Woman ac­cuses Rose

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL -

A woman said she had a sex­ual re­la­tion­ship with Pete Rose in the 1970s, start­ing when she was 14 or 15 years old, ac­cord­ing to her sworn tes­ti­mony sub­mit­ted to a fed­eral court in Philadel­phia. The tes­ti­mony was pre­sented by the defense as part of a fed­eral law­suit Rose filed last year against a lawyer whose in­ves­ti­ga­tion got base­ball’s all-time hits leader kicked out of Ma­jor League Base­ball for gam­bling. Rose con­tends that John Dowd de­famed him in 2015 by say­ing on the ra­dio that the for­mer base­ball great had raped young teen girls dur­ing spring train­ing. Rose, 76, has ac­knowl­edged hav­ing a re­la­tion­ship with the woman be­gin­ning when she was 16, the age of con­sent in Ohio.

A grand jury in Cleve­land de­cided not to charge Oakland Raiders rookie Gareon Conley with any crimes af­ter a rape in­ves­ti­ga­tion. A spokesman for the Cuya­hoga County Prose­cu­tor’s Of­fice said in a state­ment that the grand jury de­clined all pos­si­ble charges for Conley, a de­fen­sive back from Ohio State, af­ter be­ing pre­sented the facts and cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the al­le­ga­tions.

Rookie safety Ja­mal Adams of the New York Jets, par­tic­i­pat­ing in a fo­rum for sea­son-ticket hold­ers that in­cluded NFL Com­mis­sioner Roger Good­ell, said that he was “not a big fan” of player health and safety, ad­ding, “Lit­er­ally, if I had a per­fect place to die, I would die on the field. I would be at peace. Lit­er­ally. That’s not a lie.”

Mi­ami Dol­phins run­ning back Jay Ajayi suf­fered a pos­si­ble con­cus­sion amid fierce hit­ting at prac­tice. Ajayi, a third-year pro who ran for 1,272 yards last sea­son, walked off the field ac­com­pa­nied by train­ers af­ter sev­eral jar­ring col­li­sions, in­clud­ing one that dis­lodged line­backer Lawrence Tim­mons’ hel­met.

Rory McIl­roy has fired his cad­die and will use his best friend at the Bridge­stone In­vi­ta­tional and PGA Cham­pi­onship, ac­cord­ing to pub­lished re­ports. Reuters cited a per­son it did not iden­tify as say­ing McIl­roy has parted ways with J.P. Fitzger­ald. They had worked to­gether for the last nine years, dur­ing which McIl­roy won four ma­jor cham­pi­onships and reached No. 1 in the world.

Utah safety Chase Hansen, who started all 13 games and was the Utes’ lead­ing tack­ler last sea­son, will be side­lined in­def­i­nitely, the school an­nounc­ing that the ju­nior would be “un­avail­able to prac­tice un­til fur­ther no­tice.” ... Cen­tral Florida kicker Don­ald De La Haye has de­cided to give up foot­ball rather than give up mak­ing money off of videos on YouTube that he pro­duced. The univer­sity re­leased a state­ment say­ing that De La Haye did not ac­cept the con­di­tions of a waiver re­ceived from the NCAA and has been ruled in­el­i­gi­ble to com­pete.

The At­lanta Hawks waived cen­ter Di­a­mond Stone only three weeks af­ter he was ac­quired from the Clip­pers as part of a three-team trade . ... The Mil­wau­kee Bucks re-signed re­stricted free agent guard Tony Snell, re­tain­ing a back­court starter and one of the team’s best de­fend­ers. Snell set ca­reer highs last sea­son in scor­ing 8.5 points a game and mak­ing 40% of his three­p­oint shots . ... The Boston Celtics signed free-agent guard Shane Larkin, a for­mer first-round draft pick who played last sea­son in Spain.

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