Mike Giardi has the headlines and highlights for Wednesday evening, including:
The return of Deion Branch to New England,
The official announcements of the signings of Kellen Winslow Jr. and Niko Koutouvides,
The latest on Brian Waters, and
The NHL imposing a four-day workweek and a 20 percent pay cut on its employees during the lockout.
Joe Haggerty hands out his superlatives following the Bruins preseason loss to the Detroit Red Wings
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President Donald Trump's comments about NFL players and his tweeted dis-invite of the Warriors led to some prominent athletes to speak out. Now NFL franchises and their owners are weighing in.
At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump said NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he encouraged NFL fans to walk out of games in protest.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump told the rally.
He also lamented that football has become less violent.
“They’re ruining the game,” he complained.