Category: Sports

Gregg Popovich: United States an ’embarrassment to the world’

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is the latest sports figure to speak out about the impact of Donald Trump’s presidency and his comments may be the most scathing of all. Pop: “Our country is an embarrassment to the world.” — Melissa Rohlin (@melissarohlin) September 25, 2017 Popovich has been no stranger to denouncing Trump, but added to his criticism…

Panthers say no structural damage to WR Kelvin Benjamin’s knee

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers coach Ron Rivera expressed relief Monday after an MRI revealed wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has no structural damage to his left knee. Benjamin’s status will be day-to-day. Rivera says it’s too early to know if he will play Sunday at New England. Benjamin’s left knee got bent backward after being dragged down from behind on the…

Why you shouldn’t expect to see NFL-level protests in hockey

EDMONTON — For those of us who have dealt with professional athletes from an array of different sports, it is unilaterally accepted: Hockey players are different. So you can be disappointed that the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins did not choose to confront United States President Donald Trump’s politics when they accepted an invitation to be greeted at the White…