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Colin Kaepernick Is To The NFL What Black People Are To America

Colin Kaepernick Is To The NFL What Black People Are To America

America’s romantic relationship with football is both well-chronicled and widely respected. Football Sunday bears much of the same tribalism and devotion one finds in church, in large part because football has evolved into a sort of American religion in …

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NCAA tournament live updates: Half of Elite Eight is set after Xavier knocks off Arizona

NCAA tournament live updates: Half of Elite Eight is set after Xavier knocks off Arizona

North Carolina is now within of a second straight Final Four. The No. 1 seed in the South Region led by as many as 20 points before beating fourth-seeded Butler, 92-80, in Memphis, Tennessee. That sent UNC back to the regional final, the latest step …

Xavier's Luke Murray: Good at coaching, not so much at comedy

Xavier’s Luke Murray: Good at coaching, not so much at comedy

Dear sports teams, if you want to pull off a big victory, you may want to think about inviting Bill Murray to your games. Murray was in the stands when 11-seed Xavier pulled out a win over the 2-seed University of Arizona. Murray’s son, Luke, is an …

Report: Adrian Peterson seeking $8 million to play in 2017

Report: Adrian Peterson seeking $8 million to play in 2017

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke to USA TODAY Sports’ Tom Pelissero about how the league will implement changes in 2017 to speed up the game. USA TODAY Sports Evidently, the explanation for Adrian Peterson’s continued unemployment is fairly simple: he …

LOOK: Lakers honor Shaquille O'Neal with statue outside Staples Center

LOOK: Lakers honor Shaquille O’Neal with statue outside Staples Center

Los Angeles finally gets to look at something bigger than Shaq. The Lakers unveiled a nine-foot, 1,200-pound bronze statue of NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal outside of Staples Center in a ceremony on Friday. A plethora of Shaq’s former teammates …

March Madness 2017: Who is LaVar Ball?

March Madness 2017: Who is LaVar Ball?

March 24, 2017 8:32pm EDT March 24, 2017 8:32pm EDT For the five people who don’t know who LaVar Ball is, here’s an explainer. LaVar Ball (Getty Images) Updated at 8:32 p.m. ET Updated at 8:32 p.m. ET If you’ve been living under a rock, been in a coma or …

Puerto Rico's WBC success is causing a hair dye shortage

Puerto Rico’s WBC success is causing a hair dye shortage

Puerto Rico is one of the two teams in the World Baseball Classic championship game, as they’ll take on the United States Wednesday night. Throughout the tournament, the Puerto Rican team has been dying their hair and facial hair blond as a sign of unity.

NASCAR starting lineup at California: Kyle Larson wins pole, as five drivers miss qualifying

NASCAR starting lineup at California: Kyle Larson wins pole, as five drivers miss qualifying

March 24, 2017 8:21pm EDT March 24, 2017 8:21pm EDT Motorsport, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, English, NASCAR Kyle Larson won his second career pole Friday at Auto Club Speedway, but the big story involved five drivers who missed qualifying. Kyle Larson (Getty …

College Update: Flintridge Prep's Cartwright bounces back at Stanford

College Update: Flintridge Prep’s Cartwright bounces back at Stanford

The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level. Robert Cartwright (Flintridge Prep, 2014) Stanford basketball junior: The former All-Area standout is back to form after missing his entire sophomore season when he suffered a compound …

LaVar Ball reportedly undermined the coach's authority at Chino Hills

LaVar Ball reportedly undermined the coach’s authority at Chino Hills

LaVar Ball’s outrageous personality might not be just an act for television. In fact, the father of top recruits LiAngelo and LaMelo and NBA lottery-bound Lonzo actually intimidated the head coach of the high school team his two youngest sons play for.

Cowboys bolster O-line, sign Byron Bell

Cowboys bolster O-line, sign Byron Bell

The Cowboys’ offensive line absorbed a couple departures this offseason, losing right tackle Doug Free to retirement and parting with left guard Ronald Leary in free agency. On Friday, the unit welcomed an addition. Veteran lineman Byron Bell signed with …

Dale Jr prepares for 600th race after creating own legacy

Dale Jr prepares for 600th race after creating own legacy

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — While Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepared for his 600th NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend, he couldn’t help thinking about his first time. He still recalls his conversation with Tony Eury Jr., his cousin and crew chief, as he sat on that …

UCLA's Lonzo Ball lone freshman as first-team All-America selection

UCLA’s Lonzo Ball lone freshman as first-team All-America selection

March 24, 2017 7:31pm EDT March 24, 2017 7:26pm EDT Basketball, English, NCAA Division I, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Kansas Jayhawks, North Carolina Tar Heels, Purdue Boilermakers basketball, UCLA Bruins, Villanova Wildcats, Wisconsin Badgers basketball Kansas …

Michael Porter Jr., 2017’s top recruit, commits to Missouri basketball

Michael Porter Jr., 2017’s top recruit, commits to Missouri basketball

Michael Porter Jr. is following his father to Missouri. Porter decommitted from Washington after the firing of head coach Lorenzo Romar, and will now join Cuonzo Martin to play for the Tigers. Martin brought Michael Porter Sr. on board as an assistant …

NASCAR at Fontana: Jimmie Johnson goes to backup car after mishap in practice

NASCAR at Fontana: Jimmie Johnson goes to backup car after mishap in practice

March 24, 2017 7:12pm EDT March 24, 2017 7:12pm EDT Johnson says the 48 team was “swinging hard” when the car snapped around in Turn 4. Jimmie Johnson’s backup car at Fontana (Getty Images) Updated at 7:12 p.m. ET Updated at 7:12 p.m. ET FONTANA, Calif.

Richard Sherman says he laughs at talk he could be traded

Richard Sherman says he laughs at talk he could be traded

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is aware that there’s been some talk that he could be traded, but he finds it more amusing than anything else. Sherman said on ESPN that he doesn’t buy into talk that he could be traded, although he believes the …

2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep Strategy: First base tiers 3.0 get deep jolt by spring sensation Greg Bird

2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep Strategy: First base tiers 3.0 get deep jolt by spring sensation Greg Bird

Spring sensation Greg Bird is quickly moving up the first base rankings. Where does Scott White tier him at the position? Greg Bird’s storybook spring, which has already resulted in him securing the everyday first base job for the Yankees, at least gives …

Colin Kaepernick Is To The NFL What Black People Are To America

Colin Kaepernick Is To The NFL What Black People Are To America

America’s romantic relationship with football is both well-chronicled and widely respected. Football Sunday bears much of the same tribalism and devotion one finds in church, in large part because football has evolved into a sort of American religion in …

Ryan Blaney 'didn't go on Twitter for a long time' after calling out Dale Earnhardt Jr. on in-race radio

Ryan Blaney ‘didn’t go on Twitter for a long time’ after calling out Dale Earnhardt Jr. on in-race radio

These drivers could break out as the Monster Energy NASCAR cup series moves on to the Auto Club Speedway at Fontana, Calif. USA TODAY Sports FONTANA, Calif. – Ryan Blaney hasn’t been booed enough to notice before in driver introductions. So he’s …

The Repeat Set: Gold Coast give ultimatum to Jarryd Hayne

The Repeat Set: Gold Coast give ultimatum to Jarryd Hayne

league March 24, 2017 6:26pm EDT March 24, 2017 6:26pm EDT The season is now in full swing and there’s plenty of murmurings from around the NRL world. Jarryd Hayne has until the end of April to let Gold Coast know whether he intends taking up an option to …

Suspended Josh Gordon trains with ex-Olympian

Suspended Josh Gordon trains with ex-Olympian

There is little sense in speculating as to whether or not this will be it, whether this comeback attempt from Josh Gordon will be the one that returns the uber-talented deep threat to the field. That will come down to Gordon, if the NFL allows it.

Gonzaga's Jordan Mathews was on 'Teletubbies' as the most adorable 3-year-old basketball star

Gonzaga’s Jordan Mathews was on ‘Teletubbies’ as the most adorable 3-year-old basketball star

As Gonzaga prepares for its Elite Eight game against Xavier, an old YouTube clip of Bulldogs senior Jordan Mathews, who made a heroic 3-pointer in their Sweet 16 win, has surfaced on Reddit and blogs around the Internet on Friday. The clip is of the time …

Jermell Charlo-Charles Hatley title fight set for April 22 on Showtime

Jermell Charlo-Charles Hatley title fight set for April 22 on Showtime

The on-again, off-again fight between Jermell Charlo and Charles Hatley finally has a date. The WBC junior middleweight title bout will take place April 22 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and will serve as chief support on Showtime to the Shawn Porter-Andre …

CBS is pursuing Tony Romo, too

CBS is pursuing Tony Romo, too

FOX isn’t the only network that hopes to hire Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. CBS reportedly wants to sign him up, too. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that CBS is “making a strong push” to add Romo. At FOX, Romo reportedly would be the replacement for …

Seth Curry stars at point guard, outperforms Chris Paul as Mavs upset Clippers

Seth Curry stars at point guard, outperforms Chris Paul as Mavs upset Clippers

March 24, 2017 1:31am EDT March 24, 2017 1:22am EDT Basketball, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, English, Brooklyn Nets, NBA The youngest Curry has …

Panthers sign quarterback Garrett Gilbert

Panthers sign quarterback Garrett Gilbert

The Panthers needed another arm for OTAs, since Cam Newton’s isn’t available. And boy they found one. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Panthers signed quarterback Garrett Gilbert. Gilbert was most recently on the Raiders’ practice squad, and …

Lightweight champ Mikey Garcia looks forward to facing winner of Linares-Crolla II

Lightweight champ Mikey Garcia looks forward to facing winner of Linares-Crolla II

Saturday’s WBA lightweight title rematch between Jorge Linares and Anthony Crolla in Manchester, England, will be watched with interest by many, not the least of which will be Mikey Garcia. Garcia, the undefeated WBC lightweight champ who is coming off a …

Ex-Penn State president guilty of 1 count of child endangerment

Ex-Penn State president guilty of 1 count of child endangerment

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up suspected child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky in 2001. Jurors found Spanier guilty of one count of child endangerment over his handling of a complaint …

Gonzaga's Jordan Mathews had a guest role on 'Teletubbies' at 3 years old

Gonzaga’s Jordan Mathews had a guest role on ‘Teletubbies’ at 3 years old

Jordan Mathews had an amazing basketball career before playing for Gonzaga. You might have seen him play — on Teletubbies. Mathews appeared in the video with his dad Phil and had a feeling this was going to pop up around March Madness, telling the …

The Latest: A cruel day for Tyrrell Hatton at Match Play

The Latest: A cruel day for Tyrrell Hatton at Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Tyrrell Hatton had a Friday to forget at the Match Play. First, he lost his third-round match against Rafa Cabrera Bello. Then, he was eliminated from a …

Jets G.M. not saying if Josh McCown is the starting quarterback

Jets G.M. not saying if Josh McCown is the starting quarterback

Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan signed quarterback Josh McCown to a contract that guarantees him $6 million this year, but he’s not ready to declare McCown the starting quarterback. On a conference call today, Maccagnan declined to talk about who …

Rahm routs Garcia in Spanish matchup

Rahm routs Garcia in Spanish matchup

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Spanish duel in the Texas rain turned into a rout. Jon Rahm ran countryman Sergio Garcia out of the Dell Technologies Match Play with a 6-and-4 victory Friday in a pairing that put the young bull of Spanish golf against its elder …

Cardinals aren’t panicking about all the free agency defections

Cardinals aren’t panicking about all the free agency defections

If you’re the General Manager of a team that just lost five defensive starters in free agency, it would probably be bad for morale to run down the halls screaming “We’re all gonna die!” So if you’re Cardinals G.M. Steve Keim, you look for the …

Blandino acknowledges 10-minute overtime will lead to more ties, Ty

Blandino acknowledges 10-minute overtime will lead to more ties, Ty

When it comes to whether Rich McKay and Dean Blandino believe that a reduced overtime period will result in more ties, Ty, we have a tie. On Thursday, the Competition Committee chairman downplayed the risk of more teams having win-lose-draw records.

A scenario exists where the Raiders in Las Vegas could cause betting on a Super Bowl to be banned

A scenario exists where the Raiders in Las Vegas could cause betting on a Super Bowl to be banned

The Raiders are supposed to find out next week if Las Vegas or Oakland will be their home in 2017, but the thought of an NFL team so close to the gambling capital of the country has long worried a league that wants to avoid scandals. One potential …

Josh Gordon reportedly working with former sprinter Tim Montgomery

Josh Gordon reportedly working with former sprinter Tim Montgomery

March 24, 2017 3:55pm EDT March 24, 2017 3:55pm EDT Josh Gordon, NFL, Cleveland Browns Having been suspended in each of the last four NFL seasons, Josh Gordon is doing all he can to get back in an NFL uniform. Josh Gordon (Getty Images) Updated at 3:55 p.m …

Phil Jackson will attend Shaquille O'Neal's statue unveiling instead of scouting Kentucky vs. UCLA

Phil Jackson will attend Shaquille O’Neal’s statue unveiling instead of scouting Kentucky vs. UCLA

On a night where three of college basketball’s most electrifying guards take the court for their NCAA Tournament lives, two NBA executives with high draft standing have varying plans. That has something to do with Hall of Fame inductee Shaquille O’Neal …

49ers bring RFA pass-rusher Jacquies Smith in for a visit

49ers bring RFA pass-rusher Jacquies Smith in for a visit

Trent Baalke’s gone, but the 49ers still have a thing for guys with torn ACLs. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the 49ers are having restricted free agent defensive end Jacquies Smith in for a visit. The Buccaneers put the low tender of $1 …

NFL free agents end up opting for 1-year 'prove it' deals

NFL free agents end up opting for 1-year ‘prove it’ deals

Terrelle Pryor’s 1,007 receiving yards ranked 22nd in the NFL last season, and his 77 catches were 27th, stats accumulated despite playing with five quarterbacks on a team that went 1-15. Still just 27, and coming off his first year as a full-time wideout …

Why UConn's Geno Auriemma is rooting for a team that could hand him a historic upset

Why UConn’s Geno Auriemma is rooting for a team that could hand him a historic upset

The Huskies coach sported a Quinnipiac shirt at his press conference on Friday heading into the Sweet 16. “They remind me of our’91 team,” he said. “I watched them play the other day. It was about … 8 minutes left in the game and I remember …

NFL free agency rumors: Adrian Peterson wants to be third-highest-paid RB

NFL free agency rumors: Adrian Peterson wants to be third-highest-paid RB

March 24, 2017 3:04pm EDT March 24, 2017 3:04pm EDT American Football, English, Adrian Peterson, NFL, Green Bay Packers The veteran back may be overvaluing his worth. Adrian Peterson (Getty Images) Updated at 3:04 p.m. ET Updated at 3:04 p.m. ET We’re now …

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Max & Marcellus Reunited In L.A. | First Take | March 24, 2017

Max & Marcellus Reunited In L.A. | First Take | March 24, 2017

Desus & Mero: The Knicks Have Hit Rock Bottom | SC6 | March 24, 2017

Desus & Mero: The Knicks Have Hit Rock Bottom | SC6 | March 24, 2017

Will Tony Romo Play Football Or Work In T.V. Next Season? | SC6 | March 24, 2017

Will Tony Romo Play Football Or Work In T.V. Next Season? | SC6 | March 24, 2017

Kobe Bryant Interview On SportsCenter Part 2 | SC6 | March 24, 2017

Kobe Bryant Interview On SportsCenter Part 2 | SC6 | March 24, 2017

Kobe Bryant Interview On SportsCenter Part 1 | SC6 | March 24, 2017

Kobe Bryant Interview On SportsCenter Part 1 | SC6 | March 24, 2017

Hot Takes With Richard Sherman | First Take | March 24, 2017

Hot Takes With Richard Sherman | First Take | March 24, 2017

ESPN Shares Excessive Celebration Problem With NFL | ESPN Must-See

ESPN Shares Excessive Celebration Problem With NFL | ESPN Must-See

Draft Lottery | This is SportsCenter

Draft Lottery | This is SportsCenter

Arnold Palmer | This is SportsCenter

Arnold Palmer | This is SportsCenter

Russillo Calls Out Media For Sensationalizing Kaepernick | NFL On ESPN

Russillo Calls Out Media For Sensationalizing Kaepernick | NFL On ESPN

LaVar Ball debates LaVar Ball | First Take | March 23, 2017

LaVar Ball debates LaVar Ball | First Take | March 23, 2017

Richard Sherman: We Need The NFL To Get Out Of The Way | First Take | March 24, 2017

Richard Sherman: We Need The NFL To Get Out Of The Way | First Take | March 24, 2017

Kobe Bryant | This is SportsCenter

Kobe Bryant | This is SportsCenter

Richard Sherman Not Phased By Doug Baldwin's Comments | First Take | March 24, 2017

Richard Sherman Not Phased By Doug Baldwin’s Comments | First Take | March 24, 2017

Stephen A. Smith Clashes With Michael Irvin Over Tony Romo | First Take | March 24, 2017

Stephen A. Smith Clashes With Michael Irvin Over Tony Romo | First Take | March 24, 2017

Stephen A. Smith Has Heated Argument With Michael Irvin | First Take | March 24, 2017

Stephen A. Smith Has Heated Argument With Michael Irvin | First Take | March 24, 2017

Would Shaq & Kobe's Lakers Defeat Today's Warriors? | First Take | March 24, 2017

Would Shaq & Kobe’s Lakers Defeat Today’s Warriors? | First Take | March 24, 2017

Xavier Finding Inspiration From Urn Of Ashes | College Sports On ESPN

Xavier Finding Inspiration From Urn Of Ashes | College Sports On ESPN

Gonzaga Is Tougher Than You Think | 1 Big Thing | SC With SVP | March 24, 2017

Gonzaga Is Tougher Than You Think | 1 Big Thing | SC With SVP | March 24, 2017

Bronson Koenig Full Interview on SportsCenter With Scott Van Pelt | SC With SVP | March 24, 2017

Bronson Koenig Full Interview on SportsCenter With Scott Van Pelt | SC With SVP | March 24, 2017

Michigan Should Hold Their Heads High In Defeat | SC With SVP | March 24, 2017

Michigan Should Hold Their Heads High In Defeat | SC With SVP | March 24, 2017

Minnesota High School Buzzer-Beaters | The Best Thing I Saw Today | SC With SVP | March 24, 2017

Minnesota High School Buzzer-Beaters | The Best Thing I Saw Today | SC With SVP | March 24, 2017

Would Patrick Ewing Take The Georgetown Job? | SC6 | March 23, 2017

Would Patrick Ewing Take The Georgetown Job? | SC6 | March 23, 2017

Eric Stonestreet On His Interaction With Roger Goodell | The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz

Eric Stonestreet On His Interaction With Roger Goodell | The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz

The Best Of Deshaun Watson At Gruden's QB Camp | ESPN

The Best Of Deshaun Watson At Gruden’s QB Camp | ESPN

Deshaun Watson Full Interview On SC6 | SC6 | March 23, 2017

Deshaun Watson Full Interview On SC6 | SC6 | March 23, 2017

Stephanie McMahon Would Love To Have Gronk In WWE | NFL On ESPN

Stephanie McMahon Would Love To Have Gronk In WWE | NFL On ESPN

Hot Takes With LaVar Ball | First Take | March 23, 2017

Hot Takes With LaVar Ball | First Take | March 23, 2017

Antonio Brown | This is SportsCenter

Antonio Brown | This is SportsCenter

Max Kellerman On The State Of Sports In Los Angeles | Final Take | First Take | March 23, 2017

Max Kellerman On The State Of Sports In Los Angeles | Final Take | First Take | March 23, 2017

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