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Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
September 26, 2017 - 2:06 pm
Roger Goodell and his billionaire overlords should send a bouquet to the White House. The league has never looked better, thanks to President Donald Trump’s incessant attacks on black players who kneel during the national anthem to protest racial inequality. And the best part is, all the...
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Ty Anderson
September 25, 2017 - 11:24 pm
CANTON -- When Kyrie Irving took to the makeshift podium in an office cafeteria and spoke at Celtics Media Day on Monday, conversations and keyboard clacks froze like a defender trying to guard him, and everybody listened. And it didn’t take long for Irving to deliver the goods he debuted during an...
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Alex Reimer
September 25, 2017 - 4:34 pm
CANTON --- The “stick to sports” contingent may want to tune out this NBA season. Donald Trump’s vulgar condemnation of athletes who protest during the national anthem was the preeminent topic at league press availabilities across the country Monday, with several stars and coaches weighing in...
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Tom Brady and Robert Kraft
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John Tomase
September 25, 2017 - 12:19 pm
The Patriots, we were once memorably told, have a Trump problem. Maybe there's still time to fix it. Football's signature franchise may not have been at the forefront of the resistance over the weekend, but even its belated words carry considerable weight. No team in any sport was more tied to...
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Ty Anderson
September 25, 2017 - 5:02 am
FOXBORO -- Wide receiver Brandin Cooks began his afternoon like 15 of his Patriots teammates: with his knee on the Gillette Stadium turf in a form of silent protest. But when it mattered most -- with 23 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the Patriots trailing by five points -- Cooks was instead...
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