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Sports Trump, heading to College Football Playoff, demands respect for national anthem
Author: 0 Trump, heading to College Football Playoff, demands respect for national anthem

Donald Trump's garbled version of the U.S. national anthem at a college football game on Tuesday (NZ time ) has people talking. With his right hand on his heart, Trump smiled and occasionally sang along with the band. Trump has been sparring with the NFL over "take a knee" protests during the National Anthem since the start of the season. Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews backtracked after tweeting he'd quit NFL if league rules players must stand for national anthem.

Sports 5 questions for Vikings, Saints ahead of playoff game
Author: 0 5 questions for Vikings, Saints ahead of playoff game

We did enough as a team to lose that game, more so than the Saints did to win that game. Either the Chiefs or Steelers would serve as an appropriate representative from which the Vikings could garner vindication for all four past Super Bowl losses.

Sports Liverpool readying big-money offer for Monaco star
Author: 0 Liverpool readying big-money offer for Monaco star

The France worldwide, who was targeted by the Gunners on transfer deadline day last summer, was expected to leave the Ligue 1 side at the end of the season. The last of these bids came on the final day of the transfer window, when Arsenal had agreed a deal to send soon-to-be out of contract attacker Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City.

Sports Kyrgios boosts Aussie Open hopes with home title
Author: 0 Kyrgios boosts Aussie Open hopes with home title

The two players have some history between them, going back to 2015 when in a match against Stan Wawrinka, Kyrgios told the Swiss star that fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis had slept with his girlfriend. "From then on, I felt pretty in control of the match". So, I feel pretty good. It was a professional curiosity. 'The more the load, the more movement given, the better it gets, ' he said.

Sports Jonny Evans: Arsenal and Man City contact West Brom over defender
Author: 0 Jonny Evans: Arsenal and Man City contact West Brom over defender

The loss of Evans from the sinking ship this month would only serve to emphasis the belief that West Brom are heading to the foot of the seabed fast. The player also brings years of experience in the Premier League , and is adept at playing in a back-three as well as a traditional back-four.

Sports Antonio Conte wants Ross Barkley to play himself into World Cup contention
Author: 0 Antonio Conte wants Ross Barkley to play himself into World Cup contention

Conte also spoke of Barkley's versatility, but insisted it was important the player understands his role tactically before he is selected in Chelsea's first team. But it's a very exciting signing and for the money, it has to be a bargain. Langley cautioned that Barkley will need game time to get up to speed, potentially in the Under-23s, but he is excited about what the 24-year-old can bring to the party at Chelsea .

Sports Alabama, Georgia face off in all-SEC national title game
Author: 0 Alabama, Georgia face off in all-SEC national title game

It took an all-time great quarterback in Florida's Tim Tebow having an all-time great fourth quarter to beat Alabama in the 2008 SEC Championship Game. The Dawgs have the firepower with one of the nation's most dynamic two-pronged rushing attacks that consists of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Quavo then got back to business and made yet another in-person appearance at Georgia's Rose Bowl game against Oklahoma in California.

Author: 0 Chiefs collapse late, fall to Titans 22-21 in playoff opener

Meanwhile over in Kansas City , Missouri, if you're a Chiefs ' fan and looking for some good news, this is about the best we can do: Saturday's 22-21 playoff loss to the Titans wasn't the worst in the Andy Reid era, CBSSports.com writes .

Sports Oakland Raiders officially announce Jon Gruden hired as head coach
Author: 0 Oakland Raiders officially announce Jon Gruden hired as head coach

He last coached with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002 to 2008. Penn is so sure that Gruden is going to turn around an Oakland squad that finished with a disappointing 6-10 record this season that he guaranteed he'd be preparing for a Divisional Round playoff game at this time next year.

Sports Andy Murray has hip surgery, hopes to be back for Wimbledon
Author: 0 Andy Murray has hip surgery, hopes to be back for Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray has had hip surgery in Australia and is hoping to return to competitive tennis for this year's grass court season. The Brit hopes to return to tennis in time for the grass-court season but will definitely be playing it safe by seeing how he feels before he returns.

Sports Big Baller Brand receives an F from Better Business Bureau
Author: 0 Big Baller Brand receives an F from Better Business Bureau

Most of the complaints are from people who said they bought an item from the Big Baller website in November and December, and that they were charged for their orders even though that item or items have failed to show up. "I have been waiting 6 weeks now, and when I asked why it was taking so long, I was called a 'small baller.' At this point I believe they have chose to steal my money".

Sports CFL offer in hand, Johnny Manziel trolls Browns
Author: 0 CFL offer in hand, Johnny Manziel trolls Browns

The 2014 first-round National Football League draft pick only made eight career starts for the Cleveland Browns , producing a 74.4 quarterback rating and a 2-6 record. Former Texas A&M star QB Johnny Manziel teased a comeback on his Instagram page late Saturday night, and now it appears he's taking steps toward returning to a football field.

Author: 0 Luke Walton Handles Lonzo Ball Controversy With Hilarious Jab At LaVar

And then he would demand a trade to the Lakers, which as we are seeing now is quite possibly the worst possible thing that could have happened for him, his son and the team. LaVar Ball has an explanation for the Lakers' slump. Ball put up a solid stat line against the Hawks, with 13 points, ten rebounds and six assists.

Sports Arsenal Set Alexis Price-Tag As City Prepare To Move
Author: 0 Arsenal Set Alexis Price-Tag As City Prepare To Move

Manchester City and Arsenal are negotiating the transfer of Alexis Sanchez , Goal can confirm. According to Evening Standard , Gunners boss Arsene Wenger could sanction the sale of Sanchez during the transfer window with the Chilean seemingly reluctant to pen term over a proposed extension beyond the summer.

Sports UCF is calling itself national champions. Florida Gov. Rick Scott agrees
Author: 0 UCF is calling itself national champions. Florida Gov. Rick Scott agrees

Ever since UCF defeated Auburn in the Peach Bowl, the school's athletic director Danny White (not to mention the team's many fans) has been insisting that UCF should be the national champions. The UCF coaches got national championship bonuses after beating Auburn in the Peach Bowl (which was not the national title game). Governor Rick Scott has declared the University of Central Florida's football team as national champions in Florida after their undefeated season.

Sports Frank Beamer Elected to College Football Hall of Fame
Author: 0 Frank Beamer Elected to College Football Hall of Fame

He coached Murray State from 1981-1986 and Virginia Tech from 1987-2015. Brown went 244-122 in a 30-year coaching career that includes 16 seasons and the 2005 national championship with the Longhorns. His 21 career interceptions and 389 interception return yards still stand as Miami and Big East records. This was Beamer's first time on the ballot, so he is a first-ballot inductee.

Sports Newport manager Michael Flynn dreaming of Liverpool trip after Leeds giant-killing
Author: 0 Newport manager Michael Flynn dreaming of Liverpool trip after Leeds giant-killing

He added: "I was a little bit more confident when I saw their team, but they are Championship players and you've still got to beat them. He was hungry and wanted it and I am delighted". "We worked the ball well and got a lot of crosses into the box". Nouble, racing down the right flank, whipped in a low centre that was always going to be hard to deal with and Shaughnessy ended up diverting the ball into his own net with what seemed to be more shin than boot.