Goodell calls Trump comments 'divisive'

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(TSX / STATS) -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell fired back in response to President Donald Trump's "divisive comments" about players protesting during the pregame national anthem.

Trump was speaking at a political rally in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday night when he took on the NFL and its players.

"We're proud of our country. We respect our flag," Trump said to loud applause at the campaign event. "Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now'? He's fired! He's fired!"

Dodgers claim 5th straight NL West title

(TSX / STATS) -- LOS ANGELES -- Some had already anointed this the greatest team in franchise history, then watched as it went through one of the worst stretches the club had ever seen.

On Friday, the Los Angeles Dodgers put both the good and bad behind them, clinching their fifth consecutive National League West title. (MORE)

Tigers manager Ausmus out after season

(TSX / STATS) -- DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus will not be brought back as manager of the Detroit Tigers, the club announced Friday, but he and his staff will finish out the season.

"This is not a happy day for me or for the organization," general manager Al Avila said. "We will not be extending the contract of Brad Ausmus for 2018. (MORE)

Vikings' Bradford out, seeks 2nd opinion

(TSX / STATS) -- Minnesota quarterback Sam Bradford will miss his second consecutive game due to an injury to his left knee when the Vikings host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Coach Mike Zimmer officially declared him out after Friday's practice. (MORE)

NFL appeal on Elliott ban set for Oct. 2

(TSX / STATS) -- The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hold a hearing on Oct. 2 to hear arguments on the NFL emergency motion in the Ezekiel Elliott case.

Elliott received a preliminary injunction on Sept. 18 that allowed him to continue to play for the Dallas Cowboys despite the NFL handing him a six-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy. The NFL is seeking to have Elliott serve his suspension immediately. (MORE)

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