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Steve Clevenger Facebook post likened Black Lives Matter movement to KKK

wtsp.com — Steve Clevenger's tweet that cost him his job as a Seattle Mariners catcher was not the first occasion he posted racially-charged messages on social media. In an August post from Clevenger's deactivated Facebook account obtained by USA TODAY Sports, Clevenger called the Black Lives Matter movement "a racial group no different from the KKK...and the reason is because there's white people like you (who) support them."

Steve Clevenger Facebook post likened Black Lives Matter movement to KKK

usatoday.com — Steve Clevenger's tweet that cost him his job as a Seattle Mariners catcher was not the first occasion he posted racially-charged messages on social media. In an August post from Clevenger's deactivated Facebook account obtained by USA TODAY Sports, Clevenger called the Black Lives Matter movement "a racial group no different from the KKK...and the reason is because there's white people like you (who) support them."

Tim Tebow on Colin Kaepernick: 'It's about standing for it the right way'

usatoday.com — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Tim Tebow, known for his strong religious beliefs, weighed in on NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's protests during the national anthem. Tebow, at New York Mets' instructional league camp, was asked after a workout about his thoughts on Kaepernick's protest, but was very cautious with his answer.

Tim Tebow hits home run as normalcy sets in at Mets camp

usatoday.com — PORT St. Lucie, Fla. -- New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow, on his second day as a professional baseball player, was greeted Tuesday with a strange phenomenon. Normalcy. Real, honest-to-goodness, normalcy. There wasn't a news helicopter hovering overhead this day during the Mets' practice.

In Mets debut, Tim Tebow absorbs fans' love, ready to 'embrace the grind'

wkyc.com — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - They shrieked the moment they spotted him on the baseball field. They gave him a standing ovation after each round of batting practice. The lively crowd, nearing almost 600, even cheered him during calisthenics.

In Mets debut, Tim Tebow absorbs fans' love, ready to 'embrace the grind'

usatoday.com — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - They shrieked the moment they spotted him on the baseball field. They gave him a standing ovation after each round of batting practice. The lively crowd, nearing almost 600, even cheered him during calisthenics.

Cubs ready to bring the party into October

usatoday.com — CHICAGO - Those zany and wacky Chicago Cubs, stretching the imagination where no baseball team has gone before, turned Wrigley Field into a virtual South Beach nightclub Friday, celebrating in a style perhaps unprecedented in baseball history. Come on, have you ever seen an actual disc jockey, Dante the D.J., with his own booth, spinning records in a baseball clubhouse?

Cubs veteran catcher David Ross celebrates division title in Wrigleyville

usatoday.com — CHICAGO -- There were no hangovers, reddened eyes or hoarse throats. The Chicago Cubs didn't bother to celebrate their first NL Central title since 2008 Thursday night. Since the Cubs lost to the Milwaukee Brewers, they didn't bother waiting around the clubhouse for an extra two hours for the conclusion of the San Francisco Giants' 6-2 victory over the St.

Cubs clinch National League Central title with Cardinals' loss to Giants

12news.com — CHICAGO - The champagne in the Chicago Cubs clubhouse was already stashed away. The police barricades lined up outside Wrigley Field were dismantled. The Cubs' party room was empty. The Cubs clinched the National League Central Division title Thursday night, but no one was around to celebrate it.

Cubs clinch National League Central title with Cardinals' loss to Giants

usatoday.com — CHICAGO - The champagne in the Chicago Cubs clubhouse was already stashed away. The police barricades lined up outside Wrigley Field were dismantled. The Cubs' party room was empty. The Cubs clinched the National League Central Division title Thursday night, but no one was around to celebrate it.
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