Quote of the Day

"Sometimes when the wagon is on top of the hill, all it needs is one push. Maybe Chris Long is that white athlete that got this started and others will join."
-- FS1’s Shannon Sharpe, on Long’s show of support for Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins’ protest during the national anthem. ("Undisputed," FS1, 8/18)
Friday August 18, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 243 Print This Issue

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  • Coming To A Boil

    Smith's comments could be a negotiating ploy for the union in the next CBA

    The current NFL CBA expires following the '20 season, and NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith said the "likelihood of either a strike or a lockout in '21 is almost a virtual certainty." Smith in an interview with The MMQB's Albert Breer said it was too soon to know if that meant games would be missed, but he said, "Let's look at our history. The owners do a deal in 2006 and opt-out in 2008. We do a deal in 2011 with no opt-outs because we like the benefits under the current deal and we didn't want to give the owners the opportunity to opt out and take back the gains that we currently have. If there is no renegotiation of the collective bargaining agreement and we reach 2021, there is no uncapped year. So why would I do that again? All of th ...

  • Fish Out Of Water

    Report: Marlins' Samson won't be retained by new ownership.

  • Confronting History's Past

    Red Sox Owner John Henry wants to rename Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park.

  • Standing Together

    Chris Long becomes first white player to lend support to protests during anthem.

  • Kevin Can't Wait

    Durant cites Trump's recent comments for not accepting a visit to the White House if invited.

  • Pick Up The Pace

    Judge orders quick resolution to D-backs ballpark dispute.

  • A Real Jim Dandy

    Jim Harbaugh's social media presence is helping Michigan gain an edge on its CFB competitors.

  • Toast Of Texas

    MLL holding its title game outside Dallas is a sign North Texas could get a team soon.

  • Sending Our Best

    Nats' Mark Lerner is recovering from cancer, leg amputation.

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