• Neymar loses appeal, will stand trial for Barcelona transfer

    MADRID (AP) — Neymar has lost his final appeal and will stand trial on corruption charges related to his transfer to Barcelona four years ago.

  • Egypt high court upholds death sentence of 10 in soccer riot

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s highest appeals court on Monday upheld the death sentences against 10 people convicted over a soccer riot that killed over 70 fans in 2012, becoming one of the world’s deadliest soccer disasters.

  • Blind cleric serving life sentence dies in federal prison

    BUTNER, N.C. (AP) — A federal prison official says a blind Egyptian cleric serving a life sentence in the United States in connection with a failed plot to blow up landmarks in New York City has died.

  • New Mexico judge rules against underfunded public defenders

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state district court judge in southeastern New Mexico has rejected arguments by public defense attorneys that they are too overloaded with work to provide adequate representation to poor defendants facing jail time.

  • The Latest: Ex-prosecutor leading school’s review of doctor

    MASON, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a criminal case against a Michigan sports doctor who is charged with sexual assault (all times local):

  • From Parker to Gibson, Hollywood’s sliding scale of justice

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the final votes pour in ahead of the Academy Awards’ Tuesday afternoon deadline, Hollywood is drawing to a close an awards season that has, from Nate Parker to Mel Gibson, often been a confounding morality play.

  • Jerry Sandusky’s son waives hearing in child sex abuse case

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky’s adult son won’t be in court next week for a hearing on accusations he pressured a teen girl for naked photos and asked her teen sister to perform a sex act.

  • Marlins SS Hechavarria admits lying in Cuban smuggling probe

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria told a federal jury Friday he lied to investigators about knowing a key figure in an alleged Cuban ballplayer smuggling network linked to a Florida sports agent and a trainer.

  • Navajo justice to file lawsuit challenging meeting payments

    GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo Nation Supreme Court justice is planning to file a lawsuit challenging the legality of payments Navajo Council members receive for meetings.

  • Michigan sports doctor facing key hearing in assault case

    MASON, Mich. (AP) — A sports doctor who treated female gymnasts at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics was ordered to stand trial Friday after a woman described how he sexually abused her for years during her childhood.