Sports

Houston Texans Players Kneel En Masse After Owner Bob McNair's "Inmates" Comments

Houston Texans Players Kneel En Masse After Owner Bob McNair's

Instead, numerous Houston Texans players took a knee before their game against the Seahawks because of a comment made by the team owner, Bob McNair.

Houston Texans players, stung by team owner Bob McNair's remarks while discussing the NFL's national anthem demonstrations, knelt for "The Star-Spangled Banner" before their game in Seattle on Sunday.

Although an NFC team is hosting the game, the action will be broadcast on CBS when the Texans and Seahawks start on Sunday.

Antonio Conte keen to get N'Golo Kante back to full fitness
I can accept it being written that the club is ready to sack me and can accept the story with the players. He's working very well and he's understanding this football and what I want from him.

Reports from SI.com say all but 10 of the Texans players took a knee during the National Anthem.

The Texans had debated how best to protest their owner's comments from this month, revealed this week in an ESPN story, that, "We can't have the inmates running the prison".

"I was referring to the relationship between the league office and team owners and how they have been making significant strategic decisions affecting our league without adequate input from ownership over the past few years", McNair said.

England clinch maiden Under-17 World Cup
They became the second England youth side to win a World Cup this summer after the Under-20s triumphed in South Korea. Today's win in the all-European final also capped England Youth teams' remarkable year.

It appears that McNair's apology was not enough for some players.

Before the game, writer and civil rights activist Sean King tweeted that he'd spoken with several Texans about the protest and many said they really didn't want to play. Star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and rookie running back D'Onta Foreman, however, went home for the day. We put our bodies and minds on the line every time we step on that field, and to use an analogy of inmates in prison, that's disrespectful.

McNair's comments have not been well-received in any part of NFL circles, with players from all around the league ripping him during the latter part of this week.

Mattis: 'Accelerated' North Korea threat makes US-South Korea cooperation urgent
Mnuchin said the sanctions "target the North Korean military and regime officials engaged in flagrant abuses of human rights". Mattis suggested, however, that Pyongyang needed to understand that its weapons programs would not strengthen its defenses.


  • Saints 20, Bears 12: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

    Saints 20, Bears 12: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

    The Bears let their potential franchise quarterback drop back regularly and - get a load of this - play quarterback. Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks sacks Saints quarterback Drew Brees .
    2.0 audio songs: Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar's music album launched in style

    2.0 audio songs: Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar's music album launched in style

    Reportedly, the worldwide premiere of 2.0 is scheduled for 25 January 2018, and it is expected to be released in 15 languages. At a reported budget of ₹450 crore ($68 million), it is by far the most expensive film India has produced to date.
    Faheem Ashraf takes first ever hat-trick for Pakistan in T20s

    Faheem Ashraf takes first ever hat-trick for Pakistan in T20s

    Ashraf achieved the rare feat against Sri Lanka , when he come on to bowl in the 19th over of the innings. It turned out to be a fighting total for Sri Lanka as they made Pakistan toil hard to reach the target.
  • Charlie Heaton 'Stranger Things' Star Busted with Coke Denied Entry to US

    Charlie Heaton 'Stranger Things' Star Busted with Coke Denied Entry to US

    However, according to privacy laws, the officials could not comment on the specifics of Heaton's case. Heaton wasn't arrested or charged but was refused entry in the country.

    Steam Wallet Digital Gift Cards Announced by Valve

    With the cards friends can gift each other a certain amount of money to be spent in the Steam Store. The one restriction on purchases is you can't use existing wallet funds to pay for the gift card.
    Curator Salgaonkar caught in sting operation

    Curator Salgaonkar caught in sting operation

    He said that the pitch will yield scores of 337-340 runs. It was revealed in a TV channel's sting operation. The bowlers were not identified.
  • 14-Year-Old Model Vlada Dzyuba Dies After 13-Hour Fashion Show

    14-Year-Old Model Vlada Dzyuba Dies After 13-Hour Fashion Show

    Miss Dzyuba's Russian manager Dmitry Smirnov, who negotiated her Chinese assignment, has not commented on her death. The Kremlin's human rights ombudsman in Perm , Pavel Mikov , said he was personally investigating the girl's death.
    Double vehicle  bombing strikes Mogadishu

    Double vehicle bombing strikes Mogadishu

    The presidential palace, known as the Villa Somalia, was previously attacked by nine of the terrorist group's militants in 2014. Initial reports say at least 10 people were killed in the first explosion and 6 others were injured.
    ANZ Bank lifts cash profit 18% to nearly  $7 billion

    ANZ Bank lifts cash profit 18% to nearly $7 billion

    Fewer products on offer for customers and staff efficiency has helped drive ANZ to a profit of $1.86 billion over the past year. ANZ has also cut its full-time equivalent staff by more than 5,000 people to 44,896, down from 50,152 in 2015.
  • Sopranos star Annabella Sciorra accuses Weinstein of rape

    Sopranos star Annabella Sciorra accuses Weinstein of rape

    Recently, another opened up about her sexual encounter with the producer. "He came through the living room and into the bedroom. She remembered him saying things like, "Come here, come on, cut it out, what are you doing, come here", the magazine reported.
    Shazam! Star Zachary Levi 'Honored & Humbled' to Take Part

    Shazam! Star Zachary Levi 'Honored & Humbled' to Take Part

    Zachary Levi is all set to star in DC comic book adaptation Shazam , to be directed by David F. Zachary Levi has been given the role of Shazam for the upcoming superhero film, reports THR .
    In Saudi Arabia, female robot gets rights while real women restricted

    In Saudi Arabia, female robot gets rights while real women restricted

    Global migrants make up 10.2 million of the population in Saudi Arabia , but do not enjoy the same rights as Saudi nationals. Sophia , during her speech on stage, was not dressed in either, nor was she accompanied by a male companion.