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NFL, union hit pause on anthem policy

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/20/18, 01:10 pm

The National Football League and the NFL Players Association agreed Thursday to freeze any actions related to the national anthem and related behavior rules for players while the two sides tried to work out their differences. The union filed a grievance last week against the NFL’s new policy of requiring players to stand during the pregame playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” if they are on the field or the sidelines.

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Skill beats scrap

Sports | After surprises and upsets, France wins the World Cup
by Charissa Koh
Posted 7/16/18, 11:32 am

France, the second-youngest team in the FIFA World Cup tournament, yesterday beat Croatia 4-2 to win the cup for the first time since 1998. Croatia had won each of its three previous matches either during the 30 minutes of extra time when the first 90 minutes ended in a tie, or past that in a shootout.

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Associated Press/Photos by Kirsty Wigglesworth (Djokovic) and Ben Curtis (Kerber)

Djokovic and Kerber win at Wimbledon

by Mickey McLean
Posted 7/16/18, 10:36 am

Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber won the Wimbledon men’s and women’s singles titles, respectively, this weekend in London.

Djokovic defeated Kevin Anderson in Sunday’s final 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) to win his first Grand Slam title in more than two years. It was his fourth Wimbledon title. “There were several moments where I was frustrated and questioning whether I can get back [to the] desired level or not,” said the 31-year-old Serb who is a devout member of the Serbian Orthodox Church. “But that makes this whole journey even more special for me.”

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