San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told ESPN, that he feels former NFL QB Colin Kaepernick “was very courageous in what he did.” What Kaepernick did was start the NFL anthem-kneeling movement in 2016 because he refused to, “stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”Kaepernick believes some police officers got away with shooting unarmed black people. “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder,” Kaepernick said at the advent of the anthem protest movement. In April, 2018, described police killings of African-Americans and Latinos in the U.S. as “lawful lynchings.” Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem throughout the 2016 season, and was joined by a few other players. Kaepernick didn’t play the last two seasons, but some players continued what he started by protesting during the anthem in 2017-18. Some people believe … [Read more...] about Spurs’ Popovich Says Kaepernick ‘Was Very Courageous in What He Did’
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My favorite Rob Gronkowski moment from this past season had nothing to do with a Gronk spike, Yo Soy Fiesta, or inverted numerals of passion. It wasn’t either of his ultra-timely, clutch grabs in the AFC Championship game or the Super Bowl, nor the unparalleled blocking he delivered as part of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots’ pivotal running attack. It was instead a snippet as to why Gronkowski is one of the two most entertaining athletes to ever grace New England, a pedestal he shares only with Pedro Martinez for all the same, and very different reasons. The week before the Patriots headed to Atlanta to prepare for the since-overmatched Los Angeles Rams, Gronkowski strolled out to a press conference at Gillette Stadium, deep in concentration on his phone while making his way to the podium. A reporter asked him what might be so much more important than telling the media banal observations about the opposition. “I was reading this group chat, you want to … [Read more...] about If he retires, Gronkowski leaves behind a legacy of entertainment matched perhaps only by Pedro
Feature 201 // 30 Jan 2019, 05:28 IST SHARE In case you missed the news, WWE has announced that Dean Ambrose will not re-sign with the company after his contract expires in April. The question now is what impact will Ambrose leaving have on the company and what will his legacy be? Ambrose is a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, a 3-time Intercontinental Champion, a United States Champion, a 2-time Tag Team Champion, and former Money in the Bank winner. However, arguably his biggest accolade is being 1/3 of one of the greatest factions in WWE history, The Shield. Ambrose leaving WWE will have a moderate impact in my opinion. While he never fully lived up to his potential, he was still a quality performer and has had many memorable moments from his debut with The Shield to winning Money in the Bank and the World Title to his heel turn last year. So, while he will definitely be missed, he certainly isn't … [Read more...] about Opinion: What does Dean Ambrose leaving mean for WWE?
Matthew Brown, Associated Press Updated 8:21 am CST, Friday, January 4, 2019 FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017 file photo, then Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks on the Trump Administration's energy policy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. As former U.S. Interior Secretary Zinke departs Trump’s Cabinet amid a cloud of investigations, he says he’s lived up to the conservation ideals of Teddy Roosevelt and insists the myriad allegations against him are unfounded. Zinke told The Associated Press that he quit President Donald Trump’s Cabinet on his own terms, despite indications he was pressured by the White House to resign effective Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. less FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017 file photo, then Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks on the Trump Administration's energy policy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. As former U.S. Interior Secretary Zinke ... more Photo: Andrew … [Read more...] about Outgoing US Interior secretary defends legacy as he leaves
Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press Published 11:41 am PST, Saturday, December 29, 2018 FILE- In this May 5, 2018, file photo Republican Gov. Paul LePage speaks at the Republican Convention in Augusta, Maine. LePage promised to fight for citizens’ rights to access information from state government and vowed his transition would be “the most transparent” in history. Eight years later, he leaves behind a spotty legacy and an unknown number of unanswered Freedom of Access Act requests days before he departs. His office said his administration intends to fulfill all pending record requests before he leaves office Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, when Democratic Gov.-elect Janet Mills will be sworn-in. less FILE- In this May 5, 2018, file photo Republican Gov. Paul LePage speaks at the Republican Convention in Augusta, Maine. LePage promised to fight for citizens’ rights to access information from state ... more … [Read more...] about Maine’s governor leaves behind spotty legacy on transparency