Before Monday night’s Saints–Falcons game in New Orleans, both teams stood at midfield following the national anthem and held hands in a sign of unity. The display comes on the heels of several NFL players choosing to kneel or raise fists during the anthem to voice concerns over racial injustice. After a pair of black men were killed by police this week, New Orleans running back Mark Ingram said, “It’s not right, man. It’s not right.” The two teams join the Seattle Seahawks, who have also locked arms before games. The game was also the 10th anniversary of the reopening of the Superdome in 2006, following Hurricane Katrina. 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first player to protest, kneeling
Sept 27 (Gracenote) - Results from the Tashkent Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Ipek Soylu (Turkey) beat Silvia Soler Espinosa (Spain) 6-0 6-2 2-Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) beat Ana Bogdan (Romania) 7-6(7) 6-3
Simona Halep reached the Wuhan Open quarter-finals on Wednesday despite being knocked dizzy and forced to retire from a doubles match a day earlier. The Romanian world number five beat Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-3 before detailing the heavy blow from a ball which left her with bruising to her head. Halep was struck by a shot fired from the baseline by her doubles partner Jelena Ostapenko, before retiring from the match on Tuesday evening.