Violent crime

FILE - This June 28, 1997, file photo shows Mike Tyson biting into the ear of Evander Holyfield in the third round of their WBA heavyweight match in Las Vegas. Violence is part of the game in many sports. But when the Cleveland’s Myles Garrett ripped the helmet off Mason Rudolph and hit the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback in the head with it, the Browns’ defender crossed a line _ one that attracts the attention of authorities sometimes from within their sport and in other cases from criminal prosecutors.(AP Photo/Jack Smith, File)
November 16, 2019 - 4:04 am
Violence is part of the game in many sports but Myles Garrett crossed a line that attracts the attention of authorities sometimes from within their sport and in other cases from criminal prosecutors. The Cleveland Browns’ star defensive end ripped the helmet off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph...
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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 July 11, 2018 file photo, former NFL football player Kellen Winslow Jr. attends a preliminary court hearing in San Diego, Calif. Winslow pleaded guilty Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, to raping an unconscious teen and sexual battery involving a 54-year-old hitchhiker. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, File)
November 05, 2019 - 11:11 am
VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to raping an unconscious teen in 2003 and to sexual battery involving a 54-year-old hitchhiker in a deal that spared him the possibility of life in prison. Winslow initially hesitated and seemed to agonize over his...
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November 04, 2019 - 5:24 pm
VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the rape case against former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. (all times local): 2:19 p.m. Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. has pleaded guilty to raping an unconscious teen and sexual battery involving a 54-year-old hitchhiker. Winslow entered his plea Monday as...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers backup linebacker Anthony Chickillo runs a drill during an NFL football practice in Pittsburgh. Misdemeanor charges have been dropped against Chickillo who had been accused of injuring his girlfriend during a fight in their western Pennsylvania hotel room earlier this month. Chickillo had been charged with simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment after the Oct. 20 fight at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Fayette County District Attorney Richard Bower said Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, that the woman no longer wanted to pursue charges. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
October 30, 2019 - 1:22 pm
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Misdemeanor charges have been dropped against a Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker who had been accused of injuring his girlfriend during a fight in their western Pennsylvania hotel room this month. Backup linebacker Anthony Chickillo had been charged with simple assault, criminal...
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A man places an American flag outside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, the first anniversary of the shooting at the synagogue that killed 11 worshippers. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 28, 2019 - 8:18 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have held a moment of silence to commemorate the first anniversary of the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history. Team President Art Rooney II said that Monday night's remembrance before the start of the Pittsburgh-Miami game was in honor of the victims...
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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 - 12:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyers are asking a U.S. judge to dismiss a Nevada woman's lawsuit alleging the soccer star raped her in Las Vegas in 2009 or to order closed-door settlement talks. Attorneys representing Ronaldo's accuser, Kathryn Mayorga, didn't immediately respond Tuesday to...
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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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October 07, 2019 - 3:47 am
MT. JULIET, Tenn. (AP) — A former Buffalo Bills player is accused of pulling a gun on teens who were pranking homes in his Tennessee neighborhood. News outlets report 43-year-old Jimmy Robinson Jr. was arrested last week and charged with aggravated assault. Mt. Juliet police Lt. Tyler Chandler says...
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October 02, 2019 - 8:10 pm
GILROY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California high school says its varsity football season has been canceled following four players being cited by police for sexual battery after a teammate reported he was assaulted on campus. The Gilroy Unified School District said Wednesday it has learned “that...
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