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Lynch not talking about anthem protest

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(TSX / STATS) -- NAPA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders were back at practice Tuesday, hoping to hold off a wave of non-football related publicity as running back Marshawn Lynch did not stand for the national anthem in the preseason opener.

Lynch, as is his custom, said nothing. Other than a few minutes with the NFL Network during which Lynch mostly joked with the hosts, he hasn't given an interview since training camp began.

So, Lynch's motives aren't clear. It is the latest story in a training camp that has to do with things that aren't taking place on the field, including a continuing holdout by left tackle Donald Penn and a mysterious "shin splints" injury to first-round draft pick Gareon Conley that has kept the cornerback off the field.

NFLPA appeals Elliott's suspension

(TSX / STATS) -- The NFL Players Association on Tuesday officially appealed the six-game suspension handed to Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Elliott was suspended six games by the NFL on Friday for violating the league's personal conduct policy after multiple domestic violence incidents. (MORE)

Stanton extends homer streak to 6 games

(TSX / STATS) -- MIAMI -- Don Mattingly, manager of the Miami Marlins and former New York Yankees hitting star, is one of the few people in the world who truly knows how Giancarlo Stanton feels right now.

Stanton homered for the sixth consecutive game, but Miami blew a seventh-inning lead as the San Francisco Giants rallied for a 9-4 win on Tuesday night at Marlins Park. (MORE)

Sharapova given US Open wild-card entry

(TSX / STATS) -- Maria Sharapova received a wild card to play in the U.S. Open, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday.

The event will mark the first major and fifth event for Sharapova since she returned from a 15-month doping suspension in late April. (MORE)

Dodgers 50 over for first time since '53

(TSX / STATS) -- LOS ANGELES -- Joc Pederson is in a hitting slump, but he won Tuesday's game for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the batter's box in a more unconventional way.

With the bases loaded in the eighth inning of a tie game against the Chicago White Sox, Pederson got hit by a pitch in the leg courtesy of reliever Jake Petricka to knock in the go-ahead run. (MORE)

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