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NFL free agent Eric Reid says he won't protest during national anthem

NFL free agent Eric Reid says he won't protest during national anthem

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If free-agent safety Eric Reid lands another job in the NFL, he plans to give up kneeling during the national anthem next season. Reid joined former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in his protests against police brutality and racial injustice during the 2016 season and continued to knee during the playing of the anthem last year. "I'm just going to consider different ways to be active, different ways to bring awareness to the issues of this country to improve on," Reid said while watching his brother, Justin, at Stanford's pro day on Thursday. "I don't think it'll be in the form of protesting during the anthem. And I said 'during' because it's crazy to me that the narrative got changed to we were protesting the anthem, because that wasn't the case. But I think we're going ...
Stoke City news: Erik Pieters fined £70,000 for partying the night before Everton game

Stoke City news: Erik Pieters fined £70,000 for partying the night before Everton game

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Pieters in action for Stoke this seasonThursday, March 22, 2018Stoke City defender Erik Pieters has been fined £70,000 by his club after it emerged he was at a nightclub on the eve of his side's 2-1 Premier League defeat to Everton.Pieters was due to start at the back for the Potters against Sam Allardyce’s side, but was dropped after the club learned he was in a nightclub the evening before.Paul Lambert was reportedly upset the 29-year-old chose to spend the evening before a game in a Cheshire hotspot, just 24 hours before a crucial game for his side.Stoke lost the game 2-1, to leave them second bottom of the Premier League table.Pieters was fined two weeks wages, the maximium amount, after being hauled into the club’s offices for talks.Potters chairman Peter Coates said: “Erik is a very
Minnesota Vikings re-sign K Forbath, two others

Minnesota Vikings re-sign K Forbath, two others

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The Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of three players on Wednesday: kicker Kai Forbath, tight end Josiah Price and long snapper Nick Dooley. They also waived linebacker Shaan Washington. The Vikings re-signed Forbath to a one-year deal, according to multiple media outlets. Forbath, who became a free agent last week, connected on a career-high 32 field-goal attempts last season -- including six from at least 50 yards. Forbath recorded a personal-best 38 field-goal attempts and finished with 130 points last season. Forbath struggled at times with extra points last season, however, as he missed an NFL-high five attempts. Price appeared in four preseason games with Minnesota in 2017, making one start. He was released during the final roster reduction on Sept. 2. Dooley will take part in...
Football icon Ronaldo reveals there was more behind THAT haircut at the 2002 World Cup

Football icon Ronaldo reveals there was more behind THAT haircut at the 2002 World Cup

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Ronaldo's style attracted worldwide media attention Wednesday, March 21, 2018With millions aross the planet watching, the World Cup is the perfect opportunity to make a name for yourself as a footballer.But some also use the tournament to sport an iconic haircut and we have seen some classics over the years.From Bobby Charlton’s comb over swirling all over the shop as he helped England to a World Cup triumph in 1966 to Carlos Valderrama’s truly majestic blonde afro at France 98, we've seen it all. And who can forget former Brazilian striker Ronaldo’s somewhat questionable lid at the 2002 World Cup?But The Sun reported how Ronaldo revealed that the haircut was actually a ploy to distract the media attention from a leg injury he was carrying.It certainly had the desired effect as t