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Nov 10, 2014

No domestic abuse charges to be filed against NFL’s McDonald

By Steve Ginsburg

(Reuters) – San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald will not be charged with assaulting his pregnant fiancée, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office said Monday.

The decision ends a nearly 10-week investigation of the eight-year National Football League veteran by San Jose police detectives and prosecutors from the District Attorney’s Office.

Nov 9, 2014

U.S. jockey Rosie Napravnik leaves the Sport of Kings on top

By Steve Ginsburg

(Reuters) – Rosie Napravnik’s soft features and affable nature belie her grit on the racetrack.

Over the last decade, Napravnik’s rivals never wanted to look over their shoulder in the stretch and see the jockey not-too-affectionately dubbed “the girl” bearing down on them.

Nov 7, 2014

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch investigated for domestic assault

By Steve Ginsburg

(Reuters) – Star NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is being investigated on an allegation of domestic assault, police in the Delaware capital of Dover said on Friday.

Busch, 36, becomes the latest U.S. sports figure accused of domestic violence. He won the NASCAR championship in 2004 and has won 25 NASCAR races including one this year.

Nov 6, 2014

NFL hearing on ex-Ravens running back Ray Rice ends

By Steve Ginsburg

(Reuters) – A two-day hearing in New York on former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s challenge to his indefinite suspension from the National Football League for punching his then-fiancee ended on Thursday.

Rice, a six-year NFL veteran, claims that he was suspended twice for the same offense, which would be a violation of labor laws.

Nov 6, 2014

NFL to review Adrian Peterson case for ‘potential discipline’

By Steve Ginsburg

(Reuters) – The National Football League said on Thursday it would review for “potential discipline” Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, following his plea agreement on child abuse charges.

While it studies the case under its Personal Conduct Policy, the NFL said Peterson would remain on its Exempt List, meaning he will not play but receive his full $11.75 million salary.

Nov 5, 2014

NFL’s Adrian Peterson ready to return to the field, says lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Adrian Peterson is ready to return to the Minnesota Vikings following his plea deal on child abuse charges and it would be “just horrible” if the NFL compares his case to other instances of domestic violence, his lawyer told Reuters on Wednesday.

Peterson, a former NFL most valuable player, pleaded no contest Tuesday to misdemeanor reckless assault to resolve his felony child abuse case involving his 4-year-old son.

Nov 5, 2014

Ray Rice’s NFL appeal hearing begins in New York

By Steve Ginsburg

(Reuters) – A two-day appeal hearing that former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice hopes will result in his immediate reinstatement to the National Football League began Wednesday in midtown Manhattan.

Rice arrived at the hearing at 9:15 a.m. holding hands with his wife, Janay Palmer, the woman he knocked out in a one-punch fight inside an Atlantic City, New Jersey, casino elevator in February.

Nov 5, 2014

Suspended NFLer Ray Rice due to make case for return to the field

By Steve Ginsburg

(Reuters) – Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is due to begin making his case on Wednesday to return to the field after the National Football League indefinitely suspended him from the game for claims of domestic violence.

Rice, 27, claims that he was punished twice for the same offense, a one-punch knockout of his then-fiancee Janay Palmer during a February altercation at an Atlantic City, New Jersey, casino.

Nov 3, 2014

California Chrome to race as a four-year-old, owner says

By Steve Ginsburg

(Reuters) – California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness champion who finished third in Saturday’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, will race as a 4-year-old and forego, at least for now, a lucrative career at stud, owner Steve Coburn told Reuters on Monday.

Coburn, who co-owns the horse with Perry Martin, said he would choose the races California Chrome will run in 2015 very carefully.

Nov 2, 2014

Hall of Famer DeLamielleure takes on NFL for damage done long ago

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – During a 13-year NFL career,
offensive tackle Joe DeLamielleure provided the resistance that
allowed great running backs like O.J. Simpson to glide toward
the end zone.

Today at 63, the Hall of Famer is blocking in a different
way, and with uncertain results.