Justin Britt Stands Next to Michael Bennett During National Anthem Protest

Seattle Seahawks center Justin Britt stood next to Michael Bennett and placed a hand on his shoulder as the defensive end continued to sit for the national anthem in a silent protest against social injustice prior to Friday night’s preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings.  

According to ESPN.com’s Sheil Kapadia, the two players embraced once the anthem concluded. 

Bennett recently told ESPN’s SC6 he thought white players needed to get involved in anthem protests to facilitate change. 

“It would take a white player to really get things changed, because when somebody from the other side understands and they step up and they speak up about it … it would change the whole conversation. Because when you bring somebody who doesn’t have to be a part of [the] conversation making himself vulnerable in front of it, I think when that happens, things will really take a jump.”

Bennett expressed a similar sentiment in September 2016 after Colin Kaepernick started to kneel for the national anthem. 

On Thursday, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long placed his arm around safety Malcolm Jenkins—who had his fist raised in protest during the anthemin a show of support for his teammate. 

“I just told Malcolm, ‘I’m here for you,’” Long said after the Eagles’ 20-16 win over the Buffalo Bills, per the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Jeff McLane. ”I think it’s a good time for people that look like me to be here for people that are fighting for equality.”

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Lonzo Ball, Ben Simmons Split Vegas Sportsbook Odds as Rookie of Year Favorite

Last year’s first overall pick and this year No. 2 pick in the NBA draft are the top bets to win the Rookie of the Year award.

According to David Purdum of ESPN.com, Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball is the early favorite to win the award on William Hill’s Nevada sportsbook at 9-5. Meanwhile, Westgate SuperBook puts Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons as the favorite at 5-2. 

Simmons has followed what has become a familiar path for 76ers picks, sitting out his entire first season due to a foot injury. However, the versatile player comes with a lot of hype thanks to his ability to fill up the stat sheet in many ways.

“Had Simmons come out in this loaded class, he still would have been the No. 1 pick in the draft,” Westgate assistant manager Jeff Sherman wrote to ESPN.

Meanwhile, Ball was the biggest name in the 2017 class thanks to his impressive first season at UCLA. He also turned heads during the Las Vegas Summer League, winning the MVP award while averaging 16.3 points, 9.3 assists and 7.7 rebounds, and tallying two triple-doubles.

Of course, there will be plenty of competition for the individual honor thanks to a loaded draft class.

Point guards Markelle Fultz, Dennis Smith Jr. and De’Aaron Fox as well as small forward Jayson Tatum all sit at 8-1 odds or better at William Hill to win the 2017-18 Rookie of the Year award.

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Manchester United Transfer News: Latest Gianluigi Donnarumma & Luke Shaw Rumours

Manchester United will reportedly sell David De Gea to Real Madrid next summer provided they can replace him with Gianluigi Donnarumma, with the Red Devils also said to be set to extend Luke Shaw‘s contract.

Per Alvise Cagnazzo at The Sun, De Gea is “desperate” to return to Spain but is not prepared to push for an exit. However, Jose Mourinho is prepared to grant him his wish to leave if he can adequately replace him.

Meanwhile, Donnarumma is expected to leave Milan next summer if they do not secure Champions League football following a summer of heavy investment, per Cagnazzo.

De Gea would be a huge loss to the Red Devils, and he boasts an impressive record of clean sheets in the Premier League, as illustrated by WhoScored.com:

Donnarumma only extended his current AC Milan deal back in July, but the 18-year-old’s performances last season suggest he could be a good choice for United, per WhoScored.com:

Elsewhere, Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw is reportedly in line for a contract extension, per Paul Hirst at The Times

According to the report, Shaw, who has been out of action since April due to injury, has returned to first-team training and is expected to be available for selection in September.

The defender made just 19 appearances for United last season and appeared to come in for criticism from Jose Mourinho early on in the campaign for a perceived unwillingness to play through the pain barrier, per Stuart James at The Guardian.

Shaw also came under fire from his manager again toward the end of the campaign for not thinking for himself enough during the 1-1 draw with Everton, per Ian Herbert at The Independent.

Manchester United had been rumoured to be interested in a move for Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose but have now given up on landing the England international, per Jeremy Cross at the Daily Star.

However, James Ducker at The Telegraph is not impressed that United were considering bringing in a new left-back and feels Shaw deserves time to prove himself:

Shaw still looks to have work to do to convince Mourinho he deserves a starting spot, but it appears the United boss is willing to count on the 22-year-old for the future.

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Kevin Durant Says He Won’t Visit White House

If the Golden State Warriors are invited to the White House in celebration of the 2017 NBA title, Kevin Durant won’t be one of the players in attendance. 

“Nah, I won’t do that,” Durant said of a potential visit Thursday, per Chris Haynes of ESPN. “I don’t respect who’s in office right now.”

President Donald Trump has not yet extended a formal invitation to the reigning league champions, although it might not matter. Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami of The Athletic agree the team is not likely to go to the White House while Trump is president:

While the Finals MVP won’t speak for the rest of the Warriors, Durant feels others will join him in protest.

“I don’t agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that,” the 28-year-old said. ”That’s just me personally, but if I know my guys well enough, they’ll all agree with me.”

During a parade in his honor near his hometown in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Durant also agreed with people speaking up against Trump’s actions.

“That’s how it’s supposed to be. We don’t f–k with him,” he said of the president, per TMZ Sports.

Golden State as a team has been vocal in its opposition to Trump since he was elected. Head coach Steve Kerr has harshly criticized him, saying he is “ill-suited” for the office, per Chris Ballard of Sports Illustrated.

Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala have also discussed turning down an invitation to visit the White House.

Although a majority of the team visited two years ago when Barack Obama was in office, Durant won his first championship this season after joining the Warriors in the summer of 2016.

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Dwyane Wade Reportedly Expected to Reach Buyout with Bulls in ‘Next Few Months’

Dwyane Wade might not see the end of his two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls after all. 

According to Nick Friedell of ESPN.com, the 35-year-old “isn’t long for the organization’s future and is expected to reach a buyout agreement at some point in the next few months.”

Wade joined the team before last season and is currently owed $23.8 million for the 2017-18 season.

The veteran had an opportunity to opt out of his contract this offseason, but he chose not to in June. However, he made that decision before Chicago traded Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves and allowed Rajon Rondo to walk in free agency, signaling an organizational rebuild.

Wade is now by far the most expensive player on the Bulls roster, as Robin Lopez is the only other one making more than $10 million next season, per Basketball Reference.

Despite shifting direction and plunging into a rebuild, the Bulls haven’t given any indication they intend to agree to a buyout with Wade. In June, team vice president John Paxson said any agreement would have to be “advantageous” to the team, per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. Head coach Fred Hoiberg added in July that he doesn’t expect a buyout, per Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago.

If the two sides do eventually reach a buyout agreement, it could help the Bulls move forward while giving the 12-time All-Star a chance to join a contender this season.

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LeBron James, Kyrie Irving Reportedly Did Not Meet in Miami Amid Discord Rumors

Cleveland Cavaliers stars Kyrie Irving and LeBron James reportedly did not meet in Miami to discuss where things currently stand between the two. 

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith disputed a report earlier this week from ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Rizzo about the James-Irving meeting during Thursday’s episode of First Take:

Rizzo reported Tuesday that James and Irving had a cordial meeting in Florida, via King James Gospel

“From very reliable sources. Plural. Kyrie and LeBron were in the same room over the weekend in Florida…Apparently these guys were in the same room and here’s the deal. I don’t know if there’s a thawing out process. All I do know is LeBron didn’t punch Kyrie the way Stephen A thought he would. I can report that. As for what they talked about or discussed…it was very cool. They didn’t get into any heated discussions.”

Irving has been seeking a trade from the Cavs, as ESPN’s Brian Windhorst first reported July 24. 

In the same report, Windhorst noted James was “was blindsided and disappointed” to learn about Irving’s trade request. 

Smith said on the July 25 episode of his ESPN Radio show (via CBS Sports’ Kyle Boone) people in James’ camp said the four-time NBA MVP “would be tempted, quote, ‘to beat [Irving's] ass’” if the two were in the same proximity. 

Irving has spent his entire six-year NBA career with the Cavaliers. He was drafted No. 1 overall by the team in 2011, made the All-Star team four times and helped lead the franchise to the 2016 NBA championship.

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What If the Impossible Happens: What If Conor McGregor KO’s Floyd Mayweather?

The Mount Rushmore of upsets.

Regardless of your generation or sport of choice, the top candidates for chiseled-granite immortality can probably be plucked from a similar crop of wannabes.

The New York Jets in Super Bowl III.

North Carolina State in the NCAA Final Four.

The U.S. men’s hockey team in the 1980 Winter Olympics.

And Buster Douglas in Tokyo against Mike Tyson.

 

Their images—Joe Namath’s finger wag, Jim Valvano’s hug pursuit, Jim Craig’s flag-draped search for his father and Iron Mike’s loopy reach for his mouthpiece—have for good reason lingered for decades past their final buzzers and bells.

But they all might be pushed aside come Aug. 27.

Should Conor McGregor fulfill his bratty Irish prophecy and actually land a knockout blow to the chin of unbeaten Hall of Fame-bound Floyd Mayweather, the next-day resonance from Las Vegas could reshape perceptions of upsets—and boxing itself—for several years to come.

Forget the odds, which have tangibly narrowed since the idea of the bout was initially floated, and just imagine the reaction you’d have if the superstar known as Money was laid out for a 10-count.

Mayweather, for all his faults, is a five-division world champion who’s won each and every one of his 49 bouts since turning pro as a precocious 19-year-old in 1996.

Not only has his run equaled the signature numerical dominance established by ex-heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano from 1947 to 1955, but only one judge in his 23 distance fights has ever turned in a scorecard favoring his opponent.

That was Tom Kaczmarek, whose slight 115-113 lean toward Oscar De La Hoya in 2007 made that fight the only split decision on Mayweather’s otherwise unchallenged resume.

McGregor, meanwhile, has never boxed as a pro or amateur, rendering the very idea he can compete with a functioning Mayweather—let alone actually beat him, even at age 40—almost comical.

If it happens, though, the laughter from the “boxing is dead” crowd will be deafening.

And the scars incurred by the “boxing is king” crowd might be permanent.

Boxing isn’t new to me,” McGregor said at a recent media workout, via the Telegraph.

“I am no stranger to being the underdog on paper. I am a seasoned veteran and I am confident that I am the better man. After Saturday, August 26, I will be a god of boxing.”

Though some would dismiss a contrary result as a fluke, or try to rationalize it with claims that a too-old Mayweather didn’t take the challenge seriously, it’d be hard to come up with a substantive argument that’d override the casual fan’s image of the era’s greatest boxer losing to a guy in his first fight.

To that end, too, no promotional hyperbole or manufactured menace would prevent UFC boss Dana White and Co. from claiming—with powerful evidence—that his octagonal empire is the gold standard of combat sports and boxing is little more than a less entertaining, four-sided diversion.

If Mayweather wins, McGregor can go back to the cage and dare his conqueror to take a similar risk and step outside of his comfort zone. But if McGregor wins, the debate is over before it begins and it’d be a long time—and it’d take a generational talent—to get the playing field anywhere close to level again.

Not exactly the best news for the likes of De La Hoya, a longtime Mayweather enemy whose operation is putting on a long-awaited middleweight fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin three Saturdays after Mayweather-McGregor leaves town.

It’s been hard enough for those championship-caliber 160-pounders to get noticed since the Aug. 26 spectacle was officially announced and the subsequent press tour commenced, but if McGregor is 1-0 come that Sunday morning, the Golden Boy might want to consider a gig with a little more security.

Something in the communications department at the White House, perhaps.

“If you look at this thing and you look at how big this fight is and you look at how big these athletes are that are involved in this fight, if Conor does knock Floyd Mayweather out, he is the biggest athlete on earth,” White said, via MMA Junkie. “He’s the biggest athlete (on this planet), on other planets—he’s the biggest athlete. It’s pretty crazy.”

Crazy, it seems, would just be the start.

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Former Arkansas Head Coach Frank Broyles Dies at 92

The family of Frank Broyles announced the former Arkansas head football coach died Monday of complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. 

“We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to all those who helped contribute to his charmed life,” the family said in the statement. “Whether you were one of his players, coaches, colleagues or friends, a Razorback fan or fellow caregiver, you were an integral part of his fairy tale story. To his family, he was quite simply, our hero.”

“We take peace in knowing that his faith was the foundation for the impact he made on the lives of others,” the family added. “From innumerable private moments with his family and friends, to countless public interactions with millions in his various roles, Coach Broyles shared his attitude of gratitude and encouraged others to make a difference.”

Broyles was the head coach of the Razorbacks from 1958-76 and served as the school’s athletic director from 1974-07, leading the team to a national championship in 1964. He won seven Southern Conference championships and went 144-58-5 in his coaching career with Arkansas.

He also spent one season (1957) as the head coach of the Missouri Tigers.

His time as an athletic director was arguably even more impactful, however. Per KATV, “Broyles’ legacy is perhaps most visible by walking around campus. A master fundraiser, he brought in more than $200 million to renovate facilities and build new ones. Under his watch, Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium was expanded, and new baseball, basketball and track facilities were built.”

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Jarrett Stidham Named Auburn’s Starting QB over Sean White

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn announced Jarrett Stidham as the Tigers’ starting quarterback Monday on Twitter:

Stidham, a Baylor transfer, spent the first 10 days of Auburn camp competing with incumbent Sean White. The sophomore was widely expected to win the starting job coming into camp and ensured the position with a series of stellar practices.

“He [Jarrett Stidham] has done a lot of good things,” Malzahn said Saturday. “He’s a talented young man.”

Stidham threw for 1,265 yards and 12 touchdowns against two interceptions in his lone season at Baylor. He left the program amid the sex abuse scandal that led to a mass exodus of athletic officials, including then-coach Art Briles. In 2016, Stidham studied at McLennan Community College.

“I expect for him to win the Heisman,” Texas-based quarterback coach Trenton Kirklin said in the spring, per Brandon Marcello of 247Sports. “I know that may be farfetched for some but just knowing the kid, I expect nothing less. He has that ability to do that and he pushes everybody around him. I think he can go in there and he’s the type of kid that he has that X-factor that you just don’t understand until you’re around the kid. Success follows him wherever he’s at. That’s what he is.”

Stidham will be tasked with leading a Tigers offense that accumulated just 2,203 yards through the air last season. The team brought in Chip Lindsey as their offensive coordinator this offseason in hopes of rejuvenating the aerial attack.

Auburn is ranked 13th nationally in the preseason coaches’ poll. 

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Dez Bryant to Make Preseason Debut vs. Colts, Says It’s Been ‘Tough Sitting Out’

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant confirmed he would make his preseason debut on Saturday against the Indianapolis Colts.

“Come on, man, I’m on the field this week, baby,” he told reporters, per Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. “I can’t wait … It’s extremely tough sitting out. But at the same time it’s cool. You gotta let it build up. You get to go out there and show what you can do.”

Bryant, 28, has been healthy all training camp after two straight injury-plagued seasons that saw him miss 10 games between 2015 and 2016. But with an assortment of injuries to his foot, ankle, back and knee behind him, he could be in line for a huge season if he’s able to stay healthy.

Bryant is a huge playmaker for the Cowboys, and Ezekiel Elliott’s pending suspension could mean an even bigger piece of the pie for the team’s offense. While Bryant had somewhat of a down season in 2016 as he battled various ailments, he still managed 50 receptions for 796 yards and eight touchdowns.

Like several other Cowboys starters, he was held out of the team’s first two preseason games—due to playing in the Hall of Fame Game, the Cowboys have five preseason games on the schedule—but is now set to make his debut.

Generally speaking, a team’s starters will see the most work in Weeks 2 and 3 of the preseason. For the Cowboys, the matchup against the Colts will be their de facto second week, so it makes sense that players like Bryant will make their debut on Saturday. 

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