USWNT's Crystal Dunn explains team's decision to stand for national anthem vs. Brazil

USWNT’s Crystal Dunn explains team’s decision to stand for national anthem vs. Brazil

The U.S. women’s national team made a pregame change before Sunday’s SheBelieves Cup match against Brazil in Orlando. All players in the starting lineup stood for the national anthem. In recent months, many UWWNT players kneeled during the anthem to protest racism and inequality both in the United States and around the world. Despite the […]

Bluefield College forfeits basketball game after players are suspended for kneeling during national anthem

Bluefield College forfeits basketball game after players are suspended for kneeling during national anthem

Bluefield College forfeited a men’s basketball game on Thursday after the NAIA school suspended multiple players for kneeling during the national anthems prior to games over the past two months. School president David Olive revealed that he had told the team’s players to stop kneeling before games. When the players refused, Olive made the decision […]

Samson: What Mark Cuban is saying by not wanting to play the national anthem before games

Samson: What Mark Cuban is saying by not wanting to play the national anthem before games

On Wednesday, the NBA announced that all 30 of the league’s teams are required to play the national anthem before games. This came after Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had previously decided that his team wasn’t going to play the national anthem going forward. During Thursday’s installment of “Nothing Personal with David Samson,” David Samson […]

Biden formally ends Trump's national emergency declaration at the border

Biden formally ends Trump’s national emergency declaration at the border

Trump’s national emergency declaration in February 2019 came after a 35-day government shutdown that resulted in him signing a bipartisan government funding bill allocating $1.375 billion for border security. That amount was far less than the $5.7 billion Trump had sought to build a wall separating the U.S. and Mexico, so the then-president circumvented Congress […]

NBA informs teams that active players must wear masks until they check into game, per report

NBA says national anthem must be played ‘in keeping with longstanding policy;’ Mavs owner Mark Cuban responds

The NBA released a statement on Wednesday declaring that all teams will be required to play the National Anthem before games as fans are welcomed back into arenas across the country amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  “With NBA teams now in process of welcoming fans back into their arenas, all teams will play the national anthem […]

Mark Cuban has Mavericks become first NBA team to cease playing national anthem before games

Mark Cuban has Mavericks become first NBA team to cease playing national anthem before games

The Dallas Mavericks became the first NBA team, and perhaps the first team in all of North American professional sports, to cease playing the national anthem before games this season. Dallas has hosted 12 regular-season games so far during the 2020-21 season, along with a single preseason game, and the team didn’t play the anthem […]

USMNT striker Nicholas Gioacchini talks national team optimism and his unique path to Caen ahead of PSG match

USMNT striker Nicholas Gioacchini talks national team optimism and his unique path to Caen ahead of PSG match

Nicholas Gioacchini returns to the SM Caen squad for Wednesday’s Coupe de France round of 32 clash with giants Paris Saint-Germain after his recent suspension for a clash with FC Chambly goalkeeper Xavier Pinoteau that saw him stretchered off and the USMNT star dismissed. The 20-year-old joined coach Pascal Dupraz on pre-match duty this Tuesday […]

Mavericks become first NBA team to cease playing national anthem before games

Mavericks become first NBA team to cease playing national anthem before games

Getty Images The Dallas Mavericks became the first NBA team, and perhaps the first team in all of North American professional sports, to cease playing the national anthem before games this season, according to The Athletic’s Tim Cato. The Mavericks did not comment on the decision but confirmed to Cato that they have not played […]

Super Bowl 2021: National anthem prop bet over hits as Jazmine Sullivan, Eric Church go well past two minutes

Super Bowl 2021: National anthem prop bet over hits as Jazmine Sullivan, Eric Church go well past two minutes

Getty Images Super Bowl LV is officially underway and the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are facing off with the Lombardi Trophy on the line. All the pregame action is behind us, including one of the most unique national anthems. This year, Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church teamed up for the national anthem. […]

Super Bowl 2021: Eric Church, Jazmine Sullivan will team up to sing national anthem before kickoff

Super Bowl 2021 national anthem: Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan performing together on CBS

NFL In addition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers battling it out with the Kansas City Chiefs tonight, Super Bowl LV will feature an array of performances you won’t want to miss. Grammy-nominated artists Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan will collaborate for the first time to perform the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LV at Raymond James […]