Julie Ertz, Casey Short speak out after emotional moment during NWSL national anthem: ‘We will be the change’

Watch Now: NWSL Challenge Cup Weekend Recap (7:06) When the NWSL Challenge Cup got underway this past weekend, one of the lasting images was an emotional embrace between Chicago Red Stars teammates Julie Ertz and Casey Short. The moment came as the players took a knee during the national anthem. Read more

NWSL revises national anthem policy for 2020 Challenge Cup, will allow players to remain in locker room

Watch Now: NWSL Challenge Cup Weekend Recap (7:06) The NWSL has revised its policy for the national anthem during the league’s 2020 Challenge Cup. Players will have the option of remaining in the locker room during the anthem, the NWSL announced Monday. The eight-team Challenge Cup started Saturday, and several players Read more

Bruce Arena, former USMNT coach: Playing national anthem before sporting events is ‘inappropriate’

Bruce Arena, who used to coach the US national men’s soccer team and currently coaches the New England Revolution, does not think the national anthem should be played at sporting events in the United States. In an interview with ESPN, he questioned the purpose of playing the “The Star-Spangled Banner” Read more

Mark Cuban would be ‘proud’ if Mavericks players choose to kneel during national anthem, hopes to ‘join them’

As NBA players continue to seek out ways to support the fight for racial equality and against police brutality, kneeling during the national anthem prior to games in Orlando is perhaps one of the most likely peaceful protests the league can expect. NBA rules currently dictate that all players and Read more

Mavericks and bus drivers: Why there’s a need for elite QB talent to contend for a national title

When it comes to analyzing quarterbacks at the college level, anyone who has reached the status of being a Power Five starter is clearly a very accomplished and talented player. But these days, national championship contention involves a razor-thin margin for error and requires the ability to reach an elevated Read more

Cardinals’ Kyler Murray says he’ll kneel during national anthem in 2020: ‘I stand for what’s right’

Watch Now: The Jim Rome Show: Kenyan Drake talks Kyler Murray (1:52) The NFL is abuzz with the possibility of Colin Kaepernick returning to the league now that countless teams and players are recommitted to fighting social injustice. Even if Kaepernick doesn’t resume his playing career, however, the peaceful on-field Read more

MLB 2020 season simulation: Astros continue to surge; Mets sit dead last in National League

Major League Baseball was supposed to launch the 2020 regular season 11 weeks ago, on March 26. The spread of the novel coronavirus, however, forced MLB to delay Opening Day to some unknowable future date that is dependent on the effectiveness of the containment strategies imposed across the country in Read more