Bowling Green player charged with attempted rape

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COLLEGE

Bowling Green player charged with attempted rape

BOWLING GREEN -- A Bowling Green football player has been charged with attempted rape.

Court records show 19-year-old William Houston was arraigned Monday in Bowling Green Municipal Court and later released on bail. The records show no attorney for the sophomore running back.

Houston is from Dublin and there was no phone listing for him.

Bowling Green police report Houston was arrested Sunday after a female told police she was asleep at a home where other people were staying, and she awoke to find a man atop her trying to engage in sex. Police say others reported the man was Houston.

University spokesman Dave Kielmeyer says the school is conducting its own investigation.

Houston scored 11 touchdowns last season and rushed for 211 yards.

BASKETBALL

CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays as owner

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons says coach Doc Rivers has told him he'll quit if Donald Sterling remains owner of the team.

Parsons made the statement while testifying Tuesday in a trial to determine whether Sterling's wife Shelly Sterling can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

BASEBALL

Yankees trade for Padres' Headley

NEW YORK -- Trying to add offense at third base, the New York Yankees have acquired Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-hander Rafael De Paula.

The 30-year-old Headley can become a free agent after this season. He's hitting .229 with seven homers and 32 RBI, but has a .339 average since July 4. He was a Gold Glove winner two years ago, when he hit .286 with 31 homers and a National League-leading 115 RBI.

The 27-year-old Solarte was hitting .336 as of May 14, but just .180 since and was sent to Triple-A for a week this month. The 23-year-old DePaula was 6-5 with a 4.15 ERA in 17 starts and three relief appearances this year with Class A Tampa.

CYCLING

As Tour enters Pyrenees, Rogers wins 16th stage

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France -- Michael Rogers of Australia has won the longest stage of the Tour de France, leading a breakaway to a downhill finish as the race entered the Pyrenees mountains.

Vincenzo Nibali, several minutes back, reined in his top challengers and appeared set to retain the yellow jersey after Stage 16.

But the contest for the podium spots below him was shaking up: Thibault Pinot of France appeared set to rise in the standings, while Tejay van Garderen of the U.S. was losing crucial minutes.

Rogers took a bow as he crossed the line after the 237.5-kilometer (147-mile) leg from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon featuring an ascent up the super-tough Port de Bales.

Rogers, a former world champion, collected his first Tour stage victory.

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