Events at a racist rally in Charlottesville, VA made national headlines this week after significant violence broke out and one woman, Heather Heyer, was killed after a car ran her over. The “Unite the Right” rally and subsequent coverage illustrated the continued rise of the alt-right and neo-Nazism in America, and the NBA has not turned a blind eye to the news. Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is one of the NBA players that have also taken to public discourse on the subject.
The St. Louis Cardinals unraveled Wednesday night — with their play, then with their frustration — against the Boston Red Sox, blowing a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth to fall 5-4 at Fenway Park. Much of the unraveling came as a result of some questionable calls. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was already fuming — only 16 of 32 pitches were called strikes by St. Louis relievers — and then went berserk when home plate umpire Chris Segal called time with two outs in the ninth because Cardinals relief pitcher John Brebbia held the ball too long. "It's not your show, man," Matheny was heard yelling at Segal. "Nobody's here to watch you." "The umpire doesn't need to have a break," Matheny
When the Patriots had joint practices two years with Washington, quarterback Robert Griffin III hoped to pick the brain of quarterback Tom Brady. Brady declined. With the Texans and Patriots spending a couple of days this week practicing this week in West Virginia, Brady spent some time visiting with Houston rookie Deshaun Watson.