NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris go on trial Monday on felony assault charges stemming from a beating outside a Phoenix recreation center more than two years ago. The twin brothers could face a maximum of nearly four years in prison if they are found guilty. The trial threatens to disrupt the start of their 2017 NBA season with training camp set to begin for both players on Sept. 26.
Of the cool things that have happened this season with the AL Central-winning Cleveland Indians, this might rank just slightly behind winning 22 straight games. Pitchers Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco have spent the last few months of the season making the Indians’ “Mini Team” — baseball art that they say are basically caricatures of their teammates. Being the team whose fictional identity introduced us to Jobu, makes these pieces of baseball art even better.
It’s not just the fighters who need to rest and reassess their skills after Saturday night’s 12-round, thrilling draw between Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. The judge whom many are blaming for tipping the scales out of Golovkin’s favor, Adalaide Byrd, has been asked to stay away from elite boxing for a period of time. “I’m not going to put her right back in,” said Bob Bennett, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, according to the Telegraph. Byrd’s suspect scorecard, which went 118-110 for Alvarez, has been under fire since the anticlimactic result was announced.