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Oakland Raiders Second-Year Corner Gareon Conley Sues Rape Accuser For False Allegations

Weeks before he was drafted in 2017, Oakland Raiders’ cornerback Gareon Conley was accused of raping a woman; he has since been cleared of any wrongdoing by a Grand Jury in Cleveland, Ohio. Now the former first rounder is seeking a payout for defamation, believing it was enough to drive away corporate sponsorship. The court documents speak directly of a coveted Nike contract he had to pass up on. Conley believes his accuser lied out of spite, and is pushing his lawsuit for a “malicious criminal prosecution,” so he can recover the funds he would have gained, had it not been for his legal issues. Conley is expected to earn a starting berth for the Oakland Raiders, in his 2nd NFL season. ...Read more

NY Yankees Rookie Gleyber Torres Goes On 10-Day DL With Right Hip Strain

Yankees rookie Gleyber Torres is going on the 10-day disabled list with a right hip strain, New York announced Wednesday. Torres has been trying to fight through some pain lately, but after missing Tuesday’s game and going 0 for 2 with two strikeouts Wednesday, the Yankees made the decision to put him on the DL.  “I think Gleyber wants to take a couple days and work through it,” manager Aaron Boone told reporters after the Yankees’ 6-2 win over the Braves. “But I think he also understands this is the best thing for him and for us.” Torres leads all rookies in MLB with 42 RBIs. He is second in home runs with 15. Neil Walker will likely see more time at second base in Torres’ absence. ...Read more

No. 2 Seed Caroline Wozniacki Eliminated From Wimbledon, Loses Match To Ekaterina Makarova

World No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki was the latest big name to be eliminated from the Wimbledon tournament as she lost 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 to Ekaterina Makarova in the second round. Wozniacki spent much of the second set complaining about the conditions on Number One Court, growing frustrated by the vast number of insects buzzing around the arena and even telling the chair umpire, “I am here to focus on playing tennis, not eating bugs,” while she appeared to be struggling with her footing on a slippery court later on. With Wozniacki and Kvitova both eliminated, the likes of Simona Halep, defending champion Garbine Muguruza and Serena Williams will seize the chance to go all the way. ...Read more

DeMarcus Cousins Agrees To One-Year Deal With Golden State Warriors

The two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors agreed to a one-year contract with four-time All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins Monday.  Cousins ruptured his left achilles in January and missed the rest of the regular season and playoffs. His ability to return to action before the start of the regular season was in question as he entered free agency, but Cousins has said he believes he will be ready for training camp. He will now join Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green in their efforts of winning a third straight championship.  ...Read more

Former UFC Stars Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz Agree To Third MMA Fight

Mixed martial arts legends Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz will rekindle their infamous rivalry in a trilogy bout later this year, under the banner of Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions. ESPN has confirmed that Golden Boy, one of the world’s premier boxing promotions, has signed agreements with Liddell and Ortiz. An official date and location are being finalized and should be announced soon. The pay-per-view event will mark Golden Boy’s first foray into MMA. It will take place nearly 12 years after Liddell knocked out Ortiz in the third round of their second meeting, at UFC 66 in December 2006. “I’m proud to announce we’ve signed a deal for the fight between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz,” De La Hoya said in a statement. “This will be huge for sports fans around the world. Ortiz and Liddell are two of the most recognized fighters in MMA history. They are legends in the sport.” ...Read more

LeBron James Agrees To 4-Year, $154 Million Contract With Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James is signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time to join one of the NBA’s most iconic franchises. James’ agency made the announcement Sunday in a release, saying he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract. The game’s best all-around player and biggest star will now lead a young Lakers team. This is the third time in eight years James has changed teams. He returned to the Cavs in 2014 after four seasons in Miami. The 33-year-old had previously said he wanted to finish his career in Ohio.   ...Read more

Paul George Re-Signs With Oklahoma City Thunder For 4-Year $137M Contract

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George has agreed to a four-year, $137M deal to stay with the team. George was thought to be considering going to the L.A. Lakers, but surprised the NBA world by re-signing with OKC. His deal contains a player option for Year 4, but the forward will remain alongside Russell Westbrook for the next few years with the Thunder in the competitive Western Conference. George averaged 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.0 steals per game in 2017-18. ...Read more

Wayne Rooney Agrees To DC United Transfer On 3.5-Year Contract

DC United confirmed on Thursday they have agreed a deal with Everton to sign Wayne Rooney. The transfer was made official via United’s Twitter account. United confirmed the deal was for three-and-a-half years. Rooney is scheduled to make his debut on July 14 against Vancouver Whitecaps, the first at the brand new Audi Field venue.Rooney will earn a salary of $13 million (£10 million) with his new club. The transfer brings an end to Rooney’s second spell with Everton in the summer of 2017 from Manchester United. In the 2017-18 campaign, Rooney finished as the Toffees’ top scorer in the Premier League with 10 goals. ...Read more

NFL Suspends Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston For Three Games

The NFL suspended Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston for the first three games of the season on Thursday. The suspension stems from a seven-month investigation into allegations that Winston allegedly groped a female Uber driver in March 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 24-year-old quarterback will be suspended without pay for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, the league said in a statement. The suspension will cause the fourth-year quarterback to miss the Buccaneers’ season opener on the road against the New Orleans Saints followed by two home games against the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers. ...Read more

Becky Hammon Promoted By San Antonio Spurs To Top Assistant Coach Position

Spurs promote Becky Hammon to top assistant coach post


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