NCAA Asks 9th Circuit to Strip $40M Fee Award From Student-Athletes

The National Collegiate Athletic Association fought a $40 million attorney fee award at the Ninth Circuit on Thursday, in an antitrust class action by former student-athletes who said the organization forced students to sign their rights away while reaping the benefits of licensing and merchandise agreements.

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Ex-Gymnastics Doctor Gets 40-Plus Years for Abusing Girls

After a week of more than 150 wrenching victim-impact statements, a Michigan judge sentenced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar to 40 to 175 years in prison Wednesday for sexually assaulting young female athletes. With a separate 60-year child pornography sentence, Nassar will almost certainly die in prison but the inquiry into one of the worst sexual abuse cases in American sports has just begun.

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