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Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Speaks out After Anthem Controversy Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Speaks out After Anthem Controversy
- September 27, 2017

CBS News reported that Cecil Township Volunteer Fire Department #2 Chief Paul Smith posted a comment about the issue on Facebook and used the racial slur toward Steelers' head coach Mike Tomlin . In an act of mass defiance, dozens of players and numerous team owners, coaches and executives either took a knee or linked arms when the national anthem was played before Sunday's games. (more...)
Dolphins inform Lawrence Timmons he'll be active Sunday Dolphins inform Lawrence Timmons he'll be active Sunday
- September 27, 2017

TMZ has reported that Timmons was trying to get to Pennsylvania because he had "spoken with his baby mama who lives there and had told her he missed the baby and wanted to visit". To make room for the reinstated Timmons, the Dolphins waived linebacker Justin March-Lillard. The 31-year-old signed a two-year deal with the Dolphins in the offseason following a 10-year stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers , who originally selected the linebacker in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft out of ... (more...)
LeBron James Comes Across More 'Presidential' Than Trump — ESPN's Kellerman LeBron James Comes Across More 'Presidential' Than Trump — ESPN's Kellerman
- September 27, 2017

While only four players took part in the protest last weekend, the President's comments led to widespread anger - and nearly 200 players taking a knee on Sunday. "Even though this state voted for Trump, that doesn't stop me inspiring the people of this state and inspiring the youth", James said. It brings people together like none other. (more...)
Blue Jays notebook: Big second inning lifts Toronto to victory Blue Jays notebook: Big second inning lifts Toronto to victory
- September 27, 2017

Josh Donaldson was instrumental in the win as he tallied three RBIs in the box score. Sale came into Tuesday's game needing three strikeouts to achieve the milestone. Three starts, no runs, 11 hits, two walks and 35 strikeouts. That gave Toronto the lead for good as they went up 5-2. Teoscar Hernandez has been a force at the plate since joining the Blue Jays in the summer, especially in the month of September. (more...)
LeBron James: Intentions to end career in Cleveland haven't changed LeBron James: Intentions to end career in Cleveland haven't changed
- September 26, 2017

James and Irving have not communicated since Boston broke deal; In July, James communicated to Irving, who asked to be cleared, "I wanted to get to him because I wanted to get an idea of why he wanted to leave this team, and he told me it was way he wanted to draw it". (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers to skip National Anthem, remain in Locker Room Pittsburgh Steelers to skip National Anthem, remain in Locker Room
- September 26, 2017

Dozens of NFL players across the league opted to kneel during the national anthem after President Donald Trump said players should be fired by the NFL for kneeling. He says some players who have been kneeling during anthems have even approached him before or after games and thanked him for his service including other players in the NFC North. (more...)
We're not afraid of tough opponents, says India captain Amarjit We're not afraid of tough opponents, says India captain Amarjit
- September 26, 2017

Speaking on the preparations of the team Mr. Patel elaborated, "We have also committed ourselves to build a fine competitive team". "The LOC as well as the government of India has approached the honourable prime minister to come and witness the opening match between India and United States and as well as to formally launch the U-17 World Cup". (more...)
RB Trent Richardson signs with CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders RB Trent Richardson signs with CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders
- September 26, 2017

Richardson, who was traded by the Browns to the Colts early in his second year in Cleveland, spent parts of two seasons in Indianapolis. Reports surfaced in August that Richardson planned to sign with Saskatchewan, but the former Alabama star told AL.com's Matt Zenitz that he'd decided against it because one-year CFL contracts contain a team option for another season. (more...)
Giants owner 'very unhappy' with Odell Beckham Jr. celebration Giants owner 'very unhappy' with Odell Beckham Jr. celebration
- September 26, 2017

I don't want to kick off from the 20-yard line, it doesn't help our team. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants say they will internally handle Odell Beckham Jr .'s embarrassing post-touchdown celebration. He also said on Twitter after the game that his gesture was in response to President Donald Trump's statements calling any NFL player who knelt during the national anthem a "son of a bitch". (more...)
Von Miller: 'I killed the game' with that penalty vs. Bills Von Miller: 'I killed the game' with that penalty vs. Bills
- September 26, 2017

After Von Miller pummeled Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor and forced an errant pass that was tipped by Adam Gotsis at the line, he reached his hand out to help Taylor up. It hits you in the stomach. They couldn't get it done - going out on downs after seven plays - allowing Taylor to come onto the field, kneel twice, and secure the win for Buffalo. (more...)
Chiefs place kicker Santos on injured reserve Chiefs place kicker Santos on injured reserve
- September 26, 2017

Despite this, Santos was able to finish the game. The return to action convinced Santos and the Chiefs the fourth-year veteran was ready to return for full regular duties. Butker, who was a seventh-round selection out of Georgia Tech, was bidding with Graham Gano for the Panthers' kicking job. Over his four-year career at Georgia Tech, Butker was 43-of-60 and only missed two of his 210 extra point attempts. (more...)
White House: Trump's 'SOB' Comments Are Patriotic White House: Trump's 'SOB' Comments Are Patriotic
- September 26, 2017

I'm not sure how those two things would be combined". " Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he's fired ". (more...)
Maryland's Kasim Hill out for season with torn ACL Maryland's Kasim Hill out for season with torn ACL
- September 26, 2017

The injury comes just three weeks after sophomore Tyrrell Pigrome tore his ACL in the season opener at Texas . Sophomore Max Bortenschlager , who replaced Hill against UCF, is the top quarterback on the depth chart. "We're going to buckle up and go fight and do whatever we've got to do and pick each other up". Maryland is no stranger to quarterback injuries. Hill came on in relief and helped Maryland secure a 51-41 win in Austin, and passed for 163 yards on 13-for-16 through the air ... (more...)
Teddy Bridgewater is eligible to practice in three weeks Teddy Bridgewater is eligible to practice in three weeks
- September 26, 2017

The non-contact injury was a torn ACL and dislocated knee, and it's kept him off the field ever since. The PUP list works differently from injured reserve . In three years at Louisville, Bridgewater completed 68.4 percent of his passes for 9,817 passing yards, 72 touchdowns and 24 interceptions. PFT reports the Vikings plan to "proceed with caution", suggesting Bridgewater will not be thrown into the fire even if he is healthy enough to play, but that could change if Sam Bradford (knee) ... (more...)
Sam Bradford only has a bone bruise in his left knee Sam Bradford only has a bone bruise in his left knee
- September 26, 2017

That performance, coupled with Bradford's injury and Teddy Bridgewater's status on the physically unable to perform list, had Vikings fans and the media searching for answers at the quarterback position. Dalvin Cook threw more dirt on the Adrian Peterson time capsule with another diversified game that revealed how versatile and valuable this rookie can be running and catching passes out of the backfield for a recalibrated offense. (more...)
Auburn University suspends basketball coach arrested in Federal Bureau of Investigation corruption probe Auburn University suspends basketball coach arrested in Federal Bureau of Investigation corruption probe
- September 26, 2017

Joon Kim, the acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY, said Tuesday morning that the covert nature of the investigation means the NCAA wasn't aware of the situation until the FBI's announcement Tuesday morning. Assistant Coach Chuck Person has a chat with Jordon Granger during a timeout. "Month after month, the defendants exploited the hoop dreams of student-athletes around the country, allegedly treating them as little more than opportunities to enrich themselves through bribery ... (more...)
Dallas Cowboys 'take the knee' before the National Anthem
- September 26, 2017

Trump on Friday night criticized NFL players who lodge protests during the national anthem . "I hope that I'm clear and I hope that our team is clear: We want to respect the flag". The entire team - and the Cardinals , too - was standing when Jordin Sparks sang the Star-Spangled Banner. No, Carson isn't having a moment of madness after the president called players who protest the anthem "sons of b--h". (more...)
NFL Week 3 sees boost in TV ratings NFL Week 3 sees boost in TV ratings
- September 26, 2017

These decisions come after President Trump's incendiary comments on Friday calling NFL players who kneel during the national anthem "SOB's" and saying they should be fired. And the slide is part of a trend that predates the recent widespread controversy over the national anthem and associated protests . While the ratings service ComScore can not measure overnight ratings, numbers from week one of the National Football League season are in. (more...)
Mark Cuban Slams Donald Trump Over NFL Protest Controversy Mark Cuban Slams Donald Trump Over NFL Protest Controversy
- September 26, 2017

It was weird, but at the end of the day, it's still sad that a year after [Colin] Kaepernick took that knee we're still not talking about the actual issue which he took the knee for: police brutality and systematic racism and things like that. (more...)
Steelers Say They'll Take the Field During Next National Anthem in Baltimore
- September 26, 2017

Speaking at a rally in Alabama , he specifically singled out former San Francisco 49's quarterback Colin Kaepernick , whom he dubbed a "son of a b--". You know, these are very divisive times for our country and for us as a football team it's about us remaining solid. "We're not gonna be divided by anything said by anyone", Tomlin said. (more...)
Arsenal 2 West Brom 0: Tony Pulis accuses Alexis Sanchez of 'cheating'
- September 26, 2017

Alexandre Lacazette says Arsenal did not panic after their poor start to the season and are now reaping the rewards of their hard work during that bad run. Albion midfielder Barry broke Ryan Giggs' Premier League appearance record by playing in his 633rd game, but it was Lacazette who ended the night as the centre of attention at the Emirates Stadium. (more...)
Mesut Ozil gives fans a virtual tour of his London home Mesut Ozil gives fans a virtual tour of his London home
- September 26, 2017

As reported by TMW , via the Express, Inter will look to seal themselves a bargain, by approaching Özil in January when he has just six months left on his contract - a situation which would allow the player to join the San Siro side for free in the summer transfer window. (more...)
Fire Chief 'Embarrassed,' 'Regrets' Using Racial Slur Against Mike Tomlin Fire Chief 'Embarrassed,' 'Regrets' Using Racial Slur Against Mike Tomlin
- September 26, 2017

He went on to say, "My FD had absolutely nothing to do with this". While Smith is now out of the country on vacation, he has responded to the backlash on Facebook, writing, "I am embarrassed at this". His remarks only added fuel to the fire and, at the weekend, numerous NFL players kneeled - some even refused to leave the locker room - for the national anthem. (more...)
Trevor Noah wants to know when Black people can actually protest Trevor Noah wants to know when Black people can actually protest
- September 26, 2017

We have been here before though. Trump is energized by the cheers from his "human deplorables" at his campaign-style political rallies. Or when Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the army in 1967 and said , "I ain't got no quarrel with those Vietcong". (more...)
Cesc Fabregas opens up on struggles and transfer rumours under Antonio Conte Cesc Fabregas opens up on struggles and transfer rumours under Antonio Conte
- September 26, 2017

The English team said it reached a deal with Atletico but the transfer was pending the medical and an "agreement of personal terms" between the player and Spanish club. The Belgian winger, yet to start in the Premier League , was directly involved in 24.7 percent of Chelsea's 85 goals in the competition last season, registering 16 goals and five assists. (more...)
Matthew Wade gets a send off from Virat Kohli in Kolkata ODI Matthew Wade gets a send off from Virat Kohli in Kolkata ODI
- September 26, 2017

He had a chance to pick his third wicket but Rohit had dropped Travis Head (39) in the first slip in the seventh over. The run-in continues a long list of unsavoury incidents involving the Australians and Kohli, who was on 79 at the time before top-scoring with a first-innings 92. (more...)
Virgil van Dijk backs Reds to go far in Champions League Virgil van Dijk backs Reds to go far in Champions League
- September 26, 2017

Yoshida lined up alongside Holland worldwide Wesley Hoedt in central defence for Southampton on Saturday, though, as the pair also kept Jack Stephens out of the side, but the Japan global remains wary of competition from the sidelines. (more...)
Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich on Trump: 'Our Country Is an Embarrassment' Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich on Trump: 'Our Country Is an Embarrassment'
- September 26, 2017

I'm not totally naive but I think these people have been enabled by an example that we've been given". "Our country's an embarrassment in the world", stated Popovich. Spurs guard Manu Ginobili was not born in the United States, but he understands the platform athletes have in the country's current political environment. (more...)
Crónica do jogo FC Porto - 5 Portimonense - 2 Crónica do jogo FC Porto - 5 Portimonense - 2
- September 26, 2017

O F.C. Porto venceu (5-2), esta sexta-feira, o Portimonense no Estádio do Dragão , a contar para a sétima jornada da Liga. Fazer dois golos no Dragão não é fácil, mas fomos muito frágeis na defesa. O Portimonense até reentrou em campo com vontade de discutir o resultado e mudar o rumo dos acontecimentos, mas logo aos 50 minutos, Yacine Brahimi fez o 4-1 e deitou por terra todas as esperanças dos algarvios. (more...)
Conte thanks departing Costa for Chelsea success Conte thanks departing Costa for Chelsea success
- September 26, 2017

Chelsea and Atletico agreed a deal, estimated to be worth up to €60 million (A$90.02 million), on Thursday, which is set to go through in full when a medical has been passed and personal terms are agreed. "Kenedy played very well", Conte said. He said he was pleased Hazard had returned in the midweek League Cup win over Nottingham Forest, adding that the Belgium worldwide "played with good intensity" and his injury "has been overcome". (more...)