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October 7, 2014 Updates

With the Nationals playing an elimination game in San Francisco and the Redskins hosting the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks at FedEx Field in primetime, Monday was a big day for D.C. sports fans. Which means it was a big day for Oklahoma City Thunder star and Prince George’s County native Kevin Durant. Durant, whose Natitude is well established with a curly ‘W’ tattoo on his stomach and a custom Nationals jersey, watched the Redskins’ loss to Seattle in a burgundy and gold No. 35 jersey with his name printed on the back. He also wore a Redskins ski cap. Washington Post

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And there's a certain field leader Shaw wants to take Lawson to visit in order to show him what he expects of him. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. "One thing I wanted to do with him," Shaw said, "and still may do before we get too heavy into is I want to take him to a Broncos practice so he can see Peyton Manning and how he directs traffic, and how everybody falls in line behind him. But they only do that because they know the work ethic that he has and the time he puts in, and they respect that." CBSSports.com

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Phil Jackson: But Redskins is a derogatory name. Braves isn’t, that’s not a derogatory name. But the Redskins is. It’s like calling someone Blackskins or Whitey, or whatever. So this has been an issue for some time with me and I haven’t worn it on my sleeve. The resistance that football has about it is kind of strange in some ways. It’s all being brought out to a greater degree now that the NFL’s not looked upon as they’re running the show, or they’ve got all the answers or whatever. I think it’s gonna bring negative impact towards this Washington team, and I can’t understand why you want to have a negative feeling towards your team. You want to have positive things about your team. New York Post

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Statement from Paul George: "I want to apologize to all victims of domestic abuse for my insensitive tweets. They were obviously without proper understanding of the seriousness of the situation and I sincerely regret my poor choice of words."‎ NBA.com

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Paul George has had a lot of support from the basketball community following his season-threatening injury Friday night. Now, he's seeing support from the football community. During the Colts' training camp session on Saturday a few Indianapolis players recorded a message for the injured Pacers' star. "PG this is Pat McAfee. I want you to know from the bottom of my heart I can't wait for your speedy recovery, brother. The state of Indiana is gonna miss you, the Pacers are gonna miss you, and we can't wait to see you get back on the court. You're the best, boss." – Pat McAfee Indianapolis Star

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Professional athletes are among our nation’s highest-paid employees and, as such, a huge chunk of their income is plowed into the government via the IRS. In fact, federal taxes owed by professional baseball, football, and basketball players will exceed $3 billion in 2013, according to tax experts who specialize in representing athletes. And, like every other U.S. taxpayer, their bill is due today. That’s $3 billion of the $2.5 trillion paid in federal taxes by all Americans, contributed by a select but paltry work force of about 3,000. On average, every MLB, NFL and NBA player pays $1 million in federal taxes. The Fields of Green

According to data bases compiled by USA Today, players in these three major leagues alone earned nearly $9 billion in 2013. Most of that income is taxed at the highest rate of 39.6 percent, and for the first time a surcharge of .9 percent was added to the previous 1.45 percent Medicare tax employees pay on income that exceeds $250,000 to help pay for Obamacare. Even though the overall federal tax burden of nearly 42 percent for these athletes is reduced by deductions, experts say most can only claim enough in agent fees, mortgage interest, dependents and charitable donations to whittle the bill down less than 10 percent. So assuming deductions reduce the overall tax burden to 33 percent, the amount paid in federal taxes on $9 billion of earnings is still $3 billion. “You definitely look at the bottom-line [tax] figure and you go, ‘Jeesh, that’s a lot of money,’ said Colorado Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer, who is in the last year of a three-year, $31.5 million contract. “Then you look at the net income and you go, ‘Jeesh, that’s a lot of money too.’’’ The Fields of Green

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