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.
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
Major League Baseball and the players association agree to the most significant toughening of its antidrug rules in eight years.
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.
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
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[convicted murderer Freddie Lee] Hall’s lawyers are expected to argue that many US states assess mental ability using outdated measures […]
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
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
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
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
(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
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
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 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 188.8.131.52.1 states that an athlete must sit for one season if they do not play college sports right after... Show More Summary
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 [...]
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.
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
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
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…