Phillips: Texas Longhorn receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey shares a poem on Trump, politics, and racism via social media

Phillips: Texas Longhorn receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey shares a poem on Trump, politics, and racism via social media

Last week, while a group of grown men decided that they would rather have “confidential discussions” with a league that’s repeatedly disrespected them instead of “immediately proceeding with litigation,” a college student in Texas was penning a letter to America that was directly addressing the issues that are at the heart of the national anthem debate.

Lupica: Forget Manny Machado, pitching help is what these Bombers need in October

Lupica: Forget Manny Machado, pitching help is what these Bombers need in October

There’s only one guy like Verlander who might be available this season, and that’s Jacob deGrom of the Mets, and we’re not even sure if he’s available at all, to the Yankees or anybody else. But you look at the Yankees, as presently constituted, and that includes Luis Severino, their ace, and you look at the questions surrounding Masahiro Tanaka and even CC Sabathia, who has so often pitched like a champ this season, and you have to wonder what their current rotation would look like in an October series against the Astros, again, or even the Red Sox.