Trump turns sports into a political battleground with comments on NFL and Stephen Curry

President Trump turned professional sports into a political battleground Friday night into Saturday, directing full-throated ire toward African American athletes who have spoken out against him and prompting a sharp rebuttal from the National Football League and several prominent sports figures, including the first Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem.

Hurricane Maria's northward track remains unchanged. Her strength has dropped steadily over the past few days, currently at category 2 strength. Winds as of the latest update were 110 mph.

Friday's scores for Week 6 of the high school football season.

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) looked out at hundreds of Democrats crowded into a tense town hall meeting Friday afternoon and told them that they’d won. Just an hour earlier, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had come out against the GOP’s latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act on partisan terms.

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