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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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  • Ex-49er Stubblefield denies sexually assaulting woman

    Tue, 03 May 2016 21:14:41 GMT

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former San Francisco 49er defensive lineman charged with raping a developmentally delayed woman denied the charges Tuesday, saying the episode was a consensual encounter with a mentally competent woman who asked for money and a job afterward.

  • Serbia shocked by UEFA decision to accept Kosovo

    Tue, 03 May 2016 15:56:18 GMT

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia reacted with outrage against UEFA's decision to accept the former province of Kosovo as its 55th member, saying on Tuesday it will fight the decision by all legal means.

  • Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield charged with raping disabled woman

    Tue, 03 May 2016 02:59:07 GMT

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a "developmentally delayed" woman, prosecutors announced.

  • The Latest: Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield denies raping woman

    Tue, 03 May 2016 02:38:49 GMT

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the rape charges against former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield (all times local):

  • Jerry Sandusky presses appeal, wants to question witnesses

    Mon, 02 May 2016 18:05:54 GMT

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky's effort to get his child molestation convictions thrown out ran into tough questioning Monday from a judge who voiced doubt about defense lawyers are entitled to question witnesses — including some of the former Penn State assistant football coach's victims.

  • Jerry Sandusky presses appeal, wants to question ex-lawyers

    Mon, 02 May 2016 16:51:39 GMT

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge is considering whether to order a hearing where Jerry Sandusky's lawyers can question witnesses about defense claims that the former Penn State assistant football coach was unfairly convicted of child molestation.

  • Sandusky due in court for molestation case appeal hearing

    Mon, 02 May 2016 04:30:30 GMT

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is expected in a courtroom near his State College home as he continues to pursue appeals of his 45-count conviction for child sexual abuse.

  • Capitals' Orpik suspended 3 games for hit on Maatta

    Mon, 02 May 2016 01:19:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik was suspended three games for his late hit to the head of Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta.

  • Scherzer, homers help Nationals sweep Cardinals, 6-1

    Sun, 01 May 2016 22:57:41 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Max Scherzer always makes sure to eat some toasted ravioli when he comes back to Missouri.

  • Tunsil tries to tamp down furor regarding his draft freefall

    Sat, 30 Apr 2016 03:05:59 GMT

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Laremy Tunsil kept repeating the same answer to questions about his freefall in the NFL draft, the social media hacking that cost him millions and the investigation he stirred at Ole Miss.

  • Iditarod bans musher in domestic violence case from '17 race

    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:12:19 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A musher who has been charged in a domestic violence case has been banned from next year's Iditarod, race officials announced Friday in Alaska.

  • The Latest: Iditarod bans musher in domestic violence case

    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:08:03 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Iditarod banning a musher facing domestic violence charges from next year's race (all times local):

  • Ray Lewis' son charged with criminal sexual conduct

    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:19:03 GMT

    CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Ray Anthony Lewis III, a Coastal Carolina defensive back and son of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis, is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

  • Cleveland Browns owner loses round in deposition fight

    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:50:20 GMT

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is a step closer to having to answer questions about fraud at the truck stop chain where he is president and CEO.

  • Tunsil a no-show at Dolphins' introductory news conference

    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:45:46 GMT

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Mark down Laremy Tunsil as a no-show at his introductory news conference in South Florida because of an "allergic reaction."

  • Dismissal of charges against ex-Penn St. officials to stand

    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:19:01 GMT

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday they will not appeal a ruling that threw out some of the most serious criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators related to their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

  • Judge allows suit over 2014 Super Bowl tickets to be refiled

    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:32:35 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A lawsuit against the NFL over the number of tickets sold to the public for the 2014 Super Bowl is going forward.

  • Platini to find out by May 9 if CAS appeal is successful

    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:27:31 GMT

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Michel Platini will discover by May 9 if he has overturned a six-year ban from FIFA over a $2 million payment approved by Sepp Blatter.

  • Hacked: After bizarre video Tunsil's NFL draft stock drops

    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:46:05 GMT

    Laremy Tunsil tumbled down the NFL draft board Thursday night after a bizarre video of him was posted on his Twitter account minutes before the start of the proceedings, potentially costing the offensive lineman millions of dollars.

  • Michel Platini arrives at CAS to fight 6-year ban by FIFA

    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:54:22 GMT

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Michel Platini has begun his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a six-year ban by FIFA over a $2 million payment approved by Sepp Blatter.

  • ABA team owner and envied dealmaker Ozzie Silna dies

    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:33:13 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ozzie Silna, who turned a fading American Basketball Association franchise into a four-decade windfall of nearly $800 million from the NBA in what's commonly called the greatest deal in sports history, has died at age 83.