NFL and players union working on anthem resolution

The NFL and National Football League Players Association have agreed to halt enforcement of rules regarding the new national anthem policy while the two sides work on a resolution. The league and its players union issued a joint statement late Thursday, hours after The Associated Press reported that Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week. “The NFL and NFLPA, through recent discussions, have been working on a resolution to the anthem issue. In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA’s… Read More

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NFL and players union working on anthem resolution

The NFL and National Football League Players Association have agreed to halt enforcement of rules regarding the new national anthem policy while the two sides work on a resolution. The league and its players union issued a joint statement late Thursday, hours after The Associated Press reported that Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week. “The NFL and NFLPA, through recent discussions, have been working on a resolution to the anthem issue. In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA’s… Read More

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Heyward helps Cubs beat Cardinals in return from All-Star break

CHICAGO — Jason Heyward had three hits and two RBIs, Ian Happ belted a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 on Thursday night in baseball’s first game after the All-Star break. Anthony Rizzo added two doubles from the leadoff spot as Chicago kicked off a five-game series against St. Louis with its fourth consecutive victory. Victor Caratini had three hits and scored three times, and Ben Zobrist delivered a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the Cubs’ five-run fifth inning. With Chicago and St. Louis returning a day earlier than the rest of the majors, Cubs manager Joe Maddon held All-Stars Willson Contreras and Javier Baez… Read More

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Jones’ punt return TD rallies Riders to road victory over Ticats

HAMILTON — Christion Jones’ 61-yard punt return TD highlighted an impressive second half as the Saskatchewan Roughriders rallied for a 31-20 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Thursday night. Hamilton took a 10-point lead into the third but Saskatchewan’s Marcus Thigpen scampered 80 yards for the TD just 33 seconds into the quarter. Brandon Bridge’s 24-yard TD strike to Naaman Roosevelt at 5:10 put the Riders ahead 21-17, thanks in part to a bizarre decision by the Ticats. Roosevelt scored three plays after Hamilton (2-3) starter Jeremiah Masoli’s stunning unsuccessful onside kick — ruled a fumble as it didn’t cross the line of scrimmage — was recovered by Saskatchewan’s Willie… Read More

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Watch Live: Raptors’ Masai Ujiri meets media after Leonard-DeRozan trade

The Toronto Raptors pulled off arguably the biggest trade in franchise history earlier this week. But ever since Kawhi Leonard was acquired from the Spurs for DeMar DeRozan, fans and the media have been waiting to hear Raptors president Masai Ujiri explain his decision to make the move. On Friday, Ujiri will address that and more in a press conference at Scotiabank Arena. You can watch that press conference live at noon ET/9 a.m. PT live on Sportsnet and sportsnet.ca. NOTE: If the video player does not appear atop this page at the scheduled time, please refresh your browser. …read more Source:: Sportsnet.ca       

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Neymar not upset at critics of his World Cup rolling

SAO PAULO — Neymar says he is not upset with critics who have made fun of his apparent theatrics during the World Cup in Russia. It was at an auction organized by Neymar Jr. institute that the striker appeared in public for the first time since Brazil was eliminated by Belgium in the World Cup quarterfinals. Earlier on Thursday, the Brazilian posted a video on Instagram like many others poking fun at his exaggerated reactions after being fouled during the World Cup. “I was joking (in the social media video). Since everybody is hoping on the bandwagon, I take it as a joke. I am not upset,” the Paris Saint-Germain… Read More

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