Woman accuses Rose
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.