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Streaker dressed as referee sparks benches-clearing brawl

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Streaker dressed as referee sparks benches-clearing brawl

From Comcast SportsNet
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Two players were ejected after a massive brawl between UCLA and Arizona that spread more than halfway down the field. Arizona defensive back Shaquille Richardson and UCLA receiver Taylor Embree were ejected after a brawl started with 4 seconds left in the first half Thursday night. The fight started when a streaker ran onto the field and three players from each team started jawing at each other. Shoves followed and players from both teams raced onto the field, pushing each other and throwing wild punches in a melee that spread nearly 60 yards across the field. Several players had to be restrained by coaches before officials got everyone back to their respective sidelines. Arizona led 42-7 at the time and went on to win 48-12.

Bears cornerback Marcus Cooper turned in maybe the worst gaffe in the NFL this season

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Bears cornerback Marcus Cooper turned in maybe the worst gaffe in the NFL this season

Sherrick McManis blocked a field goal and Marcus Cooper picked the ball up with nothing but green grass ahead of him on his way to the end zone. 

Then, for some reason, Cooper eased up a few yards from the end zone. What happened next was straight out of a Leon Lett highlight reel: Vance McDonald hit Cooper from behind, leading to Cooper fumbling the ball and it being batted out of the end zone for a penalty. The Steelers went to the locker room, then had to come back out for an untimed down from the one-yard line. After Charles Leno was whistled for a false start, the Bears kicked a field goal.

So Cooper cost the Bears four points. But...why? What was he doing? 

George McCaskey, Bears release statement on Trump comments

George McCaskey, Bears release statement on Trump comments

About an hour and 40 minutes before the Bears kicked off against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Bears chairman George H. McCaskey released a statement following President Trump's comments about the NFL and National Anthem protests over the weekend:

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told CBS his team will remain in the locker room and will not participate in the National Anthem before Sunday's game.

A number of players knelt during the Star-Spangled Banner prior to Sunday morning's Baltimore Ravens-Jacksonville Jaguars game at Wembley Stadium in London, and Jaguars owner Shad Khan locked arms with his players during the anthem. 

Other NFL owners released statements on the Trump comments over the weekend, too: