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Trump weighs in on Drew Brees apology amid national anthem controversy

Trump weighs in on Drew Brees apology amid national anthem controversy

Sean Gardner/Getty ImagesBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — “NO KNEELING,” President Donald Trump asserted on Friday in response to the latest round of NFL controversy.Trump called out New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ most recent apology for comments he made on players who take a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality just…

NBA scheduled to restart season on July 31 in Florida

NBA scheduled to restart season on July 31 in Florida

cmannphoto/iStockBy ABC News (NEW YORK) — The NBA will tentatively resume its season on July 31 entirely in Orlando, Florida, the league announced Thursday.In a competitive format approved by the NBA Board of Governors, there will be 22 teams (out of 30) playing eight regular season games. The NBA Finals would end no later than…

Coco Gauff delivers moving speech at Black Lives Matter rally in her hometown

Coco Gauff delivers moving speech at Black Lives Matter rally in her hometown

Scott Clarke / ESPN ImagesBy JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES (DEL RAY, Fla.) — Tennis star Coco Gauff pointed back at her grandmother while delivering a speech at a Black Lives Matter rally in Del Ray, Florida.”I think it’s sad that I’m here protesting the same thing that she did 50-plus years ago,” Gauff said. At the…

What Shaquille O’Neal tells his sons when it comes to interacting with police

What Shaquille O’Neal tells his sons when it comes to interacting with police

Lorenzo Bevilaqua / ESPN ImagesBy HAYLEY FITZPATRICK, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Shaquille O’Neal is sharing his thoughts on the protests and police brutality in the United States in the wake of George Floyd’s death.During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, the Hall of Famer said he was “disgusted” when he saw the video…

Cowboys’ Dak Prescott pledges $1 million to address ‘systematic racism’ in US

Cowboys’ Dak Prescott pledges $1 million to address ‘systematic racism’ in US

Allen Kee / ESPN ImagesBy HAYLEY FITZPATRICK, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Dak Prescott announced a $1 million commitment to addressing systematic racism and police training in the United States on Wednesday.The Dallas Cowboys quarterback released a four-part statement on his Instagram, sharing his thoughts on the protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death.”As…

George Floyd’s death renews debate on Kaepernick protest

George Floyd’s death renews debate on Kaepernick protest

Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty ImagesBy DEENA ZARU, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Protests against the deaths of unarmed black men and women at the hands of law enforcement have often revived conversations surrounding Colin Kaepernick, but the killing last week of George Floyd has brought Kaepernick back into the debate in a stark way.The images of…

Jasmine Jordan reveals what how her father shows his ‘fun and rambunctious’ side

Jasmine Jordan reveals what how her father shows his ‘fun and rambunctious’ side

Alexander Tamargo/WireImageBy CANDICE WILLIAMS(NEW YORK) — Michael Jordan’s daughter, Jasmine, is opening up about her famous father’s “rambunctious” side that many fans never get to see.In a recent interview with ABC Audio, the 27-year-old said that for those hoping to catch her father on social media, don’t hold your breath.”My father is so — not…

Trump weighs in on Drew Brees apology amid national anthem controversy

Trump weighs in on Drew Brees apology amid national anthem controversy

Sean Gardner/Getty ImagesBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — “NO KNEELING,” President Donald Trump asserted on Friday in response to the latest round of NFL controversy.Trump called out New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ most recent apology for comments he made on players who take a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality just…

NBA scheduled to restart season on July 31 in Florida

NBA scheduled to restart season on July 31 in Florida

cmannphoto/iStockBy ABC News (NEW YORK) — The NBA will tentatively resume its season on July 31 entirely in Orlando, Florida, the league announced Thursday.In a competitive format approved by the NBA Board of Governors, there will be 22 teams (out of 30) playing eight regular season games. The NBA Finals would end no later than…

Coco Gauff delivers moving speech at Black Lives Matter rally in her hometown

Coco Gauff delivers moving speech at Black Lives Matter rally in her hometown

Scott Clarke / ESPN ImagesBy JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES (DEL RAY, Fla.) — Tennis star Coco Gauff pointed back at her grandmother while delivering a speech at a Black Lives Matter rally in Del Ray, Florida.”I think it’s sad that I’m here protesting the same thing that she did 50-plus years ago,” Gauff said. At the…

What Shaquille O’Neal tells his sons when it comes to interacting with police

What Shaquille O’Neal tells his sons when it comes to interacting with police

Lorenzo Bevilaqua / ESPN ImagesBy HAYLEY FITZPATRICK, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Shaquille O’Neal is sharing his thoughts on the protests and police brutality in the United States in the wake of George Floyd’s death.During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, the Hall of Famer said he was “disgusted” when he saw the video…