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December 20, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Is the NFL trying to sack the Charlotte Panthers’ Eric Reid? He, his coaches and panthers are annoyed that Reid has been drug tested by the NFL six times in the past 11 weeks. The tests are supposedly “random.” Reid says the scrutiny is because of his pending collusion case against the NFL that alleges owners conspired to keep him out of the league for kneeling during the national anthem to protest social and racial injustice.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The NFL says Patriots receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended indefinitely for violating an agreement that allowed him to play after multiple drug suspensions. The move casts doubt on whether Gordon will ever play in the league again. The NFL says Gordon has been returned to the reserve/commissioner suspended list.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls expect forward Bobby Portis to miss two to four weeks because of a sprained right ankle. Portis was injured in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s loss to Brooklyn. The team said an MRI on Thursday showed no structural damage.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have added to their pitching staff, agreeing to a $9 million, one-year deal with Trevor Cahill. The 30-year old right-hander went 7-4 with a 3.76 ERA for Oakland last season. He allowed just eight home runs in 110 innings.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets players, coaches and ownership have teamed up to commit to donating $800,000 to social justice causes. The team announced that funds will be given to five nonprofit organizations that focus on combating social inequality and reducing barriers to opportunities for people. The five organizations are The Black Alliance for Just Immigration, JustLeadershipUSA, Breakthrough New York, The Legal Aid Society’s Decarceration Project, and The New York Foundling.

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