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Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture

Corey Batey is seen during the Vanderbilt rape trial on Wednesday Jan. 21, 2015, in Nashville in Tenn. Brandon Vandenburg and Batey, along with two other former football players, are accused in the rape of an unconscious 21-year-old neuroscience major in a dorm room at the Nashville university. All four have pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, John Partipilo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the former Vanderbilt University football players whose own cellphones show they participated in a dorm-room sex assault have placed blame on the elite Southern university, saying their clients’ judgment was warped by a campus culture where drunken sex was common.

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America’s Cup sailor seeks investigation of ex-teammate

SAN DIEGO (AP) — New Zealander Matt Mitchell has asked sailing’s governing body to investigate former Oracle Team USA teammate Simeon Tienpont for gross misconduct, the latest fallout from one of the biggest scandals in America’s Cup history.

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Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture

Corey Batey is seen during the Vanderbilt rape trial on Wednesday Jan. 21, 2015, in Nashville in Tenn. Brandon Vandenburg and Batey, along with two other former football players, are accused in the rape of an unconscious 21-year-old neuroscience major in a dorm room at the Nashville university. All four have pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, John Partipilo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors spent more than a week showing jurors photo and videos taken by Vanderbilt football players as they joined in a dorm-room sex assault. In response, the former players’ lawyers have sought to put the elite southern university on trial, blaming an anything-goes campus culture for warping the young men’s judgment.

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Photographer sues Nike over Michael Jordan photo copyright

In this Sept. 29, 2009 file photo, a pedestrian runs past the famous Nike Air Jordan logo in front of the Niketown store in downtown Portland, Ore.  A photographer has accused Nike of violating the copyright of his 1984 image of a soaring Michael Jordan, which he alleges the company later misused to create the profitable “Jumpman Logo.”  The lawsuit, filed in federal court on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, seeks unspecified monetary damages based on profits attributable to the infringement on the copyright. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A photographer is accusing Nike of violating the copyright of his 1984 image of Michael Jordan soaring toward a basketball hoop by continuing to use the image to market shoes and clothes.

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Final pool of prospective jurors expected in Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is expected to settle on a final pool of several dozen prospective jurors.

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