NYPD, NAACP show support for Kaepernick

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(TSX / STATS) -- Two prominent organizations showed support for quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his inability to catch on with an NFL team.

The NAACP chapter in Atlanta is calling for all football fans to boycott NFL games by not watching those contests until a team signs Kaepernick.

Meanwhile, a number of current and former New York City police officers, including Frank Serpico, gathered in Brooklyn in support of Kaepernick.

NFLPA head: Goodell lied on conduct plan

(TSX / STATS) -- NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith in harsh terms said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's explanation of how the league's personal conduct policy was overhauled was a falsehood.

"He lied," Smith said in response to questioning from Bryant Gumbel during an interview that will air Tuesday night on HBO. (MORE)

Ex-Bengals LB Maualuga to join Dolphins

(TSX / STATS) -- DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins have signed middle linebacker Rey Maualuga, according to a source, shoring up its biggest need on defense. With Maualuga in the fold, and quarterback Jay Cutler about to enter his third week on the job, head coach Adam Gase can breathe a bit easier.

Cutler got good reviews from Gase for his debut Thursday in a 31-7 loss to Baltimore. (MORE)

Umpires unite against verbal abuse

(TSX / STATS) -- DETROIT -- Two of the four umpires working Saturday's Los Angeles-Detroit Major League Baseball game wore white wristbands in support of the umpire association's stand against what it feels is increasing verbal abuse of its members.

"This is in support of major league umpires," crew chief Bill Miller said after the Dodgers beat the Tigers 3-0. "We're directing all questions to our attorney so that everything comes from one mouth." (MORE)

Strasburg comes off DL, Scherzer goes on

(TSX / STATS) -- The Washington Nationals brought back one ace Saturday, less than 24 hours after placing another on the disabled list.

Right-hander Stephen Strasburg was activated to start Saturday night's game at the San Diego Padres, while fellow right-hander Max Scherzer went on the DL Friday night due to left neck inflammation. (MORE)

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