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.
“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.
Former football star Aaron Hernandez’ brain was riddled with damage from a degenerative brain disease linked with head blows, but that doesn’t necessarily explain the troubles that plagued his young life.
New mom Serena Williams is thanking her own mother for being the role model she says she needed.
Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned actor known for parts in “Revenge of the Nerds” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” has died.
Michael Phelps says he has “no desire” to return to competitive swimming, but he’s eager to stay involved with the sport and cheer on those who follow in his enormous wake.
A federal judge overseeing the NFL’s $1 billion concussion settlement with former players said she’s concerned about “deceptive practices” by claims service providers, lawyers, lenders and other groups seeking a share of the money.