How Trump Bungled the Politics of Football – New York Magazine

Trump in Alabama on Friday. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Colin Kaepernick’s protest during the national anthem is an event a more talented or personally disciplined racial demagogue than Donald Trump could have fruitfully exploited. Kaepernick’s gesture was rife for hostile interpretation. Kaepernick wishes to highlight police brutality and systemic racism, but his method opens him […]

NFL Week 3: Trump praises ‘solidarity’ as Seahawks and Titans stay in locker room – Washington Post

Top Story Lines | Injury NewsFantasy Football | ATS Betting Tips/Picks [Looking for Redskins coverage? Click here.] NFL players across the country sent a powerful message to President Trump, responding to his speech and latest tweet urging owners to “fire or suspend” players who protest by not standing for the national anthem. The nationwide display was […]

Week 5 college football rankings: Georgia enters human top-10s – SB Nation

College football’s Week 4 was low on marquee games. There were only two ranked-versus-ranked matchups, and they ended with Georgia crushing Mississippi State and TCU putting a road licking on Oklahoma State. Florida State lost at home to NC State. Florida beat Kentucky because UK literally forgot to cover a guy in the last minute. […]

Who are the 36 BAME people among the UK’s 1000 most powerful? – The Guardian

Who are the 36 BAME people among the UK’s 1000 most powerful? – The Guardian

An analysis conducted by the Guardian and Operation Black Vote has established that of the 1,049 most powerful people in Britain, just 36 are from ethnic minorities – and only seven of those are women. Who are they? Sajid Javid Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA Javid is the secretary of state for communities and local government. Since […]

Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, exit polls say

Media captionMerkel’s conservatives and right-wing nationalists rejoice German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic breakthrough in federal elections, exit polls suggest. Her conservative CDU/CSU alliance is set to remain the largest party in the parliament, with 32.5% of the vote. Its outgoing coalition partner, the […]

Rohingya crisis: UN reports drop in arrivals in Bangladesh

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 400,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August UN agencies in Bangladesh say there has been a notable drop over the past two days in the number of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar. But a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) told the BBC […]

Zannah Mustapha founded a school that teaches Boko Haram children

Zannah Mustapha founded a school for children affected by Boko Haram violence in the heartland of the Islamist insurgency in Nigeria, taking in children of the militants. Zannah has won the UN’s Nansen Refugee Award. Video produced by Robert Spencer and Huong Ly Listen to BBC World Service’s Newsday programme on the iPlayer. Zannah Mustapha […]

Ask Farmer: Explaining the ‘foot’ in football – Los Angeles Times

Have a question about the NFL? Ask Times NFL writer Sam Farmer, and he will answer as many as he can online and in the Sunday editions of the newspaper throughout the season. Email questions to: sam.farmer@latimes.com :: Why is it called “foot”ball when the feet are rarely used outside of the kickoff, PAT and […]