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Pat Tillman Bronze Statue Unveiling in Arizona State Stadium

The walls around Sun Devil Stadium and the new football complex are lined with photos of Pat Tillman, but now there’s a bronze likeness the the former Sun Devil in school history. Tillman played at Arizona State from 1994-97 and went on to play for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. He walked away from a multimillion contract to serve his country in 2001 as a Ranger, until he was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan in 2004.... [Read Full Story]

Titans Owner Gives $1M to Watts Relief Effort

After J.J. Watt asked the NFL to form some kind of fundraiser around the Texans vs Cowboys game set for Thursday night, the league has since rallied. Tennessee Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk is donating $1 million to Watt’s drive on crowdfunding site YouCaring, that will go towards resources for those hit hard by the flooding in Houston... [Read Full Story]

More than 1,000 People Rally for Kaepernick at NFL HQ

Supporters of Colin Kaepernick, who has continuously shown his support of the Black Lives Matter movement in a variety of ways, showed their solidarity with him and his cause at a rally outside NFL headquarters Wednesday. They believe that not only is he being blackballed by the league, but that he be signed by the start of the regular season next month.... [Read Full Story]

Announcer Robert Lee Pulled of Virginia Football Game in Reaction to Protests

After the Charlottesville protests two weekends ago, ESPN executives made a decision to pull Robert E. Lee, a new play-by-play announcer assigned to the Virginia-William & Mary game off opening weekend. Foreseeing the internet explosion that could have potentially happened, they worried his big moment, even on a lightly watched game, might turn into a national joke.... [Read Full Story]

Beckham Sprained Ankle – Teammates Upset

Odell Beckham Jr.was taken out of Monday night’s game after Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun slammed into Beckham’s knee. Beckham suffered a sprained ankle from the hit, severity of the sprain has not been diagnosed yet. While Beckham and the referees believe the hit was legal, some Giants and other players felt it’s not the time or place to be making those kinds of plays.... [Read Full Story]

WWE Legend Has Long Road Ahead After Surgery

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair underwent “successful surgery” earlier Monday but is not  “out of the woods yet,” according to WWE announcer Michael Cole during the broadcast of Monday Night RAW. The prognosis remains unknown, as do the specifics of the surgery, it’s only been determined that it is not heart related. ... [Read Full Story]

Lebron James Calls For Healing

Lebron James uses his popularity and social platform to spread a message of love after this past weekend’s violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.  His message of healing also comes at the heels of a controversial President Trump press conference from Tuesday. ... [Read Full Story]