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Trump ramps up NFL fight, calls for ban on kneeling during anthem

Trump ramps up NFL fight, calls for ban on kneeling during anthemU.S. President Donald Trump ramped up with his fight with the National Football League on Tuesday, calling on the popular league to ban players from kneeling in protest at games while the U.S. national anthem is played. "The NFL has all sorts of rules and regulations. The only way out for them is to set a rule that you can't kneel during our National Anthem!" Trump wrote on Twitter, fuelling his war of words with the multibillion-dollar NFL in his fifth straight day of public comments on the issue.



U.S. charges 10 with taking part in college basketball bribery scheme

U.S. charges 10 with taking part in college basketball bribery scheme(Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged 10 people, including coaches and financial advisors, with engaging in bribery and fraud schemes in connection with college basketball recruiting. The coaches who are charged are Chuck Person, of Auburn University; Anthony Bland, of the University of Southern California; Lamont Evans, of Oklahoma State University; and Emanuel Richardson, of the University of Arizona, according to court documents filed in Manhattan. (Reporting By Brendan Pierson in New York; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)



Ex-U.S. Rep. Weiner sentenced to 21 months in teen 'sexting' case

Ex-U.S. Rep. Weiner sentenced to 21 months in teen 'sexting' caseBy Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, setting off a scandal that played a role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Weiner, 53, started to cry as soon as the sentence was announced by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan. "I was a very sick man for a very long time, but I'm also responsible for the damage I have done," Weiner read from a statement in court before he was sentenced.



Trump says Puerto Rico in trouble after hurricane, debt 'must be dealt with'

Trump says Puerto Rico in trouble after hurricane, debt 'must be dealt with'U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday Puerto Rico is in "deep trouble" after being hit by Hurricane Maria and that its billions of dollars of debt to the Wall Street and banks "must be dealt with." "Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble," Trump wrote in a series of posts on Twitter. Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with." Trump did not offer a pathway for dealing with Puerto Rico's debt.



Cowboys, Cardinals link arms amid anthem protests

Cowboys, Cardinals link arms amid anthem protestsBy Katherine Davis-Young PHOENIX (Reuters) - Two National Football League teams largely steered clear of a controversy over national anthem protests that have ensnared U.S. President Donald Trump and threatened to damage the game's popularity, staging a "moment of unity" on Monday instead. The entire Dallas Cowboys team, including owner Jerry Jones, linked arms and knelt on the playing field for a moment before the game, but then stood respectfully as the "Star-Spangled Banner" was performed by singer Jordin Sparks. "We all agreed that our players wanted to make a statement about unity and we wanted to make a statement about equality," Jones said after his team beat the Arizona Cardinals 28-17.





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