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SAN DIEGO -- Colin Kaepernick and San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid kneeled during the national anthem Thursday night, continuing the quarterbacks preseason protest of American racial injustice and minority oppression. Cheap Yankees Jerseys Authentic .Kaepernick and Reid dropped to one knee while a naval officer sang The Star-Spangled Banner and dozens of military members unfurled an oversized flag at the Chargers Qualcomm Stadium.Kaepernick received scattered boos when he dropped to a knee, but the protest was otherwise unremarked by the San Diego crowd. The 49ers visit coincided with the annual Salute to the Military preseason game for the Chargers, who have strong fan support in their citys extensive armed forces community.Kaepernick got much heavier boos when he took the field to start the game for the 49ers and immediately led them on a 16-play, 85-yard touchdown drive. The veteran quarterback is attempting to regain the starting job that he lost last season.Kaepernicks protest has dominated the public discussion of the nations most popular sport this week, and his stance has been met with equally passionate condemnation and support. His refusal to stand for the anthem first came to public notice last week when he remained seated on the 49ers bench before a preseason game against Green Bay.When Kaepernick left the field following pregame warmups, he was greeted with profanity and obscene gestures from Leo Uzcategui, a 20-year Navy veteran in a military-green Chargers jersey with quarterback Philip Rivers No. 17 in camouflage numbering.I was in the Navy and I saw men and women bleed and die for this flag, Uzcategui said. If he wants to do something, go to some outreach program where he can do some good. And I get it, his First Amendment right. But you dont sit during the presenting of the colors, and you dont sit during the national anthem. That is not the way to do it.Domenique Banks, a 23-year-old fan from nearby Oceanside, California, got the quarterback to sign his Kaepernick jersey before the game.I told him I appreciate what he is standing up for, Banks said. He said he appreciated it. Most of the people I talk to say the same thing. I dont like that he is sitting during the national anthem, but I appreciate what he is standing for.Kaepernick said he had invited teammates to sit with him during the anthem, but didnt expect any to join him. His invitation apparently was accepted by Reid, the 49ers starting safety and a fourth-year veteran from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Reid, who wasnt in uniform for the game, had been publicly supportive of Kaepernicks stance.One sign in the crowd read: Youre an American. Act like one.In Oakland, Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane also sat on the bench behind his standing teammates as the national anthem was performed before Seattles game against the Raiders.Kaepernick kneeled next to Nate Boyer, a former Green Beret who went to training camp with the Seahawks last year as a long snapper. Boyer, who wrote a conciliatory open letter to Kaepernick earlier this week, had a long conversation with the quarterback about his stance this week, and he posted a photo of the two on Twitter with a caption reading, Lets just keep moving forward. This is what America should be all about.Kaepernicks visit to San Diego fell on the Chargers 28th annual Salute to the Military, a night designed to pay tribute to the tens of thousands of active and retired military personnel who live in the area. The festivities included pregame music from the Marine Band San Diego, halftime recognition of Vietnam War veterans, and a crowd filled with numerous injured soldiers invited as special guests.Kaepernick has said he doesnt intend his stance to be a criticism of the military, claiming he has great respect for the men and women that have fought for this country.Kaepernicks social activism, which only emerged publicly in recent weeks, also included support for the Black Lives Matter movement through social media.While negative reaction to the quarterback has been strong, Kaepernick also has been widely praised for his commitment to his stance. Veterans and military members tweeted their support for Kaepernick in recent days under the hashtag VeteransForKaepernick.Jim Brown voiced support for Kaepernick while disagreeing with his method of protest. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called Kaepernicks decision highly patriotic while encouraging him to take further steps to build dialogue between law enforcement and blacks.Amid the uproar of his emerging social activism, Kaepernick is still trying to win a job with the 49ers less than four years after leading them to the Super Bowl. The quarterback lost the starting job last season, and he hasnt separated himself from Blaine Gabbert this summer under new coach Chip Kelly.Gabbert wasnt expected to play in the San Diego finale because he had already played much more in the preseason than Kaepernick, who didnt appear until San Franciscos third exhibition game.---Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ;Wholesale Yankees Jerseys . Anthony Davis had 31 points and 17 rebounds in his seventh straight game with more than 20 points, but that was only enough to keep the Pelicans competitive into the final minutes. Andrew Bogut had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Golden State, which rebounded from a loss a night earlier in Oklahoma City and snapped a two-game skid. Cheap Yankees Jerseys China . Colin Wilson had two goals and an assist, and Mike Fisher scored a goal and helped set up two others in the Predators 6-4 victory over the Red Wings on Monday night. http://www.cheapyankeesjerseys.com/ . LOUIS -- Alexander Steen scored a power-play goal with 59. LAS VEGAS -- NASCAR got a boost Thursday when it announced it had signed a deal with Monster Energy to replace Sprint as the sponsor of its top series.How much of a boost? NASCAR wouldnt say. But something likely is better than nothing as NASCAR faced the prospect of having its top series not sponsored, with Sprint departing after this season.NASCAR Chairman Brian France said Thursday it was a multiyear deal with options but would not comment on how much the deal was worth nor say what the name of what is currently the Sprint Cup Series would be starting in 2017. Monster also will sponsor the annual all-star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.Theyre fun, France said. They know how to make a lot of plans, and when you see this unfold, theyre going to interact with our fan base differently, at the speedways in particular but all over the place. In market, theyve got some robust plans, depending on that.ESPNs Darren Rovell tweeted that the Monster deal is 40 percent ($20 million) of the current Sprint deal, which was estimated at $50 million. A powerful force in the energy drink category and 16.8 percent owned by Coca-Cola, Monster Energy turned a $546 million profit in 2015 and has been heavily involved in various forms of motorsports.Its a different kind of agreement for sure in that its got activation in different ways and media in different ways, France said at a news conference at the Wynn Las Vegas. But were quite pleased with the agreement, and no, there will be no changes at all [with how we operate].As a matter of fact, I think youre going to see some additional activation, additional things that will occur, so this is a more, not less, in that regard.Sprint announced in December 2014 it would not return after the 2016 season, and NASCAR has spent nearly the past two years searching for a replacement.Coming down to the wire to get a sponsor for 2017, NASCAR needed a sponsor if it didnt want to foot the bill for what the sponsor contributes to NASCAR as well as marketing the sport.Past sponsors R.J. Reynolds, Nextel and Sprint spent tens of millions of dollars promoting the sport. When Nextel signed its deal in 2003, it was reported its total spending was approximately $70-75 million a year.Sprint (which assumed the sponsorship through its Nextel merger) renegotiated its deal when it signed an extension for 2014 to 2016 that reports have pegged at closer to a $50 million minimum annual commitment. It also sponsored two exhibition races -- the preseason race at Daytona and the all-star race at Charlotte.[The priority is] just to see them promote the sport and maybe [bring] some fresh ideas, maybe jjust how we can come in with new ways of introducing it to the fans, NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick said. Cheap MLB Jerseys. Monster has been involved in NASCAR for several years, currently sponsoring Kurt Busch and previously his brother Kyle. Kyle is sponsored by Nos, which is owned by Monster Beverage Company, in the Xfinity Series. Monster also has been involved in motorsports by sponsoring the Supercross motocross series. It plans to continue all those efforts. The energy, the vibe -- to work with them since 2012, its fun, its a lifestyle, its a brand that can translate to the youth, Kurt Busch said. There is so much that they connect with the youth and yet its a brand that is respected in all of motorsports.Their DNA ... is to give 200 bucks to a snowboarder at the X Games just to put their logo on a kids helmet that they thought had a chance at medaling. And now look at the potential and whats in front.However, Monster, which is the subject of class-action lawsuits and other legal challenges over the health impact of energy drinks, doesnt market directly to youth -- a key component of NASCARs marketing efforts.Our company has standard guidelines about the bottom age at which we market, and thats not inconsistent with what were hoping to do with our involvement here, Monster Chief Marketing Officer Mark Hall said. Its just really about being responsible.Monster will carry official energy drink status and any energy drink not currently sponsoring a driver in Sprint Cup will not be able to sponsor a Cup car, NASCAR spokesman David Higdon said.Higdon would not talk about the details of the grandfather clause and whether 5-Hour Energy, sponsor of Erik Jones at Furniture Row Racing, would be included -- as an energy shot, it is slightly different from an energy drink. 5-Hour Energy, according to the agency that handles its NASCAR marketing, has not gotten details yet from NASCAR on whether it will be affected.While Monster competitor Red Bull once owned a team in the sport and then got out as it struggled on the competition and marketing sides, Monster believes it can help NASCAR trend to a younger demographic.We do have some ideas about how we can make NASCAR more attractive to what I would call a different audience than is currently there without detracting from what is already a great audience and a great fan base, Hall said. 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