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American number one John Isner said Tuesday that his decision not to play the Rio Olympics was influenced by the tournament not offering ranking points as much as his packed playing schedule. Isner is one of four top 25 players in the world who will skip the Games in August which fall in the middle of the North American hardcourt season and in the build-up to the US Open. The 17th-ranked Isner joins Austrian 15th seed Dominic Thiem, Bernard Tomic, the world number 22 from Australia and Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez, 23 in the rankings, in giving the Olympics a miss.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Andrea Constand told authorities that Bill Cosby violated her sexually after giving her three blue pills that made her dizzy, blurry-eyed and sick to her stomach, her legs "like jelly," according to a police report read in court Tuesday.
By Joseph Ax NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - The only woman whose accusations of sexual assault resulted in criminal charges against Bill Cosby told police she was attacked as she lay on a sofa "paralyzed" by drugs the entertainer gave her, a former detective said at a court hearing on Tuesday. Reading from a transcript of Andrea Costand's interview with police in January 2005, the witness said Cosby told her the pills would help her relax and "take the edge off." So Constand, a former basketball coach at Cosby's Temple University alma mater, swallowed the pills, added a sip of wine and told the comedian that she trusted him, the former detective said.