• MLS still mum on where Canadian teams will play in 2021

    19 days ago - By Sportsnet

    MLS commissioner Don Garber was short on optimism and answers Wednesday when asked whether the three Canadian teams might start the season in their home markets.
    “You know what is going on in Canada is very challenging,” he told reporters. “We continue to work with our teams to engage with the Canadian authorities … We are going to abide by whatever the rules are that are established by Health Canada.
    “As you can imagine, all three of our teams are working on alternative plans as to where they are going to be, certainly in the short-term, playing their games because it doesn't look like...
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  • Opinion: NBA dropped the ball on national anthem conversation

    Opinion: NBA dropped the ball on national anthem conversation

    19 days ago - By USA Today

    The NBA could have made a statement by allowing Dallas Mavericks to stop playing the national anthem. Instead, they courted even more controversy.
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  • Explanation given as Kris Boyd is absent from Sky amid rumours of mass complaints from Celtic fans

    19 days ago - By Yardbarker

    TV companies will tend to have one pundit to represent each of the teams who are playing that day, although you still want some kind of professionalism and unbiased comments from them.
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  • NBA: All teams will play national anthem 'in keeping with longstanding league policy'

    NBA: All teams will play national anthem 'in keeping with longstanding league policy'

    19 days ago - By USA Today

    The NBA said it would enforce league policy so all teams would play the national anthem before games after the Mavericks had decided it would not.
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  • NBA reacts to Dallas Mavericks stance with call for anthem to be played before all games

    19 days ago - By BBC

    The NBA says it expects all teams to play the national anthem before matches, after the Dallas Mavericks said they would not do so again this season..
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  • NBA declares all teams will play national anthem and Mark Cuban says Mavericks will comply

    19 days ago - By Los Angeles Times

    The NBA announces the national anthem will be played before all games after Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had stopped the music.
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  • NBA opposes Mavericks stance, says all teams will play national anthem

    NBA opposes Mavericks stance, says all teams will play national anthem

    19 days ago - By UPI

    NBA teams will continue play the national anthem before games, in accordance with policy, the league said Wednesday. The directive came a day after the Dallas Mavericks announced they no longer would play the song.
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  • Mavs to begin playing national anthem following NBA's statement

    19 days ago - By TheScore

    The NBA has ordered all teams to play the national anthem prior to games. "With NBA teams now in the process of welcoming fans back into their arenas, all teams will play the national anthem in keeping with longstanding league policy," NBA chief communications officer Mike Bass said. The league's statement comes in response to the Dallas Mavericks not playing the anthem prior to their 11 home games at American Airlines Center so far this season. The decision not to play the national anthem stems from a belief that it doesn't represent some members of the organization, team owner Mark Cuban...
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  • NBA squashes Mavericks' anthem skipping with league-wide reminder

    NBA squashes Mavericks' anthem skipping with league-wide reminder

    19 days ago - By New York Post

    The Dallas Mavericks will play the national anthem after all. On Wednesday, a day after owner Mark Cuban publicly acknowledged his already on-going plan of skipping the pregame anthem, the NBA responded with a league-wide reminder of its policy. “With NBA teams now in the process of welcoming fans back into their arenas, all teams...
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  • NBA: ‘All teams' will play national anthem before games

    19 days ago - By Sportsnet

    DALLAS - The NBA said Wednesday the national anthem will be played in arenas "in keeping with longstanding league policy" after Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban revealed he had decided not to play it before his team's home games this season.
    The league's initial reaction to Cuban's decision was to say teams were free to conduct pregame activities as they wished with the unusual circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic. Most NBA teams don't have fans at home games.
    But the NBA abruptly reversed course with Cuban's decision reverberating around the country, including a question put...
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  • NBA: All teams will play the national anthem

    19 days ago - By ESPN

    "All teams will play the national anthem in keeping with longstanding league policy," the NBA said in a statement Wednesday. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on Tuesday said his team had stopped playing the anthem after consulting with commissioner Adam Silver.
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