A lawyer for the woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault asked Friday for Florida's attorney general to independently examine the rape investigation, claiming it was riddled with problems. Attorney Patricia Carroll called on the attorney general to investigate the Tallahassee Police Department's handling of the case, saying that detectives failed to interview key witnesses and that forensic tests were unreliable and incomplete. However, spokeswoman Jenn Meale said the Attorney General's Office hadn't yet received a formal request from Carroll. Carroll described the problems with the investigation as ''so significant and so multiple.'' The lead detective got a search warrant for her client's cellphone and social media accounts but failed to do the same for Winston and his two companions immediately after the accusations were made, Carroll said.
At least three people were stabbed in a parking lot at Sports Authority Stadium Field at Mile High after the Denver Broncos' game Thursday night. Police spokesman Steve Warneke said three males were stabbed, and a fourth may have been stabbed, but that person left the scene. The Denver Post (http://bit.ly/18HGZb1) reports there were multiple eye-witnesses. The Broncos lost 27-20 to the San Diego Chargers.
LaMarcus Aldridge's big night against the Houston Rockets wasn't about the stats, the All-Star votes or the fans chanting ''MVP! MVP!'' ''This was a 'we needed a win' night for me,'' said Aldridge, who had 31 points and a career-high 25 rebounds in the Trail Blazers' 111-104 victory Thursday. For Aldridge, it was important that Portland (19-4) come away with a win after losing to the Rockets earlier this season - a rare blip for the Western Conference leaders. It was the first time in franchise history that a Blazers player scored 30 or more points with 25 or more rebounds. ''(But) I felt tonight, it was needed.'' Dwight Howard had 32 points and 17 rebounds for the Rockets, who beat the Blazers 116-101 on Nov. 5.
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett share a championship with Doc Rivers and a bond that didn't break when they ended up on opposite coasts. ''I'll always have a special place for Doc,'' Garnett said. Andray Blatche and Joe Johnson each scored 21 points in the Brooklyn Nets' 102-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night, making Pierce and Garnett winners in their first matchup with Rivers. Brook Lopez had 16 points and Deron Williams 15 for the Nets, who won their season-high third straight.
A lawyer for the woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault is criticizing the investigation, which ended with no charges being filed.
The PGA Tour's nonprofit business model has allowed it to avoid paying up to $200 million in taxes over 20 years, and its tournaments -- designed to benefit local charities -- operate short of acceptable charitable practices.
Two days after Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown said Kobe Bryant was "somewhat confused about culture" and criticized Bryant's treatment of former teammate Shaquille O'Neal, Bryant responded to the comments.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 31 points and a career-high 25 rebounds, prompting Portland fans to chant "MVP! MVP!" during the Trail Blazers' 111-104 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.