In brief: Roethlisberger announcement on Monday

NFL: A district attorney in Milledgeville, Ga., plans to announce Monday whether he will file charges in a case of sexual assault accusations against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

District Attorney Fred Bright said in a statement Friday he has reviewed all the investigation reports and will hold a news conference to announce his decision.

Officials said Wednesday they had wrapped up their investigation into a 20-year-old college student’s claim that the two-time Super Bowl champion sexually assaulted her early March 5 at a club in Milledgeville.

Man takes responsibility in Holmes case: A witness has taken responsibility for tossing a glass at a woman at an Orlando, Fla., nightclub, according to the lawyer for Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes, who was first accused of attacking the woman.

An investigator tracked down the witness, who gave a sworn statement saying he threw the glass because the woman was attacking Holmes, Adam Swickle said Friday. Swickle did not identify the witness.

Zenyatta moves to 16-0, tying record

Horse racing: Zenyatta improved to 16-0 with a 41/4-length victory in the Apple Blossom Invitational in Hot Springs, Ark., galloping effortlessly from behind in her usual running style.

The 6-year-old mare tied the modern mark shared by 1948 Triple Crown winner Citation and 1995-96 Horse of the Year Cigar in unrestricted races.

Karelian wins Maker’s Mark: Karelian held off a late charge from favorite Court Vision to win the $300,000 Maker’s Mark Mile at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.

Ginobili, Spurs agree to extension

NBA: Manu Ginobili signed a three-year, $39 million extension with the San Antonio Spursthat keeps him off this summer’s free agent market.

Since the All-Star break, Ginobili, 32, has averaged 22 points and carried the Spurs to 17 victories in 25 games.

Pistons shorthanded: Guards Rodney Stuckey (injured ribs) and Richard Hamilton (ankle) were sidelined for the Detroit Pistons against the Heat in Miami. Detroit won 106-99.

Lakers clinch home court in West: Pau Gasol had 29 points and 15 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers locked up home court throughout the Western Conference playoffs with a 97-88 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis.

Nevada’s Johnson declares for draft

College men: Nevada’s Armon Johnson is skipping his senior season to enter the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-3 guard said he plans to hire an agent in advance of the June 24 draft, ending his collegiate eligibility.

Also announcing their intentions to enter the draft were Georgia Tech freshman Derrick Favors, UAB junior Elijah Millsap, Mississippi sophomore Terrico White and Virginia Commonwealth junior Larry Sanders.

Turner wins Wooden: Ohio State’s Evan Turner has won the John R. Wooden Award, claiming yet another trophy as the nation’s top basketball player. Turner already won the Associated Press player of the year award and the Naismith Award.

Charlotte hires Major: Charlotte has turned to Ohio State assistant Alan Major to try to get the program back in the NCAA tournament.

Bidders agree to Coyotes lease

NHL: Two groups seeking to buy the Phoenix Coyotes have signed memorandums of understanding on a revised lease with the city of Glendale, a significant step toward purchase of the financially troubled NHL franchise.

The city council will vote on the proposals Tuesday. If the council approves both, it would be left to the NHL to determine who would buy the team.

Rangers stay alive: Marian Gaborik broke a second-period tie with his 42nd goal and the Rangers stayed alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race with a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in New York. The Rangers and Flyers, tied for the last playoff spot in the East, both have 86 points and wrap up the season Sunday in Philadelphia.

Allmendinger earns first Sprint Cup pole

Auto racing: A.J. Allmendinger earned his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole, running a lap at 134.675 mph in the Richard Petty-owned No. 43 Ford at Phoenix International Speedway in Avondale, Ariz.

He will start on the front row today with Scott Speed.

Busch recovers, wins: Kyle Busch recovered from a wild sequence in which he lost the lead on a restart and fell 20 seconds behind after a drive-through penalty to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.

Badgers’ Geoffrion wins Hobey Baker

College hockey: Wisconsin forward Blake Geoffrion, the grandson of Hockey Hall of Famer Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion, received the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as college hockey’s top player.

Geoffrion has helped lead Wisconsin to the NCAA championship game tonight against Boston College. He has 28 goals and 22 assists in 39 games this season.


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