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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo looks back during the Champions League Group D soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Juventus at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain. Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyers and attorneys for a Nevada woman accusing the soccer star of raping her in 2009 appeared Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, before a federal magistrate judge who is new to the case. Kathryn Mayorga's lawsuit alleges she was coerced into a 2010 confidentiality agreement that paid her a $375,000 hush-money payment, and should be awarded more money. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
November 07, 2019 - 3:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyers won a courtroom bid to block a Nevada woman who accuses the soccer star of raping her in 2009 from digging into the validity of their 2010 confidentiality agreement and $375,000 hush-money payment. U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel Albregts told Kathryn...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2015 file photo, Rep. John Walker, D-Little Rock, speaks at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Walker, an Arkansas lawmaker and civil rights attorney who represented black students in a long-running court fight over the desegregation of Little Rock area schools, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. He was 82. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston File)
October 28, 2019 - 5:49 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — John Walker, an Arkansas lawmaker and civil rights attorney who represented black students in a long-running court fight over the desegregation of Little Rock area schools, has died. He was 82. The Pulaski County coroner said Walker died at his Little Rock home Monday...
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October 25, 2019 - 7:39 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Oregon certified public accountant who stole about $4.5 million from his clients, including Olympic snowboarder Daniel Kass, to support his "Playboy" lifestyle and marijuana business has been sentenced to over four years in prison. Victims told a federal judge...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan, left, of Wis., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, of New York,, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, of Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, of Ky., applaud a message by President Donald Trump on the video board, before the Congressional baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington. Nationals Park, 1 and a half miles south of the Capitol, has long been considered a bipartisan oasis where Republicans and Democrats can set aside their differences while dissecting the manager’s bullpen moves. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 25, 2019 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As he took the podium last week in the White House briefing room, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was a familiar Washington figure — a former congressman and D.C. transplant who cheers for the team that calls Capitol Hill home. "I did want to come out here with my Nationals...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, is Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo prior to playing their Euro 2020 group B qualifying soccer match between Serbia and Portugal, in Belgrade, Serbia. Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyers are asking a U.S. judge to order closed-door arbitration or to dismiss a Nevada woman's lawsuit seeking damages on an accusation the soccer star raped her in Las Vegas in 2009. Attorneys representing Ronaldo's accuser, Kathryn Mayorga, didn't immediately respond Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, to messages about two Oct. 14 court filings in the case stemming from a 2010 confidentiality agreement and $375,000 hush-money settlement. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
October 22, 2019 - 2:01 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyers have filed court documents asking a U.S. judge in Las Vegas to either dismiss a Nevada woman's lawsuit alleging the soccer star raped her in 2009, or to order closed-door settlement talks. Attorneys representing Ronaldo's accuser, Kathryn Mayorga, did...
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October 17, 2019 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta businessman and former NBA referee was spared prison time Thursday after pleading guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to certain schools and money managers. Rashan Michel wiped his eyes when U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska...
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Former soccer player Paul Gascoigne leaves court, after giving evidence on the 2nd day of his trial at court on charges of alleged sexual assault on a train, in Middlesbrough, England, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019. The former player was arrested for allegedly kissing a woman in August 2018 on a train between York and Newcastle. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
October 17, 2019 - 10:17 am
MIDDLESBROUGH, England (AP) — Former England soccer star Paul Gascoigne has been cleared of sexually assaulting a woman on a train after he kissed her on the lips. A jury at Teesside Crown Court cleared the former Tottenham and Newcastle midfielder of that offense, plus a less serious alternative...
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England manager Gareth Southgate, third left, speaks with Referee Ivan Bebek during the Euro 2020 group A qualifying soccer match between Bulgaria and England, at the Vasil Levski national stadium, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
October 15, 2019 - 11:23 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Criticized around Europe for the racist behavior of Bulgarian fans and under pressure from the country's prime minister following a run of poor results, the president of the country's soccer federation resigned on Tuesday. A few hours later, Bulgarian special police forces...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, former NFL safety Darren Sharper appears in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles. Imprisoned former NFL star Darren Sharper is pressing on with his attempts to reduce his 18-year federal sentence in a sexual assault case. An on-again-off-again appeal was revived Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. (Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)
October 11, 2019 - 1:15 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Imprisoned former NFL star Darren Sharper is pressing on with his attempts to reduce his 18-year federal sentence in a sexual assault case. An on-again-off-again appeal was revived Friday at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. It follows a U.S. district judge's...
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Washington Mystics center Emma Meesseman holds the trophy in the locker room after Game 5 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 11, 2019 - 11:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne felt cursed. Every time she made it to the game's biggest stage, she was hindered by injuries. This time around it was three herniated disks in her back. The league's MVP wouldn't let that keep her from her first WNBA championship. Emma Meesseman scored 22 points...
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