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NFL players, managers defy Trump on anthem protests as feud ramps up

SOMERSET, N.J. National Football League players from the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars knelt and linked arms during the pre-game national anthem on Sunday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump called on fans to boycott teams that do not discipline players who protest. | Video

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Motorcycling: Rossi fifth as Marquez wins Aragon GP

MADRID Defending champion Marc Marquez won the Aragon MotoGP on Sunday to take a 16-point lead in the world championship standings.

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Nadal and Federer team up to widen Europe's lead in Laver Cup

PRAGUE Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal took care of business in their singles matches before teaming up in an eagerly anticipated doubles pairing to extend Europe's lead over players from the rest of the world in the inaugural Laver Cup on Saturday.

Sep 23 2017

Melania Trump meets Prince Harry, Trudeau, thanks U.S. Invictus team

TORONTO U.S. first lady Melania Trump, on her first solo international trip on Saturday, to Toronto, met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and invited Britain’s Prince Harry to visit the White House. | Video

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Winner of 'dirtiest race in history' Alptekin banned for life: Anadolu

ISTANBUL Asli Cakir Alptekin, who won Olympic gold at London 2012 before being stripped of the title, has been banned for life by the Turkish Athletics Federation for a third doping offense, state-run Anadolu news agency have reported.

Sep 23 2017

NFL vows 'vigorous' fight against Aaron Hernandez CTE lawsuit

BOSTON The National Football League on Friday vowed to vigorously fight a lawsuit filed on behalf of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez's family that claimed his severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy led to his suicide.

U.S., Sep 22 2017