Ole Miss defensive end Marquis Haynes (27) celebrates after sacking Auburn Tigers quarterback Sean White (13) during the NCAA football game between Auburn and Ole Miss on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. Ole Miss defeated Auburn 27-19.AUBURN – Trick-or-treat wasn’t moved in the Auburn city limits because of the football game. Trick-or-treat was the football game Saturday.Unfortunately for the announced sell-out crowd of 87,451, Auburn had too many tricks and Ole Miss treated itself to a 27-19 victory in Jordan-Hare Stadium.Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn broke out the Halloween bag of tricks offense and mind games early and often but all the misdirection gadgets, play-action fakes and reverse passes weren’t enough to topple a nationally ranked Southeastern Conference opponent.“We felt like we had to be aggressive,” Malzahn said. “They held a good Texas A&M to three points. They have some impact players on defense. As a coach you have a plan going into the game and you have to go with it.”Malzahn, who has now lost seven of its last eight conference games at Auburn, was defiant in his belief that Auburn (4-4, 1-4 in SEC) is just one or two plays away from being the dominant program he led in 2013.“I will say this, we can play with anybody and I think everyone can see that,” Malzahn said. “We just have to figure out how to take that next step and get a victory.”Malzahn likely felt he needed to be more aggressive because the 558 yards of total offense by Ole Miss are the most given up by an Auburn defense at home since Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel rolled into Jordan-Hare Stadium on his way to the Heisman Trophy and racked up 671 in a 63-21 victory for the Aggies.“They just started adjusting and doing some things,” Auburn linebacker Kris Frost said on Ole Miss’ second-half effort. “They have some great coaches over there and they made some plays.”Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze, left, talks to Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn before the NCAA football game between Auburn and Ole Miss on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala.Auburn’s “aggressive” mentality called for three different players to take the snap from center in the first six offensive plays of the game. In the Tigers 10th play of the afternoon, which is still normally part of the scripted section of the plan, wide receiver Jason Smith attempted his first career pass.“I think they only had one drive all day,” Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said. “We gave up some explosive plays but the defense showed up strong and was a force. That made a big difference.”Throughout the first quarter, Auburn ran four gadget plays and produced three points that were earned more by a poor punt by Rebels sophomore Will Gleeson.When Auburn wasn’t busy running gadget plays, they were more than willing to take chances in the passing game with an injured starting quarterback. Sean White, who injured his left knee last week at Arkansas, completed just 12 of 28 for a career high 258 yards and his first career touchdown pass. In an all or nothing mentality against the Ole Miss, only two of his completions went from fewer than 10 yards.“I think Coach (Malzahn) really wanted to be aggressive in the pass game and we hit some big ones but we didn’t finish any drives in the red zone,” White said. “We had opportunities to when the game that’s for sure.”Auburn came into Saturday morning leading the nation in third down conversion rate led by developing confidence of White and the steady rushing of Peyton Barber. Unfortunately for the Tigers coaching staff, they also came into Saturday morning with both of those players injured and Auburn’s options limited to trickery.Auburn Tigers running back Jovon Robinson (29) runs downfield during the NCAA football game between Auburn and Ole Miss on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. Ole Miss defeated Auburn 27-19.Barber, who Malzahn said was “banged up” with undisclosed injuries, finished the afternoon with a season-low 17 yards and didn’t touch the football in the second half. Auburn’s 125 yards was the second lowest rushing total by a Tigers team with Malzahn as head coach. The only redeeming quality that that element of the Auburn offense was the emergence of junior Jovon Robinson. Robinson, who was the top ranked junior college transfer in the nation according to numerous online services, went for 91 yards on just 18 carries.In Auburn’s red zone opportunities the Rebels (7-2, 4-1) made sure to hold for field goals to secure the school’s only ever consecutive road victories against Alabama and Auburn. Auburn, who was second in the SEC in touchdown percentage inside the 20-yard-line, relied on Daniel Carlson for nine points in three red zone trips.“It’s pretty obvious today that we kicked too many field goals and didn’t do what we’re supposed to do in the red zone,” White said. “It’s not like we were in at the 19 or the 18 either. We were at the five and couldn’t put it in.” Auburn Tigers quarterback Sean White (13) is sacked by Ole Miss defensive end Marquis Haynes (27) during the NCAA football game between Auburn and Ole Miss on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. Ole Miss defeated Auburn 27-19.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The Texas A&M Aggies will play on Thanksgiving for the first time since 2011 when they host LSU, hoping the game stokes a rivalry between the teams.The Aggies faced their more than century-old rival Texas on the holiday for years in one of the most beloved football traditions in the state. That annual meeting ended in 2011 when Texas A&M left for the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference.Now they’ll play on Thanksgiving again with a team they figure is their most natural rival in their new conference.”I was told when I came to school here that it was absolutely a rivalry game, and I understand that,” LSU coach Les Miles said.LSU has won the last three games in the series that dates to 1899. The Tigers are the only SEC West team A&M hasn’t beaten since joining the league and the Aggies’ last win in the series came in 1995.”LSU is has been a team that we’ve been trying to beat since we’ve entered the SEC, so it’s a replacement game,” Texas A&M cornerback Deshazor Everett said. “We look at LSU as our new rivals now.”Coach Kevin Sumlin said playing on Thanksgiving brings back many good memories for Texas A&M fans eager to get a win on the holiday after falling to the Longhorns in the series’ final game in 2011.”I think it’s a great honor,” Sumlin said. “Somebody’s got to play, why not us? And in a great venue in front of 100,000-plus at night. It’s something to be excited about and proud of, and I know our guys are excited to be playing.”It’s the first time the Tigers will play on Thanksgiving since 1983. But LSU is no stranger to playing on the holiday in its history, having played 25 times before with the first one coming in a 29-0 loss to Texas in 1899.Texas A&M and LSU have met once before on Thanksgiving, playing to a 7-7 tie in Houston way back in 1913.Some of the Tigers have mixed emotions about playing on Thanksgiving. Sumlin said that the game will likely be played on Friday next season when it’s at LSU.”Playing on Thanksgiving is a good deal, but it’s a bad deal,” LSU cornerback Tre’Davious White said. “You miss that home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving Day. When you come home Friday, there will be leftovers. That’s not the same.”Some things to know about the LSU-Texas A&M game:GOING FOR 15: The Tigers are a win away from reaching eight wins for the 15th straight season, which is the longest streak in school history.WILL GARRETT PLAY?: Texas A&M freshman defensive end Myles Garrett missed A&M’s game against Missouri with an undisclosed injury. Sumlin said he’s doing better and he expects him to return on Thursday night. He broke former South Carolina star Jadeveon Clowney’s SEC freshman sack record earlier this season and is second in the SEC with 11 sacks. He has 12 ½ tackles for losses, nine quarterback hurries and has 46 tackles.ENDING THE SKID: LSU has lost two games in a row for just the second time under coach Les Miles. The Tigers have never lost three in a row in his 10 years as coach.”We are not really desperate for a win,” linebacker Deion Jones. “We don’t like to lose and we have a bad taste in our mouths. We need a win to get that morale in the locker room back.”LOUISIANA TIGERS: The Aggies have eight players on the roster from Louisiana. It’s the most of any state behind Texas. Everett, who is from DeRidder, Louisiana, is a senior who will play his last regular-season game for the Aggies on Thursday.”It definitely adds to it for me,” he said. “I really want to beat the team from my home state so I can go home with bragging rights.”REYNOLDS ROLLING: Texas A&M sophomore receiver Josh Reynolds has 746 yards receiving and leads the SEC with 12 receiving touchdowns, which ties a single-season school record. “What he’s doing is pretty amazing, to come in his first year, a junior college kid, overlooked,” offensive coordinator Jake Spavital said. “We got a steal out of that one … he’s a comfort zone for our quarterbacks because we know he’s going to get open, we know where he’s going to be and we know he’ll make the play.”
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QPR are giving a trial to former Bolton defender Alex Finney.The 20-year-old has been without a club since his Bolton contract was cancelled by mutual consent in August. He joined Wanderers from Leyton Orient in 2014 and made three first-team appearances, two of the coming in the league.AdChoices广告Finney has featured for QPR’s development side in their last couple of matches, including a 5-1 defeat against Millwall in which Sandro was sent off.Click here for the latest QPR transfer gossip See also:QPR youngster seals loan move Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Exclusive: People Are Becoming Rich Using This Profit System x No Senior in Local Area Should Go Without This £49 Smartwatch x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x These Twins Were Named ‘Most Beautiful in the World,’ Wait Till You See Them Now x This New Air Conditioner Under £70 with No Installation Necessary is Selling out x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty Images
Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Steve McClaren says John Eustace and Matt Gardiner deserve much of the credit for QPR’s improvement.AdChoices广告Assistant manager Eustace and coach Gardiner arrived from non-League Kidderminster after McClaren took over as Rangers boss in the summer.The new regime made an appalling start, losing their first four league games – a run which included a 7-1 hammering at West Brom.But since that four-game stumble, Rangers have lost just two of their subsequent 11 league matches and Friday’s victory over Aston Villa was their third win in a row.McClaren’s side have also kept four clean sheets during five-match unbeaten run – a far cry from the disastrous opening to the season.QPR beat Aston Villa to extend their fine runHe puts the resurgence largely down to the loan signings of strikers Nahki Wells and Tomer Hemed and midfielder Geoff Cameron.But McClaren says Eustace and Gardiner have also influenced the team’s defending and set-pieces.“Wherever you go you’ve got to build from the back and you’ve got to be hard to beat,” McClaren said.“You can’t be open and concede goals. We were doing that in the first four games so we had to change and had to adapt.“The signings have been beneficial for us. I think Geoff Cameron in front of that back four has been immense and Nahki Wells and Tomer Hemed have given us a threat.“But there’s also the work the players have done on the training field and the work that Matt Gardiner and John Eustace have been doing in terms of organisation – and set plays are vital.”Meanwhile, Rangers are assessing a hamstring injury Cameron picked up against Villa. See also:QPR continue fine run by beating VillaMcClaren laughs off claim QPR kicked Grealish ‘like a tag team’QPR v Aston Villa player ratingsQPR boss McClaren hails his ‘signing of the season’QPR to assess Cameron hamstring problemCameron 50-50 for QPR’s game at BlackburnQPR youngster makes loan move
Location:Port Huron, MI HailGoldPants Forums Home Sports Logos Share this post Love the helmet striping. The edit with the Jason logo makes it perfect.As an aside, what a great name for a team. Location:Tampa 1,083 229 Members 0 1 0 0 1,643 posts 2 walby2 Slap the current Jason logo on the helmet and you’ve got perfection.FYPThat might be a case of football uniform perfection. Favourite Logos:Johnny Canuck, Hartford Whalers, Lady Liberty, Stinger, Pre-Edge London Knights, Philadelphia Eagles, Florida Gators 1 1,643 posts razorback447 walby2 2,157 Share on other sites Link to post Posted August 25, 2013 Link to post Share on other sites 0 229 5,159 Link to post razorback447 Posted August 25, 2013 0 Share on other sites Beautiful. Location:Saskatchewan (Ridernation) Share this post They’re nice looking, but their current home and aways are better. 46 tigerslionspistonshabs sportstar1212 tigerslionspistonshabs 569 posts Members Posted August 24, 2013 5,926 posts 368 Link to post Toronto Argonauts Debut 1983 Alts Beauts. 0 368 229 46 SCL chrysleraspen08 SCL 362 Share this post 362 By walby2, August 24, 2013 in Sports Logo News 91 posts Posted August 24, 2013 Sports Logos 1,065 posts Members 362 Jezus_Ghoti walby2 Share on other sites sluggermatt15 Go To Topic Listing 19,560 posts Members Share this post Posted August 24, 2013 5,159 Interesting…practically a consensus thumbs-up on this one. Considering the negative reaction to the BC Lions new alts, looks like Reebok did a bang-up job with this set. Link to post 5,159 Followers 0 This topic is now closed to further replies. 227 21,575 1,083 378 238 Favourite Logos:Pat Patriot, The Brownie Elf, The Wake Forest Demon Deacon, 1970-74 Alouettes, Quebec Nordiques, Hartford Whalers, WFL Charlotte Hornets 12,229 posts Posted August 25, 2013 Posted August 24, 2013 Phoenix is a bangwagon town Members Share this post 5,159 227 Share this post razorback447 NorthStar74 See, I think the sleeve stripes are the best part.Agreed Posted August 24, 2013 1,535 All Activity 561 posts Those look incredible. 1,547 posts Share this post Jezus_Ghoti IT’S KNIGHT TIME! Favourite Logos:Edmonton Oilers (1980s)Manitoba Moose (2005-2011)Winnipeg Jets (1979-90 and 1990-1996)Winnipeg Blue BombersWinnipeg GoldeyesWinnipeg Thunder (1990s)Winnipeg Jets (2011-present) Next Posted August 25, 2013 nash61 All Activity That football logo with the A in the sail is the perfect one… the jersey is also perfect so best for the Argos to switch over from what they wear now to that 1983 set for good… 3,239 posts Members Share on other sites 238 Location:Tampa, FL Members Posted August 25, 2013 50 Share this post Share on other sites 21,575 We the North! skreeeeeeonk 5,159 Page 1 of 2 Members Prev Members Posted August 26, 2013 Share on other sites Posted August 24, 2013 Share on other sites Slap the current logo on the helmet and you’ve got perfection. Share on other sites 0 1 50 twi Share on other sites Tygers09 Members Link to post 8,272 posts Link to post 1,585 Toronto Argonauts Debut 1983 Alts Share on other sites Moderators Link to post Sodboy13 Share this post Toronto Argonauts Debut 1983 Alts 1,535 Phoenix is a bangwagon town 0 Share on other sites Share on other sites 1,585 Location:DETROIT Members Location:Mpls, MN Location:Effington 45,948 posts Link to post 1 Recommended Posts 5,159 IceCap Sodboy13 sportstar1212 19,560 posts Link to post Posted August 25, 2013 Slap the current Jason logo on the helmet and you’ve got perfection.FYP Posted August 25, 2013 Members 14 Link to post 368 0 They look good but those massive sleeve stripes are annoying. Share on other sites 2 Members Sign in to follow this 747 posts 14 16kid 378 Next 0 Prev Members 0 Favourite Logos:LA Angels Anaheim Mighty DucksHumboldt BroncosSaskatchewan Roughriders Members Posted August 25, 2013 Got you roasted like evah 378 3,480 posts Posted August 24, 2013 238 1,433 posts HailGoldPants 368 Favourite Logos:Barcelona DragonsHartford WhalersUS Soccer RattlesnakeJoliet Slammers “J-Bird”NBA All-Star New Orleans Crawfish 1,585 Share on other sites Tygers09 The Toronto Argonauts debuted their 1983-edition alternate jerseys in last night’s game vs. Calgary. 1983 was a big year for the Argonauts because that year, they managed to end a longstanding championship drought by winning the Grey Cup over the hometown BC Lions at Vancouver’s then-new BC Place Stadium. I think Reebok did a pretty good job of staying true to the originals, which to my mind are one of the most iconic looks in CFL history (although I’m pretty sure there was no Nissan tag back then )Here it is, as seen on QB Ricky Ray and RT Jarriel King:Here’s a scene from the 1983 Grey Cup, where Dan Ferrone and A Guy I Don’t Recognize are hoisting the Grey Cup after a 31-year long championship drought for Toronto: Favourite Logos:Florida Everblades,Devil Rays Slap the current logo on the helmet and you’ve got perfection.Sorry I prefer the 83 uniforms over the current logo/uniforms any day! 0 Members Posted August 25, 2013 Sodboy13 See, I think the sleeve stripes are the best part. Link to post Share this post Link to post walby2 1,083 Sign in to follow this Members Chromatic Share this post 14 46 Share this post Members Favourite Logos:Barcelona DragonsHartford WhalersUS Soccer RattlesnakeJoliet Slammers “J-Bird”NBA All-Star New Orleans Crawfish 46 I would like to see the ’83 helmet used with the current set. That is such a nice look! chrysleraspen08 Favourite Logos:Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Tigers Share this post 447 Location:Manitoba Link to post 50 1,255 posts Members 747 posts 0 368 Sports Logo News NorthStar74 Oh, man, I want this. 21,575 Posted August 26, 2013 1 1 Share on other sites Link to post 2,157 2,242 posts nash61 Share this post Link to post “I see you’re drinking 1%” Posted August 26, 2013 Share on other sites Posted August 26, 2013 I like them. The navy blue and light blue look great with the white. Take that Nissan sign off and it’s another GREAT uniform. The helmet looks cool, IMO, especially the logo. Looks like Reebok got it right! Share this post 0 227 Sodboy13 1,535 Link to post Link to post IceCap Share this post Link to post Share this post Share on other sites Page 1 of 2 16kid 447 368 46 Chromatic 0 SportsLogos.Net 0 razorback447 Location:Effington Slap the current Jason logo on the helmet and you’ve got perfection.FYPSlap the current jerseys and you got perfection. 0 0 Favourite Logos:Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans, Toronto Argonauts (football with sails), BC Lions, San jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, Share on other sites 447 Link to post sluggermatt15 Share this post 2,157 46 Share this post Followers 0 1 twi SportsLogos.Net Forums Home Share on other sites Sports Logo News Share this post
(CPL) A truly sensational display of sustained hitting from JP Duminy and a ridiculously good bowling effort from Hayden Walsh Jr allowed Barbados Tridents to finally end their eight-match losing home run in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in fine style with a 63-run defeat of defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders. Duminy scored the fastest ever Hero CPL half-century before Walsh Jr took three wickets in four balls on his way to the first five-wicket haul of the season as the Knight Riders came up well short in their pursuit of the Tridents’ 192/5.The Tridents had been given a solid platform by openers Johnson Charles and Jonathan Carter, both men passing 50 in a first-wicket stand worth 110.
Wellington Police notes: Monday, July 13, 2020•1:38 p.m. Officers took a disturbance report in the 300 block E. 12th St., Wellington.•1:47 p.m. Officers responded to an animal call around 14th and C St., Wellington.•4:50 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 2000 block N. A St., Wellington.•7 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 500 block N. C St., Wellington.•7:30 p.m. Officers took a criminal damage to property report in the 1000 block E. 16th St., Wellington.•8:40 p.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report in the 200 block S. Washington, Wellington.•8:45 p.m. David E. Frank, 29, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear for failure to signal.•9:20 p.m. Marcy R. Bryant, 25, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear for failure to use headlamps and no valid driver’s license.•9:24 p.m. Officers took a criminal damage to property report in the 200 block W. Cherry Blossom Lane, Wellington.•10:45 p.m. Hannah M. Palmer, 29, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear for child restraint violation X2.
MIAMI (AP) — When things became testy between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins, Starling Marte kept swinging. And connecting.If the Pirates sought retribution for an inside fastball that sidelined Josh Harrison, Marte provided it by going 5 for 5 , including a ninth-inning homer to cap a 7-3 victory Sunday.Both teams kept their tempers in check even as two Pirates and one Marlin were hit by pitches. Harrison left in the third inning after being plunked on the back of the left hand by a 96 mph fastball from Jose Urena.“I’m a very patient, calm guy,” Marte said through a translator. “It’s always tough to lose one of your key players. But we’re trying to win. The focus here is to remain focused. That helped us out.”Marte’s five hits were a career high, and his batting average rose from .241 to .305. He scored four times and hit his third homer off Junichi Tazawa.The surprising Pirates (11-4) improved to 7-0 in day games, completed a 4-2 trip and head home atop the NL Central.But they might be without Harrison for a while. The second baseman will undergo further evaluation Monday in Pittsburgh.Harrison missed the final month of the 2017 season after being hit by a pitch on the same hand. He was hit 23 times last year to rank second in the majors.“None of them feel good, except for the ones that nick your jersey,” he said. “I’m going to say this one felt pretty bad, too.”After Harrison’s injury, the Pirates’ Ivan Nova hit JB Shuck in the hip later that same inning.“We’ve got each other’s back,” Harrison said. “You never want anybody to get hurt, but we’re family here.”Marlins reliever Odrisamer Despaigne plunked Francisco Cervelli on the left hand in the seventh. Despaigne appeared to apologize as Cervelli trotted to first base, and the Pittsburgh catcher responded with a conciliatory wave.“We’ve had a lot of hit batsmen here, for whatever reason,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “I don’t believe the situation has had any intent. We don’t like to get hit, though.“You play on. I thought both teams handled it very professionally.”Marlins manager Don Mattingly said there was clearly no intent behind the pitch to Harrison because the count was 0-2. Mattingly said Nova hit Shuck intentionally.“It’s the first pitch (to Shuck), and there’s no doubt about why he did it,” Mattingly said. “He did it in the right spot, and it’s over. When it’s done right, the message is fine, so I don’t think it’s going to cause a war or nothing.”Nova (2-1) pitched 6 2/3 innings despite a wobbly start, which included a comebacker in the first that hit his left foot. He allowed three runs and struck out nine, his highest total since 2016.Justin Bour ended Nova’s afternoon with a pinch-hit, two-run homer.Josh Bell had three hits and three RBIs for the Pirates. Corey Dickerson drove in a pair of runs, had two hits and extended his hitting streak to 10 games. Both came up with Marte usually on base.“It’s always a joy to go 5 for 5 in a game,” Marte said. “I knew I was having a good game. I was feeling great and seeing the results.”Urena (0-3) allowed eight hits and four runs in five innings for the Marlins (4-11), who went 1-5 on their homestand.TRAINER’S ROOMMarlins: C J.T. Realmuto (back) is expected to come off the disabled list and make his season debut sometime during the upcoming 10-day trip. Mattingly didn’t rule out Realmuto returning for the series against the Yankees on Monday and Tuesday. … 3B Martin Prado (hamstring) is close to beginning a rehab assignment, Mattingly said.Pirates: RHP Joe Musgrove (right shoulder strain) might advance to a bullpen session as early as Tuesday, Hurdle said.UP NEXTPirates: LHP Steven Brault (2-0, 3.46 ERA) is scheduled to start when the Pirates begin a three-game homestand Monday against Colorado and RHP German Marquez (0-1, 4.97).Marlins: LHP Caleb Smith (0-1, 4.73) is on the mound when the Marlins begin a three-city trip Monday at Yankee Stadium. New Miami CEO and former Yankees captain Derek Jeter has said he will not attend the games in New York.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball Pittsburgh Pirates’ Starling Marte begins to run after hitting a single during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL Players Association filed a grievance with the league on Tuesday challenging its national anthem policy. The union says that the new policy, which the league imposed without consultation with the NFLPA, is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and infringes on players’ rights. The filing met a statute of limitations deadline and will be heard by an independent arbitrator, an NFLPA spokesman said.In May, the NFL approved its national anthem policy at its owners meetings in Atlanta. The policy allows players to protest during the national anthem by staying in the locker room, but forbids them from sitting or taking a knee if they’re on the field or the sidelines.Teams will be subject to fines if players don’t comply and will have the option of punishing players.When the league announced the policy, Commissioner Roger Goodell called it a compromise aimed at putting the focus back on football after a tumultuous year in which television ratings dipped nearly 10 percent; some blamed the protests for such a drop. The union said at that time that it would file a grievance against any change in the collective bargaining agreement.The union said Tuesday it has proposed having its executive committee talking to the NFL instead of proceeding with litigation. The union said the NFL has agreed to those discussions.The NFL did not immediately comment about the union’s action.San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneels during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)In 2016, then-49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick began protesting police brutality and social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem, and the demonstration spread to other players and teams. It became one of the most controversial and sensitive issues in the NFL, with players saying their messages last year were being misconstrued, while others — including President Donald Trump — called them unpatriotic. Trump even said NFL owners should fire any player who refused to stand during the anthem.Following those comments, more than 200 players protested during the anthem that weekend before the number of protesters dwindled as the season progressed.“We’re here for a bigger platform,” Raiders tight end Jared Cook said during the spring. “We’re not just athletes. We’re people that live this. It’s people in our neighborhood, it’s people that we grew up with, it’s people that we know who are actually living through these circumstances. So when we speak on it, it’s not like we’re just speaking out of the side of our neck. It’s things that actually touch home and things that we can actually relate to.“All I have to say is, I just think it’s sad that it’s veered from something that stood for good and the whole narrative has changed into something that’s negative when that was not what it was initially about in the first place.”The NFL started requiring players to be on the field for the anthem in 2009 — the year it signed a marketing deal with the military.“We want people to be respectful of the national anthem. We want people to stand,” Goodell said at the May meetings, when he dismissed concerns about the lack of union involvement by contending the league met with countless players over the past year.“We’ve been very sensitive on making sure that we give players choices,” the commissioner added, “but we do believe that moment is an important moment and one that we are going to focus on.”The league and the Players Coalition have been working in tandem on efforts to support player initiatives in the community and for a variety of social issues. The NFL is committing $90 million over the next seven years to social justice causes in a three-segment plan that involves league players.___For more AP NFL coverage: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL In this Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, from bottom left, kneels with safety Eric Reid, wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and wide receiver Louis Murphy during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)