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Henry's financial firm shutting down

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Henry's financial firm shutting down

The future of the Red Sox will once again be a matter of discussion with the news that John Henry's Florida investment firm is shutting its doors.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the firm -- which, according to the Boston Globe, has been struggling since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008 -- informed its clients via e-mail that it planned to close. Its assets have declined from 250 billion to less than 100 million.

Rumors have circulated since late last summer that Henry would sell his share of the Red Sox. Henry, whose group has owned the Sox since 2002, has denied the reports each time.

He could not be reached for comment on today's report.

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.