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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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  • World Cup moments distanced women from FIFA scandal

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:30:17 GMT

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — For a few moments over the past month, the Women's World Cup seemed to push aside the FIFA scandal that is simmering a half planet away.

  • LA Kings' Voynov pleads no contest in domestic abuse case

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:16:21 GMT

    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was sentenced to three months in jail Thursday after pleading no contest to beating his wife after an argument at a Halloween party last year.

  • Ex-NFL player pleads guilty in hit-and-run, gets probation

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:03:02 GMT

    WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Former Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes has pleaded guilty in a hit-and-run crash that injured three people and will serve a year of probation.

  • Blatter not traveling to Women's World Cup final in Canada

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:45:19 GMT

    MONTREAL (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter will skip the Women's World Cup final in Canada, avoiding a visit to North America at a time when U.S. officials are pursuing a criminal investigation into the soccer's ruling body.

  • Paraguay revokes immunity for soccer headquarters

    Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:02:37 GMT

    ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay's president has signed a law repealing the immunity that the headquarters of South America's soccer confederation enjoyed for nearly two decades.

  • NFL concussion awards on hold amid appeals through this fall

    Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:04:35 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Retired NFL players seeking payouts from the potential $1 billion NFL concussion settlement could be waiting until next year based on appeals being weighed this fall.

  • Brady waiting for Goodell decision after 10-hour hearing

    Wed, 24 Jun 2015 22:02:49 GMT

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It's back to the waiting game for Tom Brady.

  • After appeal, what's next in Brady deflated football saga?

    Wed, 24 Jun 2015 07:03:48 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a 10-hour hearing, Tom Brady now must wait to find out if his appeal of a four-game suspension carried any weight with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

  • Brady appeal hearing ends after more than 10 hours

    Wed, 24 Jun 2015 01:49:07 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a 10-hour hearing, Tom Brady now must wait to find out if his appeal of a four-game suspension carried any weight with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

  • Brady appeal continues into evening at NFL offices

    Tue, 23 Jun 2015 23:06:03 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — With thunder clouds erupting over the city, Tom Brady and representatives from the players' union continued meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell at NFL headquarters into the evening Tuesday as the New England quarterback appeals his four-game suspension.

  • Life's playbook: NFL schools rookies on being a professional

    Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:20:04 GMT

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — To prepare rookies for life as professionals, the NFL is again providing a crash course filled with seminars, testimonials and advice on how to navigate the pitfalls of fame and fortune.

  • Brady appeal continues into late afternoon at NFL offices

    Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:04:10 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady and representatives from the players' union have been meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell at NFL headquarters for much of Tuesday as the New England quarterback appeals his four-game suspension.

  • Brady appeal begins at NFL headquarters

    Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:51:31 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady and representatives from the players' union are meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell at NFL headquarters as the New England quarterback appeals his four-game suspension.

  • Time for Brady to present his case in suspension appeal

    Mon, 22 Jun 2015 21:51:32 GMT

    When Tom Brady's appeal hearing kicks off Tuesday, key arguments will be about who ordered his four-game suspension and whether science supports the league's findings about deflated footballs.

  • While feds investigate, MLB holds back on hacking probe

    Fri, 19 Jun 2015 06:48:40 GMT

    The case of compromised Houston Astros player intel is a federal investigation, not a baseball probe, says MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.

  • Swiss AG: 53 possible money-laundering cases in FIFA probe

    Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:30:27 GMT

    BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Reeling from an American federal investigation of bribery in soccer, FIFA was put under more pressure Wednesday as the scale of a separate Swiss investigation of suspected money laundering was revealed.

  • Obama praises Lynch as tough-but-fair attorney general

    Wed, 17 Jun 2015 20:01:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised Attorney General Loretta Lynch as tough but fair and committed to justice, traits that have prepared her to make her mark as the American people's lawyer.

  • AP source: Cardinals allegedly hacked Astros player database

    Tue, 16 Jun 2015 23:16:25 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal law enforcement authorities are investigating whether the St. Louis Cardinals illegally hacked into a computer database of the Houston Astros to obtain information on players, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday in an unusual case involving two former division rivals in Major League Baseball.

  • Report: Cardinals allegedly hacked Astros player information

    Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:22:39 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Major League Baseball says it is cooperating with a federal investigation into an illegal breach of the Houston Astros' internal database after a report that the St. Louis Cardinals were responsible for the hack.

  • FIFA's Blazer agreed to act undercover for US prosecutors

    Tue, 16 Jun 2015 01:12:17 GMT

    Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer agreed to act undercover for U.S. prosecutors and has been cooperating since at least 2011 in the government's investigation of soccer corruption.

  • Defiant Warner to challenge extradition from Trinidad to US

    Fri, 12 Jun 2015 16:15:27 GMT

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — A defiant Jack Warner is predicting a lengthy legal battle to extradite him from Trinidad and Tobago to the U.S. to charges in the FIFA corruption case.