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NFL prospect denies rape report made to police; no charges

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The report states the woman met Conley while riding an elevator with her friends, and that she left them to join Conley in his room, where he allegedly asked the woman if she wanted to have sex with a couple that was in the bathroom. The draft will be held in Philadelphia from Thursday through Saturday. The police investigation is still ongoing at the moment. His legal counsel must weigh what is best for his draft and employment prospects against what is best for his defense in any legal ... Read More »

SEBI allows options trading in commodities market

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However, Sebi has disallowed e-wallet issuers to offer any incentives such as cashback, directly or indirectly, for investing in MF schemes through them. Sinha said SEBI was seeking legal opinion on options trading in commodities, which could require amendments to the Securities Contracts Regulations Act. Read More »

Bernie Sanders fires up Democrats with call for 'revolution' in Miami

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As Sanders and Perez embark on their rebuilding tour, a special congressional election in Kansas last week showed that Democrats are still quick to blame one another in the face of defeat. "That's what we need". On Wednesday, Sanders and Perez appeared with MSNBC's Chris Hayes for their first joint interview - and it didn't take long for Hayes to pry open the split in the politicians' worldviews. Read More »

Messi scores twice as Barca hit Osasuna for seven

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Paco Alcacer then clipped the ball over Sirigu to make it 5-1, before a needless foul on Denis Suarez allowed Mascherano to score his first ever goal for Barca after seven seasons at the club. The match against the rock-bottom side is just the game Luis Enrique's side needs to build on the result in the El Clasico , and anything other than a comfortable win for the Blaugrana will come as a surprise. Read More »

Liverpool Unveils 2017/18 Home Kits

But the Reds have dropped a hint that they plan on keeping Sturridge at the club after he was chosen to unveil Liverpool's new kit alongside Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho. The home kit has a darker red tone similar to the all red kit Bill Shankly introduced over fifty years ago. Liverpool supporters will be able to purchase the kit from May 19. Read More »

Raiders Agree To Deal With Marshawn Lynch

Lynch is now still signed with the Seahawks but has met with Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio. "Lynch's representatives and the Raiders have agreed to terms on a contract, and the team is set to acquire his rights via a trade with the Seahawks, multiple sources informed of the negotiations on both sides of the deal said". Read More »

Maria Sharapova wins 1st match on return from 15-month doping ban

There'll be articles after a match, after I win, after I lose - they go away, it's a news cycle and they go away, and that's not life. "I have been waiting for this a long time". Sharapova's match started mere hours after her ban ended overnight. Organizers handed Sharapova a much-debated wild card as the three-time victor of their event has lost her ranking due to the suspension. Read More »

Clasico win has revitalised Barca title bid - Luis Enrique

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Osasuna manager Petar Vasiljevic has said that his side will need extra help to stop Lionel Messi when La Liga's bottom club travel to the Camp Nou to face Barcelona on Wednesday. "As with every league game we have to compete again and show we are superior to our opponents". Barca will still be without Brazilian forward Neymar against Osasuna as he serves the last game of his three-match suspension. Read More »

Thames has 1 of Brewers' 14 hits, hurt in win over Reds

This is Thames first season back in the majors after playing three years of professional baseball in South Korea. "We did a great job", Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. He finished with 16 that year and hit only two more homers in his major league career. The Brewers added a run in the second and two more in the third on an Arcia homer to right to chase Davis after 2 2/3 innings and 64 pitches. Read More »

Lennox Lewis: Anthony Joshua can be an all-time great

Concerns persist that such a step up in quality may have come too soon in Joshua's career - and Lewis accepts the 27-year-old's lack of amateur experience could be a hindrance - but retains faith in his... Lennox Lewis has told Anthony Joshua to rediscover his ambition to fight in Las Vegas after he insisted it had no longer become necessary for a fighter to prove himself there. Read More »

National Hockey League playoffs: Sharks' Joe Thornton played with torn ACL, MCL

In less than two weeks, they experienced playoff overtime, a blowout loss, must-win games at home and series-clinching games on the road. "We haven't had a chance to do that, so we'll get there". "I think they were right on the cusp of that". We've got guys in here who've been in the league long enough. And with that came a belief system, him believing in himself and us believing in him. Read More »

MLB's first African gets hit in win

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Offense has held Ngoepe back. In nine minor-league seasons, Ngoepe has hit.232 with a.322 OBP and 37 home runs in 704 games. Pittsburgh Pirates' Gift Ngoepe, a native of South Africa, and the first baseball player from the continent of Africa to play in the Major Leagues, hits a single off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester in his first at-bat in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 . Read More »

Celtics extend winning streak, take series lead over Bulls

Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler (21) drives on Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) during the second quarter in game one of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. For the first time in this series, it felt like Thomas was ahead of the Bulls' game plan against him. "Obviously, that's huge", Bulls All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler said of Rondo's potential return. Read More »

Eric Thames sets Brewers mark with 11th home run in April

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Note of some interest: The Reds set an all-time record for home runs allowed last season. He matched a career high with six walks, allowed five hits, had a wild pitch and threw 92 pitches. Baseball's biggest surprise so far this season says he will be fine. "I just started to learn that I have to be mobile, I have to be able to move to be able to be a good athlete, and it's paid off". Read More »

Murray, Wawrinka Fall in Monte Carlo

Third seed Stan Wawrinka beat Czech Jiri Vesely 6-2 4-6 6-2 while sixth seed Dominic Thiem of Austria lost only four first service points as he beat Robin Haase 6-3 6-2 to set up a meeting with Belgian 10th seed David Goffin. Cuevas had never beaten a top-four player before stepping out on court against Wawrinka, but needed just the two sets to put that record right. He coughed up one match point, but converted on his second in the ensuing game to notch the biggest win of his career. Read More »

Golden State Warriors advance in NBA Playoffs

Motivated by that goal, the Warriors emphatically achieved it in the first quarter, tying a playoff record with 45 points in the opening frame. We were kind of loose but focused. "We've got his back, we've had certain situations all year, previous years, where players are down and you've got the "next man up" philosophy, same with Coach Kerr". Read More »

Manchester United squad tops Premier League for transfer cost per point

Mourinho however said Ander Herrera will feature against the Citizens. As the days grow longer, however, the prospects of a successful end to the season appear to be getting brighter. In almost 17 years as a head coach, Mourinho has never been beaten by the same manager twice in a league season in a career that has seen him lift titles with Porto, Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid. Read More »

Sports world in awe of Coghlan leap in Jays' win

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia said when his Blue Jays teammate Chris Coghlan leaped head first over Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina , it was something that belonged in a movie or a video game. If the bats can string together another good series at the plate, there's a chance we could look back at the stretch against the Angels and Cardinals as a turning point for the offense this season. Read More »

Griffin out for rest of playoffs with toe injury

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Griffin suffered a similar season-ending injury during last year's playoffs as the Clippers were knocked out of the second round by the Portland Trail Blazers. "It was 87-80, and that's on me". "I thought the turning point for us was Jamal's fifth (foul) and they were small, and we had to take him out. My teammates got me involved early, and it felt good to see some shots go down for me". Read More »

Atletico coach Simeone pays tribute to dogged Leicester

A weird own goal by Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos forced the extra period after Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for the German team from the penalty spot and Ronaldo equalised. Atletico Madrid are a side built in the image and likeness of their manager Diego Simeone - talented, uncompromising and streetwise. Leicester captain Wes Morgan echoed the thoughts of his team-mate in regard to the squad being able to return to European competition in the coming years. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins Can Easily Sweep Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets' first goal off a deflection probably wasn't his fault, but Fleury let Josh Anderson beat him for a soft goal between his legs for the second goal, got caught napping on a shot from William Karlsson on the backhand for the fourth goal and gave up the third and fifth goals off juicy rebounds. Read More »

Raptors survive late Bucks comeback for Game 2 win

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The Bucks used a big second half to get past the Raptors on Saturday. DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and hit the go-ahead jump shot late in the fourth quarter as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 106-100 on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series at one game each. Read More »

Wenger: Why I changed Arsenal formation…

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Arsene Wenger says Arsenal must win every one of their remaining Premier League matches if they are to stand any chance of finishing in the top four. "The opponent had more of the ball that we're used to - when we lost against West Brom and Crystal Palace we had 70% possession and today we had a bit less". Read More »

Joe Thornton's knee surgery a success, Sharks say

McDavid has one goal against the Ducks this year, Draisaitl has six. The sequence started when Edmonton's Oscar Klefbom blocked a shot by San Jose defenseman Justin Braun at the right point and forwarded the puck to defense partner Adam Larsson, who sprung Draisaitl with the outlet pass as Braun trailed. Read More »

Sale stifles Rays for first win with Red Sox

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All players wore the number 42 around Major League Baseball to honor Robinson. Snell owns a 0-2 record with a 2.76 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 10 walks and 11 punch outs in 16 1/3 innings pitched this season. Sandy Leon's broken-bat, bases-loaded ground out pushed across the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning. Last season, Ramirez turned in one of his best offensive seasons in recent memory as he generated a.281/.361/.506 slash line and parlayed it with 30 home runs, which marked his highest ... Read More »

Chelsea can bounce back according to Begovic

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The 27-year-old put in a man of the match performance that saw him shackle Chelsea's main man Eden Hazard most expertly, and the fans now want to see him rewarded for his efforts. Mourinho indicated that he still expects Chelsea to win the league. Gary Cahill has urged Chelsea to dig in and return to winning ways as soon as possible following their 2-0 defeat at Manchester United on Sunday. Read More »

Rodgers excited at possibility of Celtic v Liverpool in CL

And now the club's Champions League hopes have, regrettably, been put into their bitter rivals Manchester United's hands, with the Red Devils currently three points behind third-placed Liverpool, but with two games in hand. It was stupid from us", he said . "A ban of 18 months is longer than several bans handed to players who played in matches where they bet for their team to lose and - unlike me - were found to have had an ability to influence the games". Read More »

Atletico Madrid in slim one-goal advantage over Leicester

Griezmann coolly scored from the spot in the 28th minute by sending goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way with a firm strike into the left corner. Robert Huth was also booked, ruling him out of the rematch, but Shakespeare insists Leicester's European adventure remains alive. It's a definite free-kick but it's outside of the box. Read More »

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Edwardsville's Smith will play for IL

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He took an official visit to Ohio State over the weekend. Smith is the first Illinois Mr. Basketball award victor to commit to the Illini since Jereme Richmond did in 2010. Reports were that he really liked Michigan State and the coaching staff. The Buckeyes now have two players signed in the Class of 2017: four-star center Kaleb Wesson and three-star guard Braxton Beverly. Read More »

The popularity of the Golden State Warriors has skyrocketed

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Schneider said Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor were all on site Monday as the Seahawks began the second week of their offseason condition program. Assistant Mike Brown will take over the team for the second straight game. The Warriors will also await word on coach Steve Kerr's health - with the short break perhaps providing more clarity about when he can rejoin the team. Read More »

Milngavie cycling star Archibald is world champion

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And France's Francois Pervis won the men's 1km time-trial with a victory over his fellow countryman Quentin Lagargue and Czech rider Tomas Babek, who finished in a rare dead heat. "I've been really impressed with how the coaches and the support staff have worked", said Park, who saw Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker presented with world champion jerseys. Read More »

Tennis star Serena Williams announces pregnancy

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Serena Williams won her 37 major title at the Australian Open this year beating elder sister Venus Williams winning the singles title on January 28, 2017. "I have not been able to train", she said in a statement before Indian Wells. "We have not been informed, nor do we have confirmation". Victoria Azarenka of Belarus was one of the game's top threats when she left last year to have her first child and the 27-year-old will have one of her main obstacles removed when she returns to ... Read More »