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Colin Kaepernick Not Worth Distraction, According To LeSean McCoy

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On Monday, about a dozen Cleveland Browns players knelt and prayed in silent protest during the national anthem - including one white player, Seth DeValve . McCoy has not been a choir boy during his time in the National Football League , so maybe he includes himself in that Brady or Beckham category. Kaepernick is probably too classy to react to the jab, but it doesn't excuse the fact that McCoy's thoughts against a protest that didn't effect his play or bottom line were completely ... Read More »

Ezekiel Elliott Expected to Make Preseason Debut for Cowboys

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The game plan for the matchup with the Raiders will be similar to how the team approached its preseason game against Seattle last season, according to Garrett. If you remember he had the hamstring injury previous year, ended up playing in the second-to-last preseason game and got 8, 10, 12 snaps in that ballgame. Read More »

Cam will play vs. Jaguars

The former league MVP had surgery in March to fix a partially torn rotator cuff in his right, throwing shoulder. Samuel has been dealing with a strained hamstring throughout most of training camp, but began practicing again on Monday. But Newton and his running backs carved up the Jaguars defense in a 10-play, 75-yard touchdown drive. Panthers rookie wide receiver Curtis Samuel will also make his debut. Read More »

Wings' Athanasiou mulling over KHL offer

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The Red Wings reportedly have made several offers to Detroit's fleet-footed and crafty pivot, but the two sides remain far apart. "Talks with Red Wings going nowhere". Last season Athanasiou had 29 points, including 18 goals, in 64 games. But then we're also shocked that a 33-win team has $78 million on its cap for next season, so really anything's possible. Read More »

Liverpool qualify for Champions League group stage

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We wanted to be a part of it with all we have, and I thought the boys played a few pieces of outstanding football . "Or even if you try to extend a contract with a player in the squad, [they might say], "Yeah, I want to play Champions League " and I always think 'It's your job to do it with us together, so don't ask that we do a job and you can not play Champions League - do it with us together'. Read More »

Rory McIlroy fighting through injury, wanting to win as FedEx Cup starts

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Apparently, marriage agrees with him. The FedExCup means too much to the 2016 champion after having finally won the season-long race past year following so many bridesmaid finishes; and he conceded that his decision to finish the playoff season was based entirely on how his body responded after a week off following the PGA Championship . Read More »

Mets fall to D-Backs, make it 3 straight losses

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Paul Goldschmidt doubled twice and drove in two runs as the Diamondbacks boosted their playoff position by winning at Citi Field for the second consecutive night. Robbie Ray will take to the mound in a major league game for the first time in almost a month Thursday . Andrew Chafin replaced Koch and gave up a pinch-hit RBI double to Dominic Smith , a run-scoring groundout to Matt Reynolds and an RBI triple to Rosario. Read More »

Sigurdsson lauded by Everton boss after sensational goal

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However, a thunderbolt from Josip Radosevic halved the aggregated deficit and set up a potentially nervous second half for the visitors. Michael Keane and Idrissa Gueye found the net last week, putting Everton in a superb position to make it back to the Europa League group stage this season. Read More »

Former Packers guard Jerry Kramer named finalist for Hall of Fame

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Since then, he's been named a finalist a total of 10 times (1974-76, 1978-81, 1984, 1987, 1997), but has never been able to garner the necessary votes to earn induction into Canton. Doom in his playing days, was a four-time All-Pro linebacker for the Oilers from 1975 to 1984. The guard was named to the NFL's All-Decade team for the 1960s and remains the lone member of the league's 50th Anniversary Team that resides outside of the Hall of Fame . Read More »

Real Madrid Draw Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona Face Juventus

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At Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich , Can played at centre-back and in midfield. "I think that's his best position, you could always argue, is he lacking pace to play in that position?" continues Hitzlsperger. By that point Liverpool had taken us apart. "The Russian league has played seven games already, so that's probably an advantage for them - they have rhythm and all that stuff". Read More »

Howedes close to joining Juventus

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Howedes has made 335 appearances with Schalke throughout his senior career, and lifted the 2006 German Cup with the Gelsenkirchen-based outfit. Howedes was removed from his captaincy role by new boss Domenico Tedesco and was benched for Schalke's season opener against RB Leipzig. Read More »

Barcelona close in on £138m deal for Ousmane Dembele

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However, our source does imply that the deal will not be officially announced, although it has been done in principal, until the contract has been signed by all concerned. And the German giants now look set to make a huge return on the £13m they paid to sign him 12 months ago. Dembele is expected to be unveiled over the weekend. Read More »

Rhys Hoskins Is Off To A Homer-Happy Start

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Cameron Rupp led off the bottom of the fifth with a line drive home run over the left field wall, his 13th homer of the season, to knot the game back up at three apiece. And of course, the seven home runs. "But what I saw in the spring is what I'm seeing now: quality at-bats". "If that ball gets by, that might have been another one right there", Mattingly said. Read More »

Emre Can double fires Liverpool into Champions League group stages

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The German was asked what it meant to get through the qualifying play-off. We worked hard for this goal a year ago and we've got a good result coming out of the first leg, as winning at Hoffenheim is no mean feat and I don't think there are that many teams that have won away at Hoffenheim . Read More »

Todd Bowles: Jets plan on keeping all 3 quarterbacks

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Contrary to accepted practice, the starter Saturday would not necessarily be the Jets starter in Week 1 versus the Bills, he said. "It'll be Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday", Bowles said. He can play, so we're trying to give the other guys some experience and some reps". New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles is planning to keep all three of the quarterbacks on the team's current roster heading into the 2017-18 regular season, according to Tyler Calvaruso of Jets Wire . Read More »

Mo Farah wins final track race in illustrious career

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Only four hundredths of a second separated the trio. The native of St. Catharines, Ont., was also sixth in the 5,000 final (13:35.43) earlier this month at the world championships in London, where he set the Canadian record in the 10,000 (27:02.35). Read More »

In Japan, robot-for-hire programed to perform Buddhist funeral rites

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In Japan robots can serve as companions , helpers for the elderly , entertainment bots and even sexual partners , but now SoftBank's humanoid robot Pepper has put itself up for hire as a Buddhist priest for funerals. That, and using a robot is much cheaper - about $350 compared to $2,200 for a human priest, if you don't value genuine human sentiments for the loss of your loved ones. Read More »

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower recalls 'stressful' free agency process

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Newcomer David Harris especially is excited for Hightower to be back, as the veteran LB has used Hightower as a mentor heading into his first season with the Patriots. "I didn't really ever have a set target (for a return)", Hightower said. "It's just more how well I felt and obviously with Jimbo (head trainer Jim Whalen ) and Coach, they've seen my progress and they've seen what I've been able to do so they feel good where I'm at". Read More »

Palace makes closing official with announcement of Bob Seger as last show

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Limited tickets for Bob Seger are available for the show. Pistons owner Tom Gores, the billionaire founder of Platinum Equity , bought the Pistons for $325 million in 2011. The entertainment group and Pistons organization will continue to be headquartered at Palace until a new facility is completed in Detroit, according to Thursday's announcement. Read More »

Yankees and Tigers Brawl After Exchanging Bean Balls

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Kahnle was immediately thrown out by home plate ump Carlos Torres . Kahnle was ejected and Yankees manager Joe Girardi got angry, then was ejected as well. Both Cabrera and Romine were ejected from the game and should face suspension from Major League Baseball. Cameras caught Yankees star Gary Sanchez punching Cabrera, but Sanchez stayed in the game. Read More »

UBS AG Reaffirms "Neutral" Rating for Foot Locker, Inc. (FL)

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Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 6,312 shares of the athletic footwear retailer's stock valued at $311,000 after buying an additional 17 shares during the last quarter. The value of the investment in Foot Locker, Inc. decreased from $8,628,000 to $5,464,000 a change of 36.7% quarter to quarter. The company recently declared a dividend for shareholders to be paid on Friday the 27th of October 2017. Read More »

Murray has to be fit - Henman

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The German has shown incredible development since turning professional in 2014 and recently masterminded impressive victories against Novak Djokovic and childhood idol Roger Federer . There couldn't be a clearer indication of this man's potential to still handle the pace of the game. I'm playing extremely well. Who can make their presence felt in the women's event? He thoroughly deserves it and he's such a great ambassador for the game. Read More »

Vettel: Nice to see Ferrari appreciates Kimi

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With Ferrari opting for experience over fresh blood, Raikkonen remains certain better results will come over the course of the year and into 2018. A big crowd is expected to camp out and herald Formula One's "return to work" from the beach at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix where Stoffel Vandoorne will hope to mark his retention by McLaren with a strong showing in front of his home fans. Read More »

More Than 1000 Colin Kaepernick Supporters Hold Protest Outside NFL Headquarters

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More than 1,000 people crowded the steps outside the NFL's midtown Manhattan offices. His supporters say he's being blackballed. The United We Stand rally was co-sponsored by the Justice League NYC , the People's Consortium for Human and Civil Rights , the Women's March , Color of Change, the Rainbow Push Coalition and Kappa Alpha Psi, the fraternity to which Kaepernick belongs. Read More »

Schumacher's son to demonstrate '94 title-winning auto at Spa

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The 18-year-old, an upcoming driver himself, will drive demonstration laps in a 1994 Benetton - the auto in which his father won the first two world tiles - at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix . Family spokesperson Sabine Kehm confirmed to that Schumacher Jnr will drive a 1994-spec Benetton, with the 1992 auto his dad won in not available because of mechanical and insurance issues. Read More »

Stoffel Vandoorne set for 35-place grid penalty at home race

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The upgrade follows the successful introduction of Honda's third specification of power unit, with both drivers running the update from the Austrian Grand Prix onward. Mercedes and Ferrari have already turned McLaren down and Renault are also said to be reluctant to provide them engines because the competitiveness of the British team's vehicle means it is quite likely they would beat the factory Renault team and possibly even lead customer Red Bull. Read More »

Real Madrid To Face Dortmund, Spurs In Champions League

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POT 1: Real Madrid , Bayern Munich , Chelsea , Juventus , Benfica , AS Monaco, Spartak Moscow , Shakhtar Donetsk . Manchester United got dealt a fairly easy hand with Portuguese champions Benfica, but have a tricky trip to Russian Federation to look forward to. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award 2017

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The award was decided by a jury of the 80 coaches of the clubs which participated in the group stage of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, along with 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group, representing each of UEFA's member associations. Read More »

Stoilov won't regret losing Twumasi after Champions League heroics

Scottish champions Celtic lead Pot Four and they're joined by CSKA Moscow , Sporting Lisbon , APOEL , Feyenoord , Maribor , Qarabag and RB Leipzig . Indeed, even first seeds Chelsea could end up facing the likes of Barcelona , Atletico or Paris Saint-Germain, showing that no side is completely safe from getting a really daunting draw . Read More »

PL25: The 1992-93 Premier League Team of the Season

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Ronald Koeman's Everton impressed in their 1-1 draw at Manchester City on Monday with Wayne Rooney scoring his second goal in as many games. Mourinho also went to on to explain the role of his substitutes, with the likes of Anthony Martial coming on to ensure the wins in both matches. Read More »

Ibrahimovic Signs One Year Contract With United

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Striker eyes improbable Manchester United comeback. Mourinho was impressed with the manner and attitude of his recovery - as he was with those of Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo - and began to talk with executive vice-president Ed Woodward about a new contract. Read More »

What does the injury to Joe Burrow mean?

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Burrow battled with redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins throughout the offseason to serve as Barrett's top understudy. He also rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown on 12 attempts. Ohio State quarterback coach Ryan Day likes his accuracy and ability to get the ball out of his hands quickly. If five-star true freshman Tate Martell is not redshirted, he will fall in line next on the depth chart. Read More »

Chalobah & Maguire earn first England call-ups

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The World Cup qualifiers at the Ta'Qali National Stadium and Wembley provide an opportunity for the Group F leaders to continue the push for a place at the finals in Russian Federation next summer. He's very comfortable with the ball and that's the profile for an global defender . "I called him, but he said he had been thinking long and hard about his decision and he announced his worldwide retirement", said Southgate. Read More »

Hosmer Hammers Holland, Rockies lose heartbreaker on walk-off

In the first, Whit Merrifield singled, stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a passed ball. Eric Hosmer then drove a 1-1 slider down the right field line and out to walk off Holland and the Rockies, 6-4. The Rockies got on the board, as they so often do, with an offensive contribution from Nolan Arenado who blasted his 29th home run of the season over the left field fence. Read More »