Court decisions

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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FILE - In this March 21, 2013, file photo taken with a fisheye lens, the NCAA logo is displayed at mid-court before Albany's practice for a second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Philadelphia. A judge has ruled against the NCAA in a federal antitrust lawsuit, saying football and basketball players should be permitted to receive more compensation from schools but only if the benefits are tied to education. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
March 09, 2019 - 12:05 am
The NCAA was able to claim victory Friday night after a judge ruled against the governing body for college sports in a federal antitrust lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken in Oakland, California, said college football and men's and women's basketball players competing at the NCAA's highest...
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March 08, 2019 - 9:11 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A judge has ruled against the NCAA in a federal antitrust case, opening door for players to receive more compensation.
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March 08, 2019 - 5:04 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Former NFL wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after a Missouri judge ruled that a marijuana arrest amounted to probation violation. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Green-Beckham was sentenced Friday. Springfield police say Green...
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FILE- In this Aug. 20, 2010, file photo, Daniel Green, who is serving a life sentence for the July 1993 death of former NBA basketball star Michael Jordan's father James Jordan, listens to questions during an interview at the Harnett County Correctional Institute in Lillington, N.C. A North Carolina judge says he won't allow Green to proceed with an effort to prove his innocence. Court documents show that Judge Winston Gilchrist informed lawyers Wednesday, March 6, 2019, that he would deny Green's request for an evidentiary hearing that could lead to a new trial. Gilchrist told the lawyers his written order was forthcoming. (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis, File)
March 08, 2019 - 5:03 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge won't allow a man convicted of murdering Michael Jordan's father in 1993 to proceed with an effort to prove his innocence, according to court documents. Judge Winston Gilchrist informed lawyers Wednesday that he would deny Daniel Green's request for an...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016, file photo, Baylor defensive lineman Shawn Oakman performs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine Feb. 28, 2016, in Indianapolis. A Central Texas jury on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2019, found the former Baylor football player not guilty of raping another student in 2016, the latest case linked to a scandal that rocked the nation’s largest Baptist university and led to the departure of several top leaders. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
February 28, 2019 - 9:05 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas jury on Thursday found a former Baylor University football player not guilty of raping another student in 2016, the latest case linked to a scandal that rocked the nation's largest Baptist university and led to the departure of several top leaders. The McLennan...
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