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NFLPA President JC Tretter Urges NFL Clubs to Use Exclusively Grass Fields

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman NFLPA president JC Tretter is calling on NFL franchises to change all of their field surfaces to natural grass. In an open-letter shared Wednesday on the NFLPA’s website, Tretter, who is also the starting center on the Cleveland......
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Lamet, Clevinger Left off Padres’ Wild Card Roster

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Padres left starting pitchers Dinelson Lamet and Mike Clevinger off the roster for their Wild Card series against the Cardinals.  Both starters left their last regular-season appearance due to bicep tightness. Clevinger threw a bullpen session on Tuesday, but he was not healthy enough......
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NFL Rumors: League Threatens Bans, Lost Draft Picks if Mask Protocols Are Not Followed

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Elizabeth Swinton The NFL sent a “strongly-worded” memo to team executives on Wednesday and urged for compliance with game-day protocols, particularly in wearing face masks, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. In the message to teams, the league reportedly stated that......
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Titans vs. Steelers Postponed After COVID-19 Tests

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Sunday’s matchup between the Steelers and Titans has been postponed due to multiple positive COVID-19 tests, the NFL confirmed on Wednesday.  Four Titans players have tested positive for COVID-19 after Tuesday’s round of testing, per the NFL. Five personnel members have also tested positive. Tennessee’s nine positive tests marks the......
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Fourth Titans Player Tests Positive for COVID-19, Vikings Negative

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Serena Williams Withdraws From French Open due to Achilles Injury

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Chris Chavez Serena Williams announced her decision to withdraw from the French Open before her second-round match against Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova citing an Achilles injury. Williams said that she was “struggling to walk” and was likely not going to play......
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Aces Rally in Second Half vs. Sun to Advance to WNBA Finals

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Despite trailing by six points at halftime, the Las Vegas Aces rallied past the Connecticut Sun to advance to the 2020 WNBA Finals.  Las Vegas limited the Sun to just 18 second half points and held the Sun......
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Messi Says Push to Leave Barca Was ‘With Club’s Best Interests in Mind’

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi said that he acted with his team’s best interests in mind this summer as he tried to leave the Spanish club.  Speaking in his first interview since he announced he was remaining with the club, Messi took responsibility for any mistakes he might have made this......
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Derek Carr, Raiders Players Shown at Charity Event Sans Masks

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Several Las Vegas Raiders players attended a charity event held by teammate Darren Waller that might have violated league rules for the coronavirus pandemic. The Darren Waller Foundation held a fundraising event at a country club just......
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How to Watch Tottenham vs. Chelsea in League Cup

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Avi Creditor London rivals Tottenham and Chelsea meet in the fourth round of the League Cup, as their congested fixture lists continue. Chelsea reached the final 16 by thrashing Barnsley, 6-0, in the third round. Kai Havertz scored his first......
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New California Law Prompted by Kobe Crash Site Scandal

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday approved legislation prompted by the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight other people that makes it a crime for first responders to take unauthorized photos of deceased people at the scene......
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Clippers Part Ways With Doc Rivers After Seven Seasons

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Fantasy football waiver wire for NFL Week 4: Myles Gaskin, Justin Jefferson among top pickups

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9:03 AM ET Field YatesESPN Insider Close Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston’s Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider. One of the best strategies in......
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Week 4 Waiver Wire: Justin Jefferson, Rex Burkhead Headline List of Must Add Fantasy Football Free Agents

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Bill Enright Week 4 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Considering the devastating week of injuries in Week 2, the action in Week 3 offered a much-needed reprieve for fantasy football players. Bye weeks don’t start for another week but fantasy managers......
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Storm Advance to WNBA Finals, Aces Force Game 5 Against Sun

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How to Watch Cowboys vs. Seahawks

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Elizabeth Swinton The Dallas Cowboys visit CenturyLink Field to face the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3 on Sunday, Sept. 27. The Cowboys (1-1) are coming off a thrilling come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons, while the Seahawks (2-0) recorded a 35-30 win......
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Hunter Pence Retiring After 14 Seasons

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc0ODkyNDU2MzcyODcyOTc1/hunter-pence.jpg Jenna West Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Longtime Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is hanging it up after 14 seasons. Pence announced his retirement in a video on Twitter on Saturday afternoon. “I love to play baseball, and I cherished every day. Every teammate, every victory and every defeat, along......
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Manny Pacquiao Confirms Fight With Conor McGregor

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jenna West Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao confirmed he will fight two-time UFC champion Conor McGregor next year. Pacquiao’s aide, Jayke Joson, released a statement saying the bout will take place, with part of the fighter’s earnings going......
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Miami Marlins Clinch First Postseason Berth Since 2003

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Eduardo Rodriguez Cleared to Start Physical Activity Soon

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc1NjYwNTA2MDQ3MDYzNTE1/eduardo-rodriguez-red-sox.jpg Jenna West Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez received some good news amid his battle with myocarditis, a heart issue linked to the coronavirus. Rodriguez was cleared on Friday to begin physical activity and start walking on a treadmill soon. The 27-year-old contracted COVID-19 on July 7......

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