January 12, 2021 - 1:12 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court has thrown out the manslaughter conviction for the man who shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith to death in 2016. Monday's order in favor of Cardell Hayes had been expected. In December 2017, a jury convicted Hayes by a vote of 10-2 on charges of manslaughter and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks on the field before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Florida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Kraft on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, saying they couldn't go forward after courts blocked their use of video that allegedly shows him paying for massage parlor sex. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
December 30, 2020 - 3:32 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor asked a judge to preserve video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for massage parlor sex, according to court documents filed Wednesday. A misdemeanor solicitation charge against Kraft was dropped in September after...
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December 24, 2020 - 3:06 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The NFL says it is honoring Curtis Flowers, a Black man from Mississippi who was imprisoned more than 22 years and was freed in late 2019, months after the U.S. Supreme Court threw out the last of his several convictions in a quadruple murder case. The NFL says players are...
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Moses Swaibu poses for a photograph during an interview with the Associated Press in London, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. A former professional soccer play who was jailed in 2015 for match fixing allegations fears the financial crisis in the game caused by the coronavirus could make players more vulnerable to taking bribes. Moses Swaibu tells The Associated Press a match fixer has a potential “pool of people he can manipulate.”
December 24, 2020 - 2:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — When Moses Swaibu stands in front of future Premier League players, warning of the dangers of becoming embroiled in match-fixing, he is speaking from experience. “You do not want to end up in my position, going to prison,” Swaibu recalls telling some of the game's most famous players...
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December 14, 2020 - 8:43 am
PARIS (AP) — Two Russians on Monday were convicted of permanently disabling a British soccer supporter in southern France during the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament. Spartak Moscow fan Pavel Kosov was sentenced to 10 years in prison, while Mikhail Ivkin was given a three-year sentence. They had been on...
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CORRECTS NAME This undated photo supplied by Sayed ahmed Alwadaei, Director of the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), shows a drawing by Ahmed, of Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton's racing car, with his appeal for help in saving his father from execution. The 11-year old Ahmed is son of a Bahraini man on death row and at risk of imminent execution in Bahrain. BIRD has received letters from alleged torture victims in Bahrain, with pleas for seven-time F1 champion Hamilton to help political prisoners in Bahrain. (Photo by mother of Ahmed/BIRD via AP)
December 12, 2020 - 3:17 pm
World champion Lewis Hamilton vowed not to ignore pleas to improve human rights in Bahrain and other countries where Formula One hosts races, after reading letters from alleged torture survivors and being sent a drawing from the young son of a Bahraini man on death row. Hamilton received personally...
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December 07, 2020 - 6:22 pm
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Police arrested a man Monday they say broke into a mansion owned by former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and model Gisele Bundchen and made himself comfortable on a couch while no one else was in the home. Police in Brookline, just outside Boston, responded to...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 photo Beitar Jerusalem F.C. soccer supporters watch a State Cup soccer match against Maccabi Umm al-Fahm F.C. in Jerusalem. Israel's Beitar Jerusalem soccer club, which has gained notoriety for never having an Arab player on its roster, announced on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 that an Emirati investor has purchased a 50% stake in the team. The team said that Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, a member of the United Arab Emirates royal family, has pledged to invest 300 million shekels, or about $90 million, into the club over the next decade. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
December 07, 2020 - 3:00 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Beitar Jerusalem soccer club, which has gained notoriety for its racist fans and refusal to have an Arab player on its roster, announced on Monday that an Emirati sheikh has purchased a 50% stake in the team. The team said that Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, a member...
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December 05, 2020 - 5:44 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former NFL player Vontaze Burfict, a linebacker who in 2019 received the most severe punishment in league history for an on-field infraction, was arrested Saturday in Las Vegas, according to court records. Online records for Las Vegas Justice Court said Burfict was arrested on a...
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Boxers Errol Spence Jr., left, and Danny Garcia, right, pose after weigh-ins for their title match in Dallas, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Spence Jr. is putting his WBC and IBF welterweight titles on the line against Danny Garcia in his first fight since escaping serious injury in a high-speed car wreck in Dallas that led to misdemeanor drunken driving charges and could have derailed a promising career. The 30-year-old Spence is undefeated in 26 fights with 21 knockouts. Garcia, a 32-year-old from Philadelphia, is 36-2 and has 21 knockouts as well. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
December 04, 2020 - 5:51 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. changed his lifestyle after escaping serious injury in a high-speed car wreck that led to misdemeanor drunken driving charges in Dallas and could have derailed a promising boxing career. The welterweight champion moved out of downtown Dallas for a quieter...
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