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Jury clears match commander in Hillsborough soccer disaster

Nov. 28, 2019 12:28 PM EST

PRESTON, England (AP) — The man in control of police operations at the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium tragedy was cleared by a jury on Thursday of gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans in Britain’s worst sports disaster. Gasps were heard from the public gallery after jurors at Preston Crown...

Stellar freshman class gives USC chance to succeed in Pac-12

Oct. 24, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has talent, depth and size on its roster. How quickly the Trojans mesh a mostly new group with four returnees will ultimately decide how far they go. Last season, USC finished 16-17 and tied for eighth in Pac-12 play at 8-10, the program's first losing season in four...

Atlanta businessman spared prison in college hoops scandal

Oct. 17, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta businessman and former NBA referee was spared prison time Thursday after pleading guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to certain schools and money managers. Rashan Michel wiped his eyes when U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska in New...