Video shows Curry, Irving apparently mocking James
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was caught on video apparently mocking LeBron James during a wedding over the weekend, while James' Cavaliers teammate Kyrie Irving eggs him on.
Retired Cavaliers player Brendan Haywood posted the video on Instagram Sunday, with a message saying "shots fired at somebody" and the hashtag #kingwontlikethis.
It shows the two-time NBA MVP pretending to work out with exaggerated moves, an apparent reference to video that James posted on social media that sparked a flurry of fan imitation videos dubbed the #LeBronJamesChallenge.
Irving has asked to be traded, but the team has not said whether it would honor the All-Star point guard's request.
The players were all in Newport, Rhode Island, for the wedding of Dallas Mavericks player Harrison Barnes.
Grand jury declines rape charges against Raiders' Conley
CLEVELAND (AP) — A grand jury in Cleveland has decided not to charge Oakland Raiders rookie Gareon Conley with any crimes after a rape investigation.
Spokesman Ryan Miday of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement Monday that the grand jury declined all possible charges for Conley after being presented the facts and circumstances surrounding the sexual assault allegations.
"I'm excited for him," Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said from training camp in Napa, California. "It's tough on a young man like that to go through this. I'm excited for Gareon and the Raiders for the process to work. We're excited and now we can move forward."
Conley is a defensive back who starred at Ohio State. He was accused by a 23-year-old woman of sexually assaulting her in a Cleveland hotel room April 9. Conley's attorney says the sex was consensual. Conley has cooperated with the investigation and said he passed a polygraph test.
Conley signed a four-year contract Friday with the Raiders, who said they did enough research before the draft to be comfortable with taking Conley with the 24th overall pick.
"We just trusted our process really," McKenzie said. "We felt going into it with all the information we got it would come out this way. I'm glad it worked out."
Conley is currently on the physically unable to perform list because of a shin splint injury suffered in June. McKenzie said he could be back on the field in a few days once he is able to run without pain.
The Raiders are expecting a big contribution from Conley to bolster a secondary that struggled last season and allowed an NFL-worst 61 pass plays of at least 20 yards.
"With all the athletic skills he has, there's no question he can be a number one corner," McKenzie said. "We feel good about what we saw prior to the draft and he just validated everything in the offseason. We're excited about not only him physically but mentally the way he goes about his business and the way he studies."
Denver Broncos owner's son accused of DUI in California
DENVER (AP) — The son of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is accused of drunken driving in California.
John Bowlen was pulled over Sunday after allegedly going more than 100 mph (161 kph) and weaving through traffic on U.S. Highway 101 in the Paso Robles area. He was arrested on two misdemeanor drunken driving charges, and officers say he had an open alcoholic drink in the vehicle.
California Highway Patrol Sgt. Tim Neumann told The Denver Post the 31-year-old former team staffer made it clear several times he was Pat Bowlen's son.
John Bowlen is on probation for harassment for allegedly pushing his girlfriend during an argument in Colorado. He told a dispatcher then that he was the "blood of the city" and a "friend of the mayor."
The Broncos say the latest arrest is a "personal matter." John Bowlen's lawyer couldn't be reached for comment.