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Trent Williams’s holdout enters third week of Redskins’ season, with no end in sight
09/16/2019 3:23am

Washington has gotten off to an 0-2 start without its Pro Bowl left tackle, who has lost close to $2 million in fines and missed game checks.

Nationals Manager Dave Martinez undergoes heart procedure, remains in Washington
09/16/2019 4:19am

Martinez felt chest pains and underwent a cardiac catheterization earlier Monday, GM Mike Rizzo said. Chip Hale will manage the team Monday in St. Louis.

Ben Roethlisberger out for the season, will have elbow surgery
09/16/2019 12:32am

The Steelers quarterback has missed only 16 games in his career because of injuries.

Capital One Arena revises bag policy to ban backpacks of all sizes
09/16/2019 1:03am

The home of the Capitals and Wizards will also introduce no-bag Express lines at the F Street entrance this season.

The NFL’s pass interference replay rule has brought more confusion than clarity
09/16/2019 9:53am

The NFL wanted to avoid disaster by making pass interference reviewable, but instead it has seen why it never allowed challenges on judgment calls in the first place.


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Sunday Night Football: Eagles vs. Falcons
09/15/2019 12:18pm

NBC Sports will have live coverage of this weekends Sunday Night Football match, the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons, beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.Fans can catch all the action in spectacular high definition via NBC Sports online at NBCSports.com/Live, or through the NBC Sports app which is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TVandAmazon Fire.To recap:On TV:Watch the game on NBC or NBC Sports starting at 7 p.m.On Desktop or Mobile Devices:Watch the game on desktop and mobile byclicking here. For mobile, you will be prompted to download the NBC Sports App if you havent already. If you already have the app downloaded, you will immediately be directed to the mobile viewing experience.Photo Credit: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

'I Almost Died': David Ortiz Opens Up in Emotional Interview
09/14/2019 10:45pm

Three months after he was shot in his native Dominican Republic, Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz says his life is forever changed.In his first interview with an English language publication, Ortiz tells the Boston Globethat he almost died. David Ortiz Returns to Fenway to Throw Out Ceremonial 1st Pitch People need to understand, this isnt a movie where you get shot in the street and youre back two minutes later, the slugger said in a wide-ranging interview at Fenway Park. No, I got shot and almost died. I only have one life to live. I cant just go to the pharmacy and buy another one.Ortiz says he was drinking with about eight of his friends on an outdoor patio at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo on June 9 when a gunman fired a single bullet from close range into his back. David Ortiz Shares First Photos of Himself Since Shooting Everyone scattered when the shot rang out, leaving Ortiz critically injured on the floor, he said. The 43-year-old says an angel came out of nowhere, a bar patron named Eliezer Salvador, and he helped Ortiz into his Rolls-Royce and rushed him to a private clinic.Ortiz recalls that he was alert enough to know he had been shot but says he didnt understand much else about his condition at the time, telling the Globe that he didnt want to look at his wound. Big Papi Will Be Back: David Ortiz Makes First Remarks Since Shooting As the retired slugger was taken into his first surgery, Ortiz says he told the medical staff, Please dont let me die. I have four children. I want to be with them.Surgeons removed his gallbladder and operated on his badly damaged intestines and liver. Shortly after, the Red Sox arranged for Ortiz to be transported to Massachusetts General Hospital.Before his flight to Boston, Ortiz says he remembers being questioned at his bedside by Dominican Attorney General Jean Alain Rodriguez but remembers little else about the day after the shooting.Ortiz spokesman Joe Baerlein says that was his only interview with a law enforcement official about the ambush.Once at Mass. General, Ortiz was operated on for a second time. Trauma surgeon Dr. David King told Ortiz they needed to assess the internal damage and the quality of his first surgery in the DR.They did a hell of a job, all good, Ortiz quoted King as saying afterward about the Dominican surgical team.Despite successful surgeries, his recovery was slow. Then, three weeks after his second surgery, Ortiz contracted a life-threatening bacterial infection.It was very dangerous, Ortiz said of his condition. I got to the point that I started losing hope.Ortiz says he grew more despondent when he was informed he urgently needed a third surgery.He recalled some of his darkest days after his last surgery and how he could swallow nothing but melted ice chips for seven weeks except for a small cup of Jell-O and some fruit that he threw up.Tubes and intravenous lines provided his only nourishment, and he recalls that his mouth was so parched that it physically ached.I had nightmares all the time about being in the desert, looking for water, he told the Globe. I would wake up with my mouth dry and feeling like Im going to die.He felt hopeful when his medical team told him he would survive but he says at that time he began to consider he may never be the same Big Papi everyone was used to someone with a larger-than-life personality, capable of lifting up the spirits of an entire city.I felt that if I didnt die, then I would never be the same again, Ortiz said. I went through hell with that.Ortiz says, in hindsight, the turning point in his recovery came when he woke up from a nightmare and saw his sister Albania arguing with God as she asked for help.He was upset by what he saw and acknowledges that it hit him hard.But after that day, everything was different, Ortiz said. I started getting better.He held down food for the first time on July 22, nearly seven weeks after he was shot.Then, nearly a month after his third surgery, Ortiz was discharged from the hospital and he returned to his home outside Boston to begin the next phase of his recovery.There, he had visits from Yankees and Phillies players. And of course, Red Sox players, past and current. He says if not in person, then by phone.While it has all been renewing for him, Ortiz says he continues to try to understand why he was shot in the first place and says hes never been able to make sense of the multiple theories that emerged in the aftermath.Authorities originally announced that an unidentified person with an unknown motive had placed a $7,800 bounty on Ortizs head. Six suspects were arrested and Ortiz says he knew none of them.I dont know why I was involved in something like this because Im not the type of person who looks for trouble or causes trouble. All I worry about is trying to help people, about trying to do the right thing, Ortiz said before cracking a joke. You gotta pay a lot more than that to get me killed. I aint that cheap.Almost three weeks later, officials said eight more suspects had been arrested. Ortiz tells the Globe he knows none of those people, either. Police concluded that Ortiz was not the intended target and that the intended target was Ortizs friend, who was sitting next to him at the bar. Authorities said there was a $30,000 bounty on the friends head because his cousin, an alleged drug dealer, wanted him killed for allegedly speaking to police eight years earlier.Ortiz says this also makes no sense to him. Neither do questions about whether or not Cesar Peralta, a Dominican drug kingpin known as The Abuser, or his cartel may have been involved in the shooting.Regarding the tabloid rumors that spread following the shooting, Ortiz dismissed those, including one that suggested he had been chased and forced off the road by someone trying to harm him before the shooting.If that ever happened to me, the first person I would call would be the president of the Dominican Republic, Ortiz said in his Globe interview. I know he would do something about it. Thats how close we are.Due to his own lingering questions, Ortiz decided to hire former Boston police commissioner Ed Davis to investigate the shooting. His spokesman says Davis has yet to uncover any significant new evidence.I want to find out who did this, Ortiz said. Im not going to sit around and chill if theres somebody out there who wants to kill me.Baerlein says the Edward Davis Company is also providing security services for Ortiz and his family.While Ortiz continues to make strides in his recovery, including gaining back some of the 40 pounds he lost, he says he has sadly found himself withdrawing a bit since the shooting.I was always very accessible, but I think Im going to cut down on that a little now, Ortiz said. One lesson Ive learned is that you cant be naive. There are a lot of things going on now that you have to be aware of. I need to pay attention and be more careful.Red Sox Nation was happy to see Ortiz back at Fenway Park earlier this week, wherehe tossed a ceremonial first pitchbefore the Sox played the New York Yankees in the final game of a four-game series. During his first Fenway appearance since the shooting, Ortiz thanked God and the Red Sox.First of all, I want to thank God for giving me a second opportunity in my life to be able to be here with all of you, Ortiz said. I want to thank the Red Sox, my real family. They always have been there for me, supporting me. They were aware of what happened to me, and they were the first ones there supporting me. Thank you very much, Red Sox fans.Sox fans outside Fenway Park Saturday night reacted to Ortizs Globe interview, saying its sad what happened to him and that he didnt deserve it.It doesnt matter that hes Bostons hero, right, hes still a human and its terrible that someone would take advantage of that, said one woman with her son. Thats awful. Like, hes his hero, ya know And to know that heroes feel like that, makes you pretty sad, huhHes probably one of the kindest, gentlest people in the world, probably on the planet actually, and he didnt deserve what happened to him, one fan said.Other Sox fans understood how the shooting could have adjusted Ortizs lifestyle.Get paranoid man. You just get paranoid. Youre looking over your back all the time. I think a lot of people want what he has, one man said.Ortiz, who dropped his daughter Alex off at the Berklee College of Music in late August, says he plans to head to Los Angeles soon to resume his role as a Fox Sports analyst for the major league baseball playoffs in October. Hell then take a trip to Florida in November for his annual charity golf tournament.And he does say that he will return to the Dominican Republic one day, likely with security.Ortiz says he expects to be fully physically recovered by Thanksgiving but knows other scars will linger.

Antonio Brown Loses Helmet Endorsement Deal Following Sexual Assault Allegations
09/14/2019 6:48pm

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown lost an endorsement deal with football helmet manufacturer Xenith in the wake of a federal lawsuit accusing him of assaulting and raping his personal trainer, NBC News reports.In a statement on Friday, Xenith said it decided to end our relationship with Antonio Brown. We look forward to seeing the Xenith Shadow worn by football athletes at all levels of play this fall. Antonio Brown Accused of Rape by Former Trainer Brown announced his partnership with Xenith to wear their Shadow helmet on Sept. 4. In an Instagram post, he said it was his most calculated move by far as he showed off the headwear.On Sept. 10, Brown, 31, was accused of sexual assault, including forcible rape, by his former trainer, Britney Taylor, in a lawsuit filed in the Southern District of Florida.Darren Heitner, an attorney for Brown, said his client denies each and every allegation in the lawsuit.Photo Credit: Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

112-Year-Old Fan Attends First Ever White Sox Game
09/12/2019 9:18pm

The Chicago White Sox may not have been triumphant on the field Thursday, but it surely didnt matter to one diehard fan, as he attended a game for the first time in his remarkable life.112-year-old CP Crawford told community activist Andrew Holmes earlier this year that he had never attended a White Sox game, and on Thursday Holmes made sure that changed, bringing Crawford to the Sox game against the Kansas City Royals.You see all this Theyre waiting for you he said.Crawford was greeted by White Sox Hall of Famer Harold Baines before the game. Baines presented Crawford with a special White Sox jersey, complete with the number 112, and marveled at the incredible journey he had taken to Guaranteed Rate Field.It was an honor for me to meet him, he said. Its incredible to first even be 112 then to be a White Sox fan on top of that was amazing.After Crawford got to experience what it was like to be on the field at Guaranteed Rate Field, he watched the game from one of the stadiums club level areas. He was also honored on the video board during the game.Im so happy to be here, he said.Holmes surprised Crawford with the tickets, and of all the 41,000-plus days the long-time fan has lived, this one appeared to turn out to be one of the most special.He just started smiling when he saw the stadium, Holmes said. I saw those little eyes. There was some water there.

Redskins Send Plane Filled With Supplies to Bahamas
09/12/2019 10:44pm

Washington Redskins defensive back Adonis Alexander helped deliver supplies to the Bahamas with Dan Snyders plane. News4s Sherree Burruss went along.Photo Credit: NBCWashington


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Hand Surgeon: There's no quick fix for Drew Brees' injury
09/16/2019 2:21pm

Drew Brees injury can be frustrating, but the Saints QB should make a full recovery

Colin Kaepernick Nike ad wins Emmy for outstanding commercial
09/16/2019 12:39pm

The commercial brought home an Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, a precursor to Sundays Primetime Emmys.

Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin gets married
09/16/2019 9:53am

The Colorado native married fellow swimmer Hayes Johnson over the weekend.

4-year-old sells lemonade to get Florida State to buy out coach's contract
09/16/2019 6:10am

This kid is tired of his favorite college team losing.

'Remarkable incompetence' Steve Gleason rips NFL after another blown call
09/16/2019 5:39am

Stay resilient Who Dats. Steve Gleason wrote on Twitter following the review.

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