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Kaepernick files grievance claiming collusion

9:06 PM ET ESPN.com news services Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance under the latest collective bargaining agreement against NFL owners for collusion, according to his attorney, Mark Geragos. Kaepernick is not going through the NFL Players Association but has instead hired Geragos, who has represented several high-profile clients, including Michael Jackson, former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield and musician Chris Brown. It’s not enough that he remains unsigned. There are specific elements of proof that he must establish in order to win his case. The filing, which demands ...

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Packers might find it harder to survive Rodgers' broken collarbone this time around

5:33 PM ET play 1:11 Aaron Rodgers gets hit by Anthony Barr and exits early with a broken collarbone in Green Bay’s 23-10 loss to Minnesota. MINNEAPOLIS — This is 2013 all over — and maybe worse. At least four years ago, Aaron Rodgers came back from his broken collarbone in time to get the Green Bay Packers into the playoffs. This time, it might be up to Brett Hundley — or whoever else ends up playing quarterback for coach Mike McCarthy — for the duration. Rodgers broke his collarbone ...

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Aaron Rodgers carted to locker room after hard hit

2:23 PM ET MINNEAPOLIS — Aaron Rodgers was carted to the locker room after Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr hit him in the first quarter Sunday. The Green Bay Packers quarterback was rolling out to his right with Barr pressuring him. As Rodgers threw, Barr hit him in the midsection and he landed on his throwing shoulder. The team announced that Rodgers has a right shoulder injury and was questionable to return. Aaron Rodgers is questionable to return to Sunday’s game with a right shoulder injury. AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn Brett Hundley ...

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Sources: 49ers had Bowman trade to N.O. set

9:08 AM ET Before they surprisingly released linebacker NaVorro Bowman on Friday, the San Francisco 49ers agreed to trade the longtime veteran to the New Orleans Saints for a seventh-round draft pick, league sources told ESPN. But after agreeing to the trade, the 49ers learned that the veteran linebacker preferred to be a free agent and decide on his own where he would play next. So as a reward for Bowman’s service, San Francisco acquiesced and released the linebacker. Now that Bowman is a free agent, “lots of teams [are] ...

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Sources: Bucks serious suitors for Jefferson

10:37 PM ET Adrian Wojnarowski Dave McMenamin Close ESPN Staff Writer Cavs and NBA writer for ESPN.com Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14 and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09 Syracuse University graduate The Milwaukee Bucks have emerged as serious suitors in the pursuit of forward Richard Jefferson, league sources told ESPN.com. No agreement has been reached, but the Bucks and Jefferson, 37, have mutual interest in a possible deal once he clears waivers Monday, league sources said. Several other teams have expressed interest in Jefferson, league ...

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Top-10 teams can't stop losing, and we can't get enough of it

7:00 PM ET If only every upset-filled week spawned a sequel like the one we watched in Week 7. Let’s call it: “2 Upset 2 Furious.” Or maybe: “Upset Weekend … Part Deux.” This one has the best ring to it: “Upset Harder.” No matter the name, the upsets kept coming Saturday, a day after No. 2 Clemson and No. 8 Washington State lost to begin what was supposed to be a ho-hum, no good, boring college football slate without one game featuring two ranked teams. Jake Browning and Washington ...

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Maddon tossed for arguing replay reversal

12:05 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon was ejected for arguing with umpire Mike Winters after a call at the plate was overturned by video review in the seventh inning of the opening game of the NL Championship Series on Saturday night. Keep up with the latest as baseball’s top teams contend for the title. • Ultimate playoff guide &#187 | Picks &#187• Puig, Dodgers remind Cubs it isn’t 2016 &#187• Bombers’ backs are against the wall &#187• Verlander’s gem gives Astros 2-0 lead &#187• How ...

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Girardi: Severino looked hurt, but OK'd by docs

9:01 PM ET HOUSTON — New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi lifted his team’s ALCS Game 2 starter, Luis Severino, because he believed the pitcher was hurt, but Severino and the team’s doctors say that Severino was not injured. “I wanted to go out there and pitch,” Severino said. In a strange occurrence, Girardi took Severino out of the Yankees’ 2-1 loss to the Houston Astros after just four innings and 62 pitches. During the fourth inning, Girardi said team officials thought Severino was pushing the ball. After Severino aggressively ...

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McCollum suspended for Blazers' opener

5:01 PM ET Portland Trail Blazers star guard CJ McCollum has been suspended for Portland’s regular-season opener after he left the bench area during an altercation in Wednesday’s preseason game against the Phoenix Suns. The NBA announced the one-game ban Saturday, saying McCollum will be suspended without pay for the first game “which he is eligible and physically able to play.” McCollum left the Blazers’ bench area in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s game when Portland’s Caleb Swanigan and Phoenix’s Alex Len got into a shoving match with 9:33 remaining. ...

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