If the Jets lose this game and fall to 1-3, they will have lost more than just any tiny shot they had at winning their division.
A new feature of NFL pre-game analysis is the discussion of what postures players will take during the national anthem. Will they follow the lead of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and kneel? Will they link arms, like the Seattle Seahawks? With the NBA pre-season beginning next week, journalists seem more interested in the possibility of anthem protests than in the odds of Cleveland repeating. The league’s two most popular players, LeBron James and Stephen Curry, have already announced their intention to stand during the anthem, while also expressing support for those who choose to protest. But it’s not only famous players in the biggest leagues getting attention for these protests.
Suspended U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo says she has had shoulder replacement surgery. Solo was suspended for six months and her contract with U.S. Soccer was terminated last month following the Rio Olympics, where she drew criticism for calling the Sweden national team a ''bunch of cowards'' for their defensive style of play. The former Seattle Seahawks tight end later pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and four years of probation.