Morning sports update: President Trump tweets about Marshawn Lynch after Patriots-Raiders

"Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season."

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sits during the national anthem prior to a Sept. game against the Titans.
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sits during the national anthem prior to a Sept. game against the Titans. –AP Photo/Mark Zaleski

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The Patriots emerged with a decisive victory in Mexico City on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Raiders by a convincing 33-8 scoreline.

Here’s news about the game, as well as a few other stories:

President Trump chided Marshawn Lynch’s stance on the two national anthems: Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat for the playing of the United States national anthem on Sunday in Mexico City. He then stood for the Mexican national anthem.

The display didn’t go unnoticed, with President Trump taking to Twitter to lash out at the NFL star:

Lynch’s stance on Trump was made clear on Oct. 1 during the previous controversy over Trump’s thoughts on NFL players sitting during the anthem:


Bill Belichick passed Tom Landry to become third all-time in NFL coaching wins: With the victory in Mexico City, Bill Belichick officially became the third winningest coach in NFL history, passing Tom Landry’s total of 270. (ESPN)

Only two coaches remain in front of the Patriots legend:

The sports world bids adieu to the Georgia Dome: The scene of so many classic college and professional games, Atlanta’s Georgia Dome was imploded on Monday morning:

Jaylen Brown is helping the Celtics cover over the loss of Avery Bradley: One of the tougher moves that was made in the offseason for many Celtics fans was seeing Avery Bradley traded to Detroit.

Yet the lockdown defender’s loss has been made up for by the continued emergence of Jaylen Brown. It’s been one of the keys to the Celtics’ early success. (

What you need to know about the Celtics’ winning streak: Since starting the season 0-2, the Celtics have gone more than a month without losing. The run has seen Boston win 15 games in a row.

Amid the impressive streak, the defense has been exceptional, while the the offense has been somewhat pedestrian. And given the Celtics’ propensity for comebacks, they’ve even made Charles Barkley break a so-called promise. (


Daily highlight: Sit back and enjoy the quarterback clinic Tom Brady put on in Mexico City: