Archive for August, 2018

Donaldson leaves behind rain full of memories for Jays fans

Friday, August 31st, 2018
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The Toronto Blue Jays have dealt all-star third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later.

Serena Williams says every athlete ‘should be grateful’ for Colin Kaepernick

Friday, August 31st, 2018
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Serena Williams said every athlete "should be completely grateful and honoured" for the protests started by former NFL players Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid.

PFF: Ryan Nall, Doran Grant were Bears top performers vs. Bills

Friday, August 31st, 2018

The Bears players on the roster bubble had one more chance to impress Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy on Thursday night. A few players took full advantage of their last opportunities against the Buffalo Bills. Running back Ryan Nall and cornerback Doran Grant were the Bears' highest-graded players in the final week of the preseason, according to Pro Football Focus, and they were both named to PFF's Team of the Week.

Serena: Athletes should be completely grateful for Kaepernick and Reid

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Serena Williams was showered with cheers and praise after defeating sister Venus in the third round of the US Open, but the applause she heard may have paled in comparison to two other athletes. Former San Francisco 49ers players Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid made an appearance during the blockbuster match and received a standing ovation on Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York on Friday. Kaepernick and Reid – who remain free agents – have both filed lawsuits against the NFL, alleging collusion amongst teams for not signing them following their protests during the national anthem the last two seasons.

Serena lauds controversial QB Kaepernick, Reid

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Serena Williams said Friday that "every athlete, every human" should be grateful for the stand on social issues taken by former NFL players Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid. Kaepernick and Reid, two former San Francisco 49ers who are now out of the league, were among the luminaries who turned out for 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena's US Open showdown with elder sister Venus on Friday night. "I think every athlete, every human and definitely every African American should be completely grateful and honored how Colin and Eric are doing so much more for the greater good, so to say," she said.

Serena Williams: Athletes should be grateful for Kaepernick

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Serena Williams said every athlete ''should be completely grateful and honored'' for the protests started by former NFL players Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid. Kaepernick and Reid, two former San Francisco 49ers now out of the league, were each given huge ovations when they were introduced and shown on the big screen during the match between Serena and Venus Williams at the U.S. Open on Friday night. Serena Williams said she was focused on the match and did not notice the pair in the stands.

Jays stun Marlins on Smoak’s 9th-inning grand slam

Friday, August 31st, 2018
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Justin Smoak connected for a pinch-hit grand slam in the ninth inning, sending the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-5 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.

Kaepernick receives warm reception at U.S. Open

Friday, August 31st, 2018

The 30-year-old, who was a quarterback at the San Francisco 49ers for six years and sparked a national debate when he knelt during the national anthem during the 2016 NFL season to protest racial injustice and police brutality, smiled at the cheers. Former 49ers safety Eric Reid, who protested alongside Kaepernick and who like his former team mate remains unsigned, also received a warm reception when he was also shown raising a fist at a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Pipkin shines as Montreal powers past Redblacks to avoid season sweep

Friday, August 31st, 2018
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The Montreal Alouettes may have finally found their quarterback as Antonio Pipkin led his team to a 21-11 victory over the Ottawa Redblacks on Friday.

NFL notebook: Rams, Donald agree to record-setting deal

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Defensive tackle Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams have finally reached agreement on a long-term extension, and the All-Pro was on the field for workouts Friday afternoon. Donald, 27, reportedly will receive a $40 million signing bonus and $87 million in guaranteed money. The deal makes Donald the highest-paid defensive player in history at an annual average just over $22 million.