Hypersofts dominate Formula 1 teams’ Mexican Grand Prix tyre choice

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Konta overcomes Belgium’s Mertens in Kremlin Cup

Konta has dropped to 44 in the singles rankings British number one Johanna Konta beat Elise Mertens 6-3 7-5 in the first round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. Konta sent a powerful forehand into the corner to break Mertens to love and take the opening set in 34 minutes. Mertens, ranked 16 in the world, broke her rival for the only time in the first game of the second set but Konta recovered to level at 4-4. The Belgian had to serve to stay in the match at 6-5 down but failed to do so as Konta broke to

Game Wrap: Brewers defeat Dodgers, lead NLCS 2-1

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Mason Crosby hits FG as time expires to help Packers top 49ers

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Brewers blank Dodgers to retake NLCS lead

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Kyle Larson’s speed at Talladega NASCAR Cup race ’embarrassing’

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Red Sox ace Chris Sale released from hospital, will rejoin team for Game 3

Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was released from the hospital Monday and will rejoin the team in Houston before Game 3 of the AL Championship Series. Sale was released from Massachusetts General Hospital, where he had gone because of a stomach illness after he pitched in the series opener. He was hospitalized Sunday night for observation. Manager Alex Cora said “everything is fine” and Sale would be back with the team before Game 3 on Tuesday. When asked about Sale’s status for the rest of the ALCS, Cora said he wanted to see the pitcher first before making that

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Changing of the guard as Scott Arfield takes over as Canada soccer captain

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Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko banned from tennis for life for match fixing

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Kaepernick tweets support after 2 NFL players kneel during U.S. anthem

No longer welcome on an NFL sideline, Colin Kaepernick turned to social media to make his point on the NFL’s opening Sunday.

In a tweet, Kaepernick gave a shout-out to “my brothers,” Dolphins teammates Kenny Stills and Albert Watson, who were the only two players in the league to take a knee during the national anthem during Sunday’s early games.

“They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated,” Kaepernick said in the tweet, which was accompanied by a picture of the Dolphins kneeling before their game. “Love is at the root of our resistance.”

It was Kaepernick, then with the San Francisco 49ers, who sparked the anthem controversy by kneeling during the pre-game ritual in 2016 — his way of protesting police brutality and social injustice in America.

Since opting out of his contract after that season, Kaepernick has been unable to land a contract on an NFL team and is suing the league for collusion.

Watch: Colin Kaepernick’s Nike deal a calculated risk

NFL outcast Colin Kaepernick’s deal was a calculated risk by Nike, one that caused its stock to drop. Some people are burning Nike products to protest the company’s making Kaepernick one of the faces of its 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. 2:26

But his voice is still being heard. Last week, Nike introduced an ad featuring the quarterback and his message: “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.” One fan in Cleveland for the Steelers-Browns games was spotted in the stands wearing a Kaepernick jersey.

While Stills and Watson were kneeling during the anthem, teammate Robert Quinn raised his fist. Niners receiver Marquise Goodwin did the same at San Francisco’s game at Minnesota. Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Telvin Smith Jr. of the Jaguars stayed in the locker room while the anthem was played.

Trump slams NFL

Hours before Kaepernick’s tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to dig at the NFL, linking low ratings for Thursday night’s opener between Atlanta and Philadelphia — lowest for an opener since 2008 — to players who refuse to stand for the anthem.

“If the players stood proudly for our Flag and Anthem, and it is all shown on broadcast, maybe ratings could come back? Otherwise worse!” he tweeted.

CBS and Fox, which carried Sunday afternoon’s games, have said they did not plan on televising the anthem.

However, NBC did show the anthem on Thursday night, and no players kneeled or protested in other ways.

That included Malcolm Jenkins, who raised his fist during the anthem last season but did not for the opener. During pre-game warmups, he wore a shirt that read “Ca$h bail = poverty trap.”

Jenkins said he would like to move the focus away from the anthem.

“I think there’s a huge need for us to turn the attention to not only the issues, but what players are actually doing in their communities to promote change,” he said. “We’re trying to move past the rhetoric of what’s right or what’s wrong in terms of the anthem, and really focus on the systematic issues that are plaguing our communities.”

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