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Trump's latest target is the sports world, and it's fighting back

Trump's latest target is the sports world, and it's fighting back

Sports and politics, two worlds that usually like to stay clear of each other, found themselves on a collision course when President Trump decided to take on both the National Football League and the National Basketball Assn.

The response from players and the NFL was akin to a benches-clearing brawl.

At a political rally Friday night in Huntsville, Ala., Trump challenged NFL owners to fire any player who takes a knee during the playing of the national anthem.

Trump said the owners should say: “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!”

Then on Saturday morning, Trump disinvited the Golden State Warriors from the traditional...

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