Why ESPN won’t be showing the national anthem before “Monday Night Football”

ESPN will not carry the national anthem that precedes Monday night’s game between the Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs, but its decision has nothing to do with demonstrations and protests that have dominated headlines over the last 10 days or so. Before the season began, the network decided not to show the anthem, with two exceptions. One was the “Monday Night Football” season opener that fell on the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and featured a special tribute at the Minnesota Vikings‘ U.S. Bank Stadium. And then last week, after protests popped up across the country in response to tweets and comments by President Donald Trump,… Read More

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Why ESPN won’t be showing the national anthem before “Monday Night Football”

ESPN will not carry the national anthem that precedes Monday night’s game between the Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs, but its decision has nothing to do with demonstrations and protests that have dominated headlines over the last 10 days or so. Before the season began, the network decided not to show the anthem, with two exceptions. One was the “Monday Night Football” season opener that fell on the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and featured a special tribute at the Minnesota Vikings‘ U.S. Bank Stadium. And then last week, after protests popped up across the country in response to tweets and comments by President Donald Trump,… Read More

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See how all the Mississippians did during the 2017 MLB season

Left to right, Brian Dozier, Billy Hamilton, Drew Pomeranz, Lance Lynn, Hunter Renfroe, Jonathan Holder, Adam Frazier, Jarrod Dyson and Zach Cozart. The MLB regular season ended Sunday, so it’s a good time to see how the 25 active players with Mississippi connections* did during the 2017 season. The good news: Brian Dozier, Jonathan Holder, Mitch Moreland, Drew Pomeranz and Tony Sipp all are on teams that made the postseason, so the season continues on for them. * BaseballReference.com was used to find players who are listed as being from Mississippi or played at a Mississippi college. Did we miss someone? Email hkellenber@gannett.com. Anthony Alford, Toronto Blue Jays (Petal, Ole… Read More

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Hoge & Jahns Podcast: Highlighting the start of the Mitch Trubisky era

In episode 118 of their podcast, the Chicago Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns and WGN Radio’s Adam Hoge break down a big day in Bears history — Mitch Trubisky is the team’s new starting quarterback. How will the rookie do in Week 5 against the Vikings? What will become of Mike Glennon? It’s an exciting day for the Bears. It’s the start of a new era. …read more Source:: Chicago Sun-Times – Sports

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Your Genes May Be Why You Always Seem To Get Sick When Others Don’t

Have you ever wondered why some people tend to get sick while others seem to be immune to a variety of infections? It’s one of the most perplexing questions with respect to public health. Several theories have emerged such as age, lifestyle choices and the environment. While these may influence the likelihood for exposure, they do not always offer an explanation as to why certain individuals are just more likely to become ill. One of the more compelling reasons to come out over the years has dealt not with the world around us, but inside us. Researchers have theorized our genetic makeup may be an unavoidable factor in determining whether… Read More

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