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Every sport has a set of rules, but there are also rules that govern sports in general. From antitrust law to labor issues to criminal justice, the law is a major behind-the-scenes player in the world of sport. For some, the legal aspects of the sporting world hold more fascination that what actually happens on the field of play. For those dedicated legal gamers, FindLaw’s Sports News is the leading source of timely information about developments in sports law, with breaking legal news, expert attorney analysis and interesting stories from a number of excellent sources.

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  • UEFA punishes Serbia, Albania for stadium disorder

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:43:03 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Serbia received tougher sanctions than Albania when UEFA punished the Balkan rivals on Friday for the on-field violence sparked by a banner being flown by a drone over the stadium.

  • New Jersey files defense of sports betting effort

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:14:19 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Claims that New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports gambling violates federal law are meritless, the state wrote in a court filing in response to efforts by four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA to stop gambling from beginning this weekend.

  • Alleged MLB drug supplier pleads not guilty

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:01:33 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — A man described by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a black-market chemist who concocted athletic performance-enhancing drugs in his garage pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges arising from Major League Baseball's recent drug scandal.

  • NBA: Dante Cunningham struggles to clear name

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:24:11 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It was after 4 a.m. when Dante Cunningham pulled his truck back into the driveway of his suburban Minneapolis home and saw the police waiting for him.

  • Attorney says Kings' Voynov didn't hit girlfriend

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:41:34 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Slava Voynov's attorney says the Los Angeles Kings defenseman never hit his girlfriend, and blames Voynov's arrest on a misunderstanding caused partly by the couple's limited ability to speak English.

  • Concussion study says NCAA needs improvement

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:50:26 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Colleges remain inconsistent in the way they handle athletes' concussions, according to a Harvard University study that comes more than four years after the NCAA began requiring schools to educate their players about the risks of head trauma and develop plans to keep injured athletes off the field.

  • No. 9 Georgia to ask for Gurley's reinstatement

    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:14:17 GMT

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Mark Richt said he was optimistic on Wednesday as Georgia was expected to file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley's eligibility to be reinstated.

  • Voynov suspended on domestic violence suspicion

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:45 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely Monday after the two-time Stanley Cup winner's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.

  • Pro leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:46:11 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers in court Monday to stop New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports betting beginning this weekend, when gamblers could become the first in the nation outside Nevada to wager on single games.

  • Voynov suspended after domestic violence charges

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:59:58 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely Monday following the two-time Stanley Cup winner's arrest on domestic violence accusations.

  • Winston complies with school hearing deadline

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:20:45 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston has complied with the first deadline in Florida State's code of conduct hearing process, the adviser for the quarterback's family said Friday.

  • New advisers say NFL is serious about reform

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:03:52 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Beth E. Richie is a professor and a college administrator. She has written articles and books about feminism, battered women and the prison system, and provided training for police, judges and other groups.

  • Ex-clinic owner pleads guilty in MLB drug case

    Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:37:54 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — The former owner of a South Florida anti-aging clinic pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes including high-profile Major League Baseball players, most notably New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

  • LA committee backs bid for more time to lure NFL

    Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:46:06 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A City Council committee on Friday backed AEG's bid for more time to lure an NFL team to Los Angeles, a day after the mayor said it's "highly likely" the city will get a team next year.

  • Goodell: Arbiter decides if he testifies on Rice

    Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:28:46 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday night it's up to a neutral arbiter to decide whether he should testify during an appeal of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension.

  • Ellis looks toward leading the US in the World Cup

    Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:49:57 GMT

    Five months into her job as head coach, Jill Ellis is heading into her biggest moment since being chosen to lead the U.S. national team.

  • NFL owners' meetings focus on personal conduct

    Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:13:01 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 2014 NFL fall meetings were like none before. It was more like a crisis management clinic.

  • NCAA seeks to have law over Penn State fine tossed

    Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:41:56 GMT

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The NCAA has asked a federal judge to declare unconstitutional a state law that requires Penn State's $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal, money earmarked for child abuse programs, to be used entirely within Pennsylvania.

  • Cardinals' Dwyer pleads not guilty to hitting wife

    Mon, 06 Oct 2014 21:14:31 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer pleaded not guilty on Monday to aggravated assault after being accused of assaulting his wife during two arguments at their Phoenix apartment.

  • Bail revoked over cocaine for MLB scandal figure

    Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:41:28 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — The former owner of the clinic at the center of Major League Baseball's recent performance-enhancing drug scandal had his bail revoked Monday because of recent positive tests for cocaine use.

  • Ruling postponed in New Jersey sports betting case

    Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:38:41 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Casinos and racetracks in New Jersey will have to wait a bit longer for a judge's ruling on the state's efforts to allow legal sports gambling.