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Sometimes the biggest stories in the world of sports happen off the field. Contractual disputes, criminal charges, and intellectual property deals all make athletics interesting from a legal perspective as well as a sporting one. Legal developments in sports can race ahead faster than an Olympic sprinter, so it's important to have a reliable source of information. FindLaw's Legal Professional News provides the best coverage of sports law issues, with breaking news and analysis, photos, videos, and social medial posts from attorneys.

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  • Long wait, short encounter before deadly police shooting

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:39:25 GMT

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — It took more than an hour for police to arrive at the shopping center in a San Diego suburb where a distressed black man had been wandering into traffic. It took about a minute for him to be shot and killed.

  • California officer guns down man in 'shooting stance'

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:56:28 GMT

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a black man who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

  • Alabama chief justice waits for judgment day on keeping job

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:53:33 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore — famously removed from office 13 years ago for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments display — appeared before a judicial disciplinary panel Wednesday to answer accusations that he urged defiance of the federal courts again: This time on gay marriage.

  • Wife of officer charged in shooting details threats, bills

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:15:05 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The wife of a former police officer charged in the shooting death of a homeless man in New Mexico says the couple has faced mounting legal bills, threats and uncertainty about the future as the case has made its way to trial.

  • California officer guns down refugee in 'shooting stance'

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:29:28 GMT

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a Ugandan refugee who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a mentally unstable man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

  • Court that ousted top Alabama justice again weighs his fate

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:08:53 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on Wednesday insisted to members of a judiciary commission that he never urged probate judges to defy a U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage, defending himself from charges brought by a state ethics panel.

  • The Latest: Shooting victim distraught over friend's death

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:15:16 GMT

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a black man by police in a San Diego suburb (all times local):

  • The Latest: Charlotte mayor wants repeal of law on videos

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:10:28 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on protests following the shooting of a black man by a Charlotte police officer last week (all times local):

  • Minnesota police shooting probe goes to prosecutors

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:08:38 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota investigators looking into the July shooting of a black man by a suburban St. Paul police officer announced Wednesday that they've turned their findings over to a county prosecutor who will review the case for possible charges.

  • Prosecutor rests murder case against 2 New Mexico officers

    Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:07:48 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A special prosecutor rested her case Wednesday in the trial of two former New Mexico police officers charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a homeless man.

  • Banned Rose appeals to Hall of Fame for eligibility

    Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:59:18 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pete Rose is appealing directly to baseball's Hall of Fame to restore his eligibility, arguing the lifetime ban he agreed to in 1989 was never intended to keep him out of Cooperstown.

  • Friend: Starbucks shooting victim became US citizen in 2004

    Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:53:44 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The man killed in a weekend shooting at a Starbucks coffee shop in Las Vegas was a naturalized U.S. citizen from the country of Georgia, where he served in the military and learned not to back away from conflict, a lifelong friend said Wednesday.

  • The Latest: State of emergency ends for Charlotte, county

    Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:47:12 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on protests following the shooting of a black man by a Charlotte police officer last week (all times local):

  • Supreme Court asked to block $1B NFL concussion settlement

    Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:11:12 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A second petition has been filed asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion lawsuits because of how it treats current brain injuries versus future ones.

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    Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:09:58 GMT

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  • The Latest: Police say suspicious package not explosive

    Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:03:57 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on protests following the shooting of a black man by a Charlotte police officer last week (all times local):

  • Takata sells auto interiors unit as recall costs rise

    Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:54:41 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Troubled air bag maker Takata Corp. of Japan is selling its automotive interior trim and seating material operation, raising cash as its inflator recall costs continue to mount.

  • Ex-college coach acquitted of killing ex's 12-year-old son

    Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:57:26 GMT

    CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — A black former college soccer coach accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's 12-year-old white son in a largely white upstate town was found not guilty Wednesday by a judge.

  • The Latest: UNC Charlotte students march to protest shooting

    Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:17:30 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on protests following the shooting of a black man by a Charlotte police officer last week (all times local):

  • Senators ask Justice Department to investigate EpiPen maker

    Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:36:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are asking the Justice Department to investigate whether pharmaceutical company Mylan acted illegally when it classified its life-saving EpiPen as a generic drug and qualified for lower rebate payments to states.

  • Senators vote to override Obama's veto of Sept. 11 bill

    Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:29:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate acted decisively Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of Sept. 11 legislation, setting the stage for the contentious bill to become law despite flaws that Obama and top Pentagon officials warn could put U.S. troops and interests at risk.