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Evening wrap: Dempster agrees to deal; Victorino happy to be here

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Evening wrap: Dempster agrees to deal; Victorino happy to be here

Kevin Walsh has the headlines and highlights for Thursday evening, including:

  The Red Sox signing Ryan Dempster . . .

  . . . on the same day they introduce Shane Victorino to the Boston media,

  Josh Hamilton agreeing to a five-year deal with the Angels,

  Rob Gronkowski missing practice on Thursday, and

  Randy Moss on facing the Patriots.

NFL owners release statements on Trump comments

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NFL owners release statements on Trump comments

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.