Kaepernick faces scrutiny over anthem protest

Aug 30, 2016

Kaepernick faces scrutiny over anthem protest

From the White House to San Francisco police union headquarters, Colin Kaepernick’s name came up Monday as his decision to sit down during the U.S. national anthem reached far beyond football. Many aren’t thrilled with the 49ers quarterback’s strong words about why he is ...

Niners' Kaepernick protests by sitting during U.S. anthem

Aug 28, 2016

Niners' Kaepernick protests by sitting during U.S. anthem

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick sat on the team’s bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host ...

U.S. runs past France, will face Spain in final

Aug 19, 2016

U.S. runs past France, will face Spain in final

It’s rare to see the U.S. women’s basketball team struggle during the Olympics. Then again, they’ve had Sue Bird running the show for over a decade. With the starting point guard sidelined with a knee injury, the Americans were out of sorts for a ...

U.S. routs Poland, books semifinal with Italy

Aug 18, 2016

U.S. routs Poland, books semifinal with Italy

John Speraw ran along the sideline about as close as he could to actually being in the action, cheering Aaron Russell to make a save while crashing into the barrier some 6 meters behind the end line. “I was willing him to get that ...

Aug 18, 2016

Building stronger ties with Iran

Japan should consider more proactive steps to beef up its relations with Tehran, by building on the bilateral investment treaty signed in February to boost economic ties.

U.S. spikers rout Mexico to make quarters

Aug 16, 2016

U.S. spikers rout Mexico to make quarters

Taylor Sander leaped high for timely blocks. He went low for a save at floor level to keep a winning point going. Then, he squatted way down to send another tough ball back over the net. At last, the U.S. men’s volleyball team is ...

U.S. women claim fencing bronze

Aug 14, 2016

U.S. women claim fencing bronze

U.S. fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad came to the Rio Games determined to show the world that Muslim-American women can excel in sports. Muhammad will return home to New Jersey with proof that she was right. Muhammad, who became the first U.S. Olympian to wear a ...

Sweden ousts U.S. in quarters

Aug 13, 2016

Sweden ousts U.S. in quarters

Taunted by local fans since the Olympics began and stinging from a surprising loss, Hope Solo called Sweden a “bunch of cowards.” The U.S. goalkeeper criticized the Swedes for the way they played Friday in beating the Americans in a penalty shootout — a ...

Usme strikes twice to lift Columbia to draw with U.S.

Aug 10, 2016

Usme strikes twice to lift Columbia to draw with U.S.

In the first few moments Hope Solo had to reflect following the U.S. team’s 2-2 draw with Colombia on Tuesday, she already had perspective on the two goals that Catalina Usme got past her. “I’ve been around the game long enough to know that ...