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Kaepernick calls out US 'imperialism'

Los Angeles - Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback whose kneeling protests of racial injustice roiled the league, called out US "imperialism" on Twitter on Saturday.

Trump attacks Nike as new Kaepernick ad revealed

Washington - President Donald Trump attacked Nike over its support of Colin Kaepernick on Wednesday as the first video advert featuring the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was unveiled.

Kaepernick fronts Nike's 'Just Do It' ad campaign

Los Angeles - Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been chosen as the face of a new Nike advertising campaign to mark the 30th anniversary of the company's iconic "Just Do It" slogan, it was confirmed Monday.

In Morocco, American football isn't a men-only affair

Rabat - Under the scorching summer sun in Rabat, coach Ichtar Zahraoui bellows directions to "The Pirates", young Moroccan men and women learning to play American football together on the gridiron.

Trump gets sporting boos and cheers in US south

Atlanta - US President Donald Trump received a mixed reception from football fans in America's conservative south on Monday, a partial rebuke on his political home turf.

Trump slams NFL for not forcing players to stand for US anthem

Washington - US President Donald Trump slammed the National Football League (NFL) again on Wednesday for not forcing players to stand for the national anthem.

NFL: 'Don't politicize' Tillman, says hero's widow

Los Angeles - The widow of former NFL player and slain soldier Pat Tillman urged Tuesday that his memory not be politicized after he was invoked by President Donald Trump in the feud over on-field protests.

'I've done my time': O.J. Simpson asks for prison release

Los Angeles - Disgraced former American football star O.J. Simpson argued for his release from prison on Thursday after serving nearly nine years behind bars for armed robbery, saying, "I've done my time.

OJ Simpson granted parole, could be freed in October

Los Angeles - Disgraced American football legend O.J. Simpson, whose 1995 acquittal for double murder polarized the nation, was granted his release from prison Thursday after serving nearly nine years behind bars for armed robbery.

Super Bowl ads caught in political whirlwind

Washington - The ads appearing during the Super Bowl weren't supposed to be political -- but some brands wanted to make a statement, and others may have been just caught in the crossfire.

NFL players protest anthem on 15th anniversary of 9/11

Washington - A handful of NFL players joined San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's controversial protest against racial inequality on Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks -- kneeling or raising fists during the US national anthem.

Manning, Newton to duel as America stops for Super Bowl 50

Santa Clara - A perfectly scripted quarterback duel between Peyton Manning and Cam Newton will take center stage on Sunday as America comes to a standstill for the 50th edition of the Super Bowl.

20 years on, America recalls OJ Simpson freeway chase

Los Angeles - It's like JFK or Princess Diana dying: almost everyone in America old enough remembers where they were the day of the OJ Simpson white Bronco freeway chase.Twenty years later, it remains an iconic TV moment.

Arizona anti-gay bill vetoed after sporting pressure

Phoenix - A controversial anti-gay bill was vetoed by Arizona governor Jan Brewer only hours after pressure from American sports leagues that pump millions of dollars into the US state's economy.The National Football League, which will stage Super Bowl 49 next F...

Top NFL prospect Michael Sam says he's gay

Los Angeles - An American university football star revealed that he is gay, raising the prospect he could become the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.

Seattle throws super size Super Bowl celebration

Seattle - The Seattle Seahawks shared their Super Bowl triumph with hundreds of thousands of delirious fans Wednesday with a triumphal parade through city streets.

Bob Dylan, Beckham steal Super Bowl commercial sideshow

New York - Bob Dylan providing a rallying cry for the US auto industry and David Beckham losing his underwear were among the highlights of the Super Bowl advertising blitz Sunday.

Seahawks soar to Super Bowl rout of Broncos

East Rutherford - With a fierce defense that forced four turnovers, the Seattle Seahawks soared to a first NFL title with a 43-8 rout of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 48.

Seahawks dominate for 22-0 Super Bowl half-time lead

Esbon - Seattle's top-rated defense overwhelmed Denver's record-setting offense in the first half of Super Bowl 48, the Seahawks forcing two turnovers on the way to taking a 22-0 half-time lead Sunday.

Teams cope with calm before Super Bowl storm

New York - Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos players and coaches counted on routines to get them through the final hours before Super Bowl 48 kickoff on Sunday night.

Mad men eye record Super Bowl ad extravaganza

New York - What do the Muppets, Greek yogurt and Arnold Schwarzenegger have in common? They're all starring in the most expensive four hours of American television ever.

Seahawks, Broncos bring Super Bowl buzz to Broadway

New York - Super Bowl 48 rivals Seattle and Denver arrived in metropolitan New York to kick off the last week of preparation for the Broadway debut of America's biggest sporting spectacle.

'Coldest Super Bowl' no worry for Seahawks, Broncos

New York - Forecasters predict the coldest Super Bowl and a chance of rain or even snow at next Sunday's National Football League title showdown, but players say they don't fear sub-freezing conditions.

Seahawks to face Broncos in Super Bowl showdown

Denver - Peyton Manning's record-setting Denver Broncos pass attack will face the Seattle Seahawks in next month's Super Bowl showdown after both teams captured tense home playoff triumphs.

Broncos defeat Patriots to reach Super Bowl

Denver - Peyton Manning threw two touchdown passes and the Denver Broncos booked a berth in next month's Super Bowl by beating the New England Patriots 26-16 on Sunday.

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