Kaepernick will sit through anthem until there’s change

Defiant, and determined to be a conduit for U.S. change, Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees significant progress in America – specifically when it comes to race relations. He knows he could be cut by San Francisco for this stand. Criticized, ostracized, and he’ll go it all alone…read more

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2016 fantasy football players to reach for in drafts

Your spot in the draft order is coming up and there’s a player you have your eye on. All of the fantasy draft analysts’ rankings say it’s a round too early to take him, but you’re pretty sure there’s no way he’ll still be available at your next turn. Is he worth making the move for?…read more

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College football coach admits using Facebook, Twitter to spy on players

College athletes live an interesting life. They’re suddenly placed on a higher plane and asked to perform daily. They’re fawned upon when they win and vilified when they lose. In some cases, it’s said that colleges are so desperate to persuade these young men to join their athletic programs that schools hire attractive young women to increase the attraction…read more

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College football Down Under attracts 61,000 fans in Sydney

The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday’s U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American “gridiron” experience. The favored Pac-12 conference’s California Golden Bears from Berkeley across…read more

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Former Navy star Reynolds finds life in NFL to be ‘humbling’

Keenan Reynolds’ foray into the NFL has overwhelmingly altered his perspective of the game. As a standout quarterback at Navy, Reynolds was revered in Annapolis. He ran for an NCAA-record 88 touchdowns, went 4-0 against Army and finished fifth in the 2015 Heisman Trophy balloting. However, his prowess at running the triple option…read more

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Tony Romo breaks bone in back, out until mid-season

Disaster has struck in Dallas. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett announced Saturday that starting quarterback Tony Romo underwent an MRI on Friday that revealed a broken bone in his back, per David Helman of the team’s official website….read more

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American Football player Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem

Colin Kaepernick, who plays with the San Francisco 49ers, remained seated as the anthem was played. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour,” he explained….read more

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College football: Watch Bristol Motor Speedway transform into stadium for “Battle at Bristol”

In just two short weeks, close to 160,000 Tennessee and Virginia Tech football fans are expected to pack Bristol Motor Speedway for the “Battle at Bristol” on Sept. 10. Bristol Motor Speedway hosted its second race of the NASCAR season on Aug. 20, so construction on the speedway couldn’t start until this week. But watch the incredible time lapse…read more

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More Inconsistent Punishments By Goodell, The NFL

A little over two years ago, the NFL seemingly drew a line in the sand with how indiscretions by it’s players would be investigated and subsequently punished.  That “come to Jesus moment” arrived when then Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was initially suspended two games for striking his then fiancee (now wife)…read more

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Tre Mason’s mother blames son’s ’10-year-old mindset’ on football

The mother of Rams running back Tre Mason thinks head injuries have caused her son to act out in strange ways, including the July 27 ATV chase with Palm Beach (Fla.) Police. In a video obtained by TMZ, police can be heard telling Mason he should stop…read more

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Wisconsin OL Dan Voltz retiring from football due to injuries

The Wisconsin Badgers are losing their most experienced starter in offensive lineman Dan Voltz, who announced Tuesday he is retiring from football. Voltz is a fifth-year senior and a three-year starter who was returning from a knee injury this fall. He cited injuries as a primary reason…read more

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NFL getting rid of ‘probable’ injury classification, likely impacting fantasy football

The NFL is getting rid of the “probable” injury designation this season, reports Miami Herald NFL columnist Armando Salguero. The NFL injury classifications going forward will be “out,” “doubtful” and “questionable.” Pro Football Talk is also reporting questionable and doubtful have had…read more

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14 fantasy football takeaways from preseason Week 2

Believe it or not, we’re now halfway through the preseason. Next week’s “dress rehearsal” is the real test for NFL teams, though, as the starters will likely play at least the first half and probably well into the third quarter. Offenses taking this last chance to fine-tune…read more

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College football player dies after jumping down stairs in fraternity house

Colson Machlitt, a sophomore defensive lineman for Georgetown (Ky.) College, died Monday after jumping down a flight of stairs at a fraternity house. He was 18. Machlitt was hospitalized early Sunday with a traumatic brain injury after jumping at the…read more

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A year and half after retiring from NFL, Chris Borland fills void with advocacy

It has been more than a year and a half since former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland decided to walk away from a promising NFL career. As training camps and preseason games gear up, Borland doesn’t miss it. In fact, he’s not really even paying attention. That’s because he has other, far more serious issues to…read more

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Buffalo Bills release running back Karlos Williams

The Karlos Williams Experience is curtains in Buffalo. The Bills on Saturday announced that they released the enigmatic running back. After arriving to camp out of shape, Williams was also set to serve a four-game suspension to start the year for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Shortly after his release, Williams thanked…read more

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College football: St. John’s (Minn.) punter plays through brain cancer

Andrew Steffenson might not see much varsity action for the St. John’s University football team this season. The sophomore backup punter is part of a roster that already includes a four-year starter at his position in senior Griffin Toomey. But fretting about playing time is not a high priority for…read more

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Notre Dame CB Devin Butler faces battery of police, resisting charges

Notre Dame senior cornerback Devin Butler was arrested early Saturday morning on preliminary felony charges of battery to law enforcement and resisting law enforcement, the St. Joseph County booking desk confirmed…read more

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Le’Veon Bell’s suspension reduced to three games

For the second straight year, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has a suspension from the NFL reduced before the regular season starts. Bell was suspended three games by the NFL on Friday for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, the league announced. The suspension was reduced from four games upon appeal…read more

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N.F.L. Says Stymied Investigation Led to One-Game Ban for Josh Brown

In the wake of the 2015 domestic violence arrest of Giants kicker Josh Brown, which led to a one-game suspension by the N.F.L., the league was aware that Brown’s wife at the time told the police that Brown had become physically violent with her on numerous other occasions. The N.F.L. then conducted a 10-month investigation…read more

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