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Kaepernick faces scrutiny over anthem protest

From the White House to San Francisco police union headquarters, Colin Kaepernick’s name came up Monday as his decision to sit down during the U.S. national anthem reached far beyond football. Many aren’t thrilled with the 49ers quarterback’s strong words about why he is doing it: To instigate change and ...

Top teams' problems leave AFC race open

Aug 29, 2016

Top teams' problems leave AFC race open

No Manning. No Brady, for the first four games. No clear-cut favorite in the AFC. With the regular season about to kick off, it’s anybody’s guess who’ll be the conference’s representative at the Super Bowl in Houston in February. The defending champion Denver Broncos ...

Niners' Kaepernick protests by sitting during U.S. anthem

Aug 28, 2016

Niners' Kaepernick protests by sitting during U.S. anthem

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick sat on the team’s bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host ...

Packers get past 49ers 21-10

Aug 27, 2016

Packers get past 49ers 21-10

After just two drives, Aaron Rodgers is ready to begin the season for the Green Bay Packers. San Francisco coach Chip Kelly still needs a bit more time to figure out who his starting quarterback will be once the games count next month. Rodgers ...

Cal routs Hawaii in Sydney

Aug 27, 2016

Cal routs Hawaii in Sydney

Davis Webb threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score in a sensational debut for California, leading the Bears to a 51-31 win over Hawaii on Saturday in college football’s season opener at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium. Khalfani Muhammad had 94 yards rushing and ...

Aug 26, 2016

NFL players meet with investigators in doping probe

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Green Bay Packers defensive players Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers met this week with NFL investigators looking into allegations linking them to performance-enhancing drugs, the players’ union said Thursday. Matthews and Peppers met with league representatives on Wednesday, ...

Romo gives Cowboys scare in loss to Seattle

Aug 26, 2016

Romo gives Cowboys scare in loss to Seattle

Three plays were all it took for Dallas to get yet another injury scare surrounding Tony Romo. The quarterback lasted just 90 seconds into the Cowboys’ 27-17 preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night before leaving with what appeared at first to ...

Aug 25, 2016

Ex-Illinois coach working as UNC volunteer

Former Illinois coach Tim Beckman, fired last year amid allegations of player mistreatment, is working as a volunteer assistant with No. 22 North Carolina’s defense. Speaking after Wednesday evening’s practice, Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora described the decision as helping a friend while also ...

Kaepernick could return against Green Bay

Aug 25, 2016

Kaepernick could return against Green Bay

Colin Kaepernick is on track to make his first appearance of the preseason for San Francisco on Friday night against the Green Bay Packers after his tired shoulder made it through a full week of practice without any limitations. “Everything has been going great,” ...

Former USC, Raiders QB Marinovich arrested naked with drugs

Aug 23, 2016

Former USC, Raiders QB Marinovich arrested naked with drugs

Former USC and Los Angeles Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich has been arrested after being found naked with marijuana and possibly methamphetamine in a stranger’s backyard in Southern California. Irvine Police Cmdr. Mike Hallinan said Monday that Marinovich was arrested Friday night after a call ...

Aug 22, 2016

Redskins legend Green joins George Mason athletics department

Pro Football Hall of Famer Darrell Green has joined George Mason’s athletics department. Green, a four-time All-Pro cornerback for the Washington Redskins, was hired as associate athletic director/special assistant to the AD. According to the school, Green will work with the department’s senior leadership ...