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27.07.2019 06:55
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In kneeling during The Star-Spangled Banner before the U.S. womens national team friendly versus Thailand on Thursday, Megan Rapinoe became the first athlete to continue Colin Kaepernicks protest while wearing a national team uniform.Before Thursdays match, Rapinoe said she was undecided about kneeling because the act so far hasnt prompted conversation about racial injustice as hoped. So, Rapinoe could have retreated into her own privilege, explaining away a decision not to kneel with some words about patriotism and not achieving her original goal. She would have saved herself from the deluge of condemnations sure to come. Not kneeling certainly would have been the safer option.Instead, she chose solidarity over safety and took a knee.The pushback to Kaepernick, Rapinoe and the other players kneeling during the national anthem has been fraught with cries of how divisive the protest is, with disagreements about the method and timing, and with calls to place individual beliefs aside. All of those complaints have to do with the method of the protest instead of what really matters: the fact that racial inequality is rampant in this country.In Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday (where the U.S. women played their match), 13-year-old Tyre King was shot and killed by police. His death is still under investigation, and we dont know all the details, but his name will forever be mentioned with Michael Brown, John Crawford III, Eric Garner, Rekia Boyd, Laquan McDonald, Walter Scott, Natasha McKenna, Janisha Fonville, Tanisha Anderson, Tamir Rice and so many more as black people who have died at the hands of the police in recent years.This is what Kaepernick and Rapinoe are fighting against. This is about lives and about emphatically stating that black lives are worth just as much white ones. Instead of criticizing Rapinoe for exercising her right to protest, perhaps we should ask this question: Why she is the only white professional athlete to kneel so far? Because the silence from white athletes is deafening.The Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs players locking arms in unity is the closest a white NFL player has come to joining the protests. But there is no risk or objection in linking arms -- fundamentally, there is no protest, and that is the point. Its a cop-out.Each time a player of color takes a knee or raises a fist, they put themselves and their livelihoods at risk. Brandon Marshall, a linebacker with the Denver Broncos, lost two endorsements following his kneel before the season opener at Mile High Stadium. Hiding behind linked arms and team statements shields players from backlash -- but also from taking a stance.Compare the linked arms to the actions taken by white members of the WNBA following shootings in Dallas in July. Alongside her Lynx teammates, Lindsay Whalen wore a T-shirt supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and Dallas Police; Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart showed solidarity by also wearing black T-shirts. These players openly raised awareness of police brutality against the black community, much like Rapinoe is doing for Kaepernick now, in the absence of support from his own teammates.The fact that the examples of support come from women point to the fact that this conversation is rooted in an understanding of marginalization in this country. Many women have experienced discrimination. For Rapinoe, as a member of the LGBT community, its magnified. Anyone who is not a white, cisgender, heterosexual, Christian, able-bodied man has had to fight for their rights and dignity in this country.These are hard, uncomfortable conversations. Thats why so many are deflecting the issue at hand in their criticism of the protests. Rapinoe will probably be painted as ungrateful, because playing for the national team is a privilege and an honor, as U.S. Soccer said in a statement afterwards. For Rapinoe, however, its clear that privilege can and should be risked -- and possibly sacrificed -- for a cause greater than herself.Rapinoes choice was one of selflessness, though critics will say she put herself before the team. That is a false dichotomy. The issue of equality and the value placed (or not placed) on the lives of black and brown people transcends sport. And if she is punished for this action, she may well have placed those lives above her own livelihood.That is the very definition of sacrifice. Hydro Flask With Straw Cheap . After a replay, the winner will meet Sunderland in the quarterfinals. Sagbo did well to control Sone Alukos right cross and fire past Brighton goalkeeper Peter Brezovan. Aluko was making his first start in four months after recovering from an Achilles injury. Hydro Flask With Straw Sale . Roman Josi had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators to a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Monday night. . Ashley Youngs cross was inadvertently headed by Chester into his own net in the 66th minute, allowing United to claim a third straight league win. "We had to dig deep with our fighting spirit and weve done that," United striker Wayne Rooney said. Hydro Flask Deals Online . Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz were sent to Toronto on Saturday as the Maple Leafs traded defenceman Jesse Blacker and draft picks to the Anaheim Ducks. Hydro Flask Outlet .5 seconds to play in the game, Kevin Love never stopped believing that they would come out of there with a win. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- All the excitement surrounding Tennessee during its surge into the top 10 has morphed into anxiety about a program that has fallen out of the rankings entirely.Tennessee (5-3) has dropped three straight games, including a stunning 24-21 setback Saturday against two-touchdown underdog South Carolina. A roster decimated by injuries now is being hit by other defections, most notably Mondays announcement that leading rusher Jalen Hurd intends to transfer.The Volunteers remain confident they can turn things around.I dont think its shaken us at all, Tennessee safety Todd Kelly Jr. said. We know what were capable of. We know what Tennessee football is about. When we played in those games, we didnt play Tennessee football. Were definitely going to bring that back into the equation.Tennessee coach Butch Jones says the Vols must regain the energy and enthusiasm they showed while winning their first five games. He said those elements were missing against South Carolina.Id be sitting up here and misleading you if I said we played with great effort and great energy for 60 minutes, Jones said. We did not.The problems hindering Tennessee were discussed Sunday at a team meeting in which players preached accountability. Jones believes the benefits of that meeting will be evident the rest of the season.The players say they can continue moving forward without Hurd, who was just 440 yards shy of the schools career rushing record when he left the team.He did a lot for us, but thats just one player, defensive end Derek Barnett said. Its not going to ruin a team.The Vols already are accustomed to performing without key players, as three of their four captains are injured. Linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin underwent season-ending shoulder surgery last month, cornerback Cam Sutton has been out since mid-September with a fractured ankle and running back Alvin Kamara will miss a second straight game Saturday against Tennessee Tech (3-5) with an unspecified injury.But the injury bug isnt the only problem infecting Tennessee.Some of Tennessees issues persisted even during their five-game winning streeak to open the season.ddddddddddddThe Vols have trailed by double digits in seven of their eight games, and they have committed 20 turnovers. Kansas, Bowling Green and Duke are the only Football Bowl Subdivision teams with more turnovers.Other problems have arisen more recently.Quarterback Joshua Dobbs has thrown five interceptions and lost three fumbles during this three-game losing streak. Dobbs was 12 of 26 and threw two interceptions and lost one fumble against South Carolina.I didnt play well, and it obviously showed, Dobbs said. Thats something that cant happen moving forward.After allowing just 3.8 yards per carry and 149 yards rushing per game during its 5-0 start, Tennessee has given up 6.3 yards per carry and 306.7 yards rushing per game in losses to No. 7 Texas A&M , No. 1 Alabama and South Carolina. Rico Dowdle of South Carolina was the fifth individual to run for at least 100 yards against Tennessee over the Vols last three games.That run defense has been hurt by season-ending injuries to defensive tackles Shy Tuttle and Kahlil McKenzie as well as the dismissal of defensive tackle Danny OBrien.We had some missed tackles, Kelly said. People were in the right position but didnt make plays. We have to do a better job of executing.Tennessee has a chance to correct these issues Saturday when it hosts Tennessee Tech, a Football Championship Subdivision program that has never beaten an FBS team in 30 attempts. Tennessee follows that up by hosting Kentucky and Missouri before visiting Vanderbilt.The Vols still could reach the SEC championship game if they win their remaining conference matchups and No. 10 Florida loses at least two more league games. The Gators still have road trips to Arkansas and No. 15 LSU as well as a home game with South Carolina.Everybody wants to push the panic button, Tennessee coach Butch Jones said. There is no panic button. Thats football. We live in a week-to-week season.---More AP college football: ' ' '

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