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Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension appeal won’t be heard by Roger Goodell

Roger Goodell had the option of hearing Ezekiel Elliott’s appeal of his six-game suspension himself or appointing a designee. He’s going with the latter. Harold Henderson will make the decision on behalf of the league, the league announced Wednesday. Henderson will hear Elliott’s appeal on Aug. 29, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Elliott was issued […]

After Charlottesville riots, UVA coach Bronco Mendenhall wants team to ‘bring the community together’

In the wake of riots in Charlottesville that left one woman dead and many others injured during the protest and counter protest of the removal of a Confederate statue, Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall has spoken for the first time. Mendenhall spoke after practice Tuesday about the state of his team during all the turmoil going […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Scorecard: Season 7, Episode 5, ‘Eastwatch’

This Game of Thronesdiscussion is written by someone who has read George R.R. Martin’s books (as well as the occasional fan theory on message boards), but the column will usually only discuss events that have happened on HBO’s televised version. Please respect these boundaries should you choose to participate in the comments section. Episode 7.05, […]

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Marshawn Lynch sat during the national anthem in his first game out of retirement

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat on a cooler next to the bench during the playing of the national anthem in the team’s preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals. Why Lynch chose to sit hasn’t yet been revealed, but it comes nearly one year after Colin Kaepernick began a protest of the oppression of […]