DAILY LINKS: Wil Myers apologizes for comments about Andy Green

Wil Myers

Padres’ Wil Myers apologizes, explains venting about Andy Green – Union Tribune
What had been quiet clubhouse grousing — not unusual for any team, especially one in the situation in which the Padres find themselves — became public Monday. It left Wil Myers embarrassed and remorseful, and opened some of the Padres’ internal workings that they work hard to protect.

Mitchell handles D-backs in return from DL – Padres.com
Bryan Mitchell returned to the Padres’ rotation on Monday with newfound opportunity sitting squarely in front of him. It will take more than one impressive outing for Mitchell to earn that place. But on Monday night, at least, he earned further opportunity in the Padres’ 6-2 victory over the D-backs at Chase Field.

Colin Kaepernick featured in Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ 30th anniversary ad – USA Today
As the NFL continues to defend itself in an ongoing collusion grievance filed by Colin Kaepernick, its official apparel partner unveiled a new advertisement featuring the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback himself.

Jon Gruden finally spoke about Khalil Mack and he made things even more confusing – CBS Sports
On Saturday, the Oakland Raiders traded their best player, pass-rusher Khalil Mack, to the Chicago Bears. On Sunday, the Raiders’ $100 million coach, Jon Gruden, finally addressed the Mack deal. True to form, Gruden’s comments were interesting, to say the least.

Khalil Mack

Raiders’ Derek Carr on Khalil Mack Trade: ‘1 of Those Sucky Things That Happen’ – Bleacher Report
Add Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr to the list of players and fans who were upset about the trade that sent Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears. “It’s not what anybody wanted,” Carr said Monday, per Austin Knoblauch of NFL.com. “I think that’s clear. But it is what it is.

NFL’s streak of rookie QBs lives, as Jets name Sam Darnold their Week 1 starter – Yahoo Sports
Starting in 2008, there has been at least one rookie starting quarterback in Week 1 each season. While it seemed for a while like that streak might end this season, the New York Jets will keep it alive. Sam Darnold, the third overall pick of the draft, will start the Jets’ opener next Monday night at the Detroit Lions.

Steelers think Le’Veon Bell should have signed, reported – ESPN
The Steelers officially want All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell to get back to work. “We are disappointed Le’Veon Bell has not signed his franchise tender and rejoined his teammates,” general manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement Monday. “Coach [Mike] Tomlin and the coaching staff will continue to focus on preparing the players on our roster for our regular season opener on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.”

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods still seeking elusive win after rough week in Boston – Golfweek
Tiger Woods emerged from the scoring area at the Dell Technologies Championship late Monday afternoon after signing for an even-par 71.He went straight to a fence-lined group of autograph seekers and signed for a few minutes. Then he disappeared back inside of the clubhouse at TPC Boston. There wasn’t much left to say after another disappointing round and, for the first time this year, Woods said nothing, turning down all interview requests including one from PGA Tour officials.

Braylon Edwards suspended by Big Ten Network after critical tweet – ESPN
The Big Ten Network announced Monday that analyst Braylon Edwards will be suspended indefinitely for violating the network’s social media guidelines. Edwards tweeted, then deleted, harsh criticism of Michigan’s football team Saturday night after the Wolverines lost 24-17 to Notre Dame.

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