Red Sox owner works to rename Yawkey Way
According to ESPN, John Henry, owner of the Boston Red Sox is working with the mayor of Boston to rename a street called Yawkey Way. Named after the owner before him, Henry feels that the street gives glory to the Red Sox racist past. According to ESPN, the team was the last in the MLB to integrate under ownership of Tom Yawkey.
Marshon Lynch chooses not to explain not standing during the National Anthem
In a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals, Marshon Lynch of the Oakland Raiders sat during the national anthem. According to USA Today, Lynch evaded questions about this decision during a press conference on Aug. 17. Lynch is not the only player to not stand during a national anthem; Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks also chose to sit during a preseason game, according to USA Today.
Car crashed into Bulls’ training center
On Aug. 18, a van crashed into the Chicago Bulls training center, known as Advocate Center. A driver did not obey a red light and therefore caused the crash, according to USA Today.
Patriots’ pick may be out for the season
According to ESPN, Derek Rivers, the New England Patriots’ defensive end who was drafted in 2017, may be out for the season with a knee injury. Rivers was set to be part of the regular rotation for the defensive end position, one of the Patriots’ “thinnest” positions, according to ESPN.