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Sponsor complains over NFL anthem controversy

LOS ANGELES: A leading sponsor of the National Football League attacked commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday for his handling of the national anthem controversy. John Schnatter, the founder and chief executive of the Papa John's pizza…

Trump ramps up NFL fight, calls for ban on kneeling

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday applauded two National Football League teams that largely steered clear of controversy by standing for the national anthem at Monday night’s game, even as players protested in other ways.…

Ravens, Jaguars kneel for anthem at London NFL game

LONDON: Players from the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars knelt during the playing of the US national anthem in London on Sunday, in the first NFL game since President Donald Trump condemned players who are protesting against…

Lady Gaga to perform Super Bowl 2017 halftime show

Grammy-Award winning pop singer Lady Gaga will play the halftime show at the 2017 Super Bowl, the musician and National Football League said on Thursday. "The rumors are true. This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA!" the musician said on…

NFL player refuses to stand up for anthem

CALIFORNIA: National League quarterback Colin Kaepernick of San Francisco 49ers refused to stand for the national anthem before a preseason game on Friday, drawing boos from some fans and criticism on social media, but his team said it…