Mike Grier clarifies Sharks’ stance on Czech guidelines for Russian players

originally appeared on Editor’s note: Sheng Peng will be a regular contributor to NBC Sports California’s Sharks coverage. You can read more of his coverage on , listen to him on the , and follow him on Twitter at . Two weeks before the ’ season-opening visit to Prague, GM Mike Grier made his stance clear on the possibility of … Read more

Inflation: The Fed’s hawkish stance risks ‘overkill,’ economist says

As the U.S. continues its reckoning with inflation, the Federal Reserve has not backed down. “Members of the [Federal Open Market Committee] are saying they’re just as hawkish as they’ve ever been, and they’re going to continue to raise interest rates continuously until they get that rate of inflation down to 2%, which I don’t … Read more

Joel Bitonio wonders whether JC Tretter is being blackballed for his stance on player safety

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Update your settings here to see it. Colin Kaepernick may have some company. Free-agent center JC Tretter, who also happens to be the NFL Players Association’s president, remains available, in the middle of August. Former Browns teammate suggests that Tretter’s role as a vocal advocate … Read more

Kareem Hunt’s “pay me or trade me” stance problematic in multiple ways

The Cleveland Browns had their fair share of drama this offseason, most of it of their own doing around the quarterback position. Former starter Baker Mayfield wanted to be traded after finding out the team was visiting Houston. Even before QB Deshaun Watson agreed to come to Cleveland, Mayfield was done with the team. Watson’s … Read more

Be outraged or be happy about Jim Harbaugh’s anti-abortion stance, he’ll keep being Jim Harbaugh

Back in April, Jim Harbaugh invited Colin Kaepernick to serve as an “honorary captain” for the University of Michigan spring football game. Kaepernick addressed the Wolverines team, flipped the pregame coin and then at halftime, right in the middle of Michigan Stadium, conducted a rare public passing workout in an effort to catch the eye … Read more

Tory leadership race: Rishi Sunak is ‘free marketeer’ Britain needs, say backers defending tax stance

Steve Baker: Rishi’s vision for Britain ‘quite harmful’ Braverman and Badenoch set out their stall Rishi Sunak is the “free marketeer” Britain needs, his backers have said as he storms ahead in the number of MPs backing him. Amid criticism from the likes of Jacob Rees-Mogg over the tax rises he introduced while chancellor, Mr … Read more

Heading into Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic’s vaccine stance could cost him all-time Grand Slam record

There have been strange periods throughout the career of Novak Djokovic where his motivation waxed and waned, his body didn’t cooperate or his temper got him thrown out of a U.S. Open he would have been heavily favored to win. But never has Djokovic tried to navigate as complicated a moment as the 2022 season … Read more

Djokovic repeats no vaccination stance as US Open slips away

Novak Djokovic repeated his hardline refusal to get a Covid-19 vaccination Saturday as he resigned himself to sitting out the season’s last Grand Slam at the US Open. Djokovic was deported from Melbourne in January over his single-minded but controversial stance, forcing him to abandon an assault on a 10th Australian Open title. With no … Read more

‘Sad and infuriating:’ Openly gay pro baseball player speaks out on Rays players’ stance

Professional baseball player Bryan Ruby, , said the decisions of several players to is a bad look for baseball and an example of why players on current MLB rosters remain closeted. Several Rays players, , declined to wear special caps with a multicolored Tampa Bay logo this past Saturday, opting instead for their standard ones, … Read more

‘They are killing babies’: Texas State Senator blames Republicans for anti-gun control stance

Texas State Senator Roland Gutierrez joined in Uvalde, Texas Thursday, and spoke about the school shooting there on Tuesday that . Gutierrez, a Democrat who represents Uvalde, put the blame for the massacre squarely on the GOP, who in the United States Senate on a bill that includes gun policy earlier in the day, just … Read more