Roger Goodell sends letter to NFL teams, wants players to stand during anthem

The NFL has developed a plan to “move past” its ongoing debate about player protests during the national anthem and could enact it next week, commissioner Roger Goodell wrote Tuesday in a letter to all 32 teams.

Goodell made it clear in the letter, obtained by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, that he wants players to stand during the anthem. He did not provide specifics on how he intends to ensure it, but he wrote that it would “include such elements as an in-season platform to promote the work of our players on these core issues.”

The issue will be discussed, and likely acted upon, during the NFL’s regularly-scheduled fall meetings on Oct. 17-18.

Brantley was possibly going to play left field in Game 3 before Encarnacion’s injury. Austin Jackson was in left field instead, with Roberto Perez at catcher rather than Game 2 star Yan Gomes.

Francona said Game 1 winner Trevor Bauer would be “available” to pitch on three days’ rest — but wouldn’t commit to him starting — if the series goes to Game 4 on Monday, when there’s rain in the New York forecast.

Josh Tomlin was initially penciled in to start a potential Game 4, but he tossed two hitless innings in relief Friday and was the Game 2 winner. Tomlin is still under consideration for a possible Game 4 as well.

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Anthony and George have spent only about 30 game minutes total on the floor together.

“You don’t give up that tag freely — but he has a chance to be great,” Brown said. “There’s still a lot of work to be done. You know, when you look at his body of work — only playing 31 games, and really he’s only been playing basketball for six years, and he’s 23. He’s just scratching the surface.”

The extension solidifies Embiid as a cornerstone of the franchise’s future.

“He does things on a court that remind me of, you know, somebody that’s able to hear music and just play the song,” Brown said. “You know, he will study [Tim] Duncan, or study KD, or another player, and all of a sudden it’s a part of his game. He’s very unique, very unique.”

The deal will include some salary-cap protection for the 76ers should Embiid suffer an injury that causes him to miss significant playing time, league sources said.

The $25.3 million salary for Embiid in 2018-19 will rank third among NBA centers, trailing only Hassan Whiteside and Andre Drummond.

“I’m not concerned with that at all,” Anthony said.

Westbrook, There have been glimpses of their potential, with stops turning into quick transition hits, such as a third quarter burst Sunday, when Westbrook dropped a pass to a trailing Anthony for 3. Donovan is working to stagger the stars around the rest of the roster, appearing — at least for now — to prefer Anthony playing with the second unit and giving Westbrook and George more time as a tandem.

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Jazz’s George Hill ruled out for Game 2 with toe injury

Kyle Kuzma (No. 57): Kuzma is a long, 6-9 wing who has potential to shoot and rebound. I’d like to see more shooting consistency and defensive impact, though, and this could be a week for him to show that off.

Thomas Bryant (No. 53): Bryant needs to show off a consistent jumper on the move, but more than that he needs to play better defensively — particularly in terms of his lateral quickness and agility. He’s all too often struggled in pick-and-roll against elite guards, and guys like Frank Mason, Monte Morris, Melo Trimble and Dorsey could give him fits in this setting.

Utah will need to be on its toes against Golden State while George Hill rests his.

The Jazz point guard has been ruled out for Thursday’s Game 2 matchup against the Warriors with left big toe soreness, the team announced.

It’s very frustrating that he can’t play tonight, Jazz forward Gordon Hayward told reporters. But at the same time, it is what it is, and we’ve got to try to move on and step up.

With Hill sidelined, fellow guards Shelvin Mack and Dante Exum can expect some added playing time.

Hill, 31, struggled as he scored seven points with three assists and four rebounds in Tuesday’s Game 1 loss. However, the nine-year veteran averaged a career-high 16.9 points in 49 Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China games during the regular season in his first year with the Jazz.

The Warriors hold a 1-0 second-series lead over the Jazz, with Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal Games 3 and 4 scheduled for Saturday and Monday in Utah.