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This Aug. 21, 2017 file photo shows members of the Browns kneeling during the national anthem before an NFL preseason game against the New York Giants in Cleveland. (Ron Schwane/AP Photo/Files)

Unions refuse to hold flag at Browns opener

Members of unions representing Cleveland police officers and paramedics have said they won’t hold a large U.S. flag during pregame ceremonies prior to next Sunday’s Cleveland Browns season opener after a group of Browns players knelt during the national anthem before a preseason game last month.

Tiger-Cats head coach Kent Austin fired himself and named June Jones as the new coach on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. (Jack Boland/Postmedia Network)

Kent Austin fires himself

With his team mired in last place and having only one win in the last 15 games over two seasons, Kent Austin fired himself as head coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Thursday.

Len Rhodes, president of the Edmonton Eskimos, is the 2015 marshall for the Pets in the Park promotion on June 28.

Esks sticking with name

The Edmonton Eskimos have had to defend more than their top spot in the Canadian Football League standings this year. With their first 7-0 start to a season since 1961 dominating much of the early headlines in 2017, the national spotlight has been focused squarely on the club.

In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, from left, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

NAACP requests NFL meeting over Kaepernick

The NAACP on Wednesday called for a meeting with the NFL to discuss the fate of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest police brutality against African-Americans.

Huronia Stallions quarterback Daniel Hawthorne looks downfield to make a pass against the Peterborough junior varsity Wolverines during Ontario Football Conference Ramsay Division final last Saturday at Thomas A. Stewart Athletic Field in Peterborough. CLIFFORD SKARSTEDT/POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Junior varsity Stallions routed

The Huronia Stallions junior varsity team fell to the unbeaten Peterborough Wolverines, 49-7, in the Ontario Football Conference’s Northern Conference title game.

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