Although Colin Kaepernick hasn't played in the NFL since 2016, fans can still buy a jersey with his name on it. As noted by Connor Casey of 247Sports, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback is selling black jerseys on his website with "#ImWithKap" written on the front and his name on the back. Darren Rovell of ESPN provided a view of the jerseys: Darren Rovell Colin Kaepernick selling jerseys on his website for $175, 20% of proceeds going to @yourrightscamp. Not made by Nike. https://t.co/HHAANgK9c7 A portion of the proceeds are going to the Know Your Rights Camp, a campaign founded by Kaepernick. The organization was created for youths to help "raise awareness on self-empowerment." Although the jerseys are not made by Nike, they continue the recent wave of promoting Kaepernick's activism. Last week, Nike announced an endorsement deal heavily featuring the divisive player, who began kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality. According to Gina Martinez of Time, the apparel company has seen a 31 percent boost in online sales since the start of the promotion. The Kaepernick jersey offers his fans another chance to show their support.
Calls for Cowboys owner and general manager to fire head coach Jason Garrett likely got a good deal louder on Sunday, after the team lost to the Panthers in Carolina, 16-8, on Sunday. The offense that features the talented backfield duo of quarterback Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott didn’t get going until late in the second half. And none of the wide receivers had a particularly productive day. Get all of the news and discussions on the Cowboys Extra Facebook page On the flip side, some argue that Garrett deserves a chance to try an replicate the success he enjoyed two seasons ago, when he lead the franchise to a 13-3 record and an NFC East title. Sports Highlights Up Next: How to Tackle Blazin' Fantasy Football Your video will play in: 5 seconds How to Tackle Blazin' Fantasy Football DK Live's Pat Mayo reveals how to play Blazin' Fantasy Football, a collaborative in-store game created by DraftKings for Buffalo Wild Wings. 01:20 How to Tackle Blazin' Fantasy Football DraftKings NFL | 01:20 02:48 Million dollar picks: Major upside heading into week 1 DraftKings NFL | 02:48 03:43 Why Jimmy Graham is among Sunday night's showdown targets DraftKings NFL | 03:43 01:44 Chalk Talk: Will Kamara have the highest ownership percentage? No compatible source was found for this media. Advertisement But he’s not on my hot seat.” In July, Garrett Oddsshark.com ranked Garrett as the ninth most likely NFL head coach to get fired first in 2018. Related stories from Fort Worth Star Telegram Want to make some easy money?
The Green Bay Packers quarterback was carted off the field with a knee injury in the first half of Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field but returned facing a 20-0 deficit. All he did was throw for 286 yards and three touchdowns while directing an incredible comeback in a 24-23 season-opening victory. His final dagger to the Bears' heart was a 75-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb on 3rd-and-10 with two minutes and 13 seconds remaining a mere two plays after Kyle Fuller dropped what likely would have been a game-clinching interception. Green Bay literally can't even manage a quarter without Aaron Rodgers. According toJohn Buccigrossof ESPN, it was the first time Rodgers threw three touchdowns in a fourth quarter in his incredible career. He is the closest thing the NFL has to an actual superhero. Tom Fornelli Nagy’s been coaching not to blow the lead the entire second half and hey guess what you’ve done https://t.co/36GI7bFNb5 The Bears shifted into a conservative approach after Rodgers returned, mixing in predictable runs on early downs, screen passes that went nowhere and even a 3rd-and-1 pass that was completed short of the first-down sticks. Then, the one time the Bears should have been conservative with a 3rd-and-2 on Green Bay's 14-yard line with less than three minutes remaining, they threw an incomplete pass with Jordan Howard on the sideline. Bears Defensive Front Capable of Leading Team to Playoffs If there are any silver linings to Sunday's disaster for Chicago, it is the fact that the defensive front seven looks loaded and capable of leading it into the playoff picture. This was a defense that finished ninth in the league in points allowed in 2017, and it added Mack—the 2016 Defensive Player of the Year—and Roquan Smith—the No.
NORMAN — University of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray has been named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in OU's 49-21 win over UCLA on Saturday. Murray, a redshirt junior from Allen, Texas, accounted for five touchdowns as the Sooners registered their 31st consecutive win against an unranked non-conference opponent. He was 19-for-33 through the air for 306 yards and three TDs and rushed 10 times for 69 yards and a pair of scores. — FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 8, 2018 The game marked the first since OU's 2014 contest at Iowa State (Trevor Knight, 146) that a quarterback led the Sooners in rushing yards. Murray became just the third Sooner since 1996 (the start of the Big 12 era) to throw for over 300 yards and rush for at least 65 yards, joining Knight and Baker Mayfield. Murray is the seventh Oklahoma player to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the third quarterback. Sam Bradford earned the honor on Sept. 9, 2007, and Baker Mayfield on Nov. 5, 2017. Mayfield was last year's Walter Camp National Player of the Year.
Mack, a linebacker acquired with a second-round pick in exchange for two future first-round picks, took full advantage of Rodgers’s injury absence by forcing turnovers on consecutive possessions, one by strip sack and the other by snatching a DeShone Kizer pass out of the air and running it back 27 yards for a touchdown. He finished the game having completed 20 of 29 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns, outdueling Mitchell Trubisky, who passed for 171 yards and ran for 32 as part of a Chicago running attack that generated 139 yards. Elliott had a fairly quiet game for him, with 69 rushing yards and one touchdown, but of far greater concern, Prescott failed to develop much with the passing game, completing 19 of 29 passes for 170 yards in his first game without Witten and Bryant. Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Cleveland Browns 21 The Browns did not lose. It was the N.F.L.’s first Week 1 tie since 1971. I did not want our players to go home without a victory. A tie.” The Browns will get another chance at their first win since Week 16 of the 2016 season when they travel to New Orleans to play the Saints next week. Jackson finished the game having completed 1 of 4 passes for 24 yards and he ran for 39 yards on seven carries. Fitzpatrick is just 48-70-1 in his career as a starter, but this was his eighth career game with four or more passing touchdowns and his second with more than 400 passing yards. Keenum threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns, but was also intercepted three times.
Five takeaways: Hurricanes crush FCS member Savannah State; set school records for points, margin of victory
The University of Miami got off to sluggish start Saturday against FCS member Savannah State before turning it on late in the first quarter and securing a much-needed, confidence-boosting win in its home opener. But it was good to get a victory.” Miami scored three times in a span of 4:36 early in the second quarter to break open the game. Miami (1-1) was desperate for a win, no matter the opponent, after a disheartening 33-17 loss to LSU in the season opener in Arlington, Texas. Defense dominates: They both may be the Tigers, but Savannah State is no LSU. The Tigers went backwards on their first three series before ending the first half with 21 yards on 27 plays. Miami’s last shutout was a 45-0 blanking of Bethune-Cookman in the 2015 season opener. “What makes this unique in my career is it’s the first time where every guy we have on defense went in there and was a part of it.” Rosier pads stats: Quarterback Malik Rosier started slow, which resulted in him being booed twice, before turning it around and being replaced early in the second quarter. Rosier mostly threw short safe passes with just one completion, a 67-yard touchdown to slot receiver Jeff Thomas, traveling more than 8 yards on the air. “He’s a guy that you know knows what to do and how to do it,” Richt said. Bandy then slipped on the gold chain which now features Sebastian the Ibis pendent instead of the Miami ‘U.’ Miami forced its first turnover after giving it away three times, including two Rosier interceptions against LSU and a Travis Homer fumble on the Hurricanes’ second play from scrimmage Saturday.
STILLWATER — Pistol Pete stood at midfield of Boone Pickens Stadium, holding a tackle dummy-sized TV remote in both arms. Proportionally speaking, the remote still was not large enough for the screen it was paired with. With a large smack of the power button from Pete, Oklahoma State's new 6,160-square-foot video board came to life. Live action of Pete on the field was shown briefly before the screen, attached to Gallagher-Iba Arena about 25 yards beyond the field's east end zone. Soon, a pregame hype video took over, eliciting cheers out of an enraptured crowd. Throughout the game, the visuals on the board were live game action and shots of fans, with ad space only occasionally filling portions of the board. Cowboys deploy interesting third-down look with Bundage Jim Knowles, OSU's new defensive coordinator, has promised an aggressive defensive style. It paid early dividends. In the first quarter, the Bears had more plays (10) than yards (9). On a third-and-longs, Bundage made his way to the line as part of a three-man front with defensive ends Jordan Brailford and Jarrell Owens.
Mired in a skid, Rangers slugger Joey Gallo gives indications that he may still have a strong finish in him
But no matter how you view things, the start of September had been ugly for him. On Friday, while the Rangers fell 8-4 to Oakland, Gallo gave indications that he may still have a strong finish in him. A strong finish would be the best evidence that this season represents progress off his first full season in the majors. It is not uncommon for a player in his first year to struggle with the final month of the season because it is uncharted territory. Like last year, Gallo struggled through the first half of this season, emerged from his shell after the All-Star break and torched pitching in August. After going 3 for 4 on Friday, Gallo was hitting .208/.316/.494/.810. After walking the first batter he faced to load the bases and falling behind the second 3-1, Sadzeck rallied to strike out Chad Piner and get an inning-ending grounder from Jonathan Lucroy. Sampson's second pitch of the evening was hit for a homer by Ramon Laureano. He was charged with an error on one and the other went as a bad-hop base hit. That's my outlook on how I pitched."