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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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  • How long should injured pro athletes get workers comp?

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:50:40 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Should injured pro athletes be allowed to earn worker compensation benefits until they are 67 years old, like other workers, even if their athletic careers normally would have ended more than 30 years earlier?

  • Duck boats face increasing calls for improvements, bans

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:19:21 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — With their festive, party-like ambiance and ability to travel on land and in water, duck boats have long been tourist attractions for sightseers around the U.S. But a string of deadly accidents has left the industry reeling, forced safety improvements and led some advocates to call for a total ban on the vehicles.

  • High profile gymnasts come forward, claim abuse by doctor

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:51:17 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three former elite U.S. gymnasts, including 2000 Olympian Jamie Dantzscher, have come forward saying they were sexually abused by a former doctor currently facing trial on a separate matter.

  • High school transgender wrestler wins Texas regional title

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:10:48 GMT

    ALLEN, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old Dallas-area high school transgender wrestler who is transitioning from female to male has won a girls regional championship after a female opponent forfeited the match.

  • Broner outpoints Granados in 10-round welterweight bout

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:54:30 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Boxing in his hometown after a tumultuous year of legal and personal troubles, Adrien "The Problem" Broner fought to a split decision over Adrian Granados in a 10-round welterweight bout Saturday night at Xavier University's Cintas Center.

  • Vanderbilt rallies to beat No. 21 South Carolina 71-62

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:01:13 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Matthew Fisher-Davis scored 17 points and Riley LaChance had 14 to help Vanderbilt beat No. 21 South Carolina 71-62 on Saturday night.

  • Jets cornerback Revis' court date Thursday on fight claims

    Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:50:45 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has a court date next week on criminal charges stemming from a fight after he turned himself in to police and was later released on a non-monetary bond.

  • Jets cornerback Revis turns self in following fight claims

    Sat, 18 Feb 2017 03:46:11 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has turned himself in to Pittsburgh police following charges alleging he was involved in a fight with two men last weekend.

  • The Latest: Senator seeks immediate reporting of sex abuse

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:36:53 GMT

    MASON, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a criminal case against a Michigan sports doctor who is charged with sexual assault (all times local):

  • NASCAR's Danica Patrick adamant she fairly promoted sponsor

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:57:26 GMT

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick defended her support of former sponsor Nature's Bakery on Friday and insisted she never promoted any rival products as her racing team and the food company veer toward a court fight.

  • Marlins' Hechavarria admits lying in Cuban smuggling probe

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:21:18 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria told a federal jury Friday he lied to investigators about knowing a key figure in an alleged Cuban ballplayer smuggling network linked to a Florida sports agent and a trainer.

  • LGBT employees ask Education Secretary to keep protections

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:45:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT employees have asked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to commit to safeguarding anti-discrimination regulations amid fears that the Trump administration may weaken those protections.

  • The Latest: Ex-prosecutor leading school's review of doctor

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:28:27 GMT

    MASON, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a criminal case against a Michigan sports doctor who is charged with sexual assault (all times local):

  • Michigan sports doctor to stand trial in sexual assault case

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:55:54 GMT

    MASON, Mich. (AP) — A sports doctor who treated female gymnasts at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics was ordered to stand trial Friday after a woman described how he sexually abused her for years during her childhood.

  • Jerry Sandusky's son waives hearing in child sex abuse case

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:40:10 GMT

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky's adult son won't be in court next week for a hearing on accusations he pressured a teen girl for naked photos and asked her teen sister to perform a sex act.

  • Marlins SS Hechavarria admits lying in Cuban smuggling probe

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:27:38 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria has told a federal jury he lied to investigators about knowing a key figure in an alleged Cuban ballplayer smuggling network linked to a Florida sports agent and a trainer.

  • NASCAR's Kurt Busch sued by former management company

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:51:30 GMT

    NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is being sued for nearly $1.5 million by his former sports management company after he terminated their relationship last March.

  • Kurt Busch sued by former management company

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:34:30 GMT

    Kurt Busch is being sued for nearly $1.5 million by his former sports management company after he terminated his relationship with the agency last March.

  • The Latest: Michigan sports doctor ordered to stand trial

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:33:57 GMT

    MASON, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a criminal case against a Michigan sports doctor who is charged with sexual assault (all times local):

  • French language groups protest English-only Olympic slogan

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:20:37 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Groups defending the French language are lodging legal protests over the English-only slogan used for Paris' 2024 Olympic bid.

  • The Latest: Woman says Michigan sports doctor molested her

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:14:38 GMT

    MASON, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a criminal case against a Michigan sports doctor who is charged with sexual assault (all times local):

  • Ventura toxicology report won't be released to public

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:57:16 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The toxicology report on Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura won't be released to the public following his death last month in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic.

  • Michigan sports doctor facing key hearing in assault case

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:46:20 GMT

    MASON, Mich. (AP) — A sports doctor who treated female gymnasts at Michigan State University and through USA Gymnastics faces a key hearing Friday to determine if he will go to trial on sexual assault charges. The allegations do not involve an athlete; Dr. Larry Nassar is accused of assaulting a girl at his home between 1998 and 2005.

  • AP review: Gorsuch backed minimum standard for disabled kids

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:34:23 GMT

    Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has embraced a bare-bones standard of education for disabled children, but he has often upheld other civil rights complaints against schools, an Associated Press review of his legal record shows.

  • Jets' Revis charged after fight in Pittsburgh last weekend

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:55:12 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was charged with four first-degree felonies and one misdemeanor after allegedly being involved in a fight with two men last weekend.

  • AP review: Court nominee backed minimum for disabled kids

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:22:07 GMT

    Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has embraced a bare-bones standard of education for disabled children, but he has often upheld other civil rights complaints against schools, an Associated Press review of his legal record shows.

  • Jets' Revis faces pending charges after fight in Pittsburgh

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:18:59 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis faces five pending charges, including two counts of aggravated assault, after allegedly being involved in a fight with two men last weekend.

  • Nature's Bakery won't let Stewart-Haas Racing 'bully us'

    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:18:06 GMT

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Nature's Bakery vowed Thursday to fight Stewart-Haas Racing in court, saying it wouldn't be bullied by one of NASCAR's top teams over a $31 million breach-of-contract lawsuit filed in a sponsorship dispute involving driver Danica Patrick.

  • New Orleans jamboree: NBA All-Stars, Mardi Gras go 1-on-1

    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:47:43 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Floats, marching bands and street parties are about to converge with slam dunks, 3-pointers and buzzer beaters in New Orleans.

  • New Orleans' big weekend: NBA All-Star Game meets Mardi Gras

    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:48:57 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Floats, marching bands and street parties are about to converge with slam-dunks, three-point plays and buzzer-beaters in New Orleans.

  • Stephen Curry spoke. Under Armour listened. Now what?

    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 01:21:30 GMT

    Whether the dust-up between Stephen Curry and Under Armour keeps mushrooming or fizzles out, this much is true: In an era of contentious politics, the dynamic between high-profile athletes and the big-money sponsors they endorse is growing more complicated.

  • Minnesota man shot by Amtrak police officer in Chicago dies

    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:50:48 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Minneapolis man who was shot by Amtrak police near Chicago's Union Station has died.

  • Row the Boat to Minnesota: Fleck, WMU reach deal on slogan

    Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:50:24 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — P.J. Fleck has made the slogan "Row the Boat" a way of life for him and the football programs he leads, a way of honoring his infant son Colt, who died from a heart condition in 2011.

  • In new report, man claims Justin Bieber punched him in June

    Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:41:04 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A Las Vegas man who says Justin Bieber assaulted him in Cleveland eight months ago has filed a police report about the fracas.

  • Former high school employees dispute charges in lawsuit

    Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:41:35 GMT

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Former employees at a Tennessee high school say they shouldn't be held responsible for a December 2015 attack by three of the school's basketball players against a teammate.

  • Penn State ex-officials seek appeal as criminal trial nears

    Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:32:24 GMT

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Three former Penn State administrators facing child endangerment charges for their handling of the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal have asked a judge for permission to pursue an appeal, barely a month before their scheduled trial.

  • Trump sons Eric, Donald Jr. to attend 'closed' Dubai event

    Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:19:59 GMT

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump's two sons in charge of his global business empire will attend a closed-door event this coming weekend to mark the opening of the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, organizers said Wednesday.

  • Ethiopian runner who protested in Rio reunites with family

    Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:37:02 GMT

    The Ethiopian marathoner crouched down low in the hallway at the Miami airport as he carried a bouquet of red roses.

  • Fired for Venus Williams remark, ex-commentator sues ESPN

    Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:21:09 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tennis commentator dropped by ESPN for a remark about Venus Williams during the Australian Open sued the sports network Tuesday for wrongful termination.

  • Cuban players: We paid thousands for journey to US baseball

    Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:59:38 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Two Cuban baseball players told a federal jury Tuesday that they paid tens of thousands of dollars from signing bonuses with Major League Baseball teams to a smuggling network that prosecutors say was overseen by a Florida sports agent and his trainer associate.

  • The Latest: MSU gymnastics coach retires amid scandal

    Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:47:38 GMT

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on legal action related to a former Michigan State University sports doctor accused of sexually abusing athletes (all times local):