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Defense attorney of one of the four Vanderbilt football players accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious 21-year-old female student says his client was 'too drunk to rape'

The lawyer representing one of four former Vanderbilt University football players charged in a June 2013 campus rape, says his client was 'too drunk to rape' or be held responsible for his actions. ...

Another Thursday night loss for Virginia Tech

Duke Johnson ran for 249 yards and scored two touchdowns and Miami took advantage of Virginia Tech's fumbles on three straight second-half drives in a 30-6 victory Thursday night. ...

Caught out: Judge has to have basic rules of cricket explained to her during planning dispute involving village club 

A planning battle over an old village forge next to a cricket pitch yesterday led to a High Court judge asking: ‘What are sixes and fours?’ East Meon Forge and Cricket Ground Protection Association is challenging East Hampshire District Council’s decision to grant planning permission for an extension with a residential first floor over the single-storey former blacksmith’s workshop. ...

Football rapist Ched Evans 'shot friend in the leg with high-powered air rifle'

A friend of Ched Evans has claimed how the disgraced footballer shot him with an air rifle, before offering him more than £10,000 to keep it quiet. Andrew Barnes, 25, was allegedly shot in the thigh by former Welsh striker Evans, also 25, who had been hiding behind a garage shed at Mr Barnes’s parents' home in Stretford, Greater Manchester. ...

Scrivens makes 32 saves, Oilers beat Capitals 3-2

Ben Scrivens made 32 stops and the Edmonton Oilers handed Washington its first regulation loss of the season, beating the Capitals 3-2 on Wednesday night. ...

Free Concert Series on Race Weekend at Martinsville Speedway

The Martinsville Speedway pumps a lot of money into the economy, and it also goes a long way to help non-profits. ...

Pittsburgh fans sing Canadian national anthem at NHL game in support after Ottawa terrorist attack 

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers paid tribute to Canada before their game last night as the entire arena stood to sing the country's national anthem, O Canada. ...

Kansas City Royals clobber San Francisco Giants 7-2 to even World Series

Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants' brilliant bullpen and even the World Series. ...

Olympic gold medalist Jeneba Tarmoh speaks out against 'ignorance' over Ebola

"The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone is increasing to more than 20 deaths daily," one newspaper reported on Tuesday. "Forty-nine new cases were confirmed on Monday." ... Full story

Jose Aldo says UFC fighters deserve better pay

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo's confidence seems to extend outside of the Octagon, and into the business world of MMA. "Scarface" seems just as quick with a criticism of UFC brass as he is with one of his nasty leg kicks. ... Full story

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