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Week of August 29th, 2016

Each week I will write about the world of sports:

*Hope Solo finally received her punishment for comments after the loss to Sweden in the Olympics. A six-month suspension isn't a big deal considering the US doesn't play in a major tournament for a few more years. It sounds like USA soccer wants to go in a different direction in goal.

*Preseason football means very little, unless your team suffers an injury. The Cowboys saw Tony Romo break a bone in his back. The Ravens lost TE Benjamin Watson for the season with a torn Achilles. The Redskins saw Ryan Kerrigan get hurt over the weekend. The Falcons had their first-round pick sidelined for several weeks due to a knee injury. We do not need four weeks of meaningless games. 

*The U. S. Open tennis tournament gets under way this week and it should be interesting. There are so many talented young players in the field. I believe the sport is so competitive right now.

*Look there are forums for Colin Kaepernick to unload on issues that trouble him, but PLEASE do not DISRESPECT the flag!

*David Ortiz has been special in his final season. He became the oldest player to hit 30 HR in a season.