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This football player is stepping up to help break the taboo behind people’s periods.

When my sister used the words “free bleeding,” I had absolutely no idea what she was talking about. Rachel had started an organization called Kitty Packs to help eradicate free bleeding in the homeless community, and she wanted my support. The only problem? I really didn’t know what “free bleeding” was. My name is Joshua Garnett. I’m an offensive guard for the San Francisco 49ers. I bleed all the time. And I was a human biology major at Stanford too, so blood and the human body are subjects I’m pretty…

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Sports teams won’t stay at Trump’s hotels, which is hitting his wallet hard

The Chicago Cubs visited Trump at the White House, but other teams refuse to stay at his hotels.Image: Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Trump has been riling up pro athletes with disinvitations to the White House and attacks on police brutality protests. Now some teams are hitting back where it hurts: his wallet. Pro sports teams from the NBA, MLB, and NHL have stopped staying at Trump-owned hotels. The Washington Post reached out to all teams in those three leagues and the NFL (that’s 123 teams altogether) and found at least…

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The NFL might ban players from kneeling during the national anthem

Image: Getty Images The NFL is totally happy about its players speaking their minds—as long as it doesn’t hurt the NFL.  That’s the gist of the letter sent by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday, in which he officially announced that the league will be considering a proposal that would prevent players from keeling during the national anthem. “Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem. It is an important moment in our game. We want to honor our flag and our country,…

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The first NFL game of Sept. 24 started with a powerful protest

Image: Joe Toth/BPI/REX/Shutterstock Less than 48 hours after President Donald Trump began vocally lashing out at NFL players, some of those players struck back on the field.  During an Alabama rally for senatorial candidate Luther Strange, Trump went way off script and began calling any football players who took a knee during the national anthem a “son of a bitch.” He doubled down on this hardly-veiled attack on former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Saturday with a series of tweets that called on owners to fire any player…

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NFL players lash out after Trump rants about athlete protests

Image: Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images Football players are lashing out at Donald Trump after the president went on an extended rant about athlete activism at a rally Friday night. Trump called on NFL owners to fire players who kneel or otherwise protest during the national anthem and encouraged fans to boycott the league. SEE ALSO: Why Russia hasn’t successfully screwed with Germany’s election — yet “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off…

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Director Adam McKay taking a knee during NFL season until a team signs Colin Kaepernick

Hollywood director Adam McKay (“Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights,” “The Big Short”) isn’t new to helping lump politics and sports together, and Colin Kaepernick remaining a free agent after the Miami Dolphins took a pass on the Fidel Castro supporter has angered the SNL writing staff alum: If Kaepernick is black balled I have to boycott NFL. Love football but banning a guy for using Constitutional right to protest=anti-American — Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) August 6, 2017 McKay got plenty of support, such as this: I agree. Shutting off all #NFL stuff (taking…

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Sleeperbot is the best place to host your fantasy football league this season

Sleeperbot, which has raised about $2M in seed funding from Birchmere VC and Expa, and boasts hundreds of thousands of users, calls itself Slack for sports. Its essentially an app (and website) that lets sports fans have conversations around different subjects theyre passionate about. These discussions happen in channels some of which are created by the company and are general topics like fantasy advice, and some are created by users like an Eagles fan club. And now they are adding another feature that is sure to make it even more…

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