The Browns rookie quarterback received a $12,000 fine from the NFL for an obscene hand gesture during Monday's 24-23 preseason loss to the Redskins, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Manziel extended his middle finger at the Washington bench following a third-quarter incompletion.
On Friday, as a Russian "aid convoy" of 280 trucks crossed the Ukrainian border, NATO said that the Russian military was sending Russian-manned artillery units into rebel-held eastern Ukraine, which certainly sounds like a formal military invasion, though NATO and the US have declined to call it that. This comes one week after a separate "incursion" of Russian military forces had crossed into eastern Ukraine, raising surprisingly difficult to answer questions about whether this now constituted a formal war between Russia and Ukraine. Did Russia really invade Ukraine outright?