Kenny Stills blasts campaign by rapper Jay-Z: ‘He’s never been on a knee’

Kenny Stills

The Miami Dolphins’ receiver objected Monday to 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 to carry on the campaign that Kaepernick began by kneeling during the national anthem to bring attention to racial division. Last week, Jay-Z said kneeling has served its purpose. “He’s talking about, ‘We’re moving past kneeling,’ like he ever protested,” Stills said. “He’s never been on a knee. … To say that we’re moving past something, it didn’t seem very informed.”

Carlos Carrasco

The Cleveland Indians’ right-hander has returned to the mound in the minor leagues as he tries to come back after being diagnosed with leukemia. Carrasco pitched in relief Monday night for Double-A Akron against Harrisburg. He received a standing ovation from fans at Akron’s Canal Park. It was Carrasco’s first appearance in a game since being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in June. He finished his first inning with a strikeout. The 32-year-old is scheduled to pitch again for Akron on Thursday, and he and the Indians then will decide his next step.

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