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Colin Kaepernick abruptly changed time and location of workout to allow for 'legitimate process,' NFL 'disappointed'

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Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(ATLANTA) — Colin Kaepernick called an audible on Saturday, moving the time and location of his scheduled workout for representatives of more than 20 NFL teams, after the NFL refused to accommodate some of his requests. In a statement released by his representatives, Kaepernick said the new workout will be held at 4pm instead of 3pm, and will take place at a different location in Atlanta. “From the outset, Mr. Kaepernick requested a legitimate process and from the outset the NFL league office has not provided one,” the statement reads. “Most recently, the NFL has demanded that as a precondition to the workout, Mr. Kaepernick sign an unusual liability waiver that addresses employment-related issues and rejected the standard liability waiver from physical injury proposed by Mr. Kaepernick’s representatives.” The statement says that the NFL also rejected Kaepernick’s request to allow all media into the workout for the purpose of “transparency.” In their response, the league said it is “disappointed” that Kaepernick didn’t appear for the scheduled event, saying he informed the NFL that of

Heisman contender Tua Tagovailoa carted off with season-ending hip injury

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Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will miss the rest of the season after suffering a dislocated hip with a posterior wall fractureduring Saturday’s game against Mississippi State. He was later airlifted to Birmingham for CAT scans and MRIs. Doctors are continuing to evaluate the severity of the injury. With three minutes left in the first half, Tagovailoa was taken down by a pair of MSU defenders. He was unable to put pressure on his right leg as trainers helped him to his feet. He also suffered a bloody nose on the play. Alabama head coach Nick Saban told ESPN’s Molly McGrath that Tagovailoa was set to come out of the game following that drive. Saban had kept him in the game to practice a two-minute drill. Alabam was leading 35-7 at the time. “We’ve got to block them better so he doesn’t get sacked,” Saban added. “It’s too bad.” McGrath reported that Tagovailoa was screaming in pain as he was lifted onto the cart. Saban later called the injury “probably something that

Heisman contender Tua Tagovailoa carted off with hip injury

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Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was carted off the field after suffering an apparent hip injury during Saturday’s game against Mississippi State. With three minutes left in the first half, Tagovailoa was taken down by a pair of MSU defenders. He was unable to put pressure on his right leg as trainers helped him to his feet. He also suffered a bloody nose on the play. Alabama head coach Nick Saban told ESPN’s Molly McGrath that Tagovailoa was set to come out of the game following that drive. Saban had kept him in the game to practice a two-minute drill. Alabam was leading 35-7 at the time. “We’ve got to block them better so he doesn’t get sacked,” Saban added. “It’s too bad.” McGrath reported that Tagovailoa was screaming in pain as he was lifted onto the cart. Saban later called the injury “probably something that could be serious.” Tagovailoa was considered a serious contender for the Heisman Trophy this season, and could be a top-10 pick in next year’s NFL Draft.

Time and location of Colin Kaepernick's NFL workout changed to allow for 'legitimate process'

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Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(ATLANTA) — Colin Kaepernick called an audible on Saturday, moving the time and location of his scheduled workout for representatives of more than 20 NFL teams, after the NFL refused to accommodate some of his requests. In a statement released by his representatives, Kaepernick said the new workout will be held at 4pm instead of 3pm, and will take place at a different location in Atlanta. “From the outset, Mr. Kaepernick requested a legitimate process and from the outset the NFL league office has not provided one,” the statement reads. “Most recently, the NFL has demanded that as a precondition to the workout, Mr. Kaepernick sign an unusual liability waiver that addresses employment-related issues and rejected the standard liability waiver from physical injury proposed by Mr. Kaepernick’s representatives.” The NFL also rejected Kaepernick’s request to allow all media into the workout for the purpose of “transparency.” Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since 2016, the year he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police violence and racial injustice. The 32-year-old quarterback

5 arrested in connection with a shooting at New Jersey high school football game

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iStock(NEW YORK) — Four New Jersey men and a juvenile were arrested after shots rang out during a football game at Pleasantville High School Friday night, sending players and spectators running for cover, Atlantic County Prosecutors announced on Saturday. A 27-year-old man is in stable condition after undergoing surgery and a 10-year-old boy is in critical condition. A 15-year-old boy who suffered a graze wound was treated and released from a nearby hospital. Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said in a press release that 31-year-old Alvin Wyatt was arrested and charged with three counts of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Michael Mack, 27; Tyrell Dorn, 28; Shahid Dixon, 27 and Vance Golden, 26, were also charged connected to the shootings and are charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and certain persons not to posses a weapon. The juvenile offenders identification was not immediately released. The alleged assailants were all spectators at the Friday night game between Camden High and Pleasantville. During the third quarter witnesses said shots were

Report: MLB expands sign-stealing probe, contacts Astros and Red Sox

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33ft/iStock(NEW YORK) — After allegations surfaced that the 2017 Houston Astros engaged in illegal sign stealing, Major League Baseball is reportedly expected to expand its investigation to determine whether other teams did the same. Citing sources familiar with the situation, ESPN reports the league is planning to look into the 2019 Astros and has already contacted Houston and the Boston Red Sox. The sources said MLB plans to interview Astros manager AJ Hinch, Red Sox manager Alex Cora and New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran, all of whom were a part of the 2017 Astros. The investigation kicked off after Mike Fiers, a former pitcher for Houston, told The Athletic that the 2017 Astros used footage from a camera in center-field to steal signs and help its batters. Now, the report is bringing into question what methods may have been used by those involved in the last few World Series, sources told ESPN. The Astros won the World Series in 2017 and made it into the finals this year, losing the championship to the Washington Nationals. Cora and the Red

Jacob deGrom, Justin Verlander earn second Cy Young Awards

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Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — It was a pair of second-time winners who took home the Cy Young Awards on Wednesday night, presented each year to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball. Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander beat out his teammate, Gerrit Cole, to take home the American League award, while New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom snagged the National League’s honor. The two hurlers are among the now 21 pitchers to win the award at least twice. Verlander and Cole marked the first time in American League history that two teammates finished first and second in the balloting. That feat had happened four previous times in the National League. deGrom took home the award for the second consecutive year. He becomes just one of seven NL pitchers to do that. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

Ohio State star Chase Young suspended for second game, will return against Penn State

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Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio State University defensive lineman Chase Young will miss one more game for violating NCAA rules before returning in time for the team’s game against Penn State next week, OSU announced Wednesday. Young was deemed ineligible before last week’s game against Maryland for accepting a loan from someone he described as a “family friend.” He also said he later repaid that loan in full. Young will also sit out this weekend’s game against Rutgers. The loan is considered an impermissible benefit because he didn’t know the friend until after Ohio State was recruiting him to play football there. “I want to thank and express my sincere gratitude to university staff members who worked so diligently and expertly to learn and understand the facts, and then to report these facts to the NCAA as part of our request to have Chase reinstated,” Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said Wednesday. “This is the example of the culture of compliance we have at Ohio State. I also want to commend Chase Young and

Jets CEO says head coach Adam Gase will return in 2020

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Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Despite a 2-7 record this season, the New York Jets intend to bring head coach Adam Gase back for the 2020 season, the team’s CEO said Wednesday. Christopher Johnson made his first public comments since the season began Wednesday, saying that he had told players last week that Gase would remain in his position. While he called the team’s performance “exceedingly frustrating,” Johnson praised Gase for keeping the team united and fighting through injuries. Johnson also expressed confidence in general manager Joe Douglas, who was hired in June. The team was criticized by some experts for firing former general manager Mike Maccagnan at the end of the offseason, after they had hired Gase as head coach and gone through the NFL Draft and free agency. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

NFL invites teams to Colin Kaepernick workout, QB's reps requested different workout date

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Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(ATLANTA) — NFL teams were informed on Tuesday that a private workout will be held this weekend for free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but ESPN reports that Kaepernick and his agents had requested a different date for the event. According to a memo obtained by ESPN, the session will take place on Saturday in Atlanta, and will include both an on-field workout and an interview. All 32 teams are invited to attend. Kaepernick tweeted about the workout on Tuesday, saying that he is in shape and prepared to show teams what he can do. The 32-year-old Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since 2016, the year he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice. ESPN says Kaepernick only found out about the workout on Tuesday morning, just hours before teams were told it would take place. Kaepernick’s representatives reportedly requested that the workout be held on a Tuesday, which would more easily allow NFL head coaches and general managers to attend. On Saturday, they point out, nearly half