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He Took A Knee On The Field In Protest, And He Still Has No Team

Less than a month away from the start of the regular season, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains a player without a team. Kaepernick took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before games last season. He said he was protesting treatment of people in black communities during a time of great tension sparked by police shootings of African-Americans. But his actions sparked outrage. Critics called his pregame protests anti-American, even accusing him of being against the military, a charge Kaepernick has repeatedly denied. Bringing awareness and sparking social change were hi
People
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Sports

Lindsey Vonn’s Mountain Haven

ELIZABETH LEONARD Even before you set foot inside Lindsey Vonn’s cozy mountainside home in Vail, Colo., there’s a not-so-little clue about who lives there: A freestanding two-person ski-lift chair sits beside the front door and sets the tone for the Olympic skier’s hideaway tucked into the Gore Range. “When I walked in for the first time, I said, ‘This is it! This is my house,’” says Vonn, 32, who snapped up the five-bedroom “mountain contemporary” home—the first she’s ever owned—after seeing it two years ago. Drawn to the sweeping views of snow-capped peaks and a river below, Vonn loves kick
Apple Magazine
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Sports

With Didi’s Emojis, Clown Face, Squid Join Babe & Boss

A franchise known for the Babe, the Boss and the Iron Horse has a new set of nicknames. Clown face is in left, Bow and arrow competes for time in center and Male judge is stationed in right. These monikers are all bestowed by the New York Yankees’ Didi Gregorius. After wins, the shortstop tweets highlights and praise using emojis for teammates in his own digital hieroglyphs. “Just spur of the moment,” he said. “Whatever comes into mind, what I think will fit in best, and that’s what I do.” Snarky sobriquets have given a cool edge to a usually staid-looking group known for puritanical pinstripe