Hopping in line with the NFL?? “The decisions that players, athletes, people make to speak their conscience is their choice,” Miami Heat President Pat Riley said. “We live in a world where you have an opportunity to speak that conscience. ... There’s tremendous power on the part of the players in this league, especially the players that have 10, 15, 20, 30 million followers, to make a statement in the right way. And I think those players have done it very well for the most part.”
Who opted NOT to stand for the National Anthem?
No. 7 Georgia and No. 9 TCU jumped into the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season and Florida State dropped all the way out of the rankings for the first time since 2011 after starting 0-2.
The Georgia Bulldogs wanted to make a statement, to demonstrate they’re ready to be part of the national championship conversation. They’re only part of the way there.
Atlanta (14-8-7) moved into third in the Eastern Conference, three points back of playoff-clinching New York City FC. Montreal (11-13-6) trails the New York Red Bulls by three points for the final playoff spot.
The Atlanta Falcons escaped Detroit, holding on for a win thanks in part to an NFL rule that went in their favor.
“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players,” the league commissioner, Roger Goodell, said in a statement.
It’s been three days since Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico and Carlos Beltran still hasn’t been able to get in touch with his parents who live there.
The 61-year-old Snitker, in his 41st season with the organization, hopes the front office brings him back despite his 127-148 record since replacing Fredi Gonzalez last year.