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Times columnist Bill Plaschke and Tribune columnist David Haugh discuss Game 2 of the National League Championship Series between the Dodgers and Cubs.
Mere minutes after his game-winning, ballpark-rattling, three-run homer cleared the center-field fence, the aisles at Dodger Stadium still were packed, his auburn mane still was sticky from a postgame Gatorade shower, and his body still coursed with the adrenaline unleashed in the final moment of Sunday’s 4-1 victory over the Cubs in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL, alleging the owners colluded to keep him out of the league because of his protests during the playing of the national anthem before games.
The grievance alleges the league's owners "colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick's leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice."
On Sunday morning they walked into this season’s Super Bowl stadium – US Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis – the leaders in the NFC North with a 4-1 record, a formidable defense and the player who may be the best quarterback in the NFL: Aaron Rodgers.
Four years ago, when he had the same injury, he was gone until the last game of the regular season when he heroically returned to lead the Packers to a late victory over Chicago that propelled them to the division title.
Southampton had failed to score in eight of their past nine Premier League home games but Gabbiadini’s double denied Newcastle, who are carving out their own Premier League identity under Benítez: disciplined, gritty and hard to beat.
In the context of this particular season, in which the league will probably be won with a high points tally, would-be champions must pursue all those available with equal zeal.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, owners of each team, representatives of the players' union and players themselves will meet Tuesday to discuss ways to "move from protest to progress."
Among the topics will be enhancing their platforms for speaking out on social issues, and the league's policy that suggests but does not mandate players standing for the national anthem. There is a quiet mandate, though, for those discussions: figuring out how to get the attention back on those social issues, not how they are being publicized.
As an encore, Justin Turner celebrated that moment by pulling a Gibson of his own, slugging a walk-off, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give L.A. a 4-1 win over the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series.
That’s correct, in 23 career postseason games spanning four seasons, Justin Turner has gotten on base half of the time he’s stepped in the batter’s box.
Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig know the time to get their first wins are running out as they face crucial tests on Tuesday.
After all the excitement surrounding Peter Bosz's start at Borussia Dortmund, the club's head coach faces question marks whether his side can get it right against bigger teams. In Europe, Bosz and Dortmund have the chance to get their confidence back with a trip to Cyprus, but is pushing for a top-two spot in their group the best plan?
José Mourinho is minded to sign a new contract at Manchester United but will do so only if he believes the terms reflect his achievements at the club and its current status under him.
Despite the French club’s ongoing interest and the Portuguese’s admiration for them, Mourinho remains content at United and currently has no wish to leave for PSG or anywhere else.
A federal jury convicted Ahmad Khan Rahimi, a loner from New Jersey drawn to online calls to jihad, of setting the explosives in the Chelsea neighborhood that blew out windows and sent shrapnel flying into buildings, cars and people during a two-day bombing campaign in and around New York City last year.
Video from cameras along the length of his journey from Penn Station in Manhattan, where he arrived from New Jersey that Saturday evening with his bombs, to West 23rd and West 27th Streets, were played for jurors over several days.
Colin Kaepernick’s newly-filed grievance accusing the NFL of colluding or conspiring against him is a legal “Hail Mary.”
Temperamental quarterbacks who are lacking those qualities sometimes find themselves watching NFL football games at home.
Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance under the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, a further escalation in his tense relationship with the league that began with his refusal to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of the treatment of racial injustice in the United States.
While the grievance is probably not a clear path to resuming his playing career, the NFL has shown little willingness to engage Kaepernick on the subject, making an escalation such as this a probable outcome.
"It is a privilege to have the opportunity to promote Katie Smith — unquestionably one of the best to ever play the game of basketball — to head coach of the New York Liberty," Thomas said. "Katie has transitioned from an all-time great player to phenomenal coach during her time with the Liberty, which has included the most successful stretch of basketball in franchise history.
Katie's leadership, dedication and acumen make her the ideal coach to lead our team as we continue to strive towards the ultimate goal of bringing our fans and the city of New York a WNBA championship."
Alan Pardew appointed successor. November 2011: St James' Park renamed Sports Direct Arena after Ashley's own company. October 2013: Club bans journalists from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, The Journal and The Sunday Sun. May 2016: Newcastle relegated from the Premier League for the second time during his reign
@ St James' Park Stadium. April 2010: Under new manager Chris Hughton, Newcastle win Championship and return to Premier League. December 2010: Hughton sacked with club in 11th place in league table.
Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who last season started a wave of sideline protests by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem, has filed a grievance against the N.F.L., accusing all 32 teams of colluding to keep him out of the league.
The move threatens to escalate a billowing dispute that has galvanized many players who believe the owners are penalizing Kaepernick, who began kneeling to raise awareness of social injustice, including police brutality against black Americans.
Russell homers leading off the top of the fifth as Cubs score first run of the game as the Dodgers try to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven NLCS.
Maddon attracted national attention for the Cubs’ last off-day workout in Chicago, which featured brunch on the field and an NFL game on the big screen. The Cubs will not work out, after a five-day stretch in which the only day off involved a cross-country flight diverted for a medical emergency.