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In this Oct. 29, 2017, file photo, Houston Texans players kneel and stand during the singing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, in Seattle.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File
May 24, 2018 - 10:00 pm
By Errin Haines Whack and Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook. The question is whether they intend...
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21)
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May 24, 2018 - 9:25 pm
By Andrew Porter, 94WIP PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Joel Embiid has been named to the All-NBA second team. RELATED: NBA All-Defensive Teams: Covington 1st, Embiid 2nd​ All-NBA teams: First: LeBron James, James Harden, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Kevin Durant. Second: Giannis Antetokounmpo,...
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President Donald Trump center, posthumously pardons Jack Johnson
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
May 24, 2018 - 8:20 pm
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction. "I am taking this very...
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Dr. Larry Nassar
AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File
May 24, 2018 - 5:23 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics agreed to use false excuses in 2015 to account for the absence of sports doctor Larry Nassar, who had been accused of sexually abusing female athletes, according to emails obtained by a newspaper. Nassar suggested that USA Gymnastics tell people that he couldn't...
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Greg McGhee
Vernon Ray
Matt Leon
May 24, 2018 - 4:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When the Philadelphia Soul visit the Baltimore Brigade on Friday night, they will try to do something they haven't had to do since 2014: rebound from back-to-back losses. The 3-2 Soul's second straight defeat came this past Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center as they...
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French Open organizers say the Williams sister will compete in the doubles tournament at Roland Garros.
AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File
May 24, 2018 - 2:27 pm
PARIS (AP) — Two-time champions Serena and Venus Williams will compete in doubles at the French Open. The American sisters were handed a wild-card entry on Thursday into the tournament they won together in 1999 and in 2010. They have not played doubles together at a major since they won Wimbledon...
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Cole Beeker has set a program record this season for Swarthmore with 64 RBI.
Swarthmore College Athletics
Matt Leon
May 24, 2018 - 2:18 pm
SWARTHMORE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Swarthmore College baseball team will continue an incredible ride of a season Friday night when the Garnet open at the Division III College World Series in Appleton, Wisconsin. Swarthmore's first game in the double-elimination series will be against Concordia...
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to New York to discuss immigration policy.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
May 24, 2018 - 10:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump praised an NFL policy banning kneeling during the "The Star-Spangled Banner," saying that "maybe you shouldn't be in the country" if you don't stand for the anthem. Trump spoke to "Fox & Friends" in an interview that aired Thursday. The policy forbids...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Jake Arrieta pitches during the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves.
AP Photo/Matt Slocum
May 23, 2018 - 10:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Arrieta struck out seven in 6 2/3 sharp innings, Carlos Santana's swinging-bunt broke a scoreless tie and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 Wednesday night. The Phillies took two of three to win their first series against the NL East-leading Braves in...
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From left: The San Francisco 49ers' Eli Harold (58), Colin Kaepernick (7) and Eric Reid (35) kneel during the national anthem before their a game against the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 2, 2016.
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Cherri Gregg
May 23, 2018 - 5:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — NFL players — like all Americans — have First and 14th amendment rights that prevent the government from retaliating against them for their symbolic conduct. But the NFL isn't the government. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a rule change within the NFL in which...
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