Former Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans has lost a challenge against his conviction for rape.
The striker had his case rejected by three judges at the Court of Appeal in London.
The 23-year-old was jailed for five years in April for raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room. Evans denied the offence but was found guilty by a jury at Caernarfon Crown Court of raping her at a hotel in North Wales in May last year.
Lord Judge, rejecting the conviction challenge by Evans, said:
The judges also threw out a bid by Evans to have his sentence reduced.