CNA #9

Redskins’ Preston Smith could miss Cowboys game with groin injury

On Monday, Preston Smith, an outside linebacker for the Washington Redskins, suffered a groin injury during the team’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Unable to play for most of the second half of Monday’s game, Smith will not be playing in the team’s upcoming Sunday matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. As this article explains, Smith is receiving treatment and will hopefully recover by the end of the week.

Washington Nationals’ starter Tanner Roark will have something to prove again in 2018…

The Nationals expressed confidence in Tanner Roark and planned to have him replace Stephen Strasburg as the starter for Game 4 of the NLDS, yet Roark did not pitch at all in any of the team’s playoff games. Despite having flu-like symptoms, Strasburg recovered enough to start the game, eliminating Roark’s chances of pitching in Game 4. As this article details, although the Nationals also chose not to pitch Roark in Game 5 of the series, he now possesses the motivation to prove himself in 2018.

NFL row intensifies as players kneel and raise fists

As protests against police brutality continue, at least 22 football players across the NFL chose Sunday to kneel, raise their fists or stay in the locker room during the National Anthem. Many politicians, particularly Donald Trump, have criticized these protests, with Trump even urging NFL owners to fire players involved in the protests. As this article explains, the protests began in August 2016 because of concern over police brutality against African Americans, and the gestures have spread into college and high school sporting events.