• Some Colin Kaepernick supporters are crying collusion, but what does that really mean?
    Sports Illustrated

    Some Colin Kaepernick supporters are crying collusion, but what does that really mean?

    Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s political statements have clouded his pursuit of an offer from an NFL team this off-season. Collusion holds a technical meaning under the law. As a general matter in sports, collusion occurs when two or more teams, or the league and at least one team, join to deprive a player of a contractually earned right.

  • Braves, warriors, chieftains: Oregon takes on tribal mascots
    Associated Press

    Braves, warriors, chieftains: Oregon takes on tribal mascots

    This fall, the football team in the tiny Oregon logging town of Banks will once again take the field as the Braves. It's one of many changes in the works this spring across Oregon prompted by the nation's long-running uproar over Native American sports mascots. School districts in the state with tribal mascots must do away with them by July 1 or risk punishment that could include the withholding of state funds.

  • Sleep well, America: Tom Brady's Super Bowl jerseys are officially back in New England
    Shutdown Corner

    Sleep well, America: Tom Brady's Super Bowl jerseys are officially back in New England

    On Thursday, officially, we could put an end to the case of Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey (but don’t stop brainstorming that Mauricio Ortega documentary, that thing will be gold). The FBI posted a picture of Brady’s jerseys from Super Bowls XLIX and LI back at Gillette Stadium, alongside the Patriots’ five Lombardi Trophies.