Wednesday October 17, 2018

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Michael Strahan: NFL Players’ Protest Has Been “Hijacked” By Angry Fans

As a Good Morning America host and former NFL player, Michael Strahan sounded off on that peaceful protest on Ellen, and he explained why he has no issue with Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players taking a knee before games. Strahan told Ellen DeGeneres that he would have joined players in their protest, and he insisted that he would have stepped up as a leader to make sure that the players’ message wasn’t “hijacked” by angry fans.  ...

Colin Kaepernick Named Face of Nike’s 30th Anniversary of ‘Just Do It’ Campaign

Nike selected former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of its "Just Do It" campaign, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Darren Rovell of ESPN reported the choice of Kaepernick, who started the movement to kneel during the United States national anthem to protest racial injustice in August 2016.  More…

Jack Nicklaus praises Tiger Woods for Donald Trump comments

Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus commended Tiger Woods on Wednesday for his comments about having “respect” for President Trump. “I couldn’t have agreed with Tiger more,” said Nicklaus during an interview with the Golf Channel.  More…

‘So much blood’ after angry golfer’s club flies into crowd

After hitting an errant tee shot on the 15th hole Friday at a Web.com Tour event, Kevin Stadler slammed his 7-iron on the ground in anger. The club head hit his foot, broke and flew into the crowd, striking a spectator in the head.  More…

New Orleans Saint’s first male cheerleader dances on the field

The first male cheerleader for the New Orleans Saints made his debut out on the field for the team’s first preseason game. Jesse Hernandez, 25, stepped out as the first male Saintsation in the NFL team’s history Friday night. Sporting black skinny jeans, white jersey and sneakers, Jesse was in the center of the formation, lining up with the rest of his squad performing classic Rockette-style high kicks and spins.  More…

Papa John’s stock dips on report that founder John Schnatter used n-word

Papa John’s founder and chairman John Schnatter allegedly made racist comments during a May conference call in which he said “Colonel Sanders called blacks n—–s” and never faced a backlash, according to Forbes, which first reported the incident.  More…

John Daly and USGA are going to war over a golf cart

John Daly announced Monday he is withdrawing from the US Senior Open — as a result of a deteriorating right knee and what he believes to be a bad ruling. The USGA denied the 52-year-old’s request for a golf cart during the tournament after he filed a request that said it was necessary due to difficulties with his knee.  More…

NASCAR disciplines dad for helping pull son out of burning car

If you find yourself with a chance to save a NASCAR driver from a burning car, please be advised that doing so is against the rules. After Dean Jones saved his son, Mike, a driver whose car caught fire at South Boston Speedway this past weekend, Dean was put on probation by the track — a slap on the wrist, meant to enforce NASCAR’s rule that onlookers cannot enter onto the track itself.  More…

Golf tournament ends when caddie allegedly punches rival

Marc Dull won the 37th Mid-Amateur Championship in Placida, Fla., after his opponent, Jeff Golden, withdrew from the event due to an “unfortunate injury,” according to the Florida State Golf Association. That “unfortunate injury” turned out to be an alleged assault at the hands of Dull’s caddie, Brandon Hibbs.  More…

Good Hops: Fan chugs beer after foul ball lands in it

LeBron James wears shorts suit to Game 1

Social media users are not impressed with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ pre-game outfits — and not just because many see them as a jinx.  More…

NFL owners ban kneeling

NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday.  More…

Is this really the plaque for a US soccer hero?

It’s not easy to end up in the same sentence as Cristiano Ronaldo for a bad reason. Brandi Chastain found a way. Chastain, the former US Women’s National Soccer Team star, was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Monday night and her plaque was, well, not great. “It’s not the most flattering,” Chastain said.  More…

ESPN president brought down by cocaine extortion plot

John Skipper was forced to resign at ESPN after he was extorted by a person he bought cocaine from. Skipper’s departure from ESPN in December sent shockwaves through the industry, and the abrupt nature of it is now clear. “They threatened me, and I understood immediately that threat put me and my family at risk, and this exposure would put my professional life at risk as well,” Skipper said.  More…

Mark Cuban was investigated for alleged sexual assault

Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was investigated by police in 2011 after a woman claimed he sexually assaulted her in a Portland, Oregon, bar, a report said late Tuesday.  More…