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VIRAL VIDEO: 18,000 Canadian Hockey Fans Sing American National Anthem When Performer’s Mic Fails

USA Today reports: It’s always a cool pregame scene when a crowd joins together to sing The Star-Spangled Banner. Those crowds, though, are almost exclusively in the U.S. Almost. Before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs between the Ducks and Oilers in Edmonton, apparent microphone issues left the Oilers fans on the hook to help with the U.S. anthem. ...

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NEWSWEEK: Aaron Hernandez Killed To Cover Up His Bisexuality, Left Suicide Note For Prison Boyfriend

Newsweek reports: He [Hernandez] was convicted in April 2015 for shooting and killing his friend, Odin Lloyd, seemingly without motive. But interviews with multiple law enforcement officials directly involved in the case say Lloyd—a semipro football player who was dating Hernandez’s fiance’s sister at the time—had information the football star did not want out: that he was bisexual. One of ...

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Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady Abruptly Bails On White House Meeting With Trump, Cites “Family Matters”

TMZ Sports reports: Tom Brady says he will NOT join his New England Patriots teammates at the White House on Wednesday … citing “personal family matters.” Brady just issued a statement, saying, “In light of some recent developments, I am unable to attend today’s ceremony, as I am attending to some personal family matters.” He explained, “I am so happy ...

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Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide In Prison

The Associated Press reports: Massachusetts prison officials say former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has hanged himself in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital. He was 27. An official with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections says Hernandez was found hanged in his cell just after 3 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities tried to revive the former New England Patriots tight end, ...

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NCAA Awards Events To North Carolina Despite Objections Of Civil Rights Groups To Fake HB2 Repeal

ABC News reports: The NCAA has awarded coveted men’s basketball tournament games and other events to North Carolina, effectively ending a boycott that helped force the state to repeal parts of a law that limited protections for LGBT people. The governing body announced decisions Tuesday for events through 2022, two weeks after the NCAA said it had “reluctantly” agreed to ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: NCAA Leaders “Reluctantly” Lift Boycott After Fake Repeal Of Anti-LGBT Hate Law

Via press release from the NCAA: In August of 2016, the NCAA Board of Governors instructed the relocation of NCAA championships scheduled in North Carolina during the 2016-17 academic year because of the cumulative impact HB2 had on local communities’ ability to ensure a safe, healthy, discrimination-free atmosphere for all those watching and participating in our events. Last week, the ...

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WASHINGTON: “Impeach Trump” Banner Unfurled At Baseball Game That Trump Refused First Pitch

Yahoo Sports reports: The Washington Nationals may have pulled off a dramatic, come-from-behind 4-2 victory Monday against the Miami Marlins, but not every fan was happy following the game. As crowds were leaving the ballpark, a group of protesters hung a sign that read “Impeach Trump #Resist” over a railing in the stadium. The Washington Nationals may have pulled off ...

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BREAKING: NC House Approves “Compromise” HB2 Repeal, Bill Now Goes To Dem Gov. Roy Cooper

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: The General Assembly on Thursday approved a compromise bill that repeals House Bill 2 but restricts anti-discrimination ordinances in cities and counties. The bill now goes to the governor for his signature. Opposition and support for the bill did not fall along party lines in the 32-16 Senate vote. Several Triangle Democrats banded together ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: LGBT Activists Loudly Object To Compromise HB2 Repeal That Could Happen Today

The Charlotte Observer reports: North Carolina lawmakers could repeal House Bill 2 on Thursday under a deal struck late Wednesday night by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legislative leaders. Senate leader Phil Berger announced the deal shortly after 10:30 p.m. The announcement capped days of marathon, often contentious negotiations and closed-door meetings. Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore took ...

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Trump Rejects Baseball Opening Pitch Invite [VIDEO]

Politico reports: President Donald Trump will not throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington Nationals opening day Monday, the team told reporters Tuesday. POLITICO Playbook reported Tuesday morning that Trump was in talks to throw the first pitch as the Nationals take on the Miami Marlins in Washington. But the White House said Trump has a “scheduling conflict” that ...

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White Sox First Baseman: I Ate My Fake Haitian Passport While Being Smuggled From Cuba To USA

The Chicago Tribune reports: When Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu finally boarded a plane to the U.S after being smuggled from Cuba to Haiti, he said he had one mission: Destroy the fake Haitian passport he was traveling on before his flight landed in Miami. He testified Wednesday that he went to the restroom as soon as possible ...

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Former NFL Quarterback Sues “I’m Not Gay No More” Viral Star For $4.5M Over Claims They Had An Affair

The Daily Mail reports: Ex-NFL quarterback Kordell Stewart is suing the male viral video star who claimed they had a sexual relationship for $4.5 million, DailyMail.com can reveal. The man in question, Andrew Caldwell, became famous for another video, in which he screamed in church: ‘I’m not gay no more’. In October 2015, Caldwell went on a radio show and ...

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Former WNBA Player: The League Is 98% Lesbian And I Left Because Of Their Anti-Straight Bullying [VIDEO]

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: Candice Wiggins had what many would consider a dream career in the WNBA. She was the No. 3 overall draft pick out of Stanford in 2008. She was named the league’s Sixth Woman of the Year as a rookie. She won a championship with the Minnesota Lynx. The success, Wiggins says now, hid a darker ...

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Major League Baseball Drops Intentional Walk Rule

To make things less boring. The New York Post reports: As minute as it may feel, the MLB has made the pitcher’s life easier and the fan’s experience faster with one rule change. The league and the Players Association agreed Tuesday to eliminate the four-pitch intentional walk and implement a dugout signal in its place, according to ESPN. The shake-up ...

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Franklin Grahams Demands Supporters Complain To NFL Over “Sinful” Gay-Inclusive Kiss Cam Ad [VIDEO]

“Football season is over and the Super Bowl is behind us. But the NFL is trying to push homosexuality through a new pro same-sex ad. In this ad they show two men kissing each other and two women kissing each other on the ‘kiss cam.’ They’re trying to define sin as love and make it acceptable. This generation is being ...

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NBA Joins NFL In Warning Texas: Drop That “Bathroom Bill” If You Want To Host Another All-Star Game

The Dallas Morning News reports: Put the NBA on the growing list of sports organizations warning Texas over its proposed transgender bathroom bill. In a statement to the Houston Chronicle last week, Spokesman Mike Bass said the NBA weighs a number of factors before choosing where to hold major events, including how fans and athletes will be treated. “We consider ...

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NFL Backs Gay-Inclusive Kiss-Cam Campaign [VIDEO]

AdWeek reports: The Ad Council’s original Emmy-winning “Love Has No Labels” skeletons campaign was filmed on Valentine’s Day in 2015, and rolled out a few weeks later. Two years on, we have R/GA’s latest installment in the acclaimed series celebrating inclusiveness and diversity—this one rolling out on Valentine’s Day, having been filmed at the NFL Pro Bowl in January. The ...

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TEXAS: Gov. Greg Abbott Mocks NFL For Warning That “Bathroom Bill” Will Cost State Future Super Bowls

Sports Illustrated reports: Texas governor Greg Abbott mocked the NFL’s “decision makers” on Twitter after the league issued veiled criticism of a proposed “bathroom bill” in the state. Abbott’s tweet came after a league spokesman told the AP that prejudicial legislation could be a factor when the NFL chooses where to host events like the Super Bowl. “If a proposal ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: US Tennis Officials Apologize After Nazi-Era German National Anthem Performed At Match

Slate reports: Over the weekend, the U.S. hosted Germany in the national team-based women’s tennis tournament, the Fed Cup. Before American Alison Riske took on Germany’s Andrea Petkovic in a singles match in Hawaii, both national anthems were played. And that’s where things went wrong. A live soloist belted out not just the wrong version of the German anthem, but ...

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Six Super Bowl Winners To Skip Trump Meeting

The New York Times reports: At least six members of the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots have said they will not visit the White House for the traditional meeting that championship teams have with the president. Running back LeGarrette Blount, defensive end Chris Long and defensive tackle Alan Branch on Thursday became the latest to announce that they would skip ...

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