First, it was a contract dispute involving their star quarterback, now Arizona Cardinals one of their best offensive weapons, a member of the coaching staff, and a judge Britney Griner After the Phoenix Mercury star was convicted of drug smuggling in Russia – these are the top news stories in the sports world from Aug. 1-7.
1. Cardinals WR Marquise ‘Hollywood’ Brown charged with speeding north of Phoenix: Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown has been arrested for speeding along Loop 101, the Arizona Department of Public Safety confirmed to FOX 10. A few days later, the Cardinals announced that James Saxon was their running back coach. on leave In connection with reports that he was charged with a home battery resulting from an incident in Indiana.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown was arrested for speeding north of Phoenix on Aug. 3, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said. (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)
2. What does it take to bring Britney Griner home? Phoenix Mercury star Britney Griner has been convicted of drug possession and smuggling in Russia in a politically charged case that could lead to a dangerous prisoner swap between Washington and Moscow. He was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment.
NBA basketball player Britney Griner, who was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport and later charged with illegal cannabis possession, awaits a verdict in the defendant’s cage before court.
3. Nicole Hazen, wife of D-backs GM Mike Hazen, dies of cancer at age 45: Nicole Hazen, the wife of Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen, has died from complications related to cancer, the team announced. Teddy, survived by Sam.
PHOENIX, AZ – OCTOBER 17: Diamondbacks, Arizona General Manager Mike Hazen addresses media during a press conference regarding his new role on October 17, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Sarah Sachs/Arizona Diamondbacks/Getty Images)
Four. Miami Dolphins stripped of Tom Brady, Sean Payton draft picks for ‘unprecedented’ tamperingThe NFL has stripped the Miami Dolphins of their 2023 first-round and 2024 third-round draft picks, and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has been suspended until October 17 and fined $1.5 million. was sentenced to
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JULY 29: Helmets of the Miami Dolphins are placed on the field during the stretch phase of the Miami Dolphins training camp on Friday, July 29, 2022 at the Baptiste Health Training Center in Miami Gardens, Florida. increase. (Photo by Peter Jonwright/Icon Spo
Five. Phil Mickelson, 10 Other LIV Golfers File Lawsuit Against PGA Tour: Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and nine other golfers on the LIV Golf Tour have filed antitrust lawsuits against the PGA Tour following their suspension, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Team Captain Phil Mickelson plays a shot at the driving range on Day 3 of the LIV Golf Invitational – Bedminster on July 31, 2022 at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster. (Charles Laberge/LIV Golf via Getty Images)
The Associated Press (AP) contributed to this report.
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