Alleged Surveillance Video Appears to Contradict Gareon Conley's Accuser's Story - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

Surveillance video of NFL draft prospect Gareon Conley and the woman accusing him of rape reportedly contradicts some of her story. TMZ Sports reported Wednesday video shows Conley and the woman being "friendly" with each other "at a bar roughly 25 minutes before they ended up in a hotel room together." "The video is critical because it appears to contradict what the accuser told police—that she first met Conley in an elevator at the Westin hotel around 2:45 a.m.," TMZ Sports explained. The outletreported Tuesday that Conley was named in a police report in which the woman alleged he rape...more
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Powerful and Likable, Milwaukee Brewers' Eric Thames Is Quickly Becoming a Star - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

No matter what you may have heard, it's absolutely not true that Eric Thames came out of nowhere to become baseball’s April home run sensation. He came out of Korea, where he won MVP honors for the NC Dinos by hitting 47 home runs in a season. He came out of the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system, where he displayed his power impressively but only occasionally. He came out of Pepperdine University in California, where a Blue Jays scout named Jon Lalonde fell in love with a powerful bat. “You walk into the park some days and you just get that feeling, that ‘I’m se...more
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Gareon Conley Reportedly Could Go 3rd Round in NFL Draft Amid Rape Allegations - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

TMZ Sports reported Tuesday cornerback Gareon Conley was named in a police report when a woman alleged he raped her, but the NFL draft prospect could still be selected by the third round. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk cited a league source Wednesday and said "the current buzz has Conley going at some point before the end of the third round." Florio clarified the Ohio State prospect is not expected to be taken in Thursday's first round. Conley released a statement Wednesday saying the allegations are "completely false" and he "did not commit a crime," per NFL.com. "These allegations appear t...more
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4-Star PG Prospect Mark Smith Commits to Illinois over Michigan State, More - 3時間前  Bleacher Report

New Illinois Fighting Illini basketball coach Brad Underwood scored a major victory on the recruiting trail Wednesday. Illinois Basketball noted point guard Mark Smith joined its 2017 class: Ryan Evan of NowDecatur.com reported he chose the Fighting Illini over the likes of Michigan State, Kentucky and Ohio State. According to Scout, the 4-star recruit checks in at 6'4" and 200 pounds and is theNo. 76 overall player, No. 18 point guard and No. 1 at his position in Illinois in his class. Derek Piperof Scout noted the last Illinois Mr. Basketball to join the Fighting Illini was Jereme Richmon...more
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Minnesota Twins Ace Ervin Santana Posts Best 5-Game Start in Franchise History - 4時間前  Bleacher Report

Ervin Santana gave up one run in seven innings during Tuesday's 8-1 win over the Texas Rangers. In doing so, he became the first Twins pitcher to boast a sub-1.00 ERA (0.77) through his first five starts of the season since the team's 1961 move to Minnesota, according to the Elias Sports Bureau (h/tESPN). Previously, the best ERA by a Minnesota Twins player through his first five starts of a season was set by Jim Perry, when he notched a 1.07 ERA in 1965. Perry finished the campaign with an impressive 2.63 ERA and held a 3.15 ERA through 10 seasons with the organization. In addition to his ste...more
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EPL Results Week 34: Wednesday's 2017 Premier League Scores, Top Scorers, Table - 5時間前  Bleacher Report

Tottenham Hotspur brought the gap at the top of the Premier League table back to four points on Wednesday as they beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at Selhurst Park. Meanwhile, Arsenal boosted their chances of finishing in the top four by beating Leicester City 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium, while Middlesbrough dealt a blow to relegation rivalsSunderland with a win by the same scoreline in the Tees-Wear derby. Here is confirmation of the results: Here is how the race for the Golden Boot stands: Here are the updated standings: Wednesday Recap After Chelsea dispatched Southampton 4-2 on Sunday, Spurs ne...more
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Marcus Stroman Records 1st Major League Hit as Pinch Hitter - 5時間前  Bleacher Report

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit single and a run scored during Tuesday's 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. In doing so, he became the first American League pitcher in the history of interleague play to record his first major league hit as a pinch hitter since Wade Davis achieved the feat during the 2011season with the Tampa Bay Rays, per ESPN.com. Stroman's eventual run on an error by Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diazsealed the victory for the Jays. Aside from his hitting, Stroman is having a nice start to the year from the mound, posting a 3.10 ERA an...more
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Les Alexander Fined $100K for Confronting Ref During Rockets vs. Thunder Game 5 - 5時間前  Bleacher Report

Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander was fined $100,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for "confronting a referee during live game action," according to a league memo relayed by HoopsHype's Alex Kennedy. With 13 seconds remaining in the first quarter of the Rockets' 105-99 Game 5 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night, Alexander was seen approaching official Bill Kennedy to argue a call: Shortly after Alexander was spotted speaking to Kennedy, the NBA announced it was investigating the incident. Alexander didn't offer much insight into his decision to confront Kennedy, but he did say ...more
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Jahri Evans Reportedly Agrees to Packers Contract After 11 Seasons with Saints - 5時間前  Bleacher Report

The Green Bay Packers and guard Jahri Evans reportedly agreed to terms Wednesday on a deal for the 2017 season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky. The terms of Evans' contract were not immediately disclosed. Evans, 33, spent the last 11 seasons with the New Orleans Saints. During that stretch, he was a six-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro. The move fills a glaring need for the Packers, who were in need of reinforcements at right guard after T.J. Lang bolted for the Detroit Lions in free agency. Now, Evans projects as the team's starter alongside right tac...more
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Arsenal Steal Point from Leicester City After Late Robert Huth Own Goal - 6時間前  Bleacher Report

Arsenal beat Premier League champions Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium as the Gunners prevailed 1-0 on Wednesday. An own goal in the final minutes by Robert Huth gave the hosts the points after a very poor display from the north London side. Leicester nullified the Gunners for vast periods of the match, and they deserved a point after a confident display. Theo Walcott,Hector Bellerin, Kieran Gibbs, Francis Coquelin all made starts for the hosts as Alexis Sanchez led the line for Gunners manager Arsene Wenger. Leicester skipperWes Morgan was ruled out with a hamstring injury, while Leona...more
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Mike Mayock NFL Mock Draft 2017: Complete Results from NFL Network Draft Guru - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

Mike Mayock provided a draft-eve treat for football-starved fans with a mock draft that aired on NFL Network Wednesday. Here is a look at the full results: Mayock himself cautioned there are few sure things in the draft, especially in this year's edition: The Cleveland Browns immediately jump out when analyzing Mayock's board. He has them selecting Texas A&M's Myles Garrett with the No. 1 pick, which makes sense considering they were 1-15 last season and should probably focus on acquiring the best overall player in the draft. He finished with 31 sacks in three seasons at Texas A&M an...more
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Wizards Take 3-2 Series Lead with 103-99 Game 5 Win vs. Hawks Behind John Wall - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

The Washington Wizards bounced back from consecutive losses and captured a 103-99Game 5 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night at Verizon Center to take a 3-2 series lead. However, the win wasn't without tense moments. Although the Wizards made a pair of second-half runs that put them in position to pull away and stretch their lead to double digits, the Hawks were able to respond time and again to make the home team sweat things out. But as has been the case all season long, John Wall and Bradley Beal came up with timely buckets and dimes to move the Wizards within one win of the second...more
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Tom Hanks Says He's Boycotting NFL for 2 Years When Raiders Move to Las Vegas - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

Count actor Tom Hanks among those who are unhappy with the Oakland Raiders' eventual move to Las Vegas. Peter Hartlaub of SFGate reported Wednesday Hanks said he will boycott the NFL for two years after the Raiders leave Oakland. Hanks, who used to be an Oakland resident, made the comments at a fundraiser Monday in San Francisco: When the Raiders leave, I am going on an NFL moratorium for two years. You cannot take the Silver and Black, put them in an air-conditioned dome in the desert, make them play on artificial turf within a stone's throw of the fountains of Caesar's Palace, and call them...more
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Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum Unavailable in Trades According to Neil Olshey - 4時間前  Bleacher Report

The Portland Trail Blazers were swept by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the NBA playoffs, but they aren't going to shake things up in a reactionary response to their speedy postseason exit. Speaking to reporters Tuesday as the Blazers conducted exit interviews, general manager Neil Olshey said both Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum are off limits in trade talks. "The odds of anything ever coming up of commensurate value is so hard to even fathom," Olshey said, according to the Oregonian's Mike Richman."I could give you the trite answer that nobody is untradeable, but clearly th...more
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La Liga Results 2017: Scores and Updated Table After Wednesday's Week 34 Matches - 5時間前  Bleacher Report

The goals flew in the back of the net in La Liga on Wednesday, as Barcelona crushed Osasuna 7-1 while Real Madrid defeated Deportivo La Coruna 6-2 on the road. The results leave the victors locked at the top of the division, as theGalacticosrested Cristiano Ronaldo in their match. Osasuna were relegated after their humiliation in the Camp Nou, with Lionel Messi leading the scoring for the Catalan giants. In other games, Valencia collapsed to a 3-2 defeat against Real Sociedad at home, and Leganes beat Las Palmas 3-0. Here are the confirmed scores: Here are the latest standings from Spain: W...more
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Kirk Merritt Reportedly Kicked off Texas A&M After Alleged Indecent Exposure - 5時間前  Bleacher Report

Texas A&M wide receiver Kirk Merritt was reportedly removed from the football team Monday following accusations of indecent exposure. Travis L. Brown of the Bryan Eagle reported Wednesday a Texas A&M athletic department spokesman confirmed Merritt was not on the team. Brown reported on April 7 Merritt pled not guilty to two charges of indecent exposure, which is a Class B misdemeanor. "The 20-year-old sophomore is accused of exposing and touching himself during tutoring sessions in front of two adult females during separate incidents a day apart in late October 2016, according to the p...more
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WWE SmackDown: Burning Questions to Address After April 25 Show - 5時間前  Bleacher Report

The land of opportunity that isWWE SmackDown left fans wondering what's ahead for the fresh faces in the spotlight. Natalya, Tamina and Carmella stormed a SmackDown Women's Championship match, their newly formed crew poised to do damage in the women's division.Shinsuke Nakamura barely spoke in an interview that kicked off Tuesday's show, suggesting a pattern WWE may follow with him. And Breezangostunned the crowd by winning a Beat the Clock Challenge and becoming the No. 1 contenders for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. What's the plan for the Natalya-led posse? How much will WWE hide Naka...more
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James Rodriguez, Alvaro Morata Help Real Madrid Dispatch Deportivo 6-2 - 5時間前  Bleacher Report

A much-changed Real Madrid side kept pace with Barcelona in La Liga's title race on Wednesday as they comfortably dispatched Deportivo La Coruna 6-2 at the Estadio Riazor. Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez put Real ahead early on before Florin Andone pegged them back, with Lucas Vazquez also finding the net at the end of a breathless first half. Rodriguez and the outstanding Isco put the game to bed after the break, though Real could have scored many more goals as they missed a plethora of chances against the lacklustre hosts. Joselu headed in a consolation before Casemiro got in on the act la...more
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Chelsea Beat Manchester City 5-1 to Capture 4th Straight FA Youth Cup Title - 5時間前  Bleacher Report

Chelsea swept past Manchester City in the second leg of the 2017 FA Youth Cup final, winning 5-1 at Stamford Bridge to win the competition for the fourth year in a row. The Blues won the final 6-2 on aggregate as they put the Manchester club to the sword in front of both first-team managers. Trevoh Chalobah gave the Blues a vital advantage after only six minutes, with Ike Ugbo converting a spectacular overhead kick to present the hosts with a 2-0 lead midway through the first half. Lukas Nmecha replied for City at the start of the second half, but goals fromCallum Hudson-Odoi,Dujon Sterling an...more
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Genie Bouchard Rips Maria Sharapova, Says She Should Be Banned for Life - 6時間前  Bleacher Report

Genie Bouchard toldTRT World that she does not believe fellow tennis player Maria Sharapova should ever be allowed to play the sport professionally again (h/t TMZ Sports): She's a cheater and so to me ... I don't think a cheater in any sport should be allowed to play that sport again. It's so unfair to all the other players who do it the right way and are true. So, I think from the WTA it sends the wrong message to young kids—cheat and we'll welcome you back with open arms. I don't think that's right and ... [she's] definitely not someone I can say I look up to anymore because that's de...more
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