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Brady Talks About His Relationship With Alex Guerrero Ahead of Season Opener vs. Houston

Brady Talks About His Relationship With Alex Guerrero Ahead of Season Opener vs. Houston

"That was the first real significant injury of my life," Brady recalled. It was New England's first game following a crushing Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants that cost the team a perfect season. Brady, 41, has now played more years since the injury than he did before it. If the message from the epilogue of "Tom vs. Time" is any indication, the number of years he plays post-injury could double up the years beforehand by the time all is said and done. I don't think it's gonna be easy. "I'm just focused on what I want to do and being a great football player for this team and trying to be a good example in the locker room and provide great leadership. "I'm excited for this season. There's a lot of challenges that we're going to face. I want to feel good and be the best quarterback I can be." It's also noteworthy that the deal came without any extension of his contract, currently set to expire at the end of the 2019 season.
Sizzling seven: 7 Sooners who stood out

Sizzling seven: 7 Sooners who stood out

Bolton, in his first start, had six tackles, including one for a loss, and scored a touchdown off a blocked punt last Saturday. Then he showed why he earned the start with the best game of any player on the defensive side of the ball against Florida Atlantic. His blocked punt was OU’s first since 2013 and the first returned for a touchdown since 2002. Morris now has three catches—all three of them have gone for touchdowns. He had as many tackles as the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week and twice as many tackles for loss. As the Sooners will only be as good as their depth in 2018, Brown’s emergence shows how deep the Sooners are at corner. 6 Kyler Murray The quarterback was as efficient as he was electric in his second-ever start as a Sooner. Murray completed 9-of-11 passes for 209 yards with two touchdowns against the Owls. 7 Marquise Brown Brown was Oklahoma’s only 100-yard receiver. His six catches for 133 yards made up more than a third of OU’s receiving yardage against FAU.
Ex-Dallas Cowboys player Joseph Randle arrested on suspicion of rape, records show

Ex-Dallas Cowboys player Joseph Randle arrested on suspicion of rape, records show

Sedgwick County Jail records say Randle was booked around 3:40 a.m. and according to the Wichita Eagle, his bond has not yet been set. Details about the alleged incident were not immediately clear. The former NFL player has racked up a series of arrests since being released by the Cowboys in 2015, according to the newspaper. In June, a county judge sentenced him to five years of probation stemming from charges related to a house party two years ago in Wichita in which he was convicted of aggravated burglary and battery, criminal threat and marijuana possession. Randle allegedly hit three people with a car at the February 2016 party after getting angry over a game of beer pong in which a player reportedly used a racial slur. It said he then backed his car into some of the partygoers. Randle was released on probation in June under a plea deal that allows prosecutors to seek to have him put in prison if he gets into trouble again. At one point he was arrested six times in 17 months, including incidents in which he stole underwear and cologne from a store while he was still with the Cowboys. Randle also allegedly ripped a TV off the wall in jail, according to TMZ. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Colin Kaepernick ad campaign only highlights Nike’s hypocrisy

Colin Kaepernick ad campaign only highlights Nike’s hypocrisy

Colin Kaepernick, now soulfully introduced as an across-the-board Nike prophet for profit, via a Nike ad campaign, suggests we “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.” A noble sentiment, for sure, but let’s take a look at Nike’s beliefs. The subcontractors were contracted by Nike to make Nikes. It knows who buys, how often and for how much — including paying with their lives for a $250 pair of Air Jordans. Thirty years ago Nike began to further corrupt college sports by paying off schools and coaches to do as Nike orders. It doesn’t take much time or effort. ‘Legal issues’ not important enough to discuss TV’s college football season kicked off in full Saturday, and once again those poor coaches who recruited “distractions” were distracted by those distractions. Sean McDonough politely explained there are “legal issues,” then left it at that. Davis was arrested for felony assault on an ex-girlfriend. The combined totals: With batters swinging for the fences, even with two strikes, there were just 19 runs, but 36 pitchers in the box scores (some pitched more than once during the series), 50 hits and 80 strikeouts — 30 more Ks than hits! One way, or the other So now Urban Meyer disputes Ohio State’s investigative conclusion that, 1) he knew, and, 2) he didn’t know.
Maybe the Seahawks will be a little more willing to deal Earl Thomas to the Cowboys after this happens…

Maybe the Seahawks will be a little more willing to deal Earl Thomas to the Cowboys after this happens…

Here are some highlights: Do you think the Earl Thomas deal will still get done before the trade deadline? Which side will budge first? How about does it get done before Dallas plays Seattle (Week 3) or after? They don’t want Thomas to come in and intercept two Russell Wilson passes? Do you agree with the Cowboys not wanting to give up more than a second round pick for Earl Thomas? I mean you could throw in a 6 or something to go with it, but I’m not trading a first-round pick for a safety going into his ninth season. So are the Cowboys. How dominant could this Cowboys defense look against a reeling Carolina offensive line? To make the playoffs, how well do you think the Cowboys need to do in the first few weeks of the season? The Seahawks are a diminished team and trips to Seattle will not be as daunting as they once were.
No. 6 Oklahoma hosts UCLA, new coach Kelly

No. 6 Oklahoma hosts UCLA, new coach Kelly

UCLA (0-1) at No. 6 Oklahoma (1-0), 1 p.m. ET (Fox). protected by reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms Privacy - Terms Oklahoma opened with a resounding 63-14 win over Florida Atlantic last week. The Sooners can't let up — a loss to a UCLA team that dropped its opener to Cincinnati would be very difficult to overcome later if the Sooners are in the running for a playoff spot. Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson vs. UCLA run defense. Anderson was as good as any back in college football the second half of last season, and he started this season with 100 yards and two touchdowns against FAU — on just five carries. The senior was second on the team with 446 yards rushing last season, but he was suspended for the season opener for an unspecified rules violation. He opened the season by completing 9 of 11 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns against Florida Atlantic, but he only broke out his outstanding running skills a few times. Freshman Dorian Thompson-Robinson replaced Speight and could get the start ... Oklahoma gained 650 yards against Florida Atlantic.
Nike goes all in: Colin Kaepernick’s voices ‘Just Do It’ ad to air during NFL’s kick-off game

Nike goes all in: Colin Kaepernick’s voices ‘Just Do It’ ad to air during NFL’s kick-off game

(Sept. 4) AP Instead of backing down, Nike appears to be doubling down on its decision to make Colin Kaepernick a face of its "Just Do It" campaign, as he lends his voice to a TV ad that will play during the NFL's regular season kick off game. Nike likely realized that it would take some heat for its decision to put a spotlight on Kaepernick, whose kneeling during the national anthem spurred a movement against police brutality and sparked a conversation about patriotism that roiled the nation. But the move has also made the Nike brand top of mind, spurred consumers to rally around the company on social media, and will likely boost its popularity with younger consumers who want to patronize businesses that take a stand, rather than sit on the sidelines of hot button issues. Nike knows how to make a big statement and it works to their advantage.” Indeed, research by YouGov, which tracks the perceptions of brands, found that while 34% of adults in the U.S. have a positive opinion of Kaepernick, 46% of shoppers who've bought Nike merchandise in the past three months have a positive view of the former San Francisco 49er. YouGov found that 78 percent of Nike shoppers said they like businesses to have a moral message as compared to 68 percent of the general public. Meanwhile 65 percent of the sneaker giant's customers say they like it when brands are willing to dive into social issues, as compared to 45 percent of the U.S. that feels the same. Kaepernick ad may gain more from Gen Z than it loses More Money: Nike's Kaepernick campaign is great, but he should be playing football "They really do believe and understand their brand,'' Rick Milenthal, CEO of the marketing firm The Shipyard said about Nike, "and they want to express the brand in a way that’s relevant to what’s going on today both in the news and the marketplace. You can’t really fake authenticity.'' The two-minute ad, dubbed "Dream Crazy,'' is airing all week during sporting events, including the U.S. Open, Major League baseball games, and the NFL's regular season opener on NBC Thursday, says Nike spokeswoman Sandra Carreon-John. “Stay that way because what non-believers fail to understand is that calling a dream crazy is not an insult, it’s a compliment.” Making the most of the connection with Kaepernick – who has not had an NFL home since 2016, and who has filed a complaint accusing the league's owners of uniting to deny him employment – may also be part of Nike's calculus, Milenthal says.
Is Twinning winning? What Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott are out to prove in Cowboys’ post-Triplets era

Is Twinning winning? What Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott are out to prove in Cowboys’ post-Triplets era

Quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott are the faces of the team as they enter their third seasons, as their career fortunes continue to be entwined. The team will ultimately go where Prescott and Elliott take it. Prescott, the NFL's offensive rookie of the year in 2016, and the offense fell apart without Elliott, who won the league's rushing crown as a rookie. Those include his ability to make plays on the run and being able to go to an array of receivers at his disposal instead of force-feeding a No. "And I think I went into the game still trying to do that too much. It's about coming out here and playing every practice, every drill, like it's the game, taking what the defense gives me and being consistent in everything that I do." Elliott is entering the season in top shape and without off-field angst after so much tumult a season ago. The back totaled 983 yards in 10 games in 2017, down from 1,631 in 15 games as a rookie. The Cowboys could also look to 2014 for an example -- running back DeMarco Murray set the franchise record with 1,845 rushing yards but also caught 57 passes for 416 yards. "I think he wants to be one of the great ones to play the game," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said.

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