Panthers' Greg Hardy removed from active roster

...Wednesday saying, "Today, Greg Hardy made a decision to take a voluntary leave of absence to resolve his pending legal issue. The NFLPA and NFL worked with Greg, his representatives and the Carolina Panthers on this matter. We support this...

49ers' Aldon Smith suspended for nine games

...San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues.A statement Friday from the league said Smith had violated the NFL's substance abuse and personal conduct policies...

Funeral Mass held for former Steelers coach Chuck Noll in Pittsburgh

...recovering from a serious knee injury that cut his season short last year and required surgery. He's also dealing with legal issues.He faces weapons charges after being indicted in November. He was found in a car along with an acquaintance with...

NBA statement on Sterling expected today

...someone would likely have to be appointed to run the team, if even on an interim basis. Plus, there are numerous legal issues at play, including whether the recording was legally made and the matter of Sterling's wife suing the woman purported...

Dodgers' Yasiel Puig vows to focus on baseball despite reports of threats

...previous season as they made their way to the U.S. He wasn't sure whether they might be targeted because of his legal issues stemming from a former agent who claimed the outfielder owed him money."If you care about Yasiel, you worry about...

49er arrested at Los Angeles airport after threatening he had a bomb

...January 2012 in Miami shortly after the 49ers lost in the NFC championship game.This is the latest in a long list of legal issues for 49ers players the past two years <0x2014> and recently, too. The Niners, who lost to the rival and...

Olde Town residents show displeasure with latest sales tax package

...fails May 20, under current laws the city can't return it to a ballot until November 2015. Questioned further about legal issues raised by several in the community ? including mayoral candidate and Commissioner Alvin Mason and Commissioner Bill Lockett...

Heisman voters wait on Winston case to resolve as race becomes muddled

...as good as they were last week.Many Heisman voters say they are taking a wait-and-see approach on Winston's legal issues. The state attorney in Tallahassee, Fla., has said a decision on whether to charge Winston with anything is unlikely...

Rory McIlroy is tired of being distracted by legal issues

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Embroiled in court cases on both sides of the Atlantic, Rory McIlroy has been visiting lawyers' offices instead of winning golf titles this year.

Hawks' GM still confident in new head coach, offseason moves

...Budenholzer was arrested last month on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.But he says Budenholzer's legal issues won't affect the Hawks as they open camp Tuesday in Athens at the University of Georgia."It's an important issue...