Oklahoma RB Anderson avoids rape charge

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(TSX / STATS) -- Oklahoma leading rusher Rodney Anderson has avoided criminal charges after being accused of rape earlier in the month of December, the Cleveland County District Attorney announced Thursday.

Anderson, a sophomore running back, was accused of rape by a female university employee earlier this month, who filed a protection order against him. The women alleged the incident occurred in the early hours of Nov. 16.

Anderson denied the charges and Anderson's lawyer said the allegations were "patently false." Anderson also passed a lie detector test.

MLB investigating Ohtani medical leak

(TSX / STATS) -- Major League Baseball is conducting an investigation into whether a team official leaked medical information pertaining to Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani, ESPN reported on Thursday.

Sports Illustrated reported on Tuesday that Ohtani received a platelet-rich plasma injection for his right (pitching) elbow. Yahoo Sports published details from Ohtani's medical records later in the day, noting that he has a Grade 1 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm. (MORE)

Browns GM Dorsey ridicules prior regime

(TSX / STATS) -- New Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey didn't wait long to take a shot at the previous regime.

Dorsey took the Sashi Brown-led regime to task on Thursday, saying the group led by the former head of football operations failed to give coach Hue Jackson players that could lead the team to victory. (MORE)

Osweiler strong in relief as Broncos win

(TSX / STATS) -- INDIANAPOLIS -- For Brock Osweiler, it was a matter of being ready when called upon.

Osweiler was Thursday night, throwing for two touchdowns and running for another to lead the Denver Broncos to a 25-13 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. (MORE)

James ties Bird with 59th triple-double

(TSX / STATS) -- CLEVELAND -- LeBron James looked up to Larry Bird. Lonzo Ball looked up to James.

It all came full circle in Cleveland on Thursday, when James tied Bird for sixth all-time in triple-doubles and the Cavaliers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 121-112 in Ball's first game against one of his idols. (MORE)

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