The woman who said former Alabama football player Jonathan Taylor assaulted her has recanted the allegations. The 24-year-old woman, who has not been identified, was arrested on a charge of False Reporting to Law Enforcement, Tuscaloosa police said Wednesday in a release. She was released from the Tuscaloosa County Jail on bond. Taylor was arrested on Saturday and coach Nick Saban dismissed the defensive lineman the following day.
The Cowboys are bringing back linebacker Rolando McClain after the former top 10 pick revived his career with a solid season in Dallas. The team said on its website Wednesday that McClain had re-signed. McClain had trouble staying on the field last year because of various injuries but still finished second on the team with 108 tackles. Now that McClain and Lee will be on the field together, Lee gets to move to his more natural spot on the weak side.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson has agreed to stay with the Panthers for another decade.
Prosecutors in North Carolina have agreed to let the NFL see photographs from Greg Hardy's domestic violence trial as the league considers whether to suspend the defensive end who signed with Dallas last month. An order filed Wednesday in a North Carolina court grants limited access to the NFL, the players association and attorneys for Hardy. The NFL sued for access to them. ''We appreciate the District Attorney's office agreeing to make the information available to us and we look forward to the opportunity to review the photographs,'' NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said.
A man who sued Aaron Hernandez over being shot in the face in Florida testified Wednesday in the former New England Patriots player's murder trial that Hernandez thought he was being followed by helicopters and that he was paranoid about his conversations being recorded. Instead, Bradley was allowed to tell jurors about how Hernandez had said he had a difficult time trusting people, including his friends. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. His body was found in an industrial park near Hernandez's home in North Attleborough.
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Justin Timberlake scored his second chart-topping album this year on Wednesday as his latest record debuted at No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart, capping the singer's successful return to the musical spotlight. Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2," which follows the first set of 10 songs released in March this year, sold 350,000 copies in its first week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The first installment of "The 20/20 Experience" sold 968,000 copies, the biggest opening week sales of the year so ...
By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hip-hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored the most American Music Awards nominations on Thursday with nods in six categories, followed by country-pop star Taylor Swift and singer Justin Timberlake with five each. The duo will compete in the top category, artist of the year, against singer Bruno Mars, Swift, Timberlake and pop singer Rihanna, who collected four nominations. Also getting four nominations were country music pair Florida Georgia Line and R&B singer Robin Thicke. Rapper will.i. ...