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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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  • 3 black women's basketball players sue Missouri college

    Thu, 28 Jul 2016 21:37:39 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three black women's basketball players allege in a lawsuit that a small southwest Missouri college treated them differently than white students before expelling them without justification.

  • Correction: France-Attack-Victim Vignettes story

    Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:03:12 GMT

    In a story July 18 containing brief profiles of victims of the truck attack in Nice, France, The Associated Press, citing an interview widely circulated in French media after the attack, identified a 27-year-old Parisian named Timothe Fournier as one of those killed. City officials in Nice now say they have no record of someone by that name on their list of victims.

  • The Latest: Man suspected of terrorism links arrested

    Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:00:35 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro):

  • Ex-basketball coach indicted on forged-transcript charges

    Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:45:12 GMT

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former head basketball coach of a New York community college has been indicted on charges he used forged transcripts to help star players transfer to NCAA Division I colleges, prosecutors said Thursday.

  • Ex NY basketball coach indicted on forged-transcript charges

    Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:36:02 GMT

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former basketball coach of a New York community college has been indicted on charges he used forged transcripts to help star players transfer to NCAA Division I colleges.

  • Russia's depleted Olympic team heads for Rio de Janeiro

    Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:42:23 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — A depleted Russian team departed for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, missing dozens of athletes who were excluded amid the country's doping scandal.

  • University of Louisville accepts president's resignation

    Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:43:48 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — University of Louisville trustees accepted the resignation of embattled President James Ramsey, whose long tenure was dogged by scandal.

  • Ex-NFL player to use concussion settlement to pay back theft

    Thu, 28 Jul 2016 04:04:19 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Cleveland Browns wide receiver who pleaded guilty to stealing over $100,000 from his charities to finance gambling debts and personal expenses promises to pay it back once he gets his part of a settlement with the National Football League.

  • University of Louisville president's resignation accepted

    Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:56:30 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — University of Louisville trustees on Wednesday accepted the resignation of embattled President James Ramsey, whose long tenure was dogged by scandal.

  • Man convicted of attempted murder of San Diego sports anchor

    Thu, 28 Jul 2016 02:03:59 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A jury on Wednesday convicted a house painter of premeditated attempted murder for the shooting of a San Diego TV sports anchor last year.

  • Questions abound on offense, defense for Super Bowl champs

    Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:46:00 GMT

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Super Bowl champs begin training camp Thursday with major questions on both sides of the ball, beginning with who will be the one throwing it.

  • Bettman: Research on concussion-CTE link 'remains nascent'

    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:01:21 GMT

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman's reluctance to link hits to the head in hockey with a degenerative brain disease found in several deceased former players has reached Congress.

  • Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:58:21 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at "discrimination" against the country's banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team.

  • Court reverses part of Iowa lottery fraud conviction

    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:56:22 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed a portion of the fraud convictions of a former lottery official accused of fixing a Hot Lotto game in Iowa in 2010 but upheld a second conviction.

  • Timeline of the events following the arrest of Freddie Gray

    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:43:12 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The events following the April 12, 2015, arrest of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who was injured in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department and died a week later. Six officers involved in the arrest were charged.

  • Cash crunch: When customers pay late, businesses juggle

    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:51:49 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners are contending with a calendar problem that becomes a cash flow problem — they're waiting longer to get paid.

  • Celebrity golf fan arrested after touching Justin Timberlake

    Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:20:58 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A California man was arrested for disorderly conduct after Justin Timberlake said he got too physical with him last weekend during the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

  • At least 105 Russian athletes banned so far

    Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:12:10 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country's doping scandal.

  • At least 86 athletes from Russian Olympic team banned so far

    Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:55:20 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — At least 86 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have so far been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country's doping scandal.

  • Illinois won't release details of 'Chicago Fire' tax credits

    Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:47:18 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois officials say they won't detail expenditures the TV show "Chicago Fire" made to qualify for nearly $16 million in tax breaks last year.

  • At least 85 athletes from Russian Olympic team banned so far

    Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:18:16 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — At least 85 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have so far been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country's doping scandal.