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The controversy over NFL players kneeling during the US national anthem has taken a new turn. The American football league has announced it will fine teams and discipline players if the practice continues. Last year some players knelt during the anthem in protest against police brutality of African Americans. Under the new policy players who choose not to stand may now remain in the locker room until after the anthem is finished. The move is being seen as a victory for President Donald Trump who loudly demanded an end to such protests calling them "disgraceful" and unpatriotic. He also urged the played to be fired.
NFL teams to be fined if protesting players kneel during anthem
The controversy over NFL players kneeling during the US national anthem has taken a new turn. The American football league has announced it will fine teams and discipline players if the practice continues. Last year some players knelt during the anthem in protest against police brutality of African Americans. Under the new policy players who choose not to stand may now remain in the locker room until after the anthem is finished. The move is being seen as a victory for President Donald Trump who loudly demanded an end to such protests calling them "disgraceful" and unpatriotic. He also urged the played to be fired.
The controversy over NFL players kneeling during the US national anthem has taken a new turn. The American football league has announced it will fine teams and discipline players if the practice continues. Last year some players knelt during the anthem in protest against police brutality of African Americans. Under the new policy players who choose not to stand may now remain in the locker room until after the anthem is finished. The move is being seen as a victory for President Donald Trump who loudly demanded an end to such protests calling them "disgraceful" and unpatriotic. He also urged the played to be fired.
NFL teams to be fined if protesting players kneel during anthem
The controversy over NFL players kneeling during the US national anthem has taken a new turn. The American football league has announced it will fine teams and discipline players if the practice continues. Last year some players knelt during the anthem in protest against police brutality of African Americans. Under the new policy players who choose not to stand may now remain in the locker room until after the anthem is finished. The move is being seen as a victory for President Donald Trump who loudly demanded an end to such protests calling them "disgraceful" and unpatriotic. He also urged the played to be fired.
The controversy over NFL players kneeling during the US national anthem has taken a new turn. The American football league has announced it will fine teams and discipline players if the practice continues. Last year some players knelt during the anthem in protest against police brutality of African Americans. Under the new policy players who choose not to stand may now remain in the locker room until after the anthem is finished. The move is being seen as a victory for President Donald Trump who loudly demanded an end to such protests calling them "disgraceful" and unpatriotic. He also urged the played to be fired.
NFL teams to be fined if protesting players kneel during anthem
The controversy over NFL players kneeling during the US national anthem has taken a new turn. The American football league has announced it will fine teams and discipline players if the practice continues. Last year some players knelt during the anthem in protest against police brutality of African Americans. Under the new policy players who choose not to stand may now remain in the locker room until after the anthem is finished. The move is being seen as a victory for President Donald Trump who loudly demanded an end to such protests calling them "disgraceful" and unpatriotic. He also urged the played to be fired.
The controversy over NFL players kneeling during the US national anthem has taken a new turn. The American football league has announced it will fine teams and discipline players if the practice continues. Last year some players knelt during the anthem in protest against police brutality of African Americans. Under the new policy players who choose not to stand may now remain in the locker room until after the anthem is finished. The move is being seen as a victory for President Donald Trump who loudly demanded an end to such protests calling them "disgraceful" and unpatriotic. He also urged the played to be fired.
NFL teams to be fined if protesting players kneel during anthem
The controversy over NFL players kneeling during the US national anthem has taken a new turn. The American football league has announced it will fine teams and discipline players if the practice continues. Last year some players knelt during the anthem in protest against police brutality of African Americans. Under the new policy players who choose not to stand may now remain in the locker room until after the anthem is finished. The move is being seen as a victory for President Donald Trump who loudly demanded an end to such protests calling them "disgraceful" and unpatriotic. He also urged the played to be fired.
The Chargers’ former home, San Diego, is being linked to as a likely home in the eight-team Alliance of American Football, per the San Diego Union-Tribune and the creator of "The Greatest Show on Turf," Mike Martz, will be leading it.
San Diego may be getting a new pro football team, and Mike Martz is coaching it
The Chargers’ former home, San Diego, is being linked to as a likely home in the eight-team Alliance of American Football, per the San Diego Union-Tribune and the creator of "The Greatest Show on Turf," Mike Martz, will be leading it.
The Chargers’ former home, San Diego, is being linked to as a likely home in the eight-team Alliance of American Football, per the San Diego Union-Tribune and the creator of "The Greatest Show on Turf," Mike Martz, will be leading it.
San Diego may be getting a new pro football team, and Mike Martz is coaching it
The Chargers’ former home, San Diego, is being linked to as a likely home in the eight-team Alliance of American Football, per the San Diego Union-Tribune and the creator of "The Greatest Show on Turf," Mike Martz, will be leading it.
Former Nihon University's football head coach Masato Uchida, right, and assistant coach Tsutomu Inoue, left, bow at a press conference in Tokyo Wednesday May 23, 2018. (Tsuyoshi Ueda/Kyodo News via AP)
AP Explains: American football's niche following in Japan
Former Nihon University's football head coach Masato Uchida, right, and assistant coach Tsutomu Inoue, left, bow at a press conference in Tokyo Wednesday May 23, 2018. (Tsuyoshi Ueda/Kyodo News via AP)
Former Nihon University's football head coach Masato Uchida, right, and assistant coach Tsutomu Inoue, left, attend a press conference in Tokyo Wednesday May 23, 2018. (Tsuyoshi Ueda/Kyodo News via AP)
AP Explains: American football's niche following in Japan
Former Nihon University's football head coach Masato Uchida, right, and assistant coach Tsutomu Inoue, left, attend a press conference in Tokyo Wednesday May 23, 2018. (Tsuyoshi Ueda/Kyodo News via AP)
Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa bows at a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa bows at a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa bows at a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
<p> Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa bows at a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) </p>
AP Explains: American football's niche following in Japan

Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa bows at a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018, file photo, Nihon University&#39;s American football player Taisuke Miyagawa attends a news conference in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. The tackle earlier this month in a game between Japanese teams has been repeatedly shown on television and social media sites and talked about by many who know almost nothing about the American sport. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018, file photo, Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa attends a news conference in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. The tackle earlier this month in a game between Japanese teams has been repeatedly shown on television and social media sites and talked about by many who know almost nothing about the American sport. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018, file photo, Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa attends a news conference in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. The tackle earlier this month in a game between Japanese teams has been repeatedly shown on television and social media sites and talked about by many who know almost nothing about the American sport. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
In this Dec. 2017 photo, members of Nihon University&#39;s American football team pose after winning the Koshien Bowl, an annual college football national championship game, in Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan. Japan has been absorbed for several weeks by a late hit during a college football game. The tackle earlier May 2018 in a game between Japanese teams — Nihon University and Kwansei Gakuin University — has been repeatedly shown on television and social media sites and talked about by many who know almost nothing about the American sport. (Kyodo News via AP)
In this Dec. 2017 photo, members of Nihon University's American football team pose after winning the Koshien Bowl, an annual college football national championship game, in Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan. Japan has been absorbed for several weeks by a late hit during a college football game. The tackle earlier May 2018 in a game between Japanese teams — Nihon University and Kwansei Gakuin University — has been repeatedly shown on television and social media sites and talked about by many who know almost nothing about the American sport. (Kyodo News via AP)
In this Dec. 2017 photo, members of Nihon University's American football team pose after winning the Koshien Bowl, an annual college football national championship game, in Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan. Japan has been absorbed for several weeks by a late hit during a college football game. The tackle earlier May 2018 in a game between Japanese teams — Nihon University and Kwansei Gakuin University — has been repeatedly shown on television and social media sites and talked about by many who know almost nothing about the American sport. (Kyodo News via AP)
FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018, file photo, Nihon University&#39;s American football player Taisuke Miyagawa bows at a news conference in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks.The tackle earlier this month in a game between Japanese teams has been repeatedly shown on television and social media sites and talked about by many who know almost nothing about the American sport. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018, file photo, Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa bows at a news conference in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks.The tackle earlier this month in a game between Japanese teams has been repeatedly shown on television and social media sites and talked about by many who know almost nothing about the American sport. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018, file photo, Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa bows at a news conference in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks.The tackle earlier this month in a game between Japanese teams has been repeatedly shown on television and social media sites and talked about by many who know almost nothing about the American sport. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
The NFL has abandoned San Diego. The AAF may be embracing it. Via Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union Tribune, the upstart Alliance of American Football is &#8220;on track&#8221; to make the Chargers&#8217; former home one of the three remaining locations of the initial eight AAF franchises. “I don’t have any information to share [<a href="https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/23/san-diego-could-get-an-aaf-team/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:more" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">more</a>]
San Diego could get an AAF team
The NFL has abandoned San Diego. The AAF may be embracing it. Via Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union Tribune, the upstart Alliance of American Football is “on track” to make the Chargers’ former home one of the three remaining locations of the initial eight AAF franchises. “I don’t have any information to share [more]
The NFL has abandoned San Diego. The AAF may be embracing it. Via Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union Tribune, the upstart Alliance of American Football is &#8220;on track&#8221; to make the Chargers&#8217; former home one of the three remaining locations of the initial eight AAF franchises. “I don’t have any information to share [<a href="https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/23/san-diego-could-get-an-aaf-team/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:more" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">more</a>]
San Diego could get an AAF team
The NFL has abandoned San Diego. The AAF may be embracing it. Via Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union Tribune, the upstart Alliance of American Football is “on track” to make the Chargers’ former home one of the three remaining locations of the initial eight AAF franchises. “I don’t have any information to share [more]
Nihon University&#39;s American football player Taisuke Miyagawa, left, bows at a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
College football player in Japan bows in shame over tackle
Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa, left, bows at a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Nihon University&#39;s American football player Taisuke Miyagawa bows at a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
College football player in Japan bows in shame over tackle
Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa bows at a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Nihon University&#39;s American football player Taisuke Miyagawa, left, bows at a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa, left, bows at a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa, left, bows at a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Nihon University&#39;s American football player Taisuke Miyagawa arrives for a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa arrives for a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa arrives for a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Nihon University&#39;s American football player Taisuke Miyagawa attends a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa attends a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa attends a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Nihon University&#39;s American football player Taisuke Miyagawa speaks at a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa speaks at a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa speaks at a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
As the Alliance of American Football systematically unveils the locations and coaches of its initial eight teams (five of each have been disclosed so far), more details about the new professional football league have emerged. Via azcentralsports.com, Arizona State A.D. Ray Anderson said Friday that the league will be playing games mostly on Saturdays, with [<a href="https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/20/aaf-will-play-mainly-on-saturdays-with-some-sundays/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:more" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">more</a>]
AAF will play mainly on Saturdays, with some Sundays
As the Alliance of American Football systematically unveils the locations and coaches of its initial eight teams (five of each have been disclosed so far), more details about the new professional football league have emerged. Via azcentralsports.com, Arizona State A.D. Ray Anderson said Friday that the league will be playing games mostly on Saturdays, with [more]
As the Alliance of American Football systematically unveils the locations and coaches of its initial eight teams (five of each have been disclosed so far), more details about the new professional football league have emerged. Via azcentralsports.com, Arizona State A.D. Ray Anderson said Friday that the league will be playing games mostly on Saturdays, with [<a href="https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/20/aaf-will-play-mainly-on-saturdays-with-some-sundays/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:more" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">more</a>]
AAF will play mainly on Saturdays, with some Sundays
As the Alliance of American Football systematically unveils the locations and coaches of its initial eight teams (five of each have been disclosed so far), more details about the new professional football league have emerged. Via azcentralsports.com, Arizona State A.D. Ray Anderson said Friday that the league will be playing games mostly on Saturdays, with [more]
Billy Cannon, a legendary Heisman Trophy winner at LSU who would later become an all-star in the American Football League, has died at the age of 80. Cannon is best remembered for his career at LSU, where he led the Tigers to the national championship in 1958 and won the Heisman Trophy in 1959. His [<a href="https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/20/lsu-and-afl-star-billy-cannon-dies-at-80/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:more" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">more</a>]
LSU and AFL star Billy Cannon dies at 80
Billy Cannon, a legendary Heisman Trophy winner at LSU who would later become an all-star in the American Football League, has died at the age of 80. Cannon is best remembered for his career at LSU, where he led the Tigers to the national championship in 1958 and won the Heisman Trophy in 1959. His [more]
Billy Cannon, a legendary Heisman Trophy winner at LSU who would later become an all-star in the American Football League, has died at the age of 80. Cannon is best remembered for his career at LSU, where he led the Tigers to the national championship in 1958 and won the Heisman Trophy in 1959. His [<a href="https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/20/lsu-and-afl-star-billy-cannon-dies-at-80/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:more" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">more</a>]
LSU and AFL star Billy Cannon dies at 80
Billy Cannon, a legendary Heisman Trophy winner at LSU who would later become an all-star in the American Football League, has died at the age of 80. Cannon is best remembered for his career at LSU, where he led the Tigers to the national championship in 1958 and won the Heisman Trophy in 1959. His [more]
If the sheer magnitude of the occasion, the unpredictability of the page boys and the vague possibility an uninvited Markle might have smashed through a stained-glass window weren’t enough to keep the congregation sharp in St George’s Chapel, one moment was sure to wake royal wedding guests up: The sermon. After opening remarks by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner, and before the marriage vows, officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the assembled guests – plus many millions watching on television around the world – heard a sermon delivered by American preacher Michael Bruce Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church. It was quite a gear change. Curry, 65, became the first African-American to lead the Episcopal Church in 2015, and is renowned for his highly entertaining preaching style. His rambling addresses from the pulpit are by turns gloriously melodramatic, sharply political and filled with self-deprecating humour. Welby and Conner may wish to up their game; Curry promises to steal the show. Royal wedding | Read more Prince Harry and Meghan Markleare said to have discussed whom to select for the sermon with Welby, who knows Curry well. The Chicagoan bishop hadn’t personally met Harry or Meghan, but it was said they hoped to be introduced prior to the service. A Kensington Palace statement described him as “an appropriate figure” to speak at the Royal wedding. “The love that has brought and will bind Prince Harry and Meghan Markle together has its source and origin in God and is the key to life and happiness. And so we celebrate and pray for them today,” Curry said. Welby, who baptised Ms Markle into the Church of England in March, underlined his admiration for the American preacher with a tweet. “I&#39;m thrilled that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have asked Bishop Michael Curry to preach at their wedding. [He] is a brilliant pastor, stunning preacher and someone with a great gift for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ,” he wrote. Curry’s announcement was a surprise to some, given he is not a family friend of the royals. At their wedding in 2011, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had Richard Chartres, the former Bishop of London and an old university friend of the Prince of Wales, deliver the sermon. Chartres nudged the congregation awake that day with a fantastic seven-minute speech that trod the line between tradition and modernity. His colourful opening quote from St Catherine of Siena – ‘Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire’ – became one of the more memorable from the day. Curry, a descendant of slaves, was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1953, before moving to Buffalo, New York, as a child. He has said his mother switched from the Baptist church to Episcopalianism after she read CS Lewis’s Mere Christianity, which prompted his father, the late Reverend Kenneth Curry, who came from a line of Baptist preachers, to do the same. Reverend Kenneth Curry was a civil rights activist who helped bring an end to racial segregation in schools in Buffalo. Following his father into the church, Curry became ordained in 1978 and moved to North Carolina, where he served at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, before stints in parishes in Ohio and Baltimore. He was elected 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina in 2000, later becoming one of the first bishops to allow same-sex marriages to be performed in churches there. Curry is known for his impassioned sermons Credit: Getty After 15 years in North Carolina, Curry was elected to lead the entire Episcopal Church in 2015 with an overwhelming majority. Founded in 1789 and with almost two million baptised members (only a fraction of whom are black), it is one of the oldest Anglican churches in America. During the American Revolution, the second presiding bishop, Samuel Seabury, was a famous rival of Alexander Hamilton, and makes a fleeting appearance in Hamilton: An American Musical. “My grandmother couldn’t imagine Barack Obama in the White House, and I know she couldn’t imagine her grandson as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church,” Curry once said of his historic election. Curry, who has two grown-up daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth, with his wife Sharon, has previously compared the LGBT and black civil rights movements, and is a staunch advocate of same-sex marriage. Royal wedding day pictures: Best photos from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle&#39;s ceremony and reception In 2015, when the Episcopal Church voted to allow gay couples to marry in religious ceremonies, Welby was temporarily furious at the rift such a progressive move could create. He said that the decision of Curry’s church would &quot;cause distress for some and have ramifications for the Anglican communion as a whole, as well as for its ecumenical and interfaith resolutions,” and the Episcopal Church was subsequently suspended from key voting positions in the Anglican Communion for three years. It rejoins next year. Curry, never one to back down easily, stood his ground. “I stand before you as a descendant of African slaves, stolen from their native land, enslaved in a bitter bondage, and then even after emancipation, segregated and excluded in church and society,” he said. “And this conjures that up again, and brings pain.” Welby and Curry have remained firm friends, however. Curry is a supporter of Thy Kingdom Come, a global prayer movement started in 2016 by Welby and Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, and the two men are thought to agree on many issues – not least the need to modernise the Anglican church and its image. With my brother @PB_Curry in Windsor getting ready for the #RoyalWedding tomorrow! We are praying God’s blessing on the couple and all involved. pic.twitter.com/j48oHn5LmN— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) May 18, 2018 A fanatical music fan, follower of the Buffalo Bills American football team and avid reader, Curry’s sermons are widely admired, despite frequently containing strong political undertones. As well as a vocal advocate of gay marriage, he has made veiled (and not-so-veiled) attacks on the Trump administration. “Very often our very faith has been hi-jacked by cultural voices more concerned about self-serving agenda and not concerned about self-sacrificial service for others. Where is the Christianity worried about immigrants? Where is the Christianity speaking up for those young dreamers? Where is the Christianity speaking up for children in our society and for the poor?” he preached earlier this year. Along with 22 other Christian leaders, he plans to join a march on the White House to “reclaim Jesus” just days after the royal wedding. Luckily the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth has made a Michael Curry Sermon Bingo card for the big day pic.twitter.com/FTFzZmtRe2— Breaking Butter (@breakingbutter) May 18, 2018 With his deep baritone voice and sing-song cadence, Curry’s inspirational (albeit occasionally very long) sermons tend to capture any audience’s attention, including the thousands who watch him on YouTube. According to his followers, wherever he preaches, he uses jokes, African-American spirituals, poetry and masterful storytelling to captivate the congregation. American fans on Twitter have even produced a ‘Michael Curry bingo’ card for viewers to play along with. “If you’re breathing, God’s calling!”, “Crazy Christians”, and simply the word “GO!” are among the phrases to look out for, apparently. Timings may be tight tomorrow, but don’t be surprised if Curry is allowed to steal an extra minute if he’s in full flow. Americans are confident he can bring down the house, or at the very least shine brightly in a day full of unexpected tweaks on tradition. “The man is 100% joy,&quot; said one Episcopalean commentator this week. &quot;Don’t be surprised if everyone at St. George’s Chapel is singing &#39;There is a balm in Gilead&#39; next Saturday.&quot; Here&#39;s hoping.
Who is Michael Curry, the royal wedding preacher who stole the show at the ceremony?
If the sheer magnitude of the occasion, the unpredictability of the page boys and the vague possibility an uninvited Markle might have smashed through a stained-glass window weren’t enough to keep the congregation sharp in St George’s Chapel, one moment was sure to wake royal wedding guests up: The sermon. After opening remarks by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner, and before the marriage vows, officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the assembled guests – plus many millions watching on television around the world – heard a sermon delivered by American preacher Michael Bruce Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church. It was quite a gear change. Curry, 65, became the first African-American to lead the Episcopal Church in 2015, and is renowned for his highly entertaining preaching style. His rambling addresses from the pulpit are by turns gloriously melodramatic, sharply political and filled with self-deprecating humour. Welby and Conner may wish to up their game; Curry promises to steal the show. Royal wedding | Read more Prince Harry and Meghan Markleare said to have discussed whom to select for the sermon with Welby, who knows Curry well. The Chicagoan bishop hadn’t personally met Harry or Meghan, but it was said they hoped to be introduced prior to the service. A Kensington Palace statement described him as “an appropriate figure” to speak at the Royal wedding. “The love that has brought and will bind Prince Harry and Meghan Markle together has its source and origin in God and is the key to life and happiness. And so we celebrate and pray for them today,” Curry said. Welby, who baptised Ms Markle into the Church of England in March, underlined his admiration for the American preacher with a tweet. “I'm thrilled that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have asked Bishop Michael Curry to preach at their wedding. [He] is a brilliant pastor, stunning preacher and someone with a great gift for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ,” he wrote. Curry’s announcement was a surprise to some, given he is not a family friend of the royals. At their wedding in 2011, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had Richard Chartres, the former Bishop of London and an old university friend of the Prince of Wales, deliver the sermon. Chartres nudged the congregation awake that day with a fantastic seven-minute speech that trod the line between tradition and modernity. His colourful opening quote from St Catherine of Siena – ‘Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire’ – became one of the more memorable from the day. Curry, a descendant of slaves, was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1953, before moving to Buffalo, New York, as a child. He has said his mother switched from the Baptist church to Episcopalianism after she read CS Lewis’s Mere Christianity, which prompted his father, the late Reverend Kenneth Curry, who came from a line of Baptist preachers, to do the same. Reverend Kenneth Curry was a civil rights activist who helped bring an end to racial segregation in schools in Buffalo. Following his father into the church, Curry became ordained in 1978 and moved to North Carolina, where he served at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, before stints in parishes in Ohio and Baltimore. He was elected 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina in 2000, later becoming one of the first bishops to allow same-sex marriages to be performed in churches there. Curry is known for his impassioned sermons Credit: Getty After 15 years in North Carolina, Curry was elected to lead the entire Episcopal Church in 2015 with an overwhelming majority. Founded in 1789 and with almost two million baptised members (only a fraction of whom are black), it is one of the oldest Anglican churches in America. During the American Revolution, the second presiding bishop, Samuel Seabury, was a famous rival of Alexander Hamilton, and makes a fleeting appearance in Hamilton: An American Musical. “My grandmother couldn’t imagine Barack Obama in the White House, and I know she couldn’t imagine her grandson as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church,” Curry once said of his historic election. Curry, who has two grown-up daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth, with his wife Sharon, has previously compared the LGBT and black civil rights movements, and is a staunch advocate of same-sex marriage. Royal wedding day pictures: Best photos from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's ceremony and reception In 2015, when the Episcopal Church voted to allow gay couples to marry in religious ceremonies, Welby was temporarily furious at the rift such a progressive move could create. He said that the decision of Curry’s church would "cause distress for some and have ramifications for the Anglican communion as a whole, as well as for its ecumenical and interfaith resolutions,” and the Episcopal Church was subsequently suspended from key voting positions in the Anglican Communion for three years. It rejoins next year. Curry, never one to back down easily, stood his ground. “I stand before you as a descendant of African slaves, stolen from their native land, enslaved in a bitter bondage, and then even after emancipation, segregated and excluded in church and society,” he said. “And this conjures that up again, and brings pain.” Welby and Curry have remained firm friends, however. Curry is a supporter of Thy Kingdom Come, a global prayer movement started in 2016 by Welby and Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, and the two men are thought to agree on many issues – not least the need to modernise the Anglican church and its image. With my brother @PB_Curry in Windsor getting ready for the #RoyalWedding tomorrow! We are praying God’s blessing on the couple and all involved. pic.twitter.com/j48oHn5LmN— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) May 18, 2018 A fanatical music fan, follower of the Buffalo Bills American football team and avid reader, Curry’s sermons are widely admired, despite frequently containing strong political undertones. As well as a vocal advocate of gay marriage, he has made veiled (and not-so-veiled) attacks on the Trump administration. “Very often our very faith has been hi-jacked by cultural voices more concerned about self-serving agenda and not concerned about self-sacrificial service for others. Where is the Christianity worried about immigrants? Where is the Christianity speaking up for those young dreamers? Where is the Christianity speaking up for children in our society and for the poor?” he preached earlier this year. Along with 22 other Christian leaders, he plans to join a march on the White House to “reclaim Jesus” just days after the royal wedding. Luckily the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth has made a Michael Curry Sermon Bingo card for the big day pic.twitter.com/FTFzZmtRe2— Breaking Butter (@breakingbutter) May 18, 2018 With his deep baritone voice and sing-song cadence, Curry’s inspirational (albeit occasionally very long) sermons tend to capture any audience’s attention, including the thousands who watch him on YouTube. According to his followers, wherever he preaches, he uses jokes, African-American spirituals, poetry and masterful storytelling to captivate the congregation. American fans on Twitter have even produced a ‘Michael Curry bingo’ card for viewers to play along with. “If you’re breathing, God’s calling!”, “Crazy Christians”, and simply the word “GO!” are among the phrases to look out for, apparently. Timings may be tight tomorrow, but don’t be surprised if Curry is allowed to steal an extra minute if he’s in full flow. Americans are confident he can bring down the house, or at the very least shine brightly in a day full of unexpected tweaks on tradition. “The man is 100% joy," said one Episcopalean commentator this week. "Don’t be surprised if everyone at St. George’s Chapel is singing 'There is a balm in Gilead' next Saturday." Here's hoping.
If the sheer magnitude of the occasion, the unpredictability of the page boys and the vague possibility an uninvited Markle might have smashed through a stained-glass window weren’t enough to keep the congregation sharp in St George’s Chapel, one moment was sure to wake royal wedding guests up: The sermon. After opening remarks by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner, and before the marriage vows, officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the assembled guests – plus many millions watching on television around the world – heard a sermon delivered by American preacher Michael Bruce Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church. It was quite a gear change. Curry, 65, became the first African-American to lead the Episcopal Church in 2015, and is renowned for his highly entertaining preaching style. His rambling addresses from the pulpit are by turns gloriously melodramatic, sharply political and filled with self-deprecating humour. Welby and Conner may wish to up their game; Curry promises to steal the show. Royal wedding | Read more Prince Harry and Meghan Markleare said to have discussed whom to select for the sermon with Welby, who knows Curry well. The Chicagoan bishop hadn’t personally met Harry or Meghan, but it was said they hoped to be introduced prior to the service. A Kensington Palace statement described him as “an appropriate figure” to speak at the Royal wedding. “The love that has brought and will bind Prince Harry and Meghan Markle together has its source and origin in God and is the key to life and happiness. And so we celebrate and pray for them today,” Curry said. Welby, who baptised Ms Markle into the Church of England in March, underlined his admiration for the American preacher with a tweet. “I&#39;m thrilled that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have asked Bishop Michael Curry to preach at their wedding. [He] is a brilliant pastor, stunning preacher and someone with a great gift for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ,” he wrote. Curry’s announcement was a surprise to some, given he is not a family friend of the royals. At their wedding in 2011, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had Richard Chartres, the former Bishop of London and an old university friend of the Prince of Wales, deliver the sermon. Chartres nudged the congregation awake that day with a fantastic seven-minute speech that trod the line between tradition and modernity. His colourful opening quote from St Catherine of Siena – ‘Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire’ – became one of the more memorable from the day. Curry, a descendant of slaves, was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1953, before moving to Buffalo, New York, as a child. He has said his mother switched from the Baptist church to Episcopalianism after she read CS Lewis’s Mere Christianity, which prompted his father, the late Reverend Kenneth Curry, who came from a line of Baptist preachers, to do the same. Reverend Kenneth Curry was a civil rights activist who helped bring an end to racial segregation in schools in Buffalo. Following his father into the church, Curry became ordained in 1978 and moved to North Carolina, where he served at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, before stints in parishes in Ohio and Baltimore. He was elected 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina in 2000, later becoming one of the first bishops to allow same-sex marriages to be performed in churches there. Curry is known for his impassioned sermons Credit: Getty After 15 years in North Carolina, Curry was elected to lead the entire Episcopal Church in 2015 with an overwhelming majority. Founded in 1789 and with almost two million baptised members (only a fraction of whom are black), it is one of the oldest Anglican churches in America. During the American Revolution, the second presiding bishop, Samuel Seabury, was a famous rival of Alexander Hamilton, and makes a fleeting appearance in Hamilton: An American Musical. “My grandmother couldn’t imagine Barack Obama in the White House, and I know she couldn’t imagine her grandson as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church,” Curry once said of his historic election. Curry, who has two grown-up daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth, with his wife Sharon, has previously compared the LGBT and black civil rights movements, and is a staunch advocate of same-sex marriage. Royal wedding day pictures: Best photos from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle&#39;s ceremony and reception In 2015, when the Episcopal Church voted to allow gay couples to marry in religious ceremonies, Welby was temporarily furious at the rift such a progressive move could create. He said that the decision of Curry’s church would &quot;cause distress for some and have ramifications for the Anglican communion as a whole, as well as for its ecumenical and interfaith resolutions,” and the Episcopal Church was subsequently suspended from key voting positions in the Anglican Communion for three years. It rejoins next year. Curry, never one to back down easily, stood his ground. “I stand before you as a descendant of African slaves, stolen from their native land, enslaved in a bitter bondage, and then even after emancipation, segregated and excluded in church and society,” he said. “And this conjures that up again, and brings pain.” Welby and Curry have remained firm friends, however. Curry is a supporter of Thy Kingdom Come, a global prayer movement started in 2016 by Welby and Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, and the two men are thought to agree on many issues – not least the need to modernise the Anglican church and its image. With my brother @PB_Curry in Windsor getting ready for the #RoyalWedding tomorrow! We are praying God’s blessing on the couple and all involved. pic.twitter.com/j48oHn5LmN— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) May 18, 2018 A fanatical music fan, follower of the Buffalo Bills American football team and avid reader, Curry’s sermons are widely admired, despite frequently containing strong political undertones. As well as a vocal advocate of gay marriage, he has made veiled (and not-so-veiled) attacks on the Trump administration. “Very often our very faith has been hi-jacked by cultural voices more concerned about self-serving agenda and not concerned about self-sacrificial service for others. Where is the Christianity worried about immigrants? Where is the Christianity speaking up for those young dreamers? Where is the Christianity speaking up for children in our society and for the poor?” he preached earlier this year. Along with 22 other Christian leaders, he plans to join a march on the White House to “reclaim Jesus” just days after the royal wedding. Luckily the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth has made a Michael Curry Sermon Bingo card for the big day pic.twitter.com/FTFzZmtRe2— Breaking Butter (@breakingbutter) May 18, 2018 With his deep baritone voice and sing-song cadence, Curry’s inspirational (albeit occasionally very long) sermons tend to capture any audience’s attention, including the thousands who watch him on YouTube. According to his followers, wherever he preaches, he uses jokes, African-American spirituals, poetry and masterful storytelling to captivate the congregation. American fans on Twitter have even produced a ‘Michael Curry bingo’ card for viewers to play along with. “If you’re breathing, God’s calling!”, “Crazy Christians”, and simply the word “GO!” are among the phrases to look out for, apparently. Timings may be tight tomorrow, but don’t be surprised if Curry is allowed to steal an extra minute if he’s in full flow. Americans are confident he can bring down the house, or at the very least shine brightly in a day full of unexpected tweaks on tradition. “The man is 100% joy,&quot; said one Episcopalean commentator this week. &quot;Don’t be surprised if everyone at St. George’s Chapel is singing &#39;There is a balm in Gilead&#39; next Saturday.&quot; Here&#39;s hoping.
Who is Michael Curry, the royal wedding preacher who stole the show at the ceremony?
If the sheer magnitude of the occasion, the unpredictability of the page boys and the vague possibility an uninvited Markle might have smashed through a stained-glass window weren’t enough to keep the congregation sharp in St George’s Chapel, one moment was sure to wake royal wedding guests up: The sermon. After opening remarks by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner, and before the marriage vows, officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the assembled guests – plus many millions watching on television around the world – heard a sermon delivered by American preacher Michael Bruce Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church. It was quite a gear change. Curry, 65, became the first African-American to lead the Episcopal Church in 2015, and is renowned for his highly entertaining preaching style. His rambling addresses from the pulpit are by turns gloriously melodramatic, sharply political and filled with self-deprecating humour. Welby and Conner may wish to up their game; Curry promises to steal the show. Royal wedding | Read more Prince Harry and Meghan Markleare said to have discussed whom to select for the sermon with Welby, who knows Curry well. The Chicagoan bishop hadn’t personally met Harry or Meghan, but it was said they hoped to be introduced prior to the service. A Kensington Palace statement described him as “an appropriate figure” to speak at the Royal wedding. “The love that has brought and will bind Prince Harry and Meghan Markle together has its source and origin in God and is the key to life and happiness. And so we celebrate and pray for them today,” Curry said. Welby, who baptised Ms Markle into the Church of England in March, underlined his admiration for the American preacher with a tweet. “I'm thrilled that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have asked Bishop Michael Curry to preach at their wedding. [He] is a brilliant pastor, stunning preacher and someone with a great gift for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ,” he wrote. Curry’s announcement was a surprise to some, given he is not a family friend of the royals. At their wedding in 2011, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had Richard Chartres, the former Bishop of London and an old university friend of the Prince of Wales, deliver the sermon. Chartres nudged the congregation awake that day with a fantastic seven-minute speech that trod the line between tradition and modernity. His colourful opening quote from St Catherine of Siena – ‘Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire’ – became one of the more memorable from the day. Curry, a descendant of slaves, was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1953, before moving to Buffalo, New York, as a child. He has said his mother switched from the Baptist church to Episcopalianism after she read CS Lewis’s Mere Christianity, which prompted his father, the late Reverend Kenneth Curry, who came from a line of Baptist preachers, to do the same. Reverend Kenneth Curry was a civil rights activist who helped bring an end to racial segregation in schools in Buffalo. Following his father into the church, Curry became ordained in 1978 and moved to North Carolina, where he served at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, before stints in parishes in Ohio and Baltimore. He was elected 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina in 2000, later becoming one of the first bishops to allow same-sex marriages to be performed in churches there. Curry is known for his impassioned sermons Credit: Getty After 15 years in North Carolina, Curry was elected to lead the entire Episcopal Church in 2015 with an overwhelming majority. Founded in 1789 and with almost two million baptised members (only a fraction of whom are black), it is one of the oldest Anglican churches in America. During the American Revolution, the second presiding bishop, Samuel Seabury, was a famous rival of Alexander Hamilton, and makes a fleeting appearance in Hamilton: An American Musical. “My grandmother couldn’t imagine Barack Obama in the White House, and I know she couldn’t imagine her grandson as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church,” Curry once said of his historic election. Curry, who has two grown-up daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth, with his wife Sharon, has previously compared the LGBT and black civil rights movements, and is a staunch advocate of same-sex marriage. Royal wedding day pictures: Best photos from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's ceremony and reception In 2015, when the Episcopal Church voted to allow gay couples to marry in religious ceremonies, Welby was temporarily furious at the rift such a progressive move could create. He said that the decision of Curry’s church would "cause distress for some and have ramifications for the Anglican communion as a whole, as well as for its ecumenical and interfaith resolutions,” and the Episcopal Church was subsequently suspended from key voting positions in the Anglican Communion for three years. It rejoins next year. Curry, never one to back down easily, stood his ground. “I stand before you as a descendant of African slaves, stolen from their native land, enslaved in a bitter bondage, and then even after emancipation, segregated and excluded in church and society,” he said. “And this conjures that up again, and brings pain.” Welby and Curry have remained firm friends, however. Curry is a supporter of Thy Kingdom Come, a global prayer movement started in 2016 by Welby and Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, and the two men are thought to agree on many issues – not least the need to modernise the Anglican church and its image. With my brother @PB_Curry in Windsor getting ready for the #RoyalWedding tomorrow! We are praying God’s blessing on the couple and all involved. pic.twitter.com/j48oHn5LmN— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) May 18, 2018 A fanatical music fan, follower of the Buffalo Bills American football team and avid reader, Curry’s sermons are widely admired, despite frequently containing strong political undertones. As well as a vocal advocate of gay marriage, he has made veiled (and not-so-veiled) attacks on the Trump administration. “Very often our very faith has been hi-jacked by cultural voices more concerned about self-serving agenda and not concerned about self-sacrificial service for others. Where is the Christianity worried about immigrants? Where is the Christianity speaking up for those young dreamers? Where is the Christianity speaking up for children in our society and for the poor?” he preached earlier this year. Along with 22 other Christian leaders, he plans to join a march on the White House to “reclaim Jesus” just days after the royal wedding. Luckily the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth has made a Michael Curry Sermon Bingo card for the big day pic.twitter.com/FTFzZmtRe2— Breaking Butter (@breakingbutter) May 18, 2018 With his deep baritone voice and sing-song cadence, Curry’s inspirational (albeit occasionally very long) sermons tend to capture any audience’s attention, including the thousands who watch him on YouTube. According to his followers, wherever he preaches, he uses jokes, African-American spirituals, poetry and masterful storytelling to captivate the congregation. American fans on Twitter have even produced a ‘Michael Curry bingo’ card for viewers to play along with. “If you’re breathing, God’s calling!”, “Crazy Christians”, and simply the word “GO!” are among the phrases to look out for, apparently. Timings may be tight tomorrow, but don’t be surprised if Curry is allowed to steal an extra minute if he’s in full flow. Americans are confident he can bring down the house, or at the very least shine brightly in a day full of unexpected tweaks on tradition. “The man is 100% joy," said one Episcopalean commentator this week. "Don’t be surprised if everyone at St. George’s Chapel is singing 'There is a balm in Gilead' next Saturday." Here's hoping.
Anyone hearing Gareth Southgate speak with such purpose for almost two hours on Thursday at Wembley could be reassured – the reactions from Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere to their England omission would never dent his optimism. Southgate’s focus had moved from assessing players whose recent performances have not matched their past promise to what might be possible among a young group from which he thinks world-class performers can emerge. He was asked whether a player like Dele Alli might announce themselves to the wider world. Rather than flinch at creating excessive expectation, he reeled off another six players with that sort of potential. He did not regard that list as exhaustive and pointed out Alli’s statistics were in advance of Steven Gerrard at the same age. “There are so many possible players in this group that it could be that moment,” he said. “You perform in a World Cup and that announces you to the world. That’s the beauty of playing in an England shirt. You have the chance to make history in games that really matter and that people will remember forever. “From [John] Stones and [Harry] Maguire, to Ruben [Loftus-Cheek] to Dele [Alli] to Raheem [Sterling]. Harry [Kane], [Marcus] Rash[ford]. There are any number that could announce themselves. I was involved in 1998 and [David] Beckham and [Michael] Owen didn’t start the first game. They were both left out. By the end of it, they were the two headline-grabbers.” What has been so refreshing about Southgate is how reputations have had such little influence on his decisions. It is less than two years since Sam Allardyce was talking about Wayne Rooney playing wherever he wanted in an England shirt. Before that we had the backroom involvements of Beckham and Gary Neville under Fabio Capello and Roy Hodgson. England Formation Builder Southgate looked baffled when it was put to him on that he might take another England “legend” – a Lampard, Gerrard or Ferdinand – to work with him and Steve Holland, his assistant. “Steve Holland is a legend,” he said, of the ex-Chelsea assistant manager. “He has won the Champions League. He has won the Europa League. He has won the Premier League. He has won the FA Cup. I think he has won the League Cup as well. He is the most experienced English coach in the country. He has been in the biggest matches possible and we have complete trust in each other. That is a critical relationship. Terry Venables had that with Don Howe, who also operated at the highest level and would challenge Terry.” Their collective diligence is clear. Guest speakers to the group have included John Barnes, Eddie Jones and Alan Shearer. The squad have also met leading figures from American football and have trained with the Marines. Similar bonding exercises and invitations to people from inside and outside of sport will be made over the next month. England squad: A bold selection with a clear sense of direction “It brings energy – we have to stimulate people,” explained Southgate. While conscious the players do not want to hear him droning on about personal experiences, he knows it can help some decisions. He decided against naming a big provisional squad. “My experience was, this way is cleaner,” he said, presumably remembering when Glenn Hoddle had to tell Paul Gascoigne he would not make the 1998 World Cup. In explaining every squad selection and the omissions of big names, he stated with confidence they had not been among the best performers in their positions. When you looked back at their seasons, it was difficult to disagree. One big boost has been the involvement of a healthy number of English players with the top four clubs. Manchester City and Liverpool’s achievements will surely make their domestic players discard any inferiority complex. Sterling, for example, has been integral to City’s Premier League dominance and Southgate says that he had never seen him score more often than during recent training with England. World Cup predictor The Champions League final could also impact on England’s hopes. Southgate has still not decided who his captain will be and can sense genuine leadership in Jordan Henderson’s Liverpool performance. Of the boost a Liverpool victory would bring to England, Southgate said: “I think it is big. You want them to experience winning things because then they know what it has taken, the commitment that is needed and the mindset that is needed and that hurdles can be overcome. When I took the Under-21s, I believed young English players could play in a certain style. What was stopping them from being as good as players around the world? Manchester City have a core of four English players most weeks. Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham the same.” It is now less than a month until England begin their campaign in Volgograd against Tunisia. So does Southgate know his starting team? Yes,” he said. “There is opportunity for people to play their way into that... but we know who we would select tomorrow.”
Gareth Southgate: 'England have so many young players ready to announce themselves to the world'
Anyone hearing Gareth Southgate speak with such purpose for almost two hours on Thursday at Wembley could be reassured – the reactions from Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere to their England omission would never dent his optimism. Southgate’s focus had moved from assessing players whose recent performances have not matched their past promise to what might be possible among a young group from which he thinks world-class performers can emerge. He was asked whether a player like Dele Alli might announce themselves to the wider world. Rather than flinch at creating excessive expectation, he reeled off another six players with that sort of potential. He did not regard that list as exhaustive and pointed out Alli’s statistics were in advance of Steven Gerrard at the same age. “There are so many possible players in this group that it could be that moment,” he said. “You perform in a World Cup and that announces you to the world. That’s the beauty of playing in an England shirt. You have the chance to make history in games that really matter and that people will remember forever. “From [John] Stones and [Harry] Maguire, to Ruben [Loftus-Cheek] to Dele [Alli] to Raheem [Sterling]. Harry [Kane], [Marcus] Rash[ford]. There are any number that could announce themselves. I was involved in 1998 and [David] Beckham and [Michael] Owen didn’t start the first game. They were both left out. By the end of it, they were the two headline-grabbers.” What has been so refreshing about Southgate is how reputations have had such little influence on his decisions. It is less than two years since Sam Allardyce was talking about Wayne Rooney playing wherever he wanted in an England shirt. Before that we had the backroom involvements of Beckham and Gary Neville under Fabio Capello and Roy Hodgson. England Formation Builder Southgate looked baffled when it was put to him on that he might take another England “legend” – a Lampard, Gerrard or Ferdinand – to work with him and Steve Holland, his assistant. “Steve Holland is a legend,” he said, of the ex-Chelsea assistant manager. “He has won the Champions League. He has won the Europa League. He has won the Premier League. He has won the FA Cup. I think he has won the League Cup as well. He is the most experienced English coach in the country. He has been in the biggest matches possible and we have complete trust in each other. That is a critical relationship. Terry Venables had that with Don Howe, who also operated at the highest level and would challenge Terry.” Their collective diligence is clear. Guest speakers to the group have included John Barnes, Eddie Jones and Alan Shearer. The squad have also met leading figures from American football and have trained with the Marines. Similar bonding exercises and invitations to people from inside and outside of sport will be made over the next month. England squad: A bold selection with a clear sense of direction “It brings energy – we have to stimulate people,” explained Southgate. While conscious the players do not want to hear him droning on about personal experiences, he knows it can help some decisions. He decided against naming a big provisional squad. “My experience was, this way is cleaner,” he said, presumably remembering when Glenn Hoddle had to tell Paul Gascoigne he would not make the 1998 World Cup. In explaining every squad selection and the omissions of big names, he stated with confidence they had not been among the best performers in their positions. When you looked back at their seasons, it was difficult to disagree. One big boost has been the involvement of a healthy number of English players with the top four clubs. Manchester City and Liverpool’s achievements will surely make their domestic players discard any inferiority complex. Sterling, for example, has been integral to City’s Premier League dominance and Southgate says that he had never seen him score more often than during recent training with England. World Cup predictor The Champions League final could also impact on England’s hopes. Southgate has still not decided who his captain will be and can sense genuine leadership in Jordan Henderson’s Liverpool performance. Of the boost a Liverpool victory would bring to England, Southgate said: “I think it is big. You want them to experience winning things because then they know what it has taken, the commitment that is needed and the mindset that is needed and that hurdles can be overcome. When I took the Under-21s, I believed young English players could play in a certain style. What was stopping them from being as good as players around the world? Manchester City have a core of four English players most weeks. Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham the same.” It is now less than a month until England begin their campaign in Volgograd against Tunisia. So does Southgate know his starting team? Yes,” he said. “There is opportunity for people to play their way into that... but we know who we would select tomorrow.”
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If the sheer magnitude of the occasion, the unpredictability of the page boys and the vague possibility an uninvited Markle might have smashed through a stained-glass window weren’t enough to keep the congregation sharp in St George’s Chapel today, one moment was sure to wake royal wedding guests up: the sermon. After opening remarks by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner, and before the marriage vows, officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the assembled guests – plus many millions watching on television around the world – heard a sermon delivered by American preacher Michael Bruce Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church. It was quite a gear change. Curry, 65, became the first African-American to lead the Episcopal Church in 2015, and is renowned for his highly entertaining preaching style. His rambling addresses from the pulpit are by turns gloriously melodramatic, sharply political and filled with self-deprecating humour. Welby and Conner may wish to up their game; Curry promises to steal the show. Royal wedding | Read more Prince Harry and Meghan Markleare said to have discussed whom to select for the sermon with Welby, who knows Curry well. The Chicagoan bishop hadn’t personally met Harry or Meghan, but it was said they hoped to be introduced prior to the service. A Kensington Palace statement described him as “an appropriate figure” to speak at the Royal wedding. “The love that has brought and will bind Prince Harry and Meghan Markle together has its source and origin in God and is the key to life and happiness. And so we celebrate and pray for them today,” Curry said. Welby, who baptised Ms Markle into the Church of England in March, underlined his admiration for the American preacher with a tweet. “I&#39;m thrilled that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have asked Bishop Michael Curry to preach at their wedding. [He] is a brilliant pastor, stunning preacher and someone with a great gift for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ,” he wrote. Curry’s announcement was a surprise to some, given he is not a family friend of the royals. At their wedding in 2011, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had Richard Chartres, the former Bishop of London and an old university friend of the Prince of Wales, deliver the sermon. Chartres nudged the congregation awake that day with a fantastic seven-minute speech that trod the line between tradition and modernity. His colourful opening quote from St Catherine of Siena – ‘Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire’ – became one of the more memorable from the day. Curry, a descendant of slaves, was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1953, before moving to Buffalo, New York, as a child. He has said his mother switched from the Baptist church to Episcopalianism after she read CS Lewis’s Mere Christianity, which prompted his father, the late Reverend Kenneth Curry, who came from a line of Baptist preachers, to do the same. Reverend Kenneth Curry was a civil rights activist who helped bring an end to racial segregation in schools in Buffalo. Following his father into the church, Curry became ordained in 1978 and moved to North Carolina, where he served at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, before stints in parishes in Ohio and Baltimore. He was elected 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina in 2000, later becoming one of the first bishops to allow same-sex marriages to be performed in churches there. Curry is known for his impassioned sermons Credit: Getty After 15 years in North Carolina, Curry was elected to lead the entire Episcopal Church in 2015 with an overwhelming majority. Founded in 1789 and with almost two million baptised members (only a fraction of whom are black), it is one of the oldest Anglican churches in America. During the American Revolution, the second presiding bishop, Samuel Seabury, was a famous rival of Alexander Hamilton, and makes a fleeting appearance in Hamilton: An American Musical. “My grandmother couldn’t imagine Barack Obama in the White House, and I know she couldn’t imagine her grandson as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church,” Curry once said of his historic election. Curry, who has two grown-up daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth, with his wife Sharon, has previously compared the LGBT and black civil rights movements, and is a staunch advocate of same-sex marriage. Royal wedding day pictures: Best photos from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle&#39;s ceremony and reception In 2015, when the Episcopal Church voted to allow gay couples to marry in religious ceremonies, Welby was temporarily furious at the rift such a progressive move could create. He said that the decision of Curry’s church would &quot;cause distress for some and have ramifications for the Anglican communion as a whole, as well as for its ecumenical and interfaith resolutions,” and the Episcopal Church was subsequently suspended from key voting positions in the Anglican Communion for three years. It rejoins next year. Curry, never one to back down easily, stood his ground. “I stand before you as a descendant of African slaves, stolen from their native land, enslaved in a bitter bondage, and then even after emancipation, segregated and excluded in church and society,” he said. “And this conjures that up again, and brings pain.” Welby and Curry have remained firm friends, however. Curry is a supporter of Thy Kingdom Come, a global prayer movement started in 2016 by Welby and Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, and the two men are thought to agree on many issues – not least the need to modernise the Anglican church and its image. With my brother @PB_Curry in Windsor getting ready for the #RoyalWedding tomorrow! We are praying God’s blessing on the couple and all involved. pic.twitter.com/j48oHn5LmN— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) May 18, 2018 A fanatical music fan, follower of the Buffalo Bills American football team and avid reader, Curry’s sermons are widely admired, despite frequently containing strong political undertones. As well as a vocal advocate of gay marriage, he has made veiled (and not-so-veiled) attacks on the Trump administration. “Very often our very faith has been hi-jacked by cultural voices more concerned about self-serving agenda and not concerned about self-sacrificial service for others. Where is the Christianity worried about immigrants? Where is the Christianity speaking up for those young dreamers? Where is the Christianity speaking up for children in our society and for the poor?” he preached earlier this year. Along with 22 other Christian leaders, he plans to join a march on the White House to “reclaim Jesus” just days after the royal wedding. Luckily the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth has made a Michael Curry Sermon Bingo card for the big day pic.twitter.com/FTFzZmtRe2— Breaking Butter (@breakingbutter) May 18, 2018 With his deep baritone voice and sing-song cadence, Curry’s inspirational (albeit occasionally very long) sermons tend to capture any audience’s attention, including the thousands who watch him on YouTube. According to his followers, wherever he preaches, he uses jokes, African-American spirituals, poetry and masterful storytelling to captivate the congregation. American fans on Twitter have even produced a ‘Michael Curry bingo’ card for viewers to play along with. “If you’re breathing, God’s calling!”, “Crazy Christians”, and simply the word “GO!” are among the phrases to look out for, apparently. Timings may be tight tomorrow, but don’t be surprised if Curry is allowed to steal an extra minute if he’s in full flow. Americans are confident he can bring down the house, or at the very least shine brightly in a day full of unexpected tweaks on tradition. “The man is 100% joy,&quot; said one Episcopalean commentator this week. &quot;Don’t be surprised if everyone at St. George’s Chapel is singing &#39;There is a balm in Gilead&#39; next Saturday.&quot; Here&#39;s hoping.
Who is Michael Curry, the ‘stunning preacher’ who stole the show at the royal wedding ceremony?
If the sheer magnitude of the occasion, the unpredictability of the page boys and the vague possibility an uninvited Markle might have smashed through a stained-glass window weren’t enough to keep the congregation sharp in St George’s Chapel today, one moment was sure to wake royal wedding guests up: the sermon. After opening remarks by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner, and before the marriage vows, officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the assembled guests – plus many millions watching on television around the world – heard a sermon delivered by American preacher Michael Bruce Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church. It was quite a gear change. Curry, 65, became the first African-American to lead the Episcopal Church in 2015, and is renowned for his highly entertaining preaching style. His rambling addresses from the pulpit are by turns gloriously melodramatic, sharply political and filled with self-deprecating humour. Welby and Conner may wish to up their game; Curry promises to steal the show. Royal wedding | Read more Prince Harry and Meghan Markleare said to have discussed whom to select for the sermon with Welby, who knows Curry well. The Chicagoan bishop hadn’t personally met Harry or Meghan, but it was said they hoped to be introduced prior to the service. A Kensington Palace statement described him as “an appropriate figure” to speak at the Royal wedding. “The love that has brought and will bind Prince Harry and Meghan Markle together has its source and origin in God and is the key to life and happiness. And so we celebrate and pray for them today,” Curry said. Welby, who baptised Ms Markle into the Church of England in March, underlined his admiration for the American preacher with a tweet. “I'm thrilled that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have asked Bishop Michael Curry to preach at their wedding. [He] is a brilliant pastor, stunning preacher and someone with a great gift for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ,” he wrote. Curry’s announcement was a surprise to some, given he is not a family friend of the royals. At their wedding in 2011, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had Richard Chartres, the former Bishop of London and an old university friend of the Prince of Wales, deliver the sermon. Chartres nudged the congregation awake that day with a fantastic seven-minute speech that trod the line between tradition and modernity. His colourful opening quote from St Catherine of Siena – ‘Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire’ – became one of the more memorable from the day. Curry, a descendant of slaves, was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1953, before moving to Buffalo, New York, as a child. He has said his mother switched from the Baptist church to Episcopalianism after she read CS Lewis’s Mere Christianity, which prompted his father, the late Reverend Kenneth Curry, who came from a line of Baptist preachers, to do the same. Reverend Kenneth Curry was a civil rights activist who helped bring an end to racial segregation in schools in Buffalo. Following his father into the church, Curry became ordained in 1978 and moved to North Carolina, where he served at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, before stints in parishes in Ohio and Baltimore. He was elected 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina in 2000, later becoming one of the first bishops to allow same-sex marriages to be performed in churches there. Curry is known for his impassioned sermons Credit: Getty After 15 years in North Carolina, Curry was elected to lead the entire Episcopal Church in 2015 with an overwhelming majority. Founded in 1789 and with almost two million baptised members (only a fraction of whom are black), it is one of the oldest Anglican churches in America. During the American Revolution, the second presiding bishop, Samuel Seabury, was a famous rival of Alexander Hamilton, and makes a fleeting appearance in Hamilton: An American Musical. “My grandmother couldn’t imagine Barack Obama in the White House, and I know she couldn’t imagine her grandson as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church,” Curry once said of his historic election. Curry, who has two grown-up daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth, with his wife Sharon, has previously compared the LGBT and black civil rights movements, and is a staunch advocate of same-sex marriage. Royal wedding day pictures: Best photos from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's ceremony and reception In 2015, when the Episcopal Church voted to allow gay couples to marry in religious ceremonies, Welby was temporarily furious at the rift such a progressive move could create. He said that the decision of Curry’s church would "cause distress for some and have ramifications for the Anglican communion as a whole, as well as for its ecumenical and interfaith resolutions,” and the Episcopal Church was subsequently suspended from key voting positions in the Anglican Communion for three years. It rejoins next year. Curry, never one to back down easily, stood his ground. “I stand before you as a descendant of African slaves, stolen from their native land, enslaved in a bitter bondage, and then even after emancipation, segregated and excluded in church and society,” he said. “And this conjures that up again, and brings pain.” Welby and Curry have remained firm friends, however. Curry is a supporter of Thy Kingdom Come, a global prayer movement started in 2016 by Welby and Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, and the two men are thought to agree on many issues – not least the need to modernise the Anglican church and its image. With my brother @PB_Curry in Windsor getting ready for the #RoyalWedding tomorrow! We are praying God’s blessing on the couple and all involved. pic.twitter.com/j48oHn5LmN— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) May 18, 2018 A fanatical music fan, follower of the Buffalo Bills American football team and avid reader, Curry’s sermons are widely admired, despite frequently containing strong political undertones. As well as a vocal advocate of gay marriage, he has made veiled (and not-so-veiled) attacks on the Trump administration. “Very often our very faith has been hi-jacked by cultural voices more concerned about self-serving agenda and not concerned about self-sacrificial service for others. Where is the Christianity worried about immigrants? Where is the Christianity speaking up for those young dreamers? Where is the Christianity speaking up for children in our society and for the poor?” he preached earlier this year. Along with 22 other Christian leaders, he plans to join a march on the White House to “reclaim Jesus” just days after the royal wedding. Luckily the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth has made a Michael Curry Sermon Bingo card for the big day pic.twitter.com/FTFzZmtRe2— Breaking Butter (@breakingbutter) May 18, 2018 With his deep baritone voice and sing-song cadence, Curry’s inspirational (albeit occasionally very long) sermons tend to capture any audience’s attention, including the thousands who watch him on YouTube. According to his followers, wherever he preaches, he uses jokes, African-American spirituals, poetry and masterful storytelling to captivate the congregation. American fans on Twitter have even produced a ‘Michael Curry bingo’ card for viewers to play along with. “If you’re breathing, God’s calling!”, “Crazy Christians”, and simply the word “GO!” are among the phrases to look out for, apparently. Timings may be tight tomorrow, but don’t be surprised if Curry is allowed to steal an extra minute if he’s in full flow. Americans are confident he can bring down the house, or at the very least shine brightly in a day full of unexpected tweaks on tradition. “The man is 100% joy," said one Episcopalean commentator this week. "Don’t be surprised if everyone at St. George’s Chapel is singing 'There is a balm in Gilead' next Saturday." Here's hoping.
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The American Football Person’s Guide to the Royal Wedding
Want to sound like you know what you’re talking about when The Royal Wedding goes down on Saturday? This probably won’t help, but here it is anyway
When the Alliance of American Football was first announced, they outlined a plan to have experienced coaches running each of the league&#8217;s eight teams. The first three coaches named &#8212; Steve Spurrier, Mike Singletary and Brad Childress &#8212; all have experience as NFL head coaches and the same is true of the head coach of [<a href="https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/16/dennis-erickson-will-coach-salt-lake-citys-aaf-entry/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:more" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">more</a>]
Dennis Erickson will coach Salt Lake City’s AAF entry
When the Alliance of American Football was first announced, they outlined a plan to have experienced coaches running each of the league’s eight teams. The first three coaches named — Steve Spurrier, Mike Singletary and Brad Childress — all have experience as NFL head coaches and the same is true of the head coach of [more]
When the Alliance of American Football was first announced, they outlined a plan to have experienced coaches running each of the league&#8217;s eight teams. The first three coaches named &#8212; Steve Spurrier, Mike Singletary and Brad Childress &#8212; all have experience as NFL head coaches and the same is true of the head coach of [<a href="https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/16/dennis-erickson-will-coach-salt-lake-citys-aaf-entry/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:more" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">more</a>]
Dennis Erickson will coach Salt Lake City’s AAF entry
When the Alliance of American Football was first announced, they outlined a plan to have experienced coaches running each of the league’s eight teams. The first three coaches named — Steve Spurrier, Mike Singletary and Brad Childress — all have experience as NFL head coaches and the same is true of the head coach of [more]
FanDuel is a web-based fantasy sports game with 6 million registered users, who can put together virtual teams in sports such as American football.
Paddy Power Betfair in talks to buy FanDuel after US sports betting ruling
FanDuel is a web-based fantasy sports game with 6 million registered users, who can put together virtual teams in sports such as American football.
With legalized gambling, people will want (need) more games on which to bet. Enter the Alliance of American Football. The fledgling spring league has announced its fourth franchise, to be headquartered in Salt Lake City. Via the Associated Press, a coach will be named later. Orlando, Atlanta, and Memphis will host the other three franchises. [<a href="https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/15/salt-lake-city-gets-fourth-aaf-franchise/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:more" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">more</a>]
Salt Lake City gets fourth AAF franchise
With legalized gambling, people will want (need) more games on which to bet. Enter the Alliance of American Football. The fledgling spring league has announced its fourth franchise, to be headquartered in Salt Lake City. Via the Associated Press, a coach will be named later. Orlando, Atlanta, and Memphis will host the other three franchises. [more]

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