The Week In Sports: Red Sox Clinching, And A Kaepernick Scuffle In Rhode Island

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A large billboard stands on top of a Nike store showing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick at Union Square, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in San Francisco. An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
In September, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick became the new face of Nike's "Just Do It" campaign. We look back at the history of the three-word phrase. (Eric Risberg/AP)

The Red Sox look to clinch the American League East division title in their game against the Yankees Wednesday night.

Also, a town in Rhode Island votes to ask its municipal departments to stop buying Nike gear in response to the company's new "Just Do It" campaign featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.


Chris Citorik, Radio Boston producer and sports analyst. He tweets @ChrisCitorik.

This article was originally published on September 19, 2018.

This segment aired on September 19, 2018.


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