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July 9, 2010 FindLaw.com Sports Law Newsletter

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NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • SAfrican airport firm to reimburse fans
  • FIFA looks to compensate fans who missed semifinal
  • Clemens asks court to revive defamation claims
  • End to long national nightmare finally within view
  • Japan public TV drops sumo after scandal
  • French parliament hosts hearing about WCup fiasco
  • Caster Semenya Cleared to Run After Gender Test
  • Police chief not ruling out Mandela appearance

COLLEGE ATHLETICS: THE TARNISHED TWENTY

  • NCAA, colleges align with ticket brokers
  • Ex-Seton Hall Coach Bobby Gonzalez Arrested for Shoplifting

ARRESTING DEVELOPMENTS

  • Police report no incidents at James' home
  • Olympic swimmer Jenny Thompson attacked in Mass.
  • Charges dropped against fan who confronted Beckham
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NEW AND NOTEWORTHY:

SAFRICAN AIRPORT FIRM TO REIMBURSE FANS
(AP) - Management of South Africa's airports will reimburse hundreds of fans who missed a World Cup semifinal because of congestion at the Durban airport. Read more...

FIFA LOOKS TO COMPENSATE FANS WHO MISSED SEMIFINAL
(AP) - FIFA might compensate fans who missed the Spain's World Cup semifinal against Germany because of congestion at Durban's new airport. Read more...

CLEMENS ASKS COURT TO REVIVE DEFAMATION CLAIMS
(AP) - Roger Clemens is asking a federal appeals court to revive part of the defamation case he filed against his former personal trainer over claims the ex-major leaguer used steroids and human growth hormone. Read more...

END TO LONG NATIONAL NIGHTMARE FINALLY WITHIN VIEW
(AP) - His long national nightmare is coming to an end. Shortly after 9 p.m. EDT Thursday, we know now, and more convenient still, on live TV, as part of an hour-long ESPN special. And just like that, LeBron James will no longer be homeless. Read more...

JAPAN PUBLIC TV DROPS SUMO AFTER SCANDAL
(AP) - For the first time since it began televising sumo tournaments 57 years ago, Japan's public broadcasting network decided Tuesday not to air the upcoming competition live because of a gambling scandal that has sullied the sport's reputation. Read more...

FRENCH PARLIAMENT HOSTS HEARING ABOUT WCUP FIASCO
(AP) - Lawmakers taking part in a closed-door hearing about France's World Cup fiasco say that coach Raymond Domenech refuses to take any responsibility for his team's misbehavior and offers no real explanation for their debacle. Read more...

CASTER SEMENYA CLEARED TO RUN AFTER GENDER TEST
(FindLaw's Tarnished Twenty) - South African Caster Semenya has been cleared to return to competition after the International Associate of Athletics Federations ruled that Semenya is a woman. The IAAF had been investigating Semenya's gender for the past year. Read more...

POLICE CHIEF NOT RULING OUT MANDELA APPEARANCE
(AP) - South Africa's police commissioner has not ruled out an appearance by Nelson Mandela at the World Cup's closing ceremony. Read more...



COLLEGE ATHLETICS: THE TARNISHED TWENTY:

NCAA, COLLEGES ALIGN WITH TICKET BROKERS
(AP) - College sports fans searching for a coveted ticket to a sold-out game can bypass the shady guys hanging outside the stadiums and arenas. Just try your favorite school's website or go straight to the NCAA. Read more...


EX-SETON HALL COACH BOBBY GONZALEZ ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING
(Findlaw's Tarnished Twenty) - It has been a tough year for former Seton Hall Pirates basketball coach Bobby Gonzalez. In March, Gonzalez was fired the day after one of his Seton Hall players was ejected for punching an opposing player in the groin during the Pirates' final game of the season. The Pirates lost 87-69 and Gonzalez picked up his seventh technical of the season. Read more...


ARRESTING DEVELOPMENTS:

POLICE REPORT NO INCIDENTS AT JAMES' HOME
(AP) - Police were ready in case LeBron James' decision led unhappy fans to cause trouble at his Ohio home, but there were no reported problems. Read more...


OLYMPIC SWIMMER JENNY THOMPSON ATTACKED IN MASS.
(AP) - Eight-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Jenny Thompson says would-be robbers punched her in the face in a failed bid to steal her scooter outside Boston. Read more...


CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST FAN WHO CONFRONTED BECKHAM
(AP) - The England fan who entered the team's changing room after its draw against Algeria is a free man after a Cape Town magistrate dropped charges against him. Read more...



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