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Eric Reid

Reid Continues Anthem Protest in Nation’s Capital

Panthers safety Eric Reid was the first player to join Colin Kaepernick in 2016, when the latter began kneeling for the national anthem. Now, with Kaepernick out of the league, Reid is continuing the protest begun by Kaepernick.

Astros Red Sox

Verlander Cools off Red Sox 7-2 in Game 1 of ALCS

BOSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander outlasted an uncharacteristically wild Chris Sale, overcoming control problems of his own to give Houston six innings of two-hit ball on Saturday night and lead the Astros over the Boston Red Sox 7-2 in the AL Championship Series opener.

Dodgers Brewers

Dodgers Level Series with Brewers on Turner Homer

Justin Turner’s two-run homer in the eighth inning lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday that knotted their Major League Baseball playoff series at one game each.

Kaepernick Chapelle

Kaepernick, Chappelle Getting Harvard Black Culture Awards

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being saluted by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture.

NFL Ratings

NFL Ratings Rise As Anthem Protests Dwindle

The NFL’s TV ratings slide seems to have stabilized this season, and in some cases even seen gains. Moreover, the good ratings news coincides with dwindling player protests during the national anthem.

Atlanta Braves

‘Forbes’ Sports Writer Triggered by Braves Fans ‘Chopping and Chanting’

Forbes magazine contributor Terence Moore, was frightened by the Atlanta Braves fans when they broke out in their traditional tomahawk chop chant at a recent game. So frightened in fact, that he felt compelled to write a piece tsk-tsking Atlanta’s “mostly white fans” for their enthusiasm.