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Trump Commits to Accepting Election Results 'If I Win' Did Colts' Irsay cut Cromartie over protests? (Yahoo Sports)

news Donald Trump on Thursday said he would accept November's election results -- so long as he's the winner. The GOP nominee doubled down on controversial and unprecedented claims that he may not accept the results on November 8, first made at the third and final presidential debate Wednesday. Warning of a 'major announcement,' Trump led off his first public appearance since the debate with the 'promise and pledge' to his supporters: 'I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election — if I win.' The brief pause and defiant words that came after it immediately incited cheers from the crowd.

Jim Irsay speaks out against protests, did he cut Antonio Cromartie over it?

Owners have mostly been quiet about the national-anthem protests staged by Colin Kaepernick and others. Indianapolis' Jim Irsay isn't among them.

Ritual Candidates Dinner to Be Especially Awkward Scandal shows how low college sports can go (Yahoo Sports)

news It can be an uncomfortable event in any election year, but exponentially more so this time with two candidates who seriously dislike each other.

Rick Pitino (AP)

How desensitized has college athletics become when Louisville providing prostitutes for recruits becomes just another NCAA Tier 1 case?

'Beyond the Pale': GOP Slams Trump for Race Outcome Remark Do Pacers have pieces to reach next round? (Yahoo Sports)

news If Trump loses and doesn't concede, it would break from a tradition dating back to the Civil War — and Republicans were swift to condemn him for it.

Dan Devine of Ball Don’t Lie on the expectations of the Pacers.

Trump Doubts U.S. Intel Officials On Russia Hack Packers RB Lacy lands on IR, needs surgery (Yahoo Sports)

For the third time in three debates, Trump disputed Russia's role in U.S. election hacks, despite private briefings and a public statement by the CIA.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) needs surgery on his ankle and could be done for the season. (Getty Images)

The Packers do not yet know if Eddie Lacy’s season is over, but the bad news is that he’s out indefinitely, expected to have surgery on his injured ankle soon.

First Read: Why the GOP Should Be Worried Is 2016 the NFL at its most competitive? (Yahoo Sports)

news First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

Kevin Kaduk gives us another reason why its easy for NFL fans to come back year after year.

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    Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

    Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

    Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

    Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

    When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

    Living Wages Are A Global Problem

    The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

    Ukraine: Not What It Seems

    After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

    Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

    After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

    Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

    The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.


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