fla. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is defending his support of longtime friend Donald Trump after being criticized about it by Stills. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
August 14, 2019 - 7:03 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills says he and team owner Stephen Ross have agreed to disagree. Last week Stills objected to Ross hosting a fundraiser for President Donald Trump, and said there was a contradiction in the Dolphins owner supporting both the president and racial...
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August 12, 2019 - 5:54 pm
A petition reportedly has been filed with the National Labor Relations Board seeking to create a separate union for NFL running backs. According to the website Law360, the petition was filed Thursday by the International Brotherhood of Professional Running Backs and focuses on the shorter careers...
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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 July 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Blake Bortles throws a pass during the NFL football team's training camp in Irvine, Calif. Bortles gets his first opportunity to show if an offseason with coach Sean McVay has led to improvement. Bortles signed with Los Angeles following his first five seasons in Jacksonville. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)
August 09, 2019 - 11:25 am
San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan doesn't see a whole lot of value in a four-game preseason. So with several players, including first-round draft pick Nick Bosa and running back Jerick McKinnon nursing injuries, and others such as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo coming back from one, the 49ers aren't...
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August 07, 2019 - 7:38 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is defending his support of longtime friend Donald Trump after being criticized about it by one of his players. Receiver Kenny Stills' comments Wednesday followed a report by the Washington Post that Ross plans to host a fundraiser for the president...
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August 04, 2019 - 8:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alejandro Bedoya made a statement about gun violence in the nation's capital. After scoring a goal for the Philadelphia Union on Sunday night against D.C. United, Bedoya ran to an on-field microphone and shouted to the crowd: "Hey Congress, do something now! End gun violence! Let'...
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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 June 27, 2019, file photo, Sister Marie Jose De La Rosa, from New Jersey, chats with Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman at the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. Most NFL players don’t have the kind of offseason adventures of Josh Norman, who flew with the Blue Angels, visited and donated to an immigrant detention center in Texas and jumped over a bull while running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor via AP, File)
August 01, 2019 - 2:02 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Josh Norman flipped the switch from a whirlwind offseason to a "see ball, get ball" approach at training camp. That's way different from Norman's "see bull, jump over bull" summer. Unwilling to sacrifice outside interests and eager to make a difference off the football field,...
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