Court decisions

FILE - In this Friday, April 13, 2018 file photo South Africa's Caster Semenya waits to compete in the woman's 800m final at Carrara Stadium during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. Caster Semenya lost her appeal Wednesday May 1, 2019 against rules designed to decrease naturally high testosterone levels in some female runners. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
May 01, 2019 - 4:20 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In one of the most ethically and scientifically challenging cases in modern sports law, two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya lost her appeal of a rule that requires women to medically reduce their natural levels of testosterone in order to compete in certain track events. Here is...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office former shows former Texas A&M football player Thomas Johnson. Johnson, accused of hacking a Dallas jogger to death with a machete in 2015, has been convicted of murder. A Dallas County jury swiftly returned a guilty verdict Tuesday in Johnson's trial in the killing of David Stevens after the former wide receiver's legal defense declined to call a single witness. (Dallas County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 01, 2019 - 2:56 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A former Texas A&M football player was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for the slaying of a Dallas jogger who was hacked to death with a machete in 2015. A Dallas County jury had found Thomas Johnson guilty of murder Tuesday for the seemingly random killing of David Stevens...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, former Penn State President Graham Spanier departs after his sentencing hearing at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. A federal judge on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 has thrown out Spanier's child-endangerment conviction, less than a day before he was due to turn himself in to jail. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 30, 2019 - 7:31 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge threw out former Penn State President Graham Spanier's misdemeanor child-endangerment conviction on Tuesday, less than a day before he was due to turn himself in to begin serving a jail sentence. The decision by U.S. Magistrate Judge Karoline Mehalchick in...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, former Penn State President Graham Spanier departs after his sentencing hearing at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. A federal judge will consider ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier's argument that his conviction should be thrown out, a week before he's due to report to jail. The hearing Thursday, April 25, 2019, concerns Spanier's argument he was wrongly convicted in Pennsylvania state court for mishandling a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky under a version of the law that wasn't in place at that time. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 25, 2019 - 1:23 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier asked a federal magistrate judge Thursday to overturn his child endangerment conviction with less than a week left before he is scheduled to start serving a two-month sentence. Spanier's lawyers argued his conviction under a 2007 law...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft leaves his seat during an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat, in New York. Attorneys for Kraft will be in court asking a judge to throw out a video that police say shows him paying for sex at a Florida massage parlor. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 23, 2019 - 5:45 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A video that police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying a massage parlor worker for sex should not be publicly released for now because it would ruin his chance for a fair trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. Circuit Judge Leonard Hanser accepted arguments...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft leaves his seat during an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat, in New York. Attorneys for Kraft will be in court asking a judge to throw out a video that police say shows him paying for sex at a Florida massage parlor. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 23, 2019 - 5:01 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the prostitution case against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A celebrity gossip website may have to reveal who tried to sell it a video that police and prosecutors say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft...
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Former NFL player, Cierre Wood appears in court on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Las Vegas. Wood, arrested on suspicion of child abuse, now faces murder charges after his girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter died. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 8:02 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas judge expressed shock Tuesday at the severity of injuries found on a 5-year-old girl whose death led to murder and felony child abuse charges against her 25-year-old mother and the mother's former professional football player boyfriend. "Once you've seen them, you can't...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2017, file photo, Aaron Hernandez listens during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. He already was serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Attorneys for the late former New England Patriots NFL football filed documents on Friday, April 12, 2019, saying that the state Supreme Judicial Court got it wrong when it ordered in March that Hernandez's conviction in the Lloyd case be restored. The court's decision did away with the legal principle that erased Hernandez's conviction after the 27-year-old killed himself in his prison cell in 2017. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, Pool, File)
April 12, 2019 - 1:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys for the late Aaron Hernandez are asking Massachusetts' highest court to reverse its decision to reinstate the former New England Patriot's murder conviction. The lawyers say in documents filed Friday that the Supreme Judicial Court got it wrong when it ordered last month...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks during a news conference in San Antonio. Emmert says a judge’s recent ruling in a federal antitrust lawsuit again reinforced that college athletes should be treated as students not employees. Emmert spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday, April 3, at U.S. Bank Stadium, the site of the men’s basketball Final Four, making his first public comments since last month’s decision. Judge Claudia Wilken ruled the NCAA did violate antitrust laws and cannot prohibit schools from providing more benefits to athletes as long as they are tethered to education. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 04, 2019 - 7:23 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As legalized wagering on sports spreads, the NCAA remains adamant about prohibiting college athletes from betting. The association and its members have had to manage the changing landscape of legalized gambling since a Supreme Court decision last year opened the door for states...
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Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield arrives at Preston Crown Court in Preston, England, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. A British jury has failed to reach a decision on whether the man in control of police operations at the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium tragedy that left 96 people dead is guilty of gross negligence manslaughter. Jurors at Preston Crown Court in northern England deliberated for eight days in the case of David Duckenfield, 74, who has denied the 95 charges. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 1:57 pm
PRESTON, England (AP) — A British jury failed to reach a decision Wednesday on whether the man in control of police operations at the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium tragedy that left 96 people dead is guilty of gross negligence manslaughter. Jurors at Preston Crown Court in northern England deliberated...
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