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)

Frost wins Robinson coach of the year

(TSX / STATS) -- Outgoing Central Florida coach Scott Frost was named winner of the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award on Thursday.

Frost, who will be Nebraska's coach next season, is the first winner of the award from a non-power conference school since Utah's Urban Meyer in 2004. Utah was a member of the Mountain West at that time. (MORE)

A's acquire OF Piscotty from Cardinals

(TSX / STATS) -- The Oakland Athletics acquired outfielder Stephen Piscotty from the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday for minor league infielders Yairo Munoz and Max Schrock.

Piscotty batted .235 with nine homers and 39 RBIs in 107 games last season with the Cardinals. He is signed to a six-year, $33.5 million contract through the 2022 season. (MORE)

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