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 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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March 08, 2019 - 11:48 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The defense lawyer for a woman convicted of conspiracy in a truck stop rebate scam says she deserves a new trial. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports attorney Benjamin Vernia filed the appeal this week for former Pilot Flying J account representative Heather Jones. Vernia...
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February 15, 2019 - 8:13 am
DAMASCUS, Md. (AP) — One of four Maryland teenagers charged as adults with rape in a Damascus High School locker-room attack is set to appear in court. The Washington Post reports a judge is expected to rule Friday on whether the case against the 15-year-old will be tried in adult court or sent to...
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Surrounded by officers of the court defendant Billy Ray Turner, second from left, makes an appearance in Judge Lee Coffee courtroom Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Turner and co-defendant Sherra Wright are charged in the killing of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP)
February 08, 2019 - 1:18 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A judge set a trial date Friday for a Tennessee man facing weapons charges in connection with former NBA player Lorenzen Wright's slaying, while also casting doubt about whether the separate murder trial in the high -profile case requires a change of venue. Shelby County...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for an appeal hearing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky lost a bid for a new trial Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, but a Pennsylvania appeals court ordered him to be re-sentenced for a 45-count child molestation conviction. Superior Court on Tuesday said Sandusky was improperly sentenced using mandatory minimums. The 75-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach was sentenced in 2012 to 30 to 60 years in state prison for sexual abuse of 10 boys. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
February 05, 2019 - 6:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Seven years after Jerry Sandusky was convicted of child molestation and sentenced to decades behind bars, an appeals court has ordered a resentencing hearing for the former Penn State assistant football coach whose crimes have cost the university a fortune and triggered...
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February 05, 2019 - 3:21 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Court denies Jerry Sandusky's request for new trial in Penn State abuse case but orders resentencing.
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Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova leaves the Regional Court in Brno after giving a testimony during a trial with a man who is suspected of attacking her on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The burglar wounded Kvitova's hand with a knife and robbed her in her flat in Prostejov, 230 kilometres (143 miles) South East od Prague, in December 2016. (Vaclav Salek/CTK via AP) ** SLOVAKIA OUT **
February 05, 2019 - 11:32 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova testified in the Czech Republic on Tuesday at the trial of the man who allegedly knifed her in her home. After the December 2016 attack in her home in Prostejov, Kvitova had surgery on injuries to her playing left hand. It took the tennis star...
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Lawyers for alleged victims of Vincent Leroyer, from the left, Come Lionnard, Pascale Badina, and Marie-Anne Raymond gather at the opening Monday Jan.21, 2019 in Bordeaux, southwestern France. Lionnard is on trial in southwest France for the alleged rape and sexual abuse of young boys and adolescents when he ran an ice hockey club in the 1980s and 1990s. (AP Photo/John Leicester)
January 21, 2019 - 11:12 am
BORDEAUX, France (AP) — A former French swimming champion is on trial in southwest France for the alleged rape and sexual abuse of young boys and adolescents during the decade he ran an ice hockey club in northern France. Vincent Leroyer told a jury as his three-day trial got underway in Bordeaux...
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Former Southern California assistant basketball coach Tony Bland, left, arrives at federal court in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Bland is expected to plead guilty in a criminal case in which prosecutors said bribes were paid to steer top athletes to certain schools. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 02, 2019 - 6:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit bribery, admitting he accepted $4,100 in cash to steer players at the school to certain financial advisers and business managers. Tony Bland's plea in...
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