Freedom of speech

In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 image made from video provided by SNJTODAY.COM, Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson is declared the winner by referee Alan Maloney after a match in in Buena, N.J. Maloney, who told the New Jersey high school wrestler to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit the match has filed a legal claim preserving his right to a possible lawsuit. The tort claim notice sent by Maloney to a dozen possible defendants alleges $100,000 damages, defamation of character and emotional distress. (Michael Frankel/SNJTODAY.COM via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 7:46 pm
WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A referee who was heavily criticized for telling a New Jersey high school wrestler to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit his match has taken a step toward filing a defamation lawsuit. The tort claim notice sent by referee Alan Maloney to a dozen possible defendants alleges $100...
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, tries to get past, Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
March 19, 2019 - 2:26 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard plans to take a bit more control over games in the absence of backcourt mate CJ McCollum. Lillard had 30 points and 15 assists as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Indiana Pacers 106-98 on Monday night in their first game since McCollum injured his left knee...
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FILE - This is an April 25, 2018, file photo, showing NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The NCAA is facing more than 300 lawsuits from former college football players who claim their concussions were mistreated, leading to medical issues spanning from headaches to depression and in some cases early onset Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's disease. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
February 07, 2019 - 2:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA is facing more than 300 lawsuits from former college football players who claim their concussions were mistreated, leading to medical problems spanning from headaches to depression and, in some cases, early onset Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease. The first wave of...
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In this Dec. 16, 2018 photo, Green Bay Packers defensive end Dean Lowry (94) and defensive tackle Tyler Lancaster (95) warm up as fans watch from the sideline before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago. The Bears have ended a pregame perk that prompted a lawsuit by a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan who wanted to wear the Wisconsin team's green and gold apparel to warmups at Soldier Field. Bears attorney Paul Greenwalt tells The Chicago Tribune that the team is eliminating the program that allows season ticket holders to attend pregame warmups in a marketing reorganization. (AP Photo/David Banks)
February 05, 2019 - 5:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears have ended a pregame perk that prompted a federal lawsuit by a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan who wanted to wear the Wisconsin team's green and gold apparel to warmups at Soldier Field. Bears attorney Paul Greenwalt told The Chicago Tribune that the team is...
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December 13, 2018 - 9:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Green Bay Packers fan has lost a court battle to wear green and gold on the sidelines of Soldier Field, home of the rival Chicago Bears. The Chicago Tribune reports a federal judge on Thursday denied a request by Russell Beckman for a temporary restraining order and injunction so...
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December 04, 2018 - 6:43 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas school district that ordered a student newspaper to take down an investigative report now says the article can be re-published on its website. A spokesman for the Springdale School District said Tuesday the Har-ber Herald could republish its months-long...
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Melbourne-based newspaper Herald Sun displays a controversial cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great, in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The newspaper defended its cartoonist Mark Knight's depiction of Williams and is asserting the condemnation, which has come from all parts of the world, is driven by political correctness. (AP Photo)
September 12, 2018 - 1:24 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been partially reprinted on the front page of the Melbourne-based newspaper that initially published it. The Herald Sun newspaper printed an edited portion of the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif. NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. The decision was announced Wednesday, May 23, 2018, by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the league's spring meeting in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 25, 2018 - 1:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook. The question is whether they intend to escalate their protests in some way. "The owners can try...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif. NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. The decision was announced Wednesday, May 23, 2018, by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the league's spring meeting in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 24, 2018 - 12:49 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Stand or stay out of sight. Looking to quell a national debate that was sparked by Colin Kaepernick, stoked by President Trump and some say chipped away at the very popularity of America's game, NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday that allows players to protest during the...
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell tells reporters the NFL team owners have reached agreement on a new league policy that requires players to stand for the national anthem or remain in the locker room during the NFL owner's spring meeting Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 23, 2018 - 7:25 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL's new policy requiring players to stand if they are on the field during the national anthem but permitting them to stay in the locker room if they prefer (all times EDT): ___ 6 p.m. Arizona Cardinals safety Antoine Bethea says the NFL's new national anthem...
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