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NEW YORK -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell disagrees with Colin Kaepernicks choice to kneel during the national anthem, but recognizes the quarterbacks right to protest. Kendell Beckwith Youth Jersey .Asked by The Associated Press about Kaepernicks decision not to stand before games when the national anthem is played, Goodell said in an email Wednesday: I dont necessarily agree with what he is doing.I support our players when they want to see change in society, and we dont live in a perfect society, Goodell added. On the other hand, we believe very strongly in patriotism in the NFL. I personally believe very strongly in that.Goodell added that NFL players have a visible platform for their viewpoints. With that comes responsibility to use those platforms properly.We have to choose respectful ways of doing that so that we can achieve the outcomes we ultimately want and do it with the values and ideals that make our country great, said Goodell, whose late father, Charles, was a U.S. senator.I think its important to have respect for our country, for our flag, for the people who make our country better; for law enforcement; and for our military who are out fighting for our freedoms and our ideals.Kaepernick wouldnt stand for the anthem at his teams preseason games, with San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid and Seattles Jeremy Lane doing the same. Kaepernick has cited racial injustice and police brutality among the many reasons for his actions and said he plans to continue to not stand for the anthem during the regular season.Kaepernick said Wednesday on his Instagram account that he will donate all the money he receives from his jersey sales to charity to thank fans for their support. He said hes pleased his 49ers jersey has become the top seller in the NFL since his protest became public.The 49ers open their season at home against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night.Also in reaction to Kaepernicks actions:- U.S. hockey coach John Tortorella said hed bench any player who stays seated during the national anthem. Tortorella, who will coach the United States at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, told ESPN : If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the game.Tortorella, who also coaches the Columbus Blue Jackets, talked a bit more about his view Wednesday.I feel very strongly of being able to say what you want to say in your way, about youre upset about things, he said. You have your right to do that, but to bring that flag and anthem into it and drag that down, no way. So I feel strongly both ways.Tortorellas son Nick is an Army Ranger and is deployed in the Middle East.When there are men and women that give their lives for their flag, for their anthem, have given their lives, continue to put themselves on the line with our services for our flag, for our anthem, families that have been disrupted, traumatic physical injuries, traumatic mental injuries for these people that give us the opportunity to do the things we want to do, Tortorella said. Theres no chance an anthem and a flag should come into any type of situation where youre trying to make a point.- New York Jets receiver Brandon Marshall spoke out on WFAN Radio , saying he disagreed with host Boomer Esiason, who had criticized Kaepernick.Marshall also discussed the issue a bit at practice Wednesday.Like it or not, this is a civil rights movement. Its a civil rights issue, Marshall said. Martin Luther King did an amazing job of making sure everyone was at the table. What I mean by that is, he never once went against America. He always said America was an amazing nation. Whether he believed that or not, I dont know, but I say that because if you want to get things done, you have to do it in a way where everyones at the table.- Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin said he has considered joining Lane in not standing for the anthem.`I want to make sure I get all my ducks in a row before I do so, Baldwin said.My grandfather being in the military it hit home for me as well. Its the veterans that have reached out and said thats what they fought for, thats what they sacrificed their lives for was to give people back home under the flag, under this country, the opportunity to stand up or sit for what they believe in. So that was very heartening for me to hear that.Teammate Bobby Wagner believes the Seahawks should act together because thats that the world needs to see.Anything we want to do, its not going to be individual, he added. Its going to be a team thing. The world needs to see people coming together versus being individuals.---AP Sports Writers Tim Booth in Renton, Washington and Dennis Waszak Jr. in Florham Park, New Jersey contributed.AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Justin Evans Youth Jersey . Artturi Lehkonen, Joni Nikko and Ville Leskinen had the other goals for Finland (1-0) while Juuse Saros stopped 28 shots. Tim Robin Johnsgard had the lone goal for Norway (0-2). O. J. Howard Jersey . LOUIS -- Alexander Steen scored a power-play goal with 59. http:///...oward-Womens-Jersey/ . The defence is doing its part, too. Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half and the guys on the other side made sure that was enough, sending the Saints to a 17-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.SAN FRANCISCO -- Garrett Jones and Jordy Mercer homered, Jose Tabata hit a three-run double, and the NL Central-leading Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 10-5 on Thursday night. Pedro Alvarez hit a go-ahead, two-run double to start a seven-run fifth and matched his career high for RBIs in a season with 85. Russell Martin and Gaby Sanchez added sacrifice flies and Tabata had a three-run double in his second plate appearance of the inning. Marco Scutaro had a tying two-run single in the fourth for San Francisco after scoring in the third on Buster Poseys sacrifice fly. Giants right-hander Matt Cain departed after getting hit on his pitching arm on a line drive by Sanchez. X-rays on Cains bruised forearm were negative. Jones 12th homer leading off the second was a splash-hit drive into McCovey Cove beyond the right-field wall. It was the 28th at AT&T Park by an opponent and second by a Pirates player. Adam LaRoche hit one on Aug. 11, 2007, against Tim Lincecum. Cain was hit when Sanchez led off the fourth with a groundout. Trainer Dave Groeschner and manager Bruce Bochy hustled out to check on the pitcher, who walked off the mound on his own moments later. He allowed three runs and seven hits in 3 1-3 innings. Guillermo Moscoso (1-2) relieved with the Giants trailing 3-1. Cain, who had been on a nice roll since the All-Star break, threw 64 pitches, 40 for strikes. Tabata added a pair of singles for his third three-hit game in August. Jeanmar Gomez (3-0) pitched three scoreless innings of relief following Jeff Locke for the win. On a day the Giants lost outfielder Andres Torres perhaps for the season to a strained left Acchilles tendon, the defending World Series champs were dealt another blow with the early exit for Cain. Kendell Beckwith Jersey. . San Francisco was outscored 21-4 in a losing three-game series against the Red Sox -- including 12-1 in Wednesdays finale. It wasnt much better in the opener of a four-game series with the Pirates. Brandon Crawford added a two-run double in the eighth for San Francisco. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval returned to the Giants lineup after missing two games with a sore back. He grounded into a double play in the second and wound up 1 for 3 with a walk. NOTES: Pirates GM Neal Huntington said LHP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm tightness) felt pain during his simulated game and will be examined by Dr. James Andrews early next week. ... Giants manager Bruce Bochy said struggling LHP Barry Zito (4-9, 5.63 ERA) is scheduled to make his next start. "Were keeping the guys in the rotation where theyre at," Bochy said. ... Pirates RH closer Jason Grilli, nursing a strained tendon in his throwing arm, threw a 25-pitch bullpen and is scheduled for another side session Sunday before a likely rehab outing. "Another good day day for Jason," manager Clint Hurdle said. "Well see how he bounces back tomorrow." ... Hurdle believes OF Starling Marte is close to returning and wont need a DL stint. He missed his fourth straight game because of a bruise on his right hand after getting stepped on during a headfirst slide against Arizona on Sunday. "I think Marte is right on the edge of coming back," Hurdle said. "Hes closing in on that -- return to play." ... The Giants are 9-22 vs. the NL Central. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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