Eagles Lose Sheppard, McNabb

Eagles Lose Sheppard, McNabb

Donovan and Lito will have surgery in the next few days and are lost for the season according to NBC10:

Head coach Andy Reid said McNabb will have the operation sometime in the next
week, and most likely after Thanksgiving. All-pro cornerback Lito Sheppard will
also have surgery to correct an ankle injury and is out for the year, Reid said.
The loss of McNabb and Sheppard now means the Eagles have lost 20 players
from last February's Super Bowl team, including 6 players who played in the Pro
Bowl during their Eagles' careers.

Who will be added to the QB depth chart?  Perhaps Slash, the former Steeler, who has been warming benches for years now:

Reid said the team is looking for a veteran quarterback to replace McNabb on the
roster. The team is believed to be evaluating former Steelers quarterback
Kordell Stewart as an option.

Sevyn Streeter claims Sixers stopped her from singing national anthem

Sevyn Streeter claims Sixers stopped her from singing national anthem

Performing artist Sevyn Streeter was scheduled to sing the national anthem Wednesday night before the Sixers' season opener but says she was replaced because of the jersey she was wearing.

Jemila Worthy, a member of the Sixers' dance team, sang the anthem instead.

Streeter says change was made because she was wearing a jersey with the words "We Matter" displayed on the front.

"I'm at the 76ers game to sing the national anthem," she said in a video on Twitter, "and the organization is telling me that I can't because I'm wearing a 'We Matter' jersey."

The Sixers responded with the following statement:

"The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community."

In the Sixers' preseason finale against the Heat in Miami, Denasia Lawrence performed the anthem while wearing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt and kneeling on one knee (see story). She said she did it to protest racial oppression.

Streeter is the latest to use the national anthem as a stage to protest racism and social injustice. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the well-documented movement by refusing to stand during the anthem, and various other professional athletes have made their own statements.

In a protest planned by safety Malcolm Jenkins, a handful of Eagles raised their fists during the anthem before the team's Week 2 game against the Bears on Monday Night Football.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.