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Darren Sharper in L.A. jail as bail denied in Arizona assault case

An Arizona judge ruled Thursday that Darren Sharper was ineligible for bail on a sexual assault charge there, which could prevent the ex-NFL star’s release from L.A. County jail, where he has spent the last seven weeks.

Court Rules Florida Voter Purge Illegal

A panel for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Tuesday deemed illegal a 2012 attempt by Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to purge the state's voter rolls of noncitizens and other ineligible voters. Occasional voter purges are common and indeed necessary to ensure that only properly registered voters are allowed to cast ballots. Show More Summary

Suspended M.L.B. Players Now Ineligible for Playoffs

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Major League Baseball and the players association agree to the most significant toughening of its antidrug rules in eight years.

MLB adds better drug tests, longer bans and postseason ineligibility

Baseball is juicing up its anti-doping program, adding more and better drug tests, longer suspensions and, for the first time, postseason ineligibility for anyone in violation of the rules. The changes come on the heels of 2013’s Biogenesis doping scandal, which showed players were using banned substances without fear of testing positive.

New USDA rules retain WIC spud ban - AgMinute for March 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — USDA has announced a final rule for the federal Women, Infants and Children nutrition program that continues to single out fresh, white potatoes as the only ineligible fresh fruit or vegetable. Click here for the full story

When A Low IQ Can Save Your Life

The Supreme Court will soon determine how mentally disabled a person must be to be considered ineligible for capital punishment: A 2002 Supreme Court ruling already bars the execution of people with an intellectual disability. But [convicted murderer Freddie Lee] Hall’s lawyers are expected to argue that many US states assess mental ability using outdated measures […]

Making Bone Marrow Transplants More Accessible for AML Patients with New Therapy

An increasing number of prospective patients for bone marrow transplant are over age 55, but many in this group who need it are ruled ineligible because high-dose chemotherapy traditionally preceding it is in many cases lethal to such patients. Show More Summary

Scarlett Johansson’s Award Winning Voice Over Performance In ‘Her’ Ruled Ineligible For Golden Globes

I have learned Scarlett Johansson, who plays Samantha, Joaquin Phoenix’s Operating System  in the upcoming Spike Jonze film Her has been ruled ineligible to compete for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for this year’s Golden Globe awards. ...Show More Summary

NCAA Declared Student Ineligible For Entering Costume-Optional Fun Run

5 months agoSports : Deadspin

It's clear now that the NCAA uses public opinion as its final appeals process. It ruled former marine Steven Rhodes ineligible to play football at Middle Tennessee State because he had played in a military rec league. It ruled Colgate basketball player Nathan Harries ineligible because he had played church league hoops. Show More Summary

Exclusive: U.S. Foreign Aid Group May Ignore Its Own Rules And Give Cash to Corrupt Regimes

A U.S. government-funded foreign aid organization is considering sending hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to countries whose flawed, corrupt or undemocratic governments should almost certainly be ineligible for the money according to he agency's own internal guidelines. The Millennium Challenge Corporation, or MCC, is an independent U.S. Show More Summary

Tennessee: NCAA Rules Couch Permanently Ineligible

(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) — The NCAA has ruled Tennessee defensive lineman Maurice Couch permanently ineligible following a September report that he received improper benefits. Tennessee’s football program released a statement through its Twitter account Friday that Couch had been ruled ineligible and that it plans to appeal. Show More Summary

Will Johnny Manziel's Infamous Offseason Scare off Heisman Voters?

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will play in 2013. The NCAA opted to suspend the reigning Heisman Trophy winner for the first half of his team's season opener against Rice on Saturday rather than rule the quarterback ineligibleShow More Summary

NCAA Reverses Decision, Makes Former Marine Steven Rhodes Eligible to Play at Middle Tennessee State

8 months agoSports : The Big Lead

Steven Rhodes, the former Marine who was ruled ineligible by the NCAA because he played intramural football a few years ago, has been reinstated. The NCAA just rendered its decision: As a part of its continued review of Steven Rhodes’ eligibility, NCAA staff determined he may play immediately. Additionally, he will maintain all four years […]

Former Marine Steven Rhodes Ruled Ineligible By NCAA

Former Marine Steven Rhodes wanted to serve his country and play college football. But an odd set of circumstances might keep that from happening. A report by SI.com details the rule that makes Rhodes ineligible. Bylaw 14.2.3.2.1 states that an athlete must sit for one season if they do not play college sports right after... Show More Summary

Johnny Manziel Could Be Ruled Ineligible for 2013 NCAA Football Season

9 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

Forget drinking. Johnny Manziel has an autograph-signing problem. For the last few weeks, a lot of folks in sports media have been obsessing over the hard-partying ways of Mr. Football. You know, because he’s been going to lots of parties, getting drunk, and doing stupid d-bag type things—pretty much like 80% of all male college [...]

Sixth Circuit Voids Nurses’ Collective Bargaining Ruling

By Sheri Qualters, The National Law Journal A federal appeals court has reversed a National Labor Relations Board ruling and held that registered nurses at a nursing home in Tennessee are supervisors ineligible for unionization.

Parents Lobby — and Win —a Shot at New Lungs for Their Kids. Are Transplant Rules Made to Be Broken?

10 months agoHealth : Healthland

Score one for pushy parents. The families of two children with cystic fibrosis who need new lungs but were ineligible for adult organs have successfully used the courts and public opinion to get their daughter and son on the adult waiting list, which is normally unavailable to kids under 12. Show More Summary

Kyle Long among those ineligible for OTAs

This week, NFC West colleague Mike Sando posted the NFL's little-known rules for rookie participation in offseason programs. The key portion for our consumption: Draft picks and college free agents can't participate in organized team...Show More Summary

Report: Dolphins not ruling Abraham out, but not pursuing him

Former Falcons defensive end John Abraham earned a spot on PFT‘s All-Unemployed Team this week and it doesn’t look like the Dolphins are going to make him ineligible for inclusion on the next edition of the squad anytime soon. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins haven’t ruled out adding the veteran…

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