Chiefs QB Alex Smith upset over low, late hit to knees vs. Steelers

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith usually keeps his temper in check but had some pointed words for Mike Mitchell after the Pittsburgh Steelers safety dived into the back of his knees following a third-quarter pass in Sunday’s game.

“Certainly when I got fired up, I thought [the hit] was pretty late,” said Smith, who screamed something at Mitchell after the hit. “I mean, when you get hit in the back of your knee like that, I didn’t understand how that happened. Certainly guys falling, rushing the quarterback, I get it when it’s happening from the front and guys are trying hard. That one to me just seemed so weird to get hit that low coming from behind.”

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Competitions started but they were very amateur, with friends of friends doing the judging. My goal initially was to make it more professional.

I feel like we have achieved the impossible, everyone told us that we would not be able to get pole dancing recognised as a sport.

Having grown rapidly since it was founded in 2009, the IPSF is now made up of 25 national federations, including Spain, Japan and Mexico, and is due to welcome new members from the US and China next year.

In 2012, it hosted the first World Pole Sports Championship, which launched to coincide the with London 2012 Olympic Games.

And I hope people will give the owners the benefit of the doubt that it takes time to get up to speed on these issues. We aren’t there yet, but we are getting there.sabres_012

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What she told police: Elliott’s accuser told police that when she and Elliott arrived at his apartment after a night out, he lost it when she asked him a question. She claimed Elliott threw her against a wall, grabbed her throat, yanked her by the left wrist, and then dragged her across the floor, giving her a rug burn on her right knee.

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It’s going to be hard for Garrett to top that celebration, but I’m willing to see him try.

His first half of football was promising in every way — aside from the whole Browns being bad thing.
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Elliott’s alleged victim told police that he had abused her five times from early July 17 to July 22 in Columbus. The police interview took place on July 22, and was then followed by an interview with the intake unit of the prosecutor’s office that same day. The NFL determined Elliott had been violent in three instances that week. Elliott has denied he was ever abusive toward the woman.

The Buccaneers drafted Evans in the second round of the 2017 NFL draft. If he continues to pick off great quarterbacks like Brady, he’ll be one of the more welcome additions to Tampa’s defense in a while.

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For the game, Stafford had nine passes batted down at or behind the line of scrimmage. The Lions also finished the game without safety Glover Quin (concussion) and receiver Golden Tate (shoulder).

Unity is the recurring theme, but that unity has to include facing racism head-on. I thought the NFL’s announcement that it would support efforts in Congress to reform the criminal justice system was a positive step forward and sign that the players and league can work toward social justice goals together.

There was also a drop in the coordinators who are people of color from 14 to 13. This is a concern because assistant coaches and, especially coordinators, are thought of as a direct pipeline to the head coach role. None of these figures come close to reflecting the demographic of the athletes.

We’re going to continue to encourage them to stand. We’re going to continue to work on these issues in the community. … I can’t deal with hypotheticals right now. We’ll deal with those issues as they come up.

Multiple NFL head coaches and general managers stated that they wanted to sign Mr. Kaepernick, only to mysteriously go silent with no explanation. … NFL teams who ran offensive systems favorable to Mr. Kaepernick’s style of play instead employed retired quarterbacks or quarterbacks who had not played in a regular season game in years … while prohibiting Mr. Kaepernick from even trying out or interviewing for those jobs.

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We’ve known the teams and locations for months. With Thursday’s release of the 2017 NFL schedule, we now know the dates and times of each of the four games in London and the Patriots-Raiders matchup in Mexico City.

The 2017 International Series games will begin with a Week 3 matchup between the Ravens and Jaguars at London’s Wembley Stadium on Sept. 24. That will be followed a week later at Wembley with the Saints facing the Dolphins.

The London games will shift to Twickenham Stadium in Week 7 with the Browns and Vikings squaring off at the famed rugby venue. Twickenham will host the Cardinals and Rams a week later.
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Agreeing with the president that it is bad for the league if players protest the anthem does not fit the collusion criteria 鈥?but, If they agree that no one is going to hire Kaepernick, that’s collusion, she said.

The complaint does demand expedited discovery including depositions and document production 鈥?which, if the arbitrator grants it, is a potential nightmare for the NFL. However, Grieb said, the standard for discovery and the limit of subpoena power is lower for arbitration than for trials.

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The matchup that matters most: Quintana (and the lefty relievers) versus Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy. Quintana held lefties to a .584 OPS compared to .732 versus righties. As mentioned here before, Harper had a sizable platoon split this season, with a much worse strikeout-to-walk ratio against southpaws. Yet in the eighth inning of Game 2, Joe Maddon let Carl Edwards Jr. face Harper (who represented the tying run) instead of bringing in Mike Montgomery. Boom. Game tied. With three lefties in the pen — Montgomery, Brian Duensing and Justin Wilson — Harper shouldn’t see a right-hander in a tight game unless it’s closer Wade Davis.

The prediction: The Nationals hit a lot better at home this season (.287/.352/.471 versus .245/.312/.428), so that may favor the Cubs. Quintana has been very good of late, with a 45-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio over his final six starts. Scherzer’s health is a wild card, but it seems he may have to pitch a gem. Here’s saying he does. Nationals win 4-2.

There’s not many LeBrons out here, guys that don’t get injured. There’s not many Russells [Russell Westbrook], but even Russell’s gotten injured. There’s not many guys like that. I think Derrick has done a great job of fighting through injuries and coming back and fighting through injuries and coming back and it takes a strong mental guy to be able to do that. I fought through a lot myself.”

Keep an eye on Mack, who had by far his best pro game in Week 5. He rushed for 91 yards on nine attempts, including a nifty 35-yard run and a touchdown. He’s clearly the Colts’ most explosive back, and while Frank Gore is the unquestioned starter, Indy might have found something in Mack with his Week 5 usage. The hope is that can serve as a springboard game, making Mack a savvy add and stash.ravens_136

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Mills died at the age of 45 in April 2005 after a two-year battle with intestinal cancer. His No. 51 jersey became the first number to be retired by the Panthers at the start of the 2005 season.

The Panthers and Eagles also will sport their color rush uniforms when Thursday’s game kicks off at 8:25 p.m. ET.

Just what the losing, beaten-up Giants need: a fresh Broncos defense coming off a bye. This matchup looked good on paper when they drew up the schedule. Not any more. The Giants are running out of wide receivers. The Broncos are going to pin their ears back against Eli Manning. Ouch, ouch, ouch.

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Green has now managed a minimum of seven targets, five catches and 63 yards in each of the team’s first five games. He has scored a touchdown in three straight. Green sits third among wide receivers in fantasy points and trails leaders DeAndre Hopkins and Antonio Brown by three points. There was some worry about the Bengals’ offense after the unit failed to find the end zone in Weeks 1 and 2, but Cincinnati has put eight scores on the board during its past three outings. The Bengals are on a bye this week, but Green is obviously an elite fantasy WR moving forward.
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The Cardinals’ offensive line has gone from good to bad thanks to injuries at left tackle and left guard. Left tackle D.J. Humphries has been out since Week 1. Starting left guard Mike Iupati reinjured his right elbow in Week 1, missed the next two games, and then was put on IR before Week 4. However, his replacement, Alex Boone, played Weeks 2 and 3, then missed the past two games with a pec injury. The impact of their injuries have been felt throughout the offense. Arizona is last in rushing yards and yards per carry, and quarterback Carson Palmer is tied for the league lead in sacks with 19. The ineffective running game led Arizona to trade for Adrian Peterson and cut Chris Johnson. — Josh Weinfuss

The Giants need a new voice and a new vision overseeing their program at the top. They need someone who knows how to work the draft, to move up and down and to maneuver to maximize value, rather than just build a board off scouts’ evaluations and pick the highest-ranking guy left. They need someone who will hold himself accountable, taking responsibility for his decisions rather than hiding in his office while his coaches and players answer questions about them.

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That’s so Browns: Joe Haden Jersey featured on Sunday’s game ticket

Even though he was a late-preseason casualty, former Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden is still on the Cleveland Browns’ tickets Sunday as they host the New York Jets and try to win their first game of the season:

Haden was released by the Browns on Aug. 30 after seven seasons with the team, which included two Pro Bowl nods and a second team All-Pro selection in 2013. The 2010 No. 7 overall pick from Florida was signed to a three-year, $27 million deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers just hours after his release. After the Steelers beat the Browns in Week 1, Haden got the game ball for what was his first Week 1 victory in his pro career.

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Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins, knee, 1:00 p.m. ET: Ajayi’s practice involvement has varied weekly, perhaps in relation to how his knee is faring. Last week, his practice participation was increased, but it certainly didn’t translate to a percentage of offensive snaps. It appears the Dolphins are trying to find a balance for Ajayi’s role. This week, Ajayi was a full participant except for a day off on Thursday (listed as his customary Thursday off on the team’s official website) and has a favorable matchup against the Titans.
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The 0-4 Chargers and Giants play each other in Week 5.

Defensive back Lamarcus Joyner missed Sunday’s game against the Cowboys because of a hamstring injury and remains “week-to-week,” Rams coach Sean McVay said. McVay added that Joyner has made “a lot of good progress,” and it looks like he at least has a chance of being available against the Seahawks. Joyner, the NFL’s third-highest-graded safety by Pro Football Focus, acts as both a free safety and a slot corner for the Rams. If he can’t go, Cody Davis will get the reps at free safety and Nickell Robey-Coleman will see time at slot corner. — Alden Gonzalez

The other winless teams — the 49ers and Browns — have winnable games. So which team will get its first victory?

Bowen: I’ll take the Giants to get their first win of the season at home against the Chargers. Los Angeles can’t run the ball, and it can’t stop the run. That’s a bad combination at any level of the game. Maybe this is the week the Giants establish some sense of tempo with the ground game and get an explosive play over the top from Odell Beckham Jr. to pull away from the Chargers late.

Clay: It feels sacrilegious to go against the Chargers, but I actually expect both the Giants and Browns to notch their first wins this weekend. The Chargers-Giants game should be a tight one and can certainly go either way, but the Browns should get a boost with Myles Garrett, Danny Shelton and Jamie Collins potentially back in the lineup. I have them knocking off the overachieving Jets 22-20 in the Dawg Pound.kings_1703779

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After suffering an elbow injury Sunday against the Jaguars, Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue has been placed on injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday.
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The Jets also announced a series of roster moves that included the signing of defensive lineman Ed Stinson and linebacker Obum Gwacham.

Stinson comes to the Jets after he was released off the Cardinals’ injured reserve last month. He was with the team for three years, totaling 26 tackles and a sack through 29 games.

The Saints dropped Gwacham in September when they went to a roster of 53 players. The linebacker played in 10 games over the past two years with the Saints.

While the Jets add two new defensive players to their roster, the team still has wide receiver Jalin Marshall, who is back from his suspension this week. If the Jets want to put him back on the roster before playing the Browns on Sunday, the team will have to make another roster change.

Authentic Mens Bill Russell Jersey What has gone right: The Redskins have developed a nice running back rotation with Chris Thompson, Rob Kelley and rookie Samaje Perine to support quarterback Kirk Cousins. The defense has improved thanks to the additions of linebacker Zach Brown, safety D.J. Swearinger and rookie end Jonathan Allen.

What has gone wrong: Terrelle Pryor and Josh Doctson have failed to adequately replace free-agent departures DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon at wide receiver. The secondary must now deal with the multi-week absence of top cornerback Josh Norman, who will be out several weeks with a rib injury suffered against the Chiefs.

What’s next: Redskins coach Jay Gruden must make sure his team isn’t looking past Sunday’s game against San Francisco (0-4) because of what looms ahead 鈥?a nasty three-game docket against Philadelphia, Dallas and Seattle.