WR Brown sus­pended 8 games

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The NFL sus­pended wide re­ceiver An­to­nio Brown for the first eight reg­u­lar-sea­son games of the 2020 sea­son.

Brown, who does not have a con­tract with any team, was sus­pended Fri­day un­der the league’s per­sonal con­duct pol­icy.

Brown, who played one game last sea­son for the Pa­tri­ots be­fore be­ing re­leased, can be signed by any team and would be el­i­gi­ble to par­tic­i­pate in all of his club’s pre­sea­son ac­tiv­i­ties. The sus­pen­sion would take ef­fect when teams make their fi­nal cuts on Sept. 5.

Brown pleaded no con­test on June 12 to charges re­lated to a fight with a mov­ing truck driver out­side his South Florida home ear­lier this year. As part of the deal with Broward County pros­e­cu­tors, Brown pleaded no con­test to bur­glary with bat­tery, bur­glary of an un­oc­cu­pied con­veyance and crim­i­nal mis­chief.

Li­ons S Jay­ron Kearse was sus­pended by the NFL for the first three games of the 2020 sea­son for vi­o­lat­ing league pol­icy on sub­stance abuse. ... Bills start­ing RG Jon Feli­ciano is out in­def­i­nitely af­ter hav­ing surgery to re­pair a torn pec­toral mus­cle. ... Of­fi­cials de­clared “sub­stan­tial com­ple­tion” of Al­le­giant Sta­dium in Las Ve­gas af­ter nearly 1,000 days were spent build­ing the $2 bil­lion home for the NFL’s re­lo­cated Raiders. The first Raiders reg­u­lar- sea­son game af­ter mov­ing from Oakland is a sched­uled for Sept. 21 against the Saints. ... Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Rid­dick will be the new an­nounce team for ESPN’s “Mon­day Night Foot­ball” ac­cord­ing to a per­son fa­mil­iar with the de­ci­sion.

Col­leges: The Pac-12 has set Sept. 26 as the start of its 10-game con­fer­ence-only foot­ball sched­ule, join­ing the SEC in push­ing back its sea­son by nearly a month be­cause of the coron­avirus pan­demic.

Golf: Bren­don Todd shot a 5-un­der 65 and grabbed a two-stroke lead through 36 holes of the FedEx St. Jude In­vi­ta­tional in Mem­phis, Tenn. Todd trailed de­fend­ing cham­pion Brooks Koepka af­ter the first round by two strokes. He quickly erased that deficit and took the lead to him­self with a bo­gey- free, five- birdie round for a 129 to­tal at the World Golf Cham­pi­onships event at TPC South­wind. Rickie Fowler closed with birdies on his fi­nal two holes for a 67 and 131 to­tal. ... Danielle Kang went more than six months with­out com­pet­ing and looked as though she had never been away, play­ing bo­gey-free at In­ver­ness Club for a 6-un­der 66 and a one-shot lead in the LPGA Drive On Cham­pi­onship in Toledo, Ohio. Jodi Ewart Shad­off also played bo­geyfree for a 67 in the LPGA’s much-awaited re­turn from the COVID-19 pan­demic. ... Tommy Ar­mour III and Billy An­drade each opened with a 6-un­der 66 at the Ally Chal­lenge in Grand Blanc, Mich., to share the lead by one shot over Bern­hard Langer as the PGA Tour Cham­pi­ons played for the first time since March.

WNBA: New York Lib­erty top draft pick Sab­rina Ionescu in­jured her an­kle in the sec­ond quar­ter and did not re­turn to ac­tion in the Lib­erty’s 84-78 loss to t he At­lanta Dream. Ionescu, the No. 1 pick in April’s draft, was bring­ing the ball up court and rolled her left an­kle when she got tan­gled up with the Dream’s Bet­ni­jah Laney with about five min­utes left in the open­ing half. She fin­ished with 10 points on 4-of-5 shoot­ing. Ac­cord­ing to NBA TV, Ionescu sprained her an­kle and un­der­went X-rays.

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