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  • The Kaepernick Aftermath

    Do you support Kaepernick's right to sit during the anthem? On Sunday afternoon Kaepernick had what observers thought was the longest press briefing with Niners’ media of his five-year career—18-and-a-half minutes—to double-down on the statements he made to Steve Wyche of NFL Media on Friday night. Kaepernick will continue to sit during the national anthem, as his protest of the way blacks are treated in America, even if it costs him dearly as an NFL player.

    Sports Illustrated
  • Rickie Fowler's Chance to Lock Up Automatic Ryder Cup Spot Slips Away

    Fowler led The Barclays after 54 holes and was on the verge of locking up a top-eight automatic qualifying spot for the Ryder Cup on his own, but a disastrous back nine at Bethpage Black keeps him on the outside looking in.

    Golf
  • Hamilton gets extra five-place grid drop ahead of Belgian GP

    Formula 1 drivers’ championship leader Lewis Hamilton has been hit with an extra five-place grid drop ahead of Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix after Mercedes broke a seal on his gearbox overnight. Hamilton was due to start the race from 21st place on the grid after being hit with a number of penalties for taking three new power units over the weekend. Hamilton had a 55-place grid drop to serve that would see him start ahead only of Fernando Alonso, who had 60 places worth of penalties. Hamilton told NBCSN on Saturday that he would rather not start from the pit lane, but the FIA stewards issued a document saying he would have to after Mercedes broke parc ferme conditions. However, Mercedes now claims

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  • Jets are open to trading one of their backup quarterbacks

    The Jets have had discussions with other teams about trading Geno Smith or Bryce Petty, reports Manish Mehta of the Daily News. Mehta notes that there is "soft interest" in Smith around the league and that the calls the Jets have taken are part of a routine process in advance of final cuts. Smith served as the primary backup for starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick during Saturday night's preseason game against the Giants. The Jets have suggested they could potentially carry four quarterbacks, including rookie Christian Hackenberg. I'm sure anything going on behind the scenes could be classed as "due diligence" at this stage. For now, the main immediate priority is complying with the roster rules while

    SNY
  • Tiger Woods's Home Is Filled With New Golf Equipment

    The battle of the brands has begun, and only Tiger Woods can stop it. According to Woods's longtime friend Notah Begay, a bevy of golf equipment manufacturers have flooded the 14-time major winner's Jupiter, Florida home with their products, all of them vying to fill the void left by Nike's exit from the golf equipment business.

    Golf
  • Sanchez hits another home run, Yankees rout Orioles 13-5

    NEW YORK (AP) Rookie Gary Sanchez kept up a most remarkable run, homering for the third straight game as the New York Yankees routed the Baltimore Orioles 13-5 Saturday. Sanchez hit a drive that bounced off the top of the right-center field wall and over in the fourth inning. He reached 11 career home runs faster than anyone in major league history – 23 games, including two hitless games last year. After the switch-hitting catcher connected, the crowd of 38,843 emphatically chanted his name. Mark Teixeira stepped out of the batter’s box, pausing the game and allowing the 23-year-old to tip his batting helmet to the fans from the top of the dugout steps. Starlin Castro and Aaron Hicks also homered

    HardballTalk
  • Quick takeaways from Michigan: Keselowski's penalty is likely pointless

    • Brad Keselowski finished third in Sunday’s race at Michigan. Afterwards, his car failed the laser inspection station during NASCAR’s post-race inspection. If the Chase started this week he’d be tied for the top seed with Kyle Busch.

    From The Marbles
  • Bryan Stork fails physical, canceling trade from New England to Washington

    In case you’ve forgotten, since it came before Colin Kaepernick and Tony Romo: last Wednesday morning, news came that the New England Patriots were releasing center Bryan Stork, who started Super Bowl XLIX for the team as a rookie. Not long after that, however, former Washington tight end Chris Cooley, who is now a radio broadcaster in the area, tweeted that Stork had decided to retire.

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  • Sports Illustrated's Best Photos from The Barclays

    Sports Illustrated's best photos from the first leg of the 2016 FedEx Cup playoffs at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, NY. 

    Golf
  • Star QB Colin Kaepernick sacked by US anthem controversy, will 'continue to sit'

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has landed in the center of a furor after his refusal to stand during the national anthem at a preseason game, unleashing a tidal wave of criticism and support. The 49ers' multi-million dollar signal-caller—whose agile play making and powerful arm helped carry his team to the Super Bowl in 2013—told the NFL.com in an interview that his refusal to stand for the anthem was in protest against social injustice. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told the publication after the 49ers fell to the Green Bay Packers in a preseason game on Friday night.

    CNBC
  • Nebraska transfer Andrew White commits to Syracuse

    Nebraska transfer Andrew White has committed to Syracuse, he announced Sunday.

    Sports Illustrated
  • Report: Mo Williams considering retirement, could be waived by Cavs

    Shortly after winning a title with the Cleveland Cavaliers, veteran guard Mo Williams picked up his $2.2 million option for next season, choosing to take the guaranteed money on the table for him rather than test free agency at age 33. But he might not be with the Cavs this season — the Cleveland Plain Dealer‘s Joe Vardon reports that Williams is considering retiring from playing due to lingering knee problems, and the Cavaliers could waive him under the stretch provision in the coming days. Williams, 33, a 13-year veteran and former All-Star who played a supporting role in the Cavs’ 2016 NBA championship, is strongly considering retirement, multiple sources told cleveland.com. From Williams’

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Recruiting Roundup: Ohio State Adds Pair, Kris Wilkes, Paul Scruggs, Josh Carlton, Jahvon Quinerly, Syracuse Camp

    Ohio State added a pair of Class of 2018 recruits in Versailles wing Justin Ahrens and Cincinnati Princeton forward Darius Bazley who committed as a package. "We've been talking about it for a while, but it really got serious when they decided to offer me," Ahrens told 247Sports.com. "We put the two of us and Coach [Thad] Matta in a group chat and we asked when we could make it over there for a visit. Today was that day." The two had planned on a package to make it unique. "Darius and I called (assistant Chris) Jent and told him we were committing, but we told him not to tell Coach Matta," Ahrens told 247Sports.com. "We asked him if he could get Coach Matta out of his office and add some humor

    SNY
  • Let’s argue about EA Sports’ NHL 17 player ratings

    EA Sports released top player rankings for NHL 17 about a week ago, but it isn’t too late to needlessly argue about them. The top 50 overall ratings is probably the best place to start, but EA also shared top 10 lists for centers, defensemen, goalies, left wings and right wings. Now, it’s important not to take this stuff too seriously. There are plenty of things to cool down any diehards who feel like Their Guy was disrespected, but do note that ratings sometimes get tweaked. Still, there are some fun observations and debates that can come from pouring through these rankings, especially if you’re … well, bored. Shea Weber vs. P.K. Subban Did Michel Therrien and Marc Bergevin chime in on the debate?

    ProHockeyTalk
  • The Phillies pulled Jeremy Hellickson back from trade waivers

    CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury reports that a team claimed Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson on trade waivers, but the two clubs were unable to work out a deal. As a result, the Phillies pulled Hellickson back from trade waivers, which means he’s ineligible to be traded for the rest of the season. Hellickson, 29, has had a nice bounce-back season after three poor years from 2013-15. He’s 10-8 with a 3.80 ERA and a 131/36 K/BB ratio in 154 innings. The Phillies could attempt to re-sign Hellickson in the offseason. It’s also possible the club makes a qualifying offer — estimated to be worth $16.7 million — so that the Phillies will at least get back a compensatory draft pick if Hellickson opts to

    HardballTalk
  • Broncos offense won't be exciting, but Trevor Siemian likely to lead it

    The third preseason game is the supposed dress rehearsal for the regular season, a small peek at what we might see in Week 1. The Denver Broncos started Trevor Siemian at quarterback on Saturday night against the Los Angeles Rams, and here was the first series: run, run, run, punt. Get used to that as long as Siemian is the quarterback, because the Broncos’ offense isn’t going to be very dynamic.

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  • Kyle Larson caps off first career win with memorable celebration (video)

    Kyle Larson is finally a Sprint Cup Series winner in his 99th career start at Michigan International Speedway. Larson led 41 laps in the Pure Michigan 400, taking the lead for the final time on a restart with nine laps to go. The victory comes at a great time for the Chip Ganassi Racing driver as it locks him into the Chase with two races remaining in the regular season. After taking the checkered flag, Larson eagerly celebrated his first win – and his first Chase berth – by doing a burnout down the frontstretch and across the grass into victory lane. He then climbed out of his No. 42 Target Chevrolet to a very positive reaction from the crowd.

    NASCAR Talk
  • Felger: What’s holding Jimmy G back? Not Brady, but Belichick

    Other than allowing Tom Brady to pee on his territory, I wonder what the Patriots accomplished on Friday night when it came to their quarterback situation. It didn't feel like much. Really. What was established? That Brady is maniacal about his job? That he's also really, really good? That Jimmy Garappolo isn't? That he's still well behind the starter? Didn't everyone, most notably Bill Belichick, know all those things?  In other words, by playing Brady as much as they did, the Pats ‎proved almost nothing in Carolina. They certainly didn't do anything to get Garappolo closer to being ready for Arizona on Sept. 11. The only thing they accomplished was to scratch Brady's insatiable itch, and they

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  • Barkevious Mingo Feeling ‘Huge Culture Shock’ After Trade To Patriots From Browns

    FOXBORO, Mass. — Drafted by the long-suffering Cleveland Browns, Barkevious Mingo won a total of 14 games over his first three NFL seasons. His new team nearly matched that total last season alone. The Browns on Thursday traded Mingo, the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, to the New England Patriots, who have won 12 or more games in each of the last six seasons and have not posted a losing record since 2000. “It’s a huge culture shock,” Mingo said Monday in his first meeting with reporters since the trade. “I felt like the winning spirit was making its way into Cleveland with (new head coach Hue Jackson and his staff), but it’s definitely been established here for a long time. I’m just

    New England Sports Network
  • Prado's fourth hit of the game

    Martin Prado hits a hard grounder just past the diving second baseman for his fourth hit of the game

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  • Celtics’ Avery Bradley on defense: “Kyrie Irving, none of those guys scare me”

    Avery Bradley was first-team NBA All-Defensive team last season, and his coach Brad Stevens lobbied for him to get the honor. Bradley picks up guys full court, pesters, and plays physical — we can debate if he is as good defensively as his reputation, but guys like Damian Lillard think he’s tough to go up against. Bradley, for his part, says he has no fear going up against the best. Here is what he said to Tom Westerholm of Masslive.com. “I love the challenge,” Bradley said on Friday, making an appearance at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “I love going up against the best players. I don’t care who it is. I don’t care about getting embarrassed. I don’t care. Kyrie Irving, none

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Steven Matz will start Thursday

    Mets LHP Steven Matz, who is on the disabled list with a mild shoulder strain and rotator cuff inflammation, is scheduled to start Thursday at Citi Field. Latest update (Mon., Aug. 29): The Mets have Matz listed as Thursday's starter against the Marlins at Citi Field, when he will be activated off the disabled list. Matz was originally scheduled to start Wednesday, but the start was pushed back a day to Sept. 1, when rosters expand, meaning the Mets do not need to make a roster move. Bartolo Colon will start Wednesday. Previous Updates and Reactions Matz threw a bullpen session Aug. 26, after which the team discussed whether he was capable of being activated and able to make his scheduled start,

    SNY
  • ESPN calls Flyers' prospects "hard to criticize"

    ESPN's Corey Pronman released his annual ranking of NHL prospect groups on Monday morning, and the Flyers -- as they have been for years now -- find themselves climbing up the rankings yet again. This time around, he ranked the Flyers sixth in the NHL, behind only Toronto, Arizona, Winnipeg, Columbus, and Carolina. The full rankings are for ESPN Insider readers only, but here's what Pronman specifically had to say about the Flyers' system: It's hard to criticize the Flyers' system. Talented all-around centers? Check. Dynamic big defensemen? Check. Ridiculous goaltender depth? Check. Depth through their amateur and professional ranks? Check. Players with star upside? Check. They don't have an

    Broad Street Hockey
  • New Knicks getting head start on team chemistry

    Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV Twitter | Archive Though the New York Knicks look to be much improved on paper following a solid offseason, it's worth recognizing that chemistry takes time to develop. With so many new and/or moving pieces coming together, the team will need to put the work in to get to know one another, both on and off the court, to be successful. Carmelo Anthony, Willy Hernangomez and Mindaugas Kuzminskas are all fresh off the Olympics. They all deserve time to recuperate before even thinking about early team meetings and workouts. But a good chunk of the rest of the squad has gotten a head start on building some of that necessary familiarity and camaraderie with one another. Obviously

    SNY
  • Check out the Minnesota Vikings' fabulous new stadium

    One of the most impressive things about the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium was how it looked on television. It looked, for the most part, like the Vikings and San Diego Chargers were playing outdoors. That’s not easy to pull off in an enclosed stadium

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