Court decisions

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo, the Baylor University logo is displayed on the football field at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas. A federal judge has ordered a law firm to turn over thousands of records that lawyers say should give a fuller accounting of how Baylor University responded to sexual assault allegations made by students. Judge Robert Pitman ruled Thursday, March 28, 2019, that Philadelphia-based Pepper Hamilton must produce all materials related to its internal review that resulted in a 2016 summary report finding "institutional failure at every level." (AP Photo/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File)
March 28, 2019 - 7:41 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge in Texas ruled Thursday that a law firm must turn over thousands of records that lawyers believe will give a fuller accounting of how Baylor University responded to sexual assault allegations made by students. Judge Robert Pitman said in his order that Philadelphia-...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith appears before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. In a ruling Wednesday, March 27, 2019, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Cardell Hayes in the April 2016 killing of Will Smith. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
March 27, 2019 - 6:04 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by the man convicted of killing former Saints football star Will Smith during a traffic altercation, rejecting claims that Cardell Hayes acted in self-defense. Hayes is serving a 25-year sentence for manslaughter in the shooting death of...
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Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, returns a volley to Caroline Garcia, of France, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 25, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
March 27, 2019 - 1:39 am
PRAGUE (AP) — A man who stabbed two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday. Radim Zondra, 33, was convicted of causing Kvitova serious bodily harm by a regional court in Brno. The state prosecutor requested 12 years for Zondra, who...
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March 23, 2019 - 11:26 am
The NCAA and major college conferences will appeal a judge's ruling that the governing body violated antitrust laws by limiting education-related benefits to athletes. In a statement released early Saturday, the said the district court "erred by giving itself authority to micromanage decisions...
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March 21, 2019 - 12:44 pm
DAMASCUS, Md. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a 15-year-old accused of instigating the rape of fellow members of his Maryland high school football team will be tried as a juvenile. NBC Washington reported Thursday that the teen is one of five boys charged with rape last fall. He is also the last of...
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March 18, 2019 - 3:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge ordered a sports marketing group on Monday to pay a total of $1 million in fines in the FIFA soccer scandal. U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen fined Traffic Sports International and Traffic Sports USA at a hearing federal court in Brooklyn. The companies had been implicated in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2008, file photo, former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the start of Game 1 of the National League division baseball series between the Phillies and the Milwaukee Brewers in Philadelphia. A New Jersey appeals court has upheld a $1.5 million jury award to Williams over his firing by the MLB Network. An MLB Network spokesman says the network is reviewing the ruling and assessing its option. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
March 14, 2019 - 4:40 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court on Thursday upheld a $1.5 million jury award to former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams stemming from his firing by the MLB Network in 2014 over his alleged conduct at a youth baseball tournament. The former closer, nicknamed "Wild Thing"...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez speaks in the locker room at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Massachusetts' highest court on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, reinstated Hernandez's murder conviction, scrapping a legal principle that had erased it after he killed himself in prison in April 2017. Hernandez had been found guilty in 2015 of killing semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Two years later, the 27-year-old was found dead in his prison cell days after being acquitted of most charges in a separate double-murder case. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
March 13, 2019 - 5:17 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction was reinstated Wednesday in a sweeping ruling from Massachusetts' highest court that does away with the legal principle that made the former NFL star innocent in the eyes of the law after he killed himself in prison. The Supreme Judicial Court...
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FILE - In the Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Baylor President Ken Starr waits to run onto the field before an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas. Starr told the Waco Tribune-Herald that he hosted a fundraiser at his home for the legal defense fund of Shawn Oakman, a former star defensive end for the Bears who was acquitted of rape last month.. Starr was fired as Baylor's president in 2016, after an outside investigation determined there was a "fundamental failure" in the way the school responded to sexual assault allegations. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
March 13, 2019 - 2:41 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor University President Ken Starr said Tuesday that he raised money on behalf of a former Baylor football player who was recently acquitted of sexual assault. Starr told the Waco Tribune-Herald that he hosted a fundraiser at his home for the legal defense fund of Shawn...
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March 13, 2019 - 2:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the reinstatement of Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction (all times local): 2 p.m. Attorneys for late NFL star Aaron Hernandez are criticizing the state's highest court decision to reinstate his murder conviction. The Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday scrapped the...
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