On Wednesday, Cam Newton chuckled at the notion of a female reporter talking about a receiver running routes. On Thursday, Dannon decided it didn’t want Newton talking about yogurt. The company announced it was dropping the Carolina Panthers quarterback as a spokesperson for its Oikos product after his bizarre reaction to a question from a female reporter. When Charlotte Observer beat reporter Jourdan Rodrigue asked about a receiver, Newton smirked and said “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes.” Dannon said in a statement it was “shocked and disheartened” by Newton’s behavior.
It’s AppleGate, 2.0. The Arizona Diamondback are being investigated by Major League baseball because coach Ariel Prieto was spotted wearing a watch similar to the device worn by Red Sox personnel in the dugout. The Red Sox were accused of stealing sign from the Yankees and were fined, leading to a warning to all teams from commissioner Rob Manfred. Apparently the warning didn’t reach Arizona. … The captain of the 2017-18 Hartford Wolf Pack: Joe Whitney, an AHL veteran out of Boston College. Whitney, 29, was captain during a 55-game run with the San Antonio Rampage last season. He brings 388 game of AHL experience spanning seven seasons with San Antonio, Tucson, Portland, Albany and the Sound Tigers. Wearing the “A” as alternate captains are forward Eric Selleck and defenseman Ryan Graves. The Pack open the season Friday night against the Charlotte Checkers at the XL Center.
How should Connecticut handle its budget crisis? Former UConn Husky Cliff Robinson believes the legalization of cannabis for adult use may help. Robinson, who played 18 years in the NBA, is a member of Regulate Connecticut, a group pushing for legalization. On Thursday, Robinson’s website issued a statement calling for