Two college football players who were suspended from their team last year and saw their scholarships revoked after rape accusations have been cleared by police after authorities say their accuser recanted her story. Nikki Yovino, 18, of South Setauket, NY, has been charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence in connection to an incident at a Sacred Heart University football party in October, the Connecticut Post reports. When pressed about inconsistencies in her original statement, Yovino admitted that she made up the rape allegations against the two football players in hopes of gaining sympathy from another man — a prospective boyfriend, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Police said Yovino told them on Oct. 15 at a hospital where they responded for a sexual assault complaint that she attended a Sacred Heart football club party the night before at a house on Lakeside Drive in Bridgeport.
Louisville’s Rick Pitino and UNC fans got into a heated exchange as the coach walked off the court during the No. 7 Cardinals game against the Tar Heels on Wednesday night. Sports Illustrated’s Jonathan Jones captured some of the interaction on video.
The Force India team has unveiled the car with which they will contest the 2017 Formula One season - the VJM10 - at Silverstone on Wednesday afternoon. The car's livery is a familiar blend of orange, black and silver, while on the design front the Force India team have had to make the same adaptations as others to suit the radical overhaul of the regulations this year. Prior to the unveiling, team owner Vijay Mallya spoke bullishly about Force India's prospects: "Many commentators of the sport have said that we punch well above our weight.