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  • ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday morning to lash out at the National Football League's decision not to force players to stand for the national anthem. The president tweeted, "The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!" The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:AMERICAN LEAGUEN-Y Yankees   6  Houston   4NATIONAL LEAGUEL-A Dodgers   6  Chi Cubs   1NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCleveland  102  Boston         99Houston    122  Golden State  121NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEPhiladelphia   5  Florida       1OT  Pittsburgh     5  N-Y Rangers   4Toronto        2  Washington    0Vancouver      3  Ottawa        0SO  New Jersey     5  Tampa Bay     4Nashville      4  Colorado      1Columbus       5  Winnipeg      2Dallas         3  Arizona       1Carolina       5  Edmonton      3OT  Vegas          5  Buffalo       4San Jose       5  Montreal      2Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Gregory Shamus/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics' season opener was highly-anticipated all summer after the wild off-season both teams had.
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  • ABCNews.com(VICTORIA, Australia) -- Australian police captured an intense boxing match between two hopping mad suspects in the bushland of Victoria state Monday night.Two large kangaroos were seen exchanging blows on footage captured by an infrared camera attached to a police helicopter.The marsupials' brawl lasted nearly a minute and included a few jabs and multiple kicks.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:AMERICAN LEAGUEN-Y Yankees   8  Houston   1NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUETampa Bay   3  Detroit   2NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUETennessee   36  Indianapolis   22Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL, alleging the owners colluded to keep him out of the league because of his protests during the playing of the national anthem before games.The grievance alleges the league's owners "colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick's leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice."The NFL did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Instead of filing the grievance through the NFL Players Association, Kaepernick has hired attorney Mark Geragos, who has represented several high-profile clients, including Michael Jackson, former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield and musician Chris Brown.Geragos said in a statement given to exclusively to ABC News Sunday night that the grievance was filed "only after pursuing every possible avenue with all NFL teams and their executives."Kaepernick's goal, he said, was just to be treated fairly and to return to playing football in the NFL, "the league he performed at the highest level for."The NFL Players Association said in a statement that it had been in contact with Kaepernick for the past year about his options, but only on Sunday learned he had decided to file the grievance, through media reports."Our union has a duty to assist Mr. Kaepernick as we do all players and we will support him," the statement said, adding that the union is scheduling a call with his advisers for early this week.Kaepernick, who has not been with an NFL team since he severed his contract with the 49ers in March, began his silent protest of kneeling during the anthem in the 2016 preseason. He told the media he was protesting against the treatment of blacks in the United States.Some other NFL players followed his lead during the 2016 season, drawing a mixed response from football fans and the general public, with some supporting the protest and others not.But Kaepernick's most visible impact seemed to come at the start of this season, even though he himself had not been signed to a team, after President Trump at a campaign-style rally in Alabama slammed NFL players who participate in the protest.The president told the crowd at the rally on Sept. 22 that teams should fire players who kneel during the anthem.In response at NFL games over the next few days, many more players kneeled during the anthem or locked arms with teammates and in some cases also with their team's owners.In his statement, Geragos did not name the president, but referred to Trump's call for protesting players to be fired, saying: "Athletes should not be denied employment based on partisan political provocation by the executive branch of our government. Such a precedent threatens all patriotic Americans and harkens back to our darkest days as a nation."
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