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Ryan Shazier's Spinal Injury Is 'Severe,' NFL Players Union Doctor Says

Early optimism for the recovery of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has taken a hit. Dr. Anthony Alessi, a neurologist who consults for the NFL Players Association,  delivered discouraging news after Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery this week. Shazier was carted off the field Monday, apparently unable to move his legs, after making a head-first […]

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Why did Eric Reid and other players withdraw from Players Coalition?

Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin founded the Players Coalition to team up with the NFL to work toward solutions to the problems of police brutality and racial injustice that drive player protests during the national anthem. Now three of its most prominent members have removed themselves from the organization. 49ers safety Eric Reid, Chargers tackle […]

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NFL players show support for Eli Manning after Giants’ surprise decision to start Geno Smith

Eli Manning fought back tears as he talked to the media about his time as the Giants’ starting quarterback coming to an end. Around the NFL and the internet, Manning’s teammates, peers, and the media reacted to the surprise news that Geno Smith is taking over. Smith said he told Manning he has a ton […]

UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball arrives at LAX after flying back from China where he was detained on suspicion of shoplifting, in Los Angeles

UCLA Players Arrested In China Arrive Home After Trump Talks To Xi Jinping

The UCLA team had been in China for a game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai on Saturday, which UCLA won 63-60. The teams had traveled to Hangzhou earlier in the week to visit the headquarters of the game’s sponsor, Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. The three students, all freshmen, were taken in for […]

UCLA Players Arrested In China Arrive Home After Trump Talks To Xi Jinping

The UCLA team had been in China for a game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai on Saturday, which UCLA won 63-60. The teams had traveled to Hangzhou earlier in the week to visit the headquarters of the game’s sponsor, Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. The three students, all freshmen, were taken in for […]

3 Miami Dolphins Players Kneel During Anthem, Reversing Team Policy

Three Miami Dolphins players went against a rule implemented by the team’s coach by kneeling in silent protest during the national anthem.  Safety Michael Thomas, wide receiver Kenny Stills and tight end Julius Thomas each took a knee during the anthem in Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders in Miami. Dolphins’ head coach Adam Gase […]

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3 UCLA Basketball Players Arrested In China On Shoplifting Charges

The UCLA basketball team came to China as hoops ambassadors ― but now some of the players may have been swept up in an international incident. Chinese authorities arrested three UCLA team members, including celebrated freshman LiAngelo Ball, on charges of shoplifting on Tuesday in Hangzhou, according to ESPN. They were released on bail Wednesday, the sports […]

Washington Players Celebrate On The Field With Simulated 'Stop And Frisk'

This NFL celebration was captivating. After Washington cornerback Kendall Fuller intercepted a pass to seal a 26-24 victory over the visiting San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, the player and his teammates simulated an arrest. Fuller put his hands up as safety D.J. Swearinger imitated patting him down and leading him away in handcuffs. Given the controversy […]

Washington Players Celebrate On The Field With Simulated 'Stop And Frisk'

This NFL celebration was captivating. After Washington cornerback Kendall Fuller intercepted a pass to seal a 26-24 victory over the visiting San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, the player and his teammates simulated an arrest. Fuller put his hands up as safety D.J. Swearinger imitated patting him down and leading him away in handcuffs. Given the controversy […]