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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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  • Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:35:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up New Jersey's bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks.

  • No charges filed in police shooting of mentally ill man

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:50:29 GMT

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Investigators have found no criminal wrongdoing in the police killing of a mentally ill, knife-wielding black man last week by officers in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • The Latest: Vikings player jailed for failed alcohol tests

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:23:38 GMT

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on Minnesota Vikings player Michael Floyd's Arizona court hearing (all times local):

  • Vikings' Floyd gets 1 day in jail for flunking alcohol test

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:17:16 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge on Monday ordered Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd to serve one day in jail for failing alcohol tests that he blamed on a type of fermented tea.

  • 2 GOP lawmakers take seats after special election wins

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:13:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican winner of the most expensive House race ever took her seat representing Atlanta's outskirts Monday evening, along with a South Carolina Republican who claimed a narrower-than-expected victory to retain a strongly Republican seat.

  • Former Packers RB Ahman Green charged with child abuse

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:43:04 GMT

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green was charged Monday with felony child abuse after his 15-year-old daughter told police he punched her in the face.

  • Feds looking into Bernie Sanders' wife over real estate deal

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:22:48 GMT

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into the finances behind a real estate deal for a now-defunct college put together by the wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, and she has hired a lawyer to look after her interests, a family spokesman confirmed on Monday.

  • 2 corrections officers among 4 arrested at Kansas City jail

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:17:15 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two corrections officers were among four people arrested in a contraband smuggling operation at the county jail in Kansas City, Missouri, after roughly 200 law enforcers searched the facility early Monday.

  • Obit mourns death of Nationals fan _ but also blown lead

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:11:14 GMT

    "KILLEBREW, Patrick, 'Pat,' age 68, passed away peacefully at home, June 20, 2017, after watching the Washington Nationals relief pitchers blow yet another lead."

  • Wisconsin wants 'Making a Murderer' inmate to stay in jail

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:46:09 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin attorneys asked a federal appeals court Monday to keep an inmate featured in the Netxflix series "Making a Murderer" behind bars while they fight a second ruling overturning his conviction.

  • Baylor confirms NCAA investigation after sex abuse scandal

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:33:05 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The NCAA is conducting an "ongoing, pending investigation" into Baylor University in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of football coach Art Briles and the departure of the school president, the school's lawyers confirmed in a federal court filing.

  • First military case in Navy bribery scandal begins

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:21:31 GMT

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — While he was stationed in Singapore, a U.S. Navy commander ate suckling pigs worth $400 apiece, attended a Gucci fashion show with his wife and enjoyed the services of prostitutes — all courtesy of a Malaysian defense contractor, Navy prosecutors alleged Monday.

  • Appeals court dismisses minor league player suit against MLB

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:02:16 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld a ruling that dismissed a lawsuit filed by minor league baseball players accusing Major League Baseball of colluding to suppress wages.

  • Baylor says NCAA investigation is 'ongoing, pending'

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:08:48 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The NCAA is conducting an "ongoing, pending investigation" into Baylor University in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of football coach Art Briles and the departure of the school president, the school's lawyers confirmed in a federal court filing.

  • Vikings player Floyd expected to appear in Arizona court

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:39:21 GMT

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd is expected to appear in an Arizona court after being flagged for failed alcohol tests that are part of his monitoring for house arrest in Minnesota.

  • Former Packers RB Ahman Green jailed on child abuse claim

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:38:33 GMT

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green is jailed in Brown County, Wisconsin, on suspicion of child abuse.

  • Erin Andrews, ex-NHL player Jarret Stoll marry in Montana

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:44:15 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sportscaster Erin Andrews and former NHL player Jarret Stoll have tied the knot.

  • Lakeside homeowners, sculling camp clash over waterway use

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:48:18 GMT

    CRAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Rowing is thought of as a relatively quiet, benign sport but some owners of lakeside vacation homes say too much of it by a renowned sculling camp is hindering them from enjoying the public waterway they share.

  • Style vs safety: Do too many football helmets pose a risk?

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:45:21 GMT

    Oregon football players used three helmets last season — green, black and white — that were mixed and matched with myriad uniform combinations.

  • Armstrong and government spar over upcoming trial evidence

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:00:33 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong's $100 million fraud trial is months away, yet his fight with the government and former teammate-turned-rival Floyd Landis is heating up.

  • Jury finds former Vanderbilt football player guilty of rape

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:50:38 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Friday convicted a former Vanderbilt University football player charged along with three of his teammates in the 2013 gang rape of an unconscious female student.