NFL players are no longer the only professional athletes to silently protest during the national anthem.On Sunday night, womens soccer player Megan Rapinoe followed the example of?San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick by taking a knee during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner before her Seattle Reign played the Chicago Red Stars in an NWSL game.I am disgusted with way he has been treated and the fans and hatred he has received in all of this, Rapione told espnWs Julie Foudy. It is overtly racist. Stay in your place black man. Just didnt feel right to me. Need a more substantive conversation around race relations, & the way people of color treated.Rapinoe added: We are not saying we are not one the greatest countries in world. Just need to accept that [it is] not perfect, things are broken. And quite honestly being gay, I have stood with my hand over my heart during the national anthem and felt like I havent had my liberties protected, so I can absolutely sympathize with that feeling.Rapinoe said she will continue to kneel in every match going forward.The very least that I can do is continue the conversation with him by kneeling for the anthem, she said.?Rapinoe, a World Cup and gold-medal winner with the U.S. womens national team, becomes the first nonblack professional player to join in protesting during the national anthem since Kaepernick gained notoriety for sitting out the anthem in 49ers preseason games.After sitting during the playing of the anthem during preseason games, Kaepernick elected to kneel during the anthem for the teams final preseason game on Thursday and was joined by teammate Eric Reid.In a separate game, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane also elected to sit down during the playing of the national anthem.Though he has received backlash for his protest, Kaepernick has said its not his intention to denigrate police, military or the country, but rather serves as his way of bringing attention to what he sees are failings in the United States treatment of racial minorities.James Worthy Lakers Jersey . The home side created most of the chances but struggled to break down Braunschweigs resilient defence, resulting in the Bundesligas 1,000th scoreless draw. Robert Horry Jersey . -- Tony Stewart is 20 pounds lighter and has a titanium rod in his surgically repaired right leg. http://www.lakersbasketballshop.com/Michael-Cooper-Jersey/ . Aside from the trilogy main event title fight, there are a number of intriguing matchups in the heavyweight, welterweight and lightweight divisions. Elgin Baylor Jersey . -- If this was Aaron Gordons final home game at Arizona, and it almost certainly was, then he went out in style. Vlade Divac Jersey . -- Teemu Selanne scored the first goal of his 22nd NHL season, and the Anaheim Ducks extended the best start in franchise history with their fifth straight victory, 3-2 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.MOSCOW, Idaho -- Matt Linehan threw for 476 yards and accounted for five touchdowns -- both career highs -- to help Idaho beat New Mexico State 55-23 on Saturday.Linehan, who came in with four touchdown passes this season, threw for a career-best four scores and added a 10-yard TD run that made it 55-16 in the fourth quarter. The junior moved past his dad (and current offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys), Scott Linehan, into sixth on the schools career passing yards list with 7,101.Tight end Deon Watson had six catches for a career-high 129 yards and a score, Alfonso Onunwor had nine receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown, and Jordan Frysinger added four catches for 102 yards and a TD for Idaho (4-3, 2-1 Sun Belt).dddddddddddd. It was the first time since Oct. 16, 2010 that three Vandals had at least 100 yards receiving in the same game.New Mexico State (2-4, 1-2) led 13-7 at the end of the first quarter, but Idaho scored 20 in the second -- including field goals of 33 and 37 yards by Austin Rehkow -- and took a 27-16 lead into halftime. Rehkow has made a school-record 62 career field goals. ' ' '