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Judge: Fired Ohio State band director’s lawsuit can proceed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the fired Ohio State University’s band director’s lawsuit against the school can proceed.

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‘Concern’ about appeals of NFL concussion case settlement

In this Dec. 23, 2007, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau (55) reacts after a defensive play during an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, Mass. A federal judge has approved Wednesday, April 22, 2015, a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. Critics contend the NFL is getting off lightly given annual revenues of about $10 billion About 200 NFL retirees or their families, including Seau's, have rejected the settlement and plan to sue the league individually. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

It’s been four years since lawsuits connected to concussions were first filed against the NFL, and even now that a settlement agreement finally has been approved by a federal judge, none of the hundreds of millions of dollars available to thousands of former players will be paid until any appeals are heard — and, after that, until claims are assessed.

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Bonds’ obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court

In this April 13, 2011, file photo, former baseball player Barry Bonds leaves federal court in San Francisco, after being found guilty of one count of obstruction of justice. Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was thrown out Wednesday, April 22, 2015, by a federal court of appeals, which ruled 10-1 that his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into illegal steroids distribution. (AP Photo/George Nikitin, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Bonds has been cleared legally after 11 1/2 years in court. His reputation remains tainted in the mind of many baseball fans.

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Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B

In this Nov. 22, 2009, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau, center, talks to teammates on the sidelined during an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Foxborough, Mass. A federal judge has approved Wednesday, April 22, 2015, a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. Critics contend the NFL is getting off lightly given annual revenues of about $10 billion About 200 NFL retirees or their families, including Seau's, have rejected the settlement and plan to sue the league individually. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has approved a settlement agreement that is expected to cost the NFL $1 billion over 65 years to resolve thousands of concussion lawsuits.

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Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction reversed by 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction reversed by 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals.

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