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Maryland wrestler accused of attacking woman gets suspended

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A University of Maryland wrestler has been suspended after police say he attacked a woman at her Pennsylvania apartment and tried to carry her away.

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English soccer player jailed for 4 years, 4 months

SWINDON, England (AP) — An English soccer player has been sent to jail for four years and four months for robbery and assault.

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Winston’s lawyer calls sex assault suit against QB a ‘stunt’

In this Feb. 21, 2015, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. While 26 draft-eligible players have accepted invitations from the NFL to attend the proceedings later this month, Winston and Marcus Mariota are not among them. The two most recent Heisman Trophy winners and highest-profile players in this year's crop have opted to stay home with their families for the April 30-May 2 draft. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for NFL prospect Jameis Winston said the lawsuit filed against the former Florida State University quarterback by a woman who says he raped her is “false” and a “stunt.”

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Hesitant witness, fuzzy video: Hurdles in ‘Suge’ Knight case

In this March 9, 2015 file photo, Marion "Suge" Knight, center, arrives in court for a hearing about evidence in his murder case, in Los Angeles. Knight will stand trial on murder and attempted-murder charges after the former rap music mogul struck two men with his pickup truck in January, killing one and seriously injuring the other. Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen made the ruling Thursday after concluding a hearing that focused heavily on testimony from Cle "Bone" Sloan, who was hit outside a Compton burger stand. The judge also reduced bail from $25 million to $10 million. (Kevork Djansezian/Pool Photo via AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On paper, the evidence in the murder case against Marion “Suge” Knight looks strong: Prosecutors have a surviving witness, video of the former rap music mogul running over two men and Knight’s history of violence and intimidation.

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S. Africa: Rape sentencing delayed in Bob Hewitt trial

Retired tennis player Bob Hewitt, left, with his wife Delaille leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 17, 2015, after his sentencing was postponed. Hewitt, a former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion, was convicted in the South African court of rape and sexual assault decades after the alleged assaults. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge on Friday postponed the sentencing hearing of former doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt, who was convicted of rape and sexual assault.

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