Connecticut Sen. Blumenthal urges NFL to end violence against women

(WTNH) — With the official start of the 2019 NFL football season beginning on Thursday, Connecticut State Senator Richard Blumenthal (D) addressed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a letter written to stress concerns he has with the football league. Domestic violence and sexual assault incidents involving NFL players have ignited an outcry from the public, […]

Antonio Brown cut by Patriots amid sexual misconduct claims

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct — the third team in seven months to tire of the off-field behavior that has overshadowed his accomplishments as one of the NFL’s most prolific receivers for a decade. The defending […]

Trump’s lewd remarks concern campuses fighting sex assault

At Connecticut College, as at a growing number of campuses nationwide, students are encouraged to speak up if they hear remarks celebrating or condoning sexual aggression against women. In one training scenario, male students ask a peer if he really means it when he boasts of such conduct.

Brady appeal begins at NFL headquarters

Tom Brady and representatives from the players’ union are meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell at NFL headquarters as the New England quarterback appeals his four-game suspension.

Playoff-contending Rays score 6 in 4th, beat Red Sox 7-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays turned a rough start into another important win. Ji-Man Choi, Brandon Lowe and Willy Adames homered during Tampa Bay’s six-run fourth inning, and the Rays moved into sole possession of the second AL wild card by rallying for a 7-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox […]

Law, Reed, Mawae, Bowlen, Brandt, Robinson, Bailey in hall

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — What a defensive backfield in gold jackets: Ed Reed , Ty Law and Champ Bailey. And what a challenge they had throughout their careers, trying to cover fellow inductee Tony Gonzalez. All four entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. “Fitting to be in here with Mr. Johnny […]

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