SOMERSET, N.J.,/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NFL teams staged a show of solidarity with protesting players before Sunday's games by kneeling, linking arms or staying off the field during the U.S. national anthem, defying President Donald Trump's call for owners to fire those who refuse to stand. AlongRead More »
USWNT players Megan Rapinoe, Sydney Leroux and Becky Sauerbrunn were among players from both the Seattle Reign and FC Kansas City who did not appear for the national anthem at a NWSL game on Sunday. Rapinoe was the first USWNT player to kneel during the national anthem as she joined the protests led by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick calling for racial equality and against police brutality.
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Ghana defeated Nigeria 4-1 in the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations final on Sunday, avenging an earlier group stage defeat to the Super Eagles and winning $100 000 in prize-money. Patrick Razak proved to be an inspired substitution for the Black Stars, with the diminutive winger winning two penalties and providing an assist for the fourth goal. Nigeria were on the back foot from the first whistle, and while the defence managed to withstand the pressure for large parts of the opening half, they offered very little going forward. The injury enforced substitution of centre-half Olamilekan Adeleye coincided with the floodgates opening as Stephen Sarfo opened the scoring in the 44th minute, impressively controlling the ball before firing through a sea of bodies.