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U.S. captain Steve Stricker says team won’t stage silent protest

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – United States captain Steve Stricker swiftly and succinctly refuted any suggestion that his team members might stage a silent protest when the national anthem is played before the Presidents Cup begins this week. “We’ve had that discussion already,” he said during a Tuesday news conference. “None of my players want to do that.” Prior to this weekend’s NFL games, players knelt, sat and entire teams stayed in their respective locker rooms during the anthem. Due to these protests, and the attention they’ve received, Stricker addressed the situation with his 12 team members and sought their input. “I just wanted to know what they wanted to do and how we wanted to proceed as a team,” he explained. “We are going to do what we always do and that’s take off our hat and put our hands across our chest and over our heart and respect the flag. So that’s what we’re planning on doing.” The national anthem will be played Thursday, before the...

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Dwyane Wade nearing commitment to sign with Cavaliers

Twelve-time NBA All-Star guard Dwyane Wade is nearing a commitment to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers and could finalize his decision as soon as Wednesday, league sources told ESPN. Wade, who agreed to a contract buyout with Chicago, will clear waivers on Wednesday and become an unrestricted free agent. Wade has been intrigued by the idea of rejoining? LeBron James on the Cavaliers. Wade and James are longtime friends and won two championships and made four trips to the NBA Finals as teammates on with the Miami Heat. Wade, 35, is eligible to sign a one-year, $2.3 million veterans minimum contract with the Cavaliers. Wade had considered the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs and the Heat, league sources said. Wade hasn’t ruled out the idea of a future return to Miami, but his desire to join a contender outweighed the sentiment of a Heat reunion, league sources said. Wade has reconciled his...

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