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Trump To Attend Alabama College Football Game

Sports Illustrated reports: The University of Alabama is making preparations for President Donald Trump to attend the LSU game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday. Alabama officials could not be reached to confirm or deny, but sources have confirmed his expected visit. The potential No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup, depending on the initial rankings by the College Football Playoff committee …

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Star Nationals Pitcher Won’t Visit White House

The Washington Post reports: Ever since Sean Doolittle was traded to the Washington Nationals in the summer of 2017, the reliever was often asked whether he would visit the White House after winning the World Series. He pondered but never answered. He thought it would be hollow to respond — like discussing a hypothetical lottery win — because the Nationals …

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Washington Nationals Accept White House Invitation

ESPN reports: The Washington Nationals, who will have a parade to celebrate their World Series title Saturday, will visit President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday, according to a White House official. A ceremony for the Nationals will be held on the South Lawn at 1:15 p.m. ET, the official said. Trump had attended Game 5 on Sunday. …

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Nationals Fan Drops Anti-Trump F-Bomb On Live TV

The Huffington Post reports: A Washington Nationals fan is going viral after letting out some feelings about President Donald Trump on live TV after the team’s World Series victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. “I think this is huge for DC,” the unnamed fan said on Fox 5, the Washington DC Fox station. “DC needed this. We got …

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Washington Nationals Win Their First World Series

The Washington Post reports: When the fight was finished and the Nationals had wrapped up their first World Series title some 1,400 miles away in Houston, the District screamed. And cried. And bellowed into a rainy night. The tide has turned in Washington, and a city of sports fans used to suffering and heartbreak is suddenly celebrating yet another championship …

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Nationals Team Owners Didn’t Want To Sit With Trump

Washington’s CBS News affiliate reports: A representative of the Lerner family, the principal owners of the Nationals, had a special request of the MLB last week: that they had no desire to be put in a position of turning down a request from the White House for President Trump to sit with Theodore Lerner, 94, the family patriarch, or any …

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NFL Kicker Misses Game-Winning Field Goal After Telling Atheists To Believe In God Due To His Kicking [VIDEO]

Hemant Mehta reports at the Friendly Atheist: About a month ago, Chicago Bears kicker Eddy Piñeiro made a game-winning field goal. He reacted with a tweet telling atheists they should start believing in God. He was even more specific during a post-game interview in which he said, “If you don’t believe in Jesus Christ, you better start, because he’s real. …

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World Series Fans Chant “LOCK HIM UP” At Trump

The New York Times reports: In his first appearance at a Major League Baseball game since taking office, Mr. Trump was not invited to throw the first pitch when he showed up Sunday night at Game 5 between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros. Instead, when he was shown on the stadium’s large screen, the crowd booed robustly and …

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Trump To Attend World Series With Gaetz And Graham

I’ll be watching with hope for a “Trump sucks” chant. Deadline reports: President Donald Trump plans to attend tonight’s Game 5 of the 2019 World Series between the hometown Washington Nationals and the visiting Houston Astros. Trump’s appearance was certified last night, as Houston took an 8-1 victory to create the need for a Game 5. The Nationals won the …

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MAGA Umpire Sorry About That Threat To Kill You

ESPN reports: The longtime major league umpire who earlier this week sent a threatening tweet that included a reference to a rifle has apologized for the post. In a statement to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Rob Drake expressed regret for the since-deleted tweet and said he’ll learn from it. “Once I read what I had tweeted I realized the violence in …

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Nationals Invite Trump Critic Chef Jose Andres To Throw First Pitch At World Series Game Trump Might Attend

The Hill reports: The Washington Nationals on Friday announced that local chef and vocal President Trump critic José Andrés will throw out the first pitch if there is a Game 5 of the World Series. The president could be in attendance to see Andrés throw the first pitch. Trump told reporters Thursday that he plans to attend Game 5 if …

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Trump Plans To Attend World Series Game 5 In DC

The Washington Post reports: President Trump said Thursday that he plans to attend Game 5 of the World Series at Nationals Park on Sunday if the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros are still playing, though he did not confirm if he had been asked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. “I don’t know. They’ve got to dress me up …

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MAGA “Cival War” Umpire Also Runs Christian Ministry

Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist: Earlier this week, Major League Baseball began investigating Rob Drake, an umpire since 2010, for a tweet he made suggesting a violent response if Donald Trump gets impeached. Drake has since deactivated his Twitter account. It’s worth mentioning that Drake is also a co-founder of Calling for Christ, a ministry specifically catering to …

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MLB Probes Umpire For Tweet Vowing To Buy Assault Rifle Due To Likely “CIVAL WAR” If Trump Is Impeached

ESPN reports: Major League Baseball is looking into a since-deleted tweet by longtime umpire Rob Drake, commissioner Rob Manfred said Wednesday. Drake tweeted late Tuesday that he planned to buy an AR-15 rifle “because if you impeach MY PRESIDENT this way, YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER CIVAL WAR!!! #MAGA2020,” according to a copy of the tweet obtained by ESPN. The tweet, …

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Lack Of DC Senators Ends World Series Tradition

The Dallas Morning News reports: One of the Senate’s traditions is for lawmakers with a home state team in the World Series to bet against each other. Texas senators have wagered brisket and Dr Pepper against cheesecake and sausage in bets with counterparts from California, Illinois and Missouri. But as the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals squared off Tuesday night …

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Washington DC Gets Its First World Series In 86 Years

Deadspin reports: Since Oct. 7, 1933, there have been 14 American presidents, 12 men on the moon, hundreds of Academy Award-winning performances in movies, and countless insults hurled during election debates but not a single World Series game played in Washington, D.C. That is about to change. Doing their best to defy the famous 1904 Charles Dryden quip about D.C. …

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Bulgarian Soccer Head Resigns After Racist Incident

Politico Europe reports: The head of Bulgaria’s football federation resigned Tuesday, bowing to Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s call for him to quit following a match in Sofia during which Bulgarian fans hurled racist abuse at black England players. “After yesterday’s shameful loss of the Bulgarian national team and in view of our poor football results, I ordered [Sport] Minister Krasen …

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FIFA Match Suspended Over Nazi Salutes, Racist Chants

Reuters reports: The Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England was twice halted by the match referee in the first half on Monday under a three-step UEFA protocol to tackle racist abuse from the crowd. Britain’s Sky Sports television said racist chanting was heard from the stands and reported by England players to manager Gareth Southgate, with the referee informed …

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Olympic Gold Medalist Hurdler Comes Out: “I’m Free”

Out Magazine reports: Gold medalist Kerron Clement is finally ready to share his story. The track athlete publicly came out Friday, on National Coming Out Day, exclusively telling Out, “I was tired of loving in the dark.” “I have been through what a lot of people have been through which is being afraid of being who you are,” he says. …

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Ted Cruz And AOC To NBA: Suspend Ops With China

Deadspin reports: A day after NBA commissioner Adam Silver released a statement wondering whether everyone couldn’t just get along and enjoy some hoops, eight members of Congress, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ted Cruz, signed a letter to Silver condemning the the NBA’s response to the controversy over Daryl Morey’s tweet supporting Hong Kong protestors. Perhaps basketball can bring everyone together. …

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