Nov 4, 2019

Trump reportedly planning to attend Alabama-LSU football game

President Trump with first lady Melania Trump, GOP lawmakers and military members during Game 5 of the World Series in Washington, D.C. Photo: Will Newton/Getty Images

The University of Alabama is preparing for an appearance by President Trump at its upcoming matchup against Louisiana State University on Saturday, Sports Illustrated's BamaCentral reports.

The big picture: This would be Trump's third straight weekend attending a sporting event. The president was booed at Game 5 of the World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros in Washington, D.C., last week. He was then booed and cheered as he entered Madison Square Garden in New York City for an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on Saturday.

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Trump appears with Sessions' Senate rival at Alabama football game

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the LSU Tigers-Alabama Crimson Tide game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Saturday. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images


President Trump was cheered by the crowd Saturday as he attended a collegiate football game in Alabama alongside Rep. Bradley Byrne, who's running against former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat.

Details: Trump was recently booed by sports fans during two previous high-profile events and CBS reports a Baby Trump protest balloon was "knifed and deflated" at Saturday's U Tigers-Alabama Crimson Tide clash, which LSU won 46-41. But he received a warm reception from fans at the game, per video posted online by users including Byrne.

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Trump leaps into Louisiana governor's race

John Bel Edwards (L); Eddie Rispone. Photos: Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images (L); Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Next weekend's Louisiana governor's race is "too close to call," according to the state's top daily paper. President Trump hopes he can use his popularity in Louisiana to push the politically inexperienced Republican challenger across the line.

Why it matters: Incumbent Gov. John Bel Edwards "is attempting to defy the laws of political gravity for the second time and remain as the only Democratic governor in the Deep South, and the only Democrat in Louisiana to hold statewide office," per The Advocate.

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Spygate 2.0 hits the Houston Astros

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The Houston Astros used a camera to help steal signs during their 2017 championship season, pitcher Mike Fiers and three other unnamed former Astros told The Athletic (subscription).

How it worked: "A feed from a camera in center field, fixed on the opposing catcher's signs, was hooked up to a television monitor that was placed … in the tunnel that runs between the dugout and the clubhouse."

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