Trump nominates Jets owner Woody Johnson as ambassador to UK

The New York Jets haven’t made the playoffs since 2010, but owner Woody Johnson is in line for a promotion. On Thursday, the White House announced President Donald Trump’s official nomination for Johnson as U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain (five months after his unofficial nomination). If the Senate confirms Johnson’s appointment, his brother and co-owner Christopher Johnson...
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Kerr: It ‘might be a good statement’ for Warriors to visit White House

The Golden State Warriors are still contemplating whether or not to visit the White House to celebrate their NBA title should an invitation be extended. Head coach Steve Kerr, who has been a vocal critic of the Donald Trump administration, weighed in on the situation, saying it “might be a good statement” for the Warriors to set personal politics aside and attend a ceremony....
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Sports & Politics Intersect: White House invites dominate championship talk

Front Five: The top stories that shaped both sports & politics this week “All I know is I would personally do the right thing for me.” - Steph Curry While trips to the White House after title wins have never been without controversy, this week three different teams made news around the tradition. In the immediate hours after the Golden State Warriors won the NBA Finals...
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Petition asks Penguins to ‘decline any invitation from the White House’

A petition has been launched urging the Pittsburgh Penguins to decline a trip, if offered, to the White House to celebrate its second straight championship in protest of the presidency of Donald Trump.The petition, hosted on the Care2 Petitions website, cites Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord as the primary reason the Penguins shouldn’t honor an invitation...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Warriors will skip White House visit after winning title

The Golden State Warriors didn’t take long to decide they wouldn’t be attending the customary White House visit.Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the rest of the Warriors reportedly held a vote on the idea after beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals.According to reports, the vote came in lopsided: Of course, the reason isn’t exactly hard to explain. The...
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Kobe Bryant would ‘probably’ visit Donald Trump White House if he won title

The question of whether or not to visit a Donald Trump-led White House has been a divisive one in professional sports circles for the last several months, and now Kobe Bryant is weighing in.In an interview with Ben Strauss of Politico that ran on Tuesday, the recently-retired Lakers legend was asked if he would make the trip after winning a title.“I probably would go,” said Bryant...
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AFC GM: ‘Peyton Manning will be president one day’

It’s long been rumored that Peyton Manning might go into politics one day. A recent trip to the White House/golfing outing with President Donald Trump and Tennessee Senator Bob Corker did little to quell that notion.Manning has said in the past that he has no interest in getting into politics. But many people have a hard time buying it, especially because he’s been backed by...
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Golden State did not consciously become death but here we are

The Warriors were a whit petulant when they were darlings. This was three seasons ago, when they were first racking up 23-point wins and Steph Curry had overcome seemingly chronic injury to redefine the parameters of three-point range. Steve Kerr removed the car boot Mark Jackson had installed on the offense and the ball moved as if by itself, to wherever it was happiest and Draymond...
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Jonathan Toews discusses climate change, says “let’s not wait till it’s too late to do something”

Back in March of 2016, Jonathan Toews publicly discussed climate change and stated that he believes it’s sad that the topic is still a debate in this country. Following Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Toews once again sounded off with his views on the climate and what he believes is a major global problem.Below is a post from...
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Mychal Thompson denies rumors that son Klay is unhappy with role on Warriors

Former NBA big Mychal Thompson is going into Father Knows Best mode.In an appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio on Friday, Thompson shot down rumors of his son, Golden State Warriors All-Star guard Klay Thompson, being unhappy with his role on the team. He did so by making a not-so-subtle reference to President Donald Trump in the process. The addition of Kevin Durant to the Golden State...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

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