August 2017


Summer is definitely here and so soon will be the NFL, just after the current new season of Game of Thrones ends. When we last left all the teams, from the AFC Essos to the NFC Westeros, the Patriots ruled all the eight conferences after their magical comeback victory in Super Bowl LI. With camps opening and preseason football right around the corner, here's where the power struggle now stands.

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports There’s only one deadline this year for teams to pare rosters down to 53 players. This weekend will mark the end of the road for many NFL hopefuls. The deadline for teams to pare their rosters down to 53 players

With the National Football League s 2017 season less than two weeks away, millions of people, many of them lawyers, are preparing for fantasy football season. Frank Salzano, 42, won t comment on the case against his star client, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. Salzano, a former associate at Jones Day and now-defunct Dewey & LeBoeuf, was willing to discuss his journey from corporate litigator to current consigliere to Elliott, who at just 22 is already one of the league s top players.

New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo is upset with the NFL's handling of a replay review in a preseason game against the Jets. McAdoo said Sunday that the league failed to alert the game officials before the next snap and the Giants not only lost a possible late, game-clinching sack and fumble recovery but rookie free agent defensive end Evan Schwan broke his foot on what turned out to be a non-play in the Giants' 32-31 win on Saturday night. With the Giants leading 32-25 at the 2:00 warning, Christian Hackenberg replaced an injured Bryce Petty (knee) and immediately hit a diving ArDarius Stewart on a 19-yard pass right in front of the Jets' bench.

The New York Giants' defense is in midseason form, while Eli Manning and the offense are finally showing signs of life. With roughly two weeks to go until the season opener, the Giants are ready. Landon Collins and Donte Deayon scored on interception returns, Jason Pierre-Paul recorded a safety and the offense got its first touchdown as the Giants turned the annual game for the braggin' rights of New York into an early laugher and late thriller with a 32-31 win Saturday night.

The Jets gave Hackenberg another start on Saturday against the New York Giants, even after Hackenberg led the team to minus-3 yards passing in the first half against the Detroit Lions last week. Hackenberg hasn’t shown anything, but he was a 2016 second-round pick.

About 30 Cleveland Browns players stood arm-to-arm in a line during the national anthem before Saturday night's preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The long line of players stood together just in front of the Browns bench, behind the rest of the players and coaches standing closer to the field. All players on both teams were standing during the anthem Saturday night. This came five days after a home preseason game against the New York Giants when more than a dozen Browns players formed a circle on the team's sideline Monday night and prayed in silent protest during the national anthem. That protest was the largest so far in a social-consciousness movement started last season by quarterback

About 30 Cleveland Browns players stood arm-to-arm in a line during the national anthem before Saturday night's preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The long line of players stood together just in front of the Browns bench, behind the rest of the players and coaches standing closer to the field. This came five days after a home preseason game against the New York Giants when more than a dozen Browns players formed a circle on the team's sideline Monday night and prayed in silent protest during the national anthem.

Here are all of the highlights from Week 3’s Saturday games. Jets vs. Giants highlights Jets 0, Giants 0: Christian Hackenberg? More like Christian Sackenberg. Hackenberg got the start, but it was an inauspicious one. Cardinals vs. Falcons highlights Cardinals 0, Falcons 0: It wasn’t a good start for last season’s MVP. Cardinals 0, Falcons 0: It was almost disaster for Falcons return specialist Andre Roberts, who badly muffed a punt, but his teammate Terron Ward recovered. The third week of the NFL preseason is often considered a test run for the regular season. This is the game where teams play most of their starters into the third quarter, finalize their lineups, and work out any kinks before

In the borough of Queens, in the shadow of Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, and Arthur Ashe Stadium, where the U.S. Open tennis championship is played, sits Flushing Meadows Pitch & Putt, a fun, gritty little 18-hole par-3 course that exemplifies the unique urban appeal of public golf in New York City. Because it's the closest city course to a subway stop (on the No. 1 line), it gets crazy crowded on the weekends, but I was able to play on Mondays, which I had off because I worked on Saturdays at the magazine where I was an editor.

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