NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE REPORT

Photo: SI.com Drew Brees didn’t just know it was coming. He knew when it was coming, and how Sean Payton was going to do it. After losing consecutive games to start the 2017 season, a Saints team with minimal expectations went on an absolute tear. And seven games into what would become an eight-game winning … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE REPORT

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES RODGERS, GORDON, BROWN

As he prepares for his 14th NFL season, Aaron Rodgers does not look back fondly on his unlucky 13th. He missed nine games due to a broken collarbone — and, not coincidentally, the Green Bay Packers missed the postseason for the first time since 2008. Yet when Rodgers reflects on the 2017 campaign, the two-time NFL MVP takes solace … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES RODGERS, GORDON, BROWN

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION NEWS LEBRON, ADAM SILVER, RAPTORS, BARKLEY

Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International has entered a sports gaming sponsorship agreement with the NBA, potentially setting a standard for cooperation between sports leagues and casino operators. The move makes the NBA the first professional sports league to have official ties with a legal sports betting house. Meanwhile, sports leagues have been demanding casino operators pay them … Read moreNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION NEWS LEBRON, ADAM SILVER, RAPTORS, BARKLEY

TONY SPARANO PASSES AT AGE 56, BARKLEY SIGNS, OTHER NFL NEWS & NOTES

Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano, who previously served as the head coach of the Dolphins and the interim head coach of the Raiders, in addition to a number of other coaching positions in the NFL and collegiate ranks, has passed away, per KSTP.com (the Vikings have since confirmed the news). He was just 56. Sparano complained of … Read moreTONY SPARANO PASSES AT AGE 56, BARKLEY SIGNS, OTHER NFL NEWS & NOTES

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES TRUMP, BRADY, RODGERS, LUCK

The NFL did itself and its players no favors by issuing the rule in May that any athlete who kneels during the National Anthem will face fines and penalties come 2018. The motivation behind the league’s decision was likely due in part to pressure from multiple angles, but no voice was louder or equal to the criticism faced … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES TRUMP, BRADY, RODGERS, LUCK