Month: July 2019

MADISON, Wis. — A second woman who says she was raped by former Wisconsin Badgers football player Quintez Cephus in his apartment in Madison testified Wednesday that she had been too drunk that night to consent to sex. Cephus, a 21-year-old former wide receiver from Macon, Georgia, is charged with second- and third-degree sexual assault
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Antonio Trocoli‘s UFC stint lasted about three weeks. The Brazilian light heavyweight fighter earned a UFC contract with a first-round submission victory on Dana White’s Contender Series on July 9 in Las Vegas. But White announced Tuesday night on the show that Trocoli would be cut due to a failed drug test. UFC officials confirmed
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The Chicago Cubs have acquired outfielder Nicholas Castellanos from the Detroit Tigers, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Castellanos is hitting .273 with 11 home runs and 37 RBIs this season. His best year came in 2017, when he hit 26 home runs and drove in 101 runs with a .272 average. The 27-year-old
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Michael Thomas will be at camp soon after signing a record-breaking extension with the Saints. Plus, Von Miller and Josh Allen grant birthday wishes, Baker Mayfield dishes on his relationship with OBJ, and Josh Rosen is gaining ground in the Dolphins’ QB competition. Here’s what you need to know from camps across the league: Jump
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Heavyweight contenders Hughie Fury and Alexander Povetkin will clash on Aug. 31 at the O2 Arena in London, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced Wednesday. The bout will take place on the undercard when pound-for-pound king and unified lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko defends his belts and goes for a vacant title against England’s Luke
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady bulked up entering training camp, adding strength with a specific goal in mind. “I wanted to get a little bigger this year and put on a few more pounds and try to absorb the hits a little bit more,” he said Wednesday, addressing local reporters for
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As a youngster, featherweight Michael Conlan — the popular two-time Irish Olympian and unbeaten professional — would go to the annual Féile an Phobail summer festival with friends in his hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Now Conlan is thrilled to have a fight that is a centerpiece of this year’s annual event when he takes
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After wanting to get away from golf and needing rest following a missed cut at The Open, Tiger Woods on Wednesday committed to playing in the first two events of next month’s FedEx Cup Playoffs. Woods announced he is committed to playing next week at The Northern Trust at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey
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The Colorado Avalanche have signed defenseman Samuel Girard to a seven-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday. The new deal runs through the 2026-27 season. The annual average value of the deal is $5 million, according to the Denver Post. Girard, Cale Makar and top draft pick Bowen Byram form the core of a promising
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