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SEATTLE -- Football coaches at a Seattle high school joined their players in taking a knee during the national anthem, following the lead of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to protest social injustice. Wholesale Shoes Cheap .The entire Garfield High School football team and its coaching staff knelt during The Star-Spangled Banner before the Friday kickoff against West Seattle High School in Seattle. Several players from the other team also knelt.It was the first time Garfield football players participated in the increasingly popular demonstration. West Seattle athletes began kneeling a week prior after getting approval from administration staff.Joey Thomas, Garfield Highs head coach, told Seattle media outlets his players have encountered either police brutality or racial profiling while also dealing with a racially divided school. He said his team wont have to kneel once people start addressing racial injustice.Everybody wants to talk about how this is disrespectful to the American flag, Thomas said. Thats a smokescreen. How about we talk about the issues people are kneeling and fighting for?West Seattle coach Tom Burggraff didnt kneel with his players Friday, but said he supports his players freedom to protest.Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback, gained national attention when he refused to stand for the anthem before an NFL preseason game earlier this year.His protest has since sparked similar demonstrations among athletes. Ranging from fellow NFL players to high school students, some athletes have decided to take a knee or link arms during the national anthem before sporting events Wholesale Fashion Shoes Free Shipping . -- The Bishops Gaiters are showing they belong among the countrys top varsity football teams. Wholesale Shoes China . Tracey comes to the Blue Bombers after spending over a decade with Queens University. Most recently he was the schools assistant football coach. http://www.wholesaleshoesfashion.com/ . One game after a miserable showing in Oklahoma City, Gay tied a career high with 41 points and the Sacramento Kings cruised to a 114-97 victory at the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. DETROIT -- Jarrod Saltalamacchias drive to right field sailed toward the wall, and the Detroit catcher immediately raised his right arm in celebration.Saltalamacchia hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Tigers a 4-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Those were the only two RBI of the day for Detroit, which scored its first two runs of the game on a balk and a wild pitch.It felt really good, because I was starting to get a little gassed, Saltalamacchia said. Its been seven or eight days since Ive played, so I was ready to get out of there.After Tyler Collins hit a leadoff single, Saltalamacchia won it with a homer off Joakim Soria (3-4) that easily cleared the wall in right. Francisco Rodriguez (1-0) pitched a perfect top of the ninth for the win.Detroit hasnt gotten much offense from its catchers lately. Saltalamacchia is batting .206 even after his big hit Sunday, and James McCann is even lower at .199. Saltalamacchia does have nine homers, though, and his power handed the Royals a tough loss the day before the start of their big series with AL Central-leading Cleveland.That was an inside fastball, right where I wanted it, but hes a professional baseball player, too, and he hit it hard, Soria said. You dont want to lose, but I made the pitch I wanted and he hit it. Nothing you can do about that.Detroit rookie Michael Fulmer allowed two runs and six hits in eight innings. Kansas City starter Yordano Ventura allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings.The Royals led 2-0 when Detroit began chipping away in the third. With the bases loaded and one out, Ventura struck out Miguel Cabrera, but with Victor Martinez up, the Kansas City right-hander was called for a balk, allowing a run to score.Ventura struck out Martinez to end the inning, but with two outs in the sixth, he gave up a drive too the gap in right-center by Nick Castellanos that became a triple when the Royals had issues getting the ball back in. Cheap China Shoes Wholesale. . Castellanos came home on a wild pitch.Kansas City opened the scoring in the second on an RBI double by Cheslor Cuthbert, and Eric Hosmer added a run-scoring single in the third.STREAK SNAPPEDFulmer allowed more than one earned run for the first time in 10 starts, but he was able to pitch deep into the game after the Tigers used several relievers the previous night. Mike Pelfrey, their starter Saturday, didnt make it out of the second inning.The bullpen was taxed yesterday, Fulmer said. My goal was seven innings, and to run back out for the eighth was pretty cool.SHAKEN UPPlate umpire D.J. Reyburn was hit around the neck when a third strike eluded Saltalamacchia in the eighth. The Tigers caught a break when the ball didnt go to the backstop -- after it hit Reyburn, Saltalamacchia was able to pick it up and throw to first to retire Hosmer.Reyburn stayed in the game after a brief delay.I feel terrible. His kids were in the stands watching, Saltalamacchia said. Yanked changeup. I probably should have done a better job getting to it, but thankfully hes OK.TRAINERS ROOMTigers: RHP Warwick Saupold (right groin strain) made a rehab start Saturday night for Class A Lakeland. He allowed four unearned runs and three hits with three walks in 2 2/3 innings.UP NEXTRoyals: RHP Edinson Volquez (8-8) starts against Clevelands Corey Kluber (9-8) on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series against the Indians.Tigers: Detroit starts a three-game set against Minnesota with LHP Matt Boyd (0-2) on the mound against Ricky Nolasco (4-7).---Follow Noah Trister at www.Twitter.com/noahtrister ' ' '