Law and order

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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FILE - Members of the Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets kneel around a Black Lives Matter logo during the national anthem before the start of an NBA basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Friday, July 31, 2020, file photo. As the NBA neared its restart in late July, its players vowed to keep the calls for social justice reform at the forefront in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.(AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool, File)
December 30, 2020 - 1:30 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As the NBA neared its restart in late July, its players vowed to keep the calls for social justice reform at the forefront in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. The basketball stars weren't the only athletes to act. In a most unusual year...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Madison Square Garden in New York sits empty after NCAA college basketball games in the men's Big East Conference tournament were cancelled due to concerns about the coronavirus. With the virus raging in March, several conferences called off their postseason basketball tournaments, and the NCAA canceled the billion-dollar bonanza known as March Madness, proceeds from which trickle down in some form to almost every Division I school in America. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 23, 2020 - 12:44 pm
The coronavirus was only one factor in a chain of events that consumed college sports in 2020, and is poised to do more of the same in 2021 and beyond. The virus, combined with the harsh spotlight that shined on racial inequality in the United States, further exposed the exploitative side of a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020 photo, The Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 16, 2020 - 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in more than three decades, the Supreme Court will hear a case involving the NCAA and what it means to be a college athlete. The high court on Wednesday agreed to review a court decision in an antitrust lawsuit the NCAA has said blurred “the line between student...
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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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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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FILE- This is a 2014 file photo shows Carlos Rogers of the Oakland Raiders NFL football team. Rogers pleaded guilty Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in federal court in Lexington, Ky., to one charge of conspiring to defraud a program set up to reimburse former players for out-of-pocket medical expenses, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. (AP Photo/File)
December 02, 2020 - 5:38 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A 12th former NFL player has admitted to participating in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the league’s health care benefit program. Former Washington Football Team and San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Lexington,...
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United States players celebrate with Kristie Mewis, number 22, who scored her side's second goal during the international friendly women's soccer match between The Netherlands and the US at the Rat Verlegh stadium in Breda, southern Netherlands, Friday Nov. 27, 2020. (Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool via AP)
December 01, 2020 - 9:46 pm
U.S. women's national team players and the U.S. Soccer Federation settled their long-running lawsuit over inequitable working conditions compared with the men's team while leaving their dispute over unequal pay for additional litigation. The parties filed a redacted public notice of the settlement...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, a sign is posted outside of Orchids of Asia Day Spa, in Jupiter, Fla. A Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, that police violated the rights of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others when they secretly video recorded them paying for massage parlor sex acts, barring the tapes' use at trial and dealing a potentially deadly blow to their prosecution. (Hannah Morse/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
December 01, 2020 - 5:57 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two of four women charged in a South Florida prostitution sting that also involved New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft have taken plea deals this week, court records show. Lei Wang, 41, and Shen Mingbi, 60, each pleaded guilty in Palm Beach County circuit court to...
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