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Colin Kaepernick stood tall while sitting down, which is not an easy thing to do. In fact, what he did in benching himself for the national anthem on Friday night was the hardest thing he could possibly do. The easy thing? That would be standing silently with his teammates on the San Francisco 49ers sideline, cutting against the grain of his conscience. Nobody would've known the difference. Nobody would have reason to challenge his patriotism, to call him all kinds of nasty names, and to remind him, by the way, that he has devolved into a lousy quarterback who should be spending more time with his playbook anyway. But he planted himself among the Gatorade buckets, understanding that in an age
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.
Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan opted to sit most of his first-stringers for Friday night’s preseason loss to the Washington Redskins. “I’m doing what’s best for our team,” Ryan told the team’s TV broadcast at halftime, per Mike Rodak of ESPN. “We want to show up at the starting game of the regular season.” Unfortunately however, starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor was not afforded the same courtesy. Taylor played the first two drives of the game and went 2-for-5 with 11 yards passing. But the Pro Bowler took a beating, getting sacked on the first possession and taking another hard hit before being replaced by EJ Manuel about halfway through the first quarter. Afterwards, Ryan openly lamented
With all due respect to the U.S. champions from Maine-Endwell Little League and international champions from Seoul, South Korea, there’s only one baseball term that describes the decisive play in Saturday’s Blue Jays-Twins game: Little League home run. In this instance, Twins outfielders Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario literally stumbled and fumbled the game away. It happened after Melvin Upton Jr. hit a sinking line drive toward Kepler in right field.
Kyle Larson got his first points win on Sunday (Getty). Kyle Larson sprinted away from Chase Elliott on the race’s final restart to grab the first Sprint Cup Series win of his career at Michigan on Sunday. Elliott was the leader on that restart, which came with nine to go.
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.
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
Most of the first teamers saw the bulk of the snaps in the game Saturday night. Latavius Murray was not among them. He saw a total of two carries in the game because Jack Del Rio decided this week he wanted to see what his two speedy rookie scat backs could do behind the first team offensive line. As a result, fifth rounder DeAndre Washington carried 8 times for 55 yards (6.9 yards per carry) and undrafted Jalen Richard carried 7 times for 35 yards (5.0 ypc). Those 15 carries were more than the rest of the running backs combined (11). Del Rio was pleased with the result. “I thought they both ran hard, ran with vision,” Del Rio said of the duo. “They make people miss, so I was really pleased with
Few things deepen your hockey geekery quite like playing fantasy hockey. For sports haters and the sports-oblivious, it’s probably bad enough to see grown adults wearing hockey sweaters out in public. What about when someone is obsessing (and sometimes muttering profanities) about a team that only exists to about 8-15 people? Still, this is the Internet, where niche obsessions can go really deep. Just fall down a rabbit hole about Star Wars extended universe if you want to get a taste. Us fantasy hockey nerdy dorks got some understandable but still sad news today: it appears to be an end of an era for Dustin Byfuglien and Brent Burns being considered eligible as both right wings and defensemen.
The Cleveland Browns have until 4:00 PM on Tuesday to trim their roster from 88 players to 75 players. Roster cuts are already coming in, though, which we will update this thread about. You can also use this as an open thread for Browns cuts and other moves around the NFL. (Note: a full list of cuts can be seen beneath the live blog) Tracker / Live Blog 9:30 AM: I got seven predictions right in the cutdown to 75 players. The only player who was cut from my 53-man projection, though, was OLB Paul Kruger. Many teams usually throw veteran predictions in to their “first cuts” projection, so I regret not having listed DL Nick Hayden in that prediction. I had thought about CB Tramon Williams, but he’s
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.
When another New York Yankees game begins, another Gary Sanchez home run is likely right around the corner. The sensational rookie slugger continued his barrage on Saturday afternoon, connecting for his 11th home run in the Yankees 13-5 win against the Orioles. Gary Sanchez is the fastest player in @MLB history to 11 home runs (23 games).
Arsenal has completed a pair of big-money deals with the transfer windows closing down,. Manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that the club has finished the transfers of Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez, two players they have long been linked with. He also confirmed the club was unlikely to sign any other players, unless new opportunities cropped up before the window shuts on Wednesday. “We have bought two players, Mustafi and Perez. We had to work very hard to get signings done,” Wenger said. “We have no plans for anyone else now.” Mustafi fills the most pressing need, helping patch up a back line ravaged by injuries. He is set to sign a five-year deal, according to the BBC and other reports. The
The eight automatic qualifying spots for the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team were finalized on Sunday at The Barclays, and we now know two-thirds of the team that will represent the red, white and blue at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minnesota, on Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Jimmy Walker and Brooks Koepka all had spots locked up prior to The Barclays, but Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson and Barclays winner Patrick Reed all had to wait until Sunday to see if their spots were secure.
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
Do you support Kaepernick's right to sit during the anthem? Kaepernick had what observers thought was the longest press briefing with Niners’ media of his five-year career Sunday afternoon—18-and-a-half minutes—to double-down on his statements 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.
The Cowboys will open the season as they ended 2015, without Tony Romo. The Juggernaut Index is our annual ranking and review of NFL teams for fantasy purposes — repeat: FANTASY PURPOSES. Tony Romo is probably the greatest oft-maligned quarterback in NFL history.
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
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?
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
It’s Madden NFL season, which means it’s also glitch season. In the pantheon of video game glitches this is like nothing we’ve seen. The video posted to Instagram above shows the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicking off to the Denver Broncos — and Denver scoring an immediate touchdown as soon as the ball was caught.
Welcome back to another football season and yet another year of Big Ten power rankings. It’s the beginning of the year and no one has played a game yet, which means that everyone is optimistic about the season to come. Well, almost everyone. LET’S GET TO THE RANKINGS. Tier 5: Purdue 14. Purdue Can a season be over before it begins? Will Darrell Hazell still be around by the time I head to Ross-Ade for the Penn State game in late October? Or will Morgan Burke pull a Barry Alvarez and coach the team himself before season’s end? These are just a few of the many exciting questions that Purdue faces at the start of this season. Tier 4: Fresh new faces 13. Illinois Hiring Lovie Smith was a coup for
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’