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Dolphins' Flores says he supports player protest movement

Aug. 23, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores says he supports the NFL player protest movement and receiver Kenny Stills' involvement, but wants him to play better. "Everything these guys protest, I've lived it, I've experienced it," said an impassioned Flores, who is the son of immigrants...

Was Dolphins coach sending a message via Jay-Z songs?

Aug. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins' latest featured musical artist at practice: Jay-Z. The team's sound system played more than half a dozen songs by the rapper at the start of practice Tuesday, one day after receiver Kenny Stills objected to recent comments from Jay-Z about social activism by current...

Dolphins' Stills objects to comments by Jay-Z about NFL deal

Aug. 19, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected Monday to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick. Jay-Z and the league last week announced a partnership he characterized as a progressive step to carry on the...

Column: Jay-Z sells out Kaepernick, grabs big money from NFL

Aug. 15, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

Remember when Jay-Z was a dynamic hip-hop artist whose stark lyrics gave voice to the oppressed and downtrodden? Well, those days are over. He may have 99 Problems — but a conscience certainly ain't one. Completing his transformation to total sellout, Jay-Z climbed into bed with those racial progressives...

Jay-Z defends NFL deal with Roc Nation, talks Kaepernick

Aug. 14, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he's also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes. The Grammy winner and...

Jets' Le'Veon Bell wants to be No. 1 on field, in rap game

Aug. 14, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell was in fifth grade when he simply couldn't shake music from his mind. The creative beats. The grooving basslines. The raw lyrics. He was hooked on it all, just like football. "That's when I really realized I loved music," the star running back recalled in an interview...

CMA voters consider whether to nominate 'Old Town Road'

Aug. 14, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Though Lil Nas X has broken chart records and become a streaming juggernaut with his breakout country rap hit "Old Town Road" with Billy Ray Cyrus, the song faces an uphill challenge to get a nomination for a CMA award. Ballots have gone out for nominations for the Country Music...

A$AP Rocky found guilty of Sweden assault, won't face prison

Aug. 14, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky was found guilty of assault Wednesday by a Swedish court, six weeks after a street brawl in Stockholm that had attracted the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump. A judge and jury found the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and his two bodyguards...

The Latest: A$AP Rocky lawyer 'disappointed' by verdict

Aug. 14, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on A$AP Rocky's trial for assault in Stockholm (all times local): 2:55 p.m. The lawyer for U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky says he is "disappointed" by the decision of a Stockholm court to find his client guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in the city. Slobodan...

Sounders add Russell Wilson, Macklemore to ownership group

Aug. 13, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders are adding Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and wife Ciara, hip-hop artist Macklemore and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to the MLS club's ownership group. Other investors are also coming aboard while current majority owner Adrian Hanauer is increasing his investment...