Friday, January 19, 2018
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NBA

Rose: I suspected setup

LOS ANGELES — Knicks star Derrick Rose says he had a hunch his ex-girlfriend was going to claim he raped her after he and two friends had sex with her.

Rose testified Tuesday that he became suspicious when the woman texted later on the day of the alleged assault to describe burns she claimed she got on her hands from a fire pit outside his Beverly Hills, Calif., house. Rose says he never saw the woman burn herself, and thought he was being set up.

Rose was testifying for a second day in the $21.5 million lawsuit that says he and his friends had sex without the woman's consent when she was incapacitated from drinking and, possibly, drugs.

The former NBA MVP said the woman was sober, and he assumed consent based on their past and her behavior. The judge in the case was considering whether to declare a mistrial.

Tennis

Djokovic healthy, back on track

Novak Djokovic beat Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-3 in the second round of the Shanghai Masters, his first win after a month-long injury layoff. "When I get on the court, of course I want to give my best and eventually try to win the match," said Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam champion. "But not as a priority of must-win type of mind-set, because that is not working for me anymore. "I have just a different kind of vision right now."

Boxing

Champ Fury's license in danger

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury could lose his license today when British boxing chiefs discuss the troubled fighter, who has admitted to taking cocaine to deal with manic depression. The British Boxing Board of Control will meet in Cardiff.

Et cetera

Soccer: Julian Green, who was born in Tampa, scored his second goal in two matches for the United States, which tied New Zealand 1-1 in an exhibition in Washington. … England tied host Slovenia 0-0 in European World Cup qualifying, while host Germany kept its perfect record in group play by beating Northern Ireland 2-0. … China coach Gao Hongbo resigned after a 2-0 defeat in Uzbekistan left his team with just one point from four games in Asia's last round of World Cup qualifying.

WNBA: Maya Moore had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help host Minnesota even the best-of-five Finals at one game apiece with a 79-60 victory over Los Angeles. Game 3 is Friday.

Autos: Tony Kanaan, 41, will return to Chip Ganassi Racing next season. It will be Kanaan's 20th season in IndyCar, his fourth with Ganassi.

MMA: The Nevada Athletic Commission fined UFC star Conor McGregor $150,000 for a bottle-throwing fracas with rival Nate Diaz during a pre-fight news conference in August in Las Vegas.

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