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Ray Lewis' son charged with criminal sexual conduct

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 05:50 PM

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Ray Anthony Lewis III, a Coastal Carolina defensive back and son of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis, is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

An arrest warrant issued Friday said the charge stems from a Jan. 23 incident at a Conway apartment and alleges 20-year-old Lewis engaged in sex with an 18-year-old woman incapacitated from using drugs or alcohol.


Iditarod bans musher in domestic violence case from '17 race

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 05:38 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Iditarod officials will not allow a musher who faces charges in a domestic violence case to participate in next year's sled dog race across Alaska and some races after that.

The Iditarod Trail Committee Board in a release Friday said it would not accept race applications from musher Travis Beals next year "and for an indefinite period of time thereafter."


Drug dealers use 'Steph Curry' likeness to market heroin

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 05:28 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia drug dealers looking to market their heroin as top of the line are stamping packets with the likeness of Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry.

Regional transit police chief Thomas Nestel tweeted a picture of several packets featuring Curry's face and name. His caption read, "Thinking Steph Curry wouldn't be happy that he is this week's brand for heroin in Philly."

Philadelphia is known for having the most potent heroin in the country.


Crotone promoted to Serie A for 1st time in its history

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 05:23 PM

MODENA, Italy (AP) — Crotone secured promotion to Italy's top flight for the first time in its history Friday, drawing 1-1 at Modena in Serie B to spark scenes of celebration in the Calabrian city.

There are three rounds remaining but a point was enough to guarantee Ivan Juric's team will finish in the top two in the second division and earn automatic promotion to Serie A.

Davide Luppi gave Modena the lead in the 17th minute but former Juventus and Italy forward Raffaele Palladino leveled with a penalty on the stroke of halftime.


Szczur hits grand slam, Lester fans 10 as Cubs beat Braves

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 05:18 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Szczur hit his first career grand slam during a five-run eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs broke away from the Atlanta Braves 6-1 Friday.

Jon Lester struck out 10 over seven innings as the Cubs improved to 17-5, their top 22-game start since the 1907 team was 18-4.

In a matchup of the clubs with the best and worst records in the majors, the Braves fell to 5-18.


Iowa rehires Kirk Ferentz's son-in-law for staff position

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 05:16 PM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has rehired the son-in-law of football coach Kirk Ferentz to a staff position three years after he departed following questions of nepotism.

Iowa announced Friday that Tyler Barnes would be the team's new director of recruiting. The 30-year-old Barnes had been working as an assistant at Vanderbilt since 2013.

Barnes was hired in 2012 to work as an entry-level assistant for the Hawkeyes when he was dating Ferentz's daughter, Joanne.


Top skippers ready for Transat from England to Brooklyn

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 05:03 PM

Several top ocean racers are ready for the Transat, the world's oldest solo trans-Atlantic race from Plymouth, England, to New York.

Loick Peyron, who will sail Pen Duick II, a previous winning boat, and Sébastien Josse in the Edmond de Rothschild, are among the top skippers in the fleet of 24 boats, consisting of four classes.

The fleet is scheduled to leave Plymouth breakwater on Monday. The race will end in Brooklyn, where The Transat first finished 56 years ago.


Bills release linebacker AJ Tarpley, tight end Jacob Maxwell

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 04:56 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have freed roster space by releasing linebacker A.J. Tarpley and tight end Jacob Maxwell.

Tarpley announced last month that he was retiring after one season rather than risk another concussion. Tarpley said he had two concussions last year and four throughout his career.

Maxwell finished last season on the Bills practice squad and was signed to a reserve/future contract in January.


Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long granted hardship waiver

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 04:49 PM

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long has been granted a hardship waiver by the Big 12, making him eligible to play as expected in 2016-17.

Mitrou-Long played eight games as a senior last year before lingering pain from offseason hip surgeries became too much to overcome. Mitrou-Long, who averaged 12 points a game in 2015-16, ended his season at the eight-game point so he'd be eligible for the hardship waiver.


Ibrahimovic scores 2 as French champion PSG routs Rennes 4-0

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 04:47 PM

PARIS (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as French champion Paris Saint-Germain beat Rennes 4-0 on Friday to equal its record points tally for a season with three games remaining.

PSG has 89 points to match its total from two seasons ago and is 30 points clear at the top.

Ibrahimovic went close with a deft free-kick in the first half but also skewed wide with a poor lob from near halfway.


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