Archive for July, 2018

Edelman not planning to sue NFL over suspension

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will not sue the NFL over a four-game suspension. According to NFL Network, New England's top wide receiver is accepting the ban following the denial of his appeal and has no plan to sue over the suspension. Various reports indicated Edelman's positive test was for a substance that was not immediately recognizable.

James Harrison believes Bill Belichick is a better coach than Mike Tomlin — by far

Friday, July 20th, 2018

James Harrison may have played 14 seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it only took him four games with the New England Patriots to be convinced Bill Belichick is a better coach than Mike Tomlin. In an appearance on Fox Sports 1’s “Undisputed” on Thursday, Harrison was asked flat-out who’s better. James Harrison appeared in four Super Bowls in his 15 NFL seasons — three with the Pittsburgh Steelers and one with the New England Patriots.

Watch Raptors president Masai Ujiri address Leonard-DeRozan blockbuster trade

Friday, July 20th, 2018
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Watch live coverage today at noon ET as Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri addresses the blockbuster trade that sent fan favourite DeMar DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs for 2014 NBA finals MVP Kawhi Leonard.

Report: Julian Edelman won’t take legal action over suspension

Friday, July 20th, 2018

An independent arbitrator upheld the four-game suspension imposed on Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing substance policy earlier this month, which left Edelman with a choice to accept the ruling or try the court system for a long shot at getting the suspension overturned. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Edelman will not be taking that chance in court. While we’ve seen other players, including Edelman’s teammate Tom Brady, try for recourse via the legal system in the past, it never seemed too likely that Edelman would go that route.

Canadian 3×3 basketball star puts Olympic aspirations into focus

Friday, July 20th, 2018
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Considered one of the best 3x3 basketball players in the world, Michael Linklater knows how difficult it will be for Canada to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But the Saskatoon native isn't intimidated by the qualifying process or the challenges it presents.

LB Harrison praises Belichick; Amendola has fond (and not-so-fond) memories

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Like his team, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick can be rather polarizing. Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, who joined the New England Patriots late last season, said Thursday that Bill Belichick is a better head coach than Mike Tomlin. Speaking on Fox Sports 1's "Undisputed," Steelers' all-time sacks leader said Belichick's name when asked to pick who was better.

Hurdler Sage Watson hasn’t lost sight of goals following latest foot injury

Friday, July 20th, 2018
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Canada's Sage Watson will return from a sprained right foot to compete in the women’s 400-metre hurdles at the Müller Anniversary Games in London, U.K., on Saturday (CBCSports.ca, 9 a.m. ET) in a tune-up for the upcoming NACAC championships in Toronto.

Suspect detained in killing of Olympic figure skating star

Friday, July 20th, 2018
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Kazakh media say a suspect has been detained in relation to the killing of Olympic figure skating medallist Denis Ten, and that another has been identified.

NFL anthem policy on hold as league and union talk

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

The NFL and the NFL Players Association said on Thursday that no new rules regarding the national anthem will be issued or enforced as they discuss how to move forward on the divisive issue. "The NFL and NFLPA, through recent discussions, have been working on a resolution to the anthem issue," the league and players association said in Thursday night's joint statement. "In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA's grievance and on the NFL's anthem policy.

LB Harrison praises Belichick; Amendola has fond (and not-so-fond) memories

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Like his team, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick can be rather polarizing. Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, who joined the New England Patriots late last season, said Thursday that Bill Belichick is a better head coach than Mike Tomlin. Speaking on Fox Sports 1's "Undisputed," Steelers' all-time sacks leader said Belichick's name when asked to pick who was better.