2017 MLB Little League Classic Pirates-Cardinals: Start time, TV, stream info, things to knowCBSSports.comThe MLB Little League Classic will be featured as ESPN’s weekly Sunday Night Baseball game. The game will be the series finale of a four-game set between the Pirates and Cardinals. The first three games... Read more Justin Britt stands alongside Michael Bennett in national anthem protestESPNThis is the second straight night an NFL preseason game has had this type of gesture. Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Chris Long put his hand on Malcolm Jenkins’ shoulder while the anthem played before the team’s 20-16 preseason win... Read more
Los Angeles Times Take it from me as a former NFL player: For pain, pot is better than opioidsLos Angeles TimesPain is a constant in the game of football, and the National Football League has long relied on painkillers to keep its players on the field. This has made... Read more
Deadspin This ESPN Fantasy Football Auction Segment Is … YikesDeadspinI don’t know if this tone-deaf fantasy football auction segment that ESPN2 aired yesterday, with its galling resemblance to a slave auction, means that nobody involved in its production saw or understood Get Out, or if they’ve never read a... Read more
Forbes NFL Owners Need To Explain Their Kaepernick BanForbesMost, if not all NFL owners probably would state under oath that merit is a better way to decide who is admitted to a school or hired on a job than affirmative action or any basis for decision that includes race... Read more
Deadspin The NFL Is Still Just Making It Up As It Goes AlongDeadspinSometimes, there aren’t any good answers. Today, NFL officials announced that they had decided to suspend a player accused of domestic violence for six games: The same penalty they promised years ago, and then went about ignoring... Read more
Los Angeles Times Will ESPN streaming service be a game changer for the sports juggernaut?Los Angeles TimesThe Walt Disney Co. finally unveiled its plan to offer an over-the-top video streaming edition of ESPN for the growing number of fans who want live sports — but not the big cable... Read more Assembling an all-international NBA roster, inspired by a Nicolas Batum tweetCBSSports.comNicolas Batum wanted to put Twitter to the test. Everybody knows the United States is the world’s dominant basketball country, but the rest of the world has talent and is catching up. So he asked his followers to... Read more Jalen Collins suspended 10 games for second PED violationESPNAtlanta Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins, who started in Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots, has been suspended without pay for the first 10 games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances …Falcons... Read more
New York Times First NFL Concussion Payments Are Approved, but Some May Miss OutNew York TimesShawn Wooden, a former defensive back with the Miami Dolphins, said some retired players may not be inclined to apply for the N.F.L. concussion settlement. “There’s a pool of guys who don’t want to... Read more