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Nebraska Anthem Protest

Nebraska anthem protesters draw ire of 2 regents, governor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two university regents and the governor criticized three Nebraska football players who kneeled during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality.

Michael Rose-Ivey, Mohamed Barry and DaiShon Neal received support from the university president on Tuesday, however.

Rose-Ivey, Barry and Neal each took a knee as the anthem played before last Saturday's game at Northwestern, an act that regents Hal Daub of Omaha and Jim Pillen of Columbus said was in poor judgment.

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Tebow sharp in last tuneup before instructional league debut

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow may have had his best day as a New York Mets prospect.

The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback had two hits, scored a run and ended a three-inning game with a sliding grab Tuesday in his final tuneup before his instructional league debut. He is to play Wednesday against the St. Louis Cardinals' instructional club.

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