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Attorneys for Patriots owner set to challenge sex video

Apr. 25, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's high-profile attorneys normally don't handle second-degree misdemeanors like soliciting a prostitute, but that's only part of what he needs them to do. Their main job is to make sure the public never sees videos that police say show...

Witness at NCAA trial says he paid football recruits

Apr. 24, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A key prosecution witness at a trial highlighting corruption in college basketball testified for a second day Wednesday about money he paid to college football players to secure them as clients as he described how vulnerable young athletes become prey for vulture-like agents and managers....

Judge orders Kraft massage video not be released for now

Apr. 23, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A video that police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying a massage parlor worker for sex should not be publicly released for now because it would ruin his chance for a fair trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. Circuit Judge Leonard Hanser accepted arguments by...

The Latest: Gossip site can be subpoenaed over Kraft tape

Apr. 23, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the prostitution case against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A celebrity gossip website may have to reveal who tried to sell it a video that police and prosecutors say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for...

AP source: Chiefs get Clark from Seahawks for draft picks

Apr. 23, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs acquired pass rusher Frank Clark from the Seattle Seahawks for a package of picks Tuesday, then quickly agreed with him on a $105 million, five-year contract, as they continue to overhaul their much-maligned defense. The Chiefs sent the No. 29 overall pick in...

From cozy get-together to huge event, NFL draft has soared

Apr. 23, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bert Bell had been burned and sought a way to get even. His creation, the NFL draft, has become an industry unto itself and the league's third-most popular annual event behind the Super Bowl and opening weekend. Bell owned the Philadelphia Eagles in 1933 and was hot to sign Stanley...

MLB panel issues sealed decision in Orioles-Nats TV dispute

Apr. 22, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Major League Baseball panel has issued a new sealed decision in the long-running dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over television rights fees. Stephen R. Neuwirth, a lawyer for the Nationals, filed a motion in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan on April 15...

Customers videotaped at spa in Kraft case sue authorities

Apr. 22, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex. The lawsuit by 31...

Jaguars' Marrone, Ramsey finally talk, share 'little laugh'

Apr. 22, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone might need to update his contact list. Marrone said Monday he finally spoke to star cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who is skipping voluntary workouts to stay closer to home, and seemingly cleared the air. Marrone said last week that he reached out...

APNewsBreak: CBS Sports signs multiyear deal with WNBA

Apr. 22, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is nearly doubling its national TV exposure with a multiyear deal with CBS Sports. CBS Sports Network will broadcast 40 WNBA games beginning next month when the season opens. The Minnesota Lynx vs. the Chicago Sky on May 25 will be the first game on the CBS Sports Network. "Through...