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Miami Dolphins players kneel during the National Anthem before their game against the New England Patriots last November. Photograph: PA

There was a time, not long ago, when the NFL actually stood for something. When the league’s owners acted on principle and were anything but the squis(...)

US president Donald Trump has been angered by players kneeling for the national anthem. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump welcomed the National Football League’s decision to fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anth(...)

 Colin Kaepernick (centre) kneels alongside his San Franciso team-mates Eli Harold  and Eric Reid during the playing of the US national anthem in January 2017. Photograph:  Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

The owners of NFL teams agreed on Wednesday to a new policy for player conduct during the playing of the US national anthem, an issue that escalated l(...)

Lindsey Vonn has said she would snub an invitation to the White House. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP

American skier Lindsey Vonn has become the latest athlete to speak out against Donald Trump. The most decorated female skier of all time told CNN in (...)

LJ Fort and Artie Burns of the Pittsburgh Steelers tackle AJ Green of the Cincinnati Bengals. Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The body count included a pair of young men carted off on stretchers and still more knocked out with serious injuries. Some were a result of routine p(...)

 LaVar Ball, father of basketball player LiAngelo Ball, who was denounced on Twitter by Donald Trump as an “ungrateful fool!” Photograph:  Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump began his first Thanksgiving holiday in office with an early-morning Twitter rage in which he again vented about some of his(...)

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media after the NFL owners meeting at the Conrad Hotel. Photo: Catalina Fragoso/USA TODAY Sports

The NFL is currently negotiating a contract extension with its commissioner Roger Goodell. Among the supposed finer details are a demand for use of a (...)

Demonstrators rally outside the NFL owners meeting in New York City. Photo: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

After a tumultuous month of hearing from the US president and some football fans who are angry at players who do not stand for the national anthem, th(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence walked out of an NFL game in Indianapolis on Sunday after some players knelt during the playing of the national anthem. Photograph:  Ethan Miller/Getty Images

United States vice-president Mike Pence walked out of an NFL game on Sunday after several players took a knee during the national anthem prior to kick(...)

US president Donald Trump: his war with the sporting world has  extended to basketball, after he withdrew a White House invitation to basketball team the Golden State Warriors. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The standoff between US president Donald Trump and the National Football League continued on Monday as Mr Trump defended his outburst against football(...)

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