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With racial issues in the United States coming to the forefront in the sports world, Major League Baseball players generally have been absent from the growing chorus of athletes who have publicly spoken out about problems they may see in the United States, and Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones thinks he knows why. Cheap Air Jordan Nz .Baseball is a white mans sport, the Orioles star told USA Today Sports.We already have two strikes against us already, Jones told the newspaper, so you might as well not kick yourself out of the game. In football, you cant kick them out. You need those players. In baseball, they dont need us.Though Jackie Robinson broke baseballs color barrier in 1947 by playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers, MLB has had an issue with the dwindling number of African-Americans playing the game. Only 8 percent of the league classifies as African-American, according to the newspaper, with a total of just 69 black players being on the Opening Day rosters of the leagues 30 teams.Baseball is numbers. Its 8 percent black. I didnt make that up, Jones later told the Baltimore Sun. In football, basketball, the numbers are in the 60s and 70s. These arent made up numbers. It just is what it is. Im part of the 8 percent.Players from the NFL, NBA, WNBA and NWSL have all taken a public stance in one form or another to voice their displeasure with what they see as racial issues within the country. Some have worn shirts that read Black Lives Matter while recently many NFL players, led by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, have resorted to taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem.He believes in what he believes in, Jones said of Kaepernick, according to USA Today Sports, and as a man of faith, as an American who has rights, who am I to say hes wrong?Kaepernick is not disrespecting the military. Hes not disrespecting people who theyre fighting. What hes doing is showing that he doesnt like the social injustice that the flag represents.Since his decision to not stand for the national anthem became known during the preseason, Kaepernick has been widely criticized, something that Jones believes doesnt add up.Theres somebody on the 49ers team that commits an act like that, accosts a 70-year-old man and his kid, and nobodys talking about that, Jones said, referring to Kaepernicks now former teammate Bruce Miller. But they talk about Kaepernick doing something that he believes in, as his right as an American citizen. People need to talk more about that guy than Kaepernick.Hes not receiving the ridicule and public torture that Kaepernick is facing. Is Kaepernick hurting me? No. Is he hurting random people out there? No. I support his decision.At the end of the day, if you dont respect his freedoms, then why the hell are we Americans? Its supposed to be the Land of the Free, right?Ive seen Kaepernick called the N-word just because hes being sensitive to what has happened to African-Americans in this country, Jones added. Its crazy how when people of color speak up, were always ridiculed. But when people that are not of color speak up, its their right.A five-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner, Jones is the Orioles 2016 Roberto Clemente Award nominee. The award recognizes a player who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field, according to MLB.Jones is also involved in the leagues RBI program that seeks to get more inner-city children playing the sport.At the end of the day, black men have fought for this right. Indians have fought for this right. White people fought for this right. Mexicans have fought for this right. Japanese have fought this for this right. The United States was not just made up of one race, Jones told USA Today.So lets just not say that in America, only one person can say something. We all have input because America has always been a country that has united everybody.Though Jones, whose father and brother have both served in the military, says he will always stand for the anthem, he notes that a professional baseball player could always sit out The Star-Spangled Banner.No one has done it, yet, Jones said. But thats the key word here: yet. Air Jordan Nz Online . Catch all the action on TSN2 at 11pm et/8pm pt. The nine-time Big 12 champion Jayhawks are positioning themselves for another title, as they have run out to a flawless 6-0 mark in conference play thus far. Retro Jordans Nz . -- Kyrie Irvings last-minute 3-pointer helped seal another victory for Cleveland -- and the Cavaliers longest winning streak since LeBron James left. . Batiste, who briefly signed with the Eskimos in 2006, has spent time with several NFL teams including the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Unlike last seasons 32-point victory for Dayton, this one went down to the wire.Ryan Mikesell made his second 3-pointer of the game with 76 seconds left and Dayton beat Alabama 77-72 on Tuesday.That was a big shot, a really big shot for him, Dayton coach Archie Miller said. Hes a tough-minded kid, hes got guts and I knew when he shot it he would have a chance to make it just because of who he is as a competitor.Alabama coach Avery Johnson called his last timeout to set up a tying 3-point play with 19.5 seconds remaining, but Corban Collins open attempt from the corner was off the mark.Coach Johnson did a really good job of drawing up a play to get us open, Collins said. I just had to take my time and I rushed it a little bit. But like coach said, its something we can look at in film and fix, and next time we see that situation we know how to handle it better.Scoochie Smith made three of Daytons nine 3-pointers and scored 20 points. Charles Cooke had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Dayton (2-0), which connected on 24 of 44 shots from the floor while Alabama made only 23 of 59 (39 percent). Mikesell and Josh Cunningham each scored 12 points.Really, really hard fought game, especially early in the season to come out on the road and find a way to get a win was big for our group, Miller said.Collins and Braxton Key scored 15 points apiece for the Crimson Tide (1-1), which outrebounded the Flyers 40-28, includding 18-5 on the offense end. Retro Jordans Nz. Dazon Ingram had 14 points and seven assists.Where we wouldve lost the game, obviously would have been on the glass, Miller said. Obviously we could not rebound the ball like a college basketball team today so thats something were going to take into account.BIG PICTUREDayton: The Flyers found themselves one spot outside the Top 25 this week, but with a win over the Crimson Tide, Dayton could be poised to move up next week.Alabama: The Crimson Tide lost to Dayton for the second consecutive year and must now wait for another chance to prove itself on a national stage.INJURY REPORTDaytons Josh Cunningham was fouled on a one-handed dunk to give his team a four-point lead in the final three seconds. He suffered an injury which knocked him out of the game and Miller said afterward that Cunningham could miss time due to knee and ankle injuries.FRESHMAN STANDOUTKey scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half for Alabama and he had a team-high six rebounds.NEXT UPDayton: The Flyers will return home, where they are 15-3 since the start of last season, and will face Saint Marys on Saturday.Alabama: After having its 16-game home winning streak against non-conference competition snapped, Alabama will attempt to start a new streak on Friday when it hosts Ball State. ' ' ' 

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