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Judge denies NFL's stay request in Elliott case

2:22 PM ET ESPN.com news services A U.S. District Court judge in Texas on Monday denied the NFL’s motion for an emergency stay of an injunction that is allowing Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott to continue to play while his NFL suspension works its way through the courts. The move means the case will now move to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, where the NFL already has filed an appeal in the case. The league has asked for an emergency order in the case ...

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The case against a decline in NFL quality of play — and for Kaepernick

9:03 AM ET Does the NFL have a quality of play problem? Over the first two weeks of the season, it’s fair to say that the league hasn’t exactly delivered much in the way of exciting action. After a thrilling season opener between the Chiefs and Patriots, national contests such as Seahawks-Packers, Giants-Cowboys and Texans-Bengals have been marred by dismal offensive line play. We’ve had eight games decided by more than 20 points through two weeks, double last year’s total, and that’s without getting to the Lions and Giants on ...

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India guru rape case: 12 die in unrest as Ram Rahim Singh convicted

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 12 people have been killed in violent protests over the rape conviction of a popular religious leader in north India. The victims are believed to be Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s followers. Angry supporters are rampaging through Panchkula town, near Chandigarh. Reports of widespread vandalism are coming in. At least two railway stations have been set on fire. About 2,500 of Singh’s followers have been arrested, police said. Earlier, followers smashed cars and set media vans alight. The latest death toll was ...

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Kim Wall case: Murder charge sought for Peter Madsen

Media playback is unsupported on your device Prosecutors in Denmark say they will bring murder charges against the inventor suspected of killing a Swedish journalist on board his submarine. They are expected to ask for the new charges when Mr Madsen appears in court in early September. Ms Wall was last seen alive on 10 August as she departed with Mr Madsen on his self-built underwater vessel. On Wednesday a headless torso found in waters off Denmark was identified as belonging to Ms Wall. DNA from the torso – which ...

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Prominent Russian theater director detained in embezzlement case

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A prominent Russian theater director who has lamented what he says is the lack of freedom and growing social conservatism in his country was detained on Tuesday and accused of embezzling state funds. Russia’s Investigative Committee said it suspected Kirill Serebrennikov of embezzling at least 68 million rubles ($ 1.15 million) in state funds earmarked for an art project, it said in a statement. Serebrennikov, art director at Moscow’s avant-garde Gogol Centre theater, denies wrongdoing. He faces up to 10 years in jail if found guilty. Dmitry ...

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Milan kidnap case: Chloe Ayling was to be 'sold in Middle East'

Media playback is unsupported on your device A British model who was allegedly held captive by a gang in Italy was told she would be sold in the Middle East “for sex”, her lawyer has said. Francesco Peschi also told the BBC how Chloe Ayling, 20, had been acting under duress when she was taken shopping by her captor before she was freed. Ms Ayling was allegedly kidnapped by a group calling itself Black Death before she was released five days later. She came home on Sunday, 26 days after ...

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Milan kidnap case: Model Chloe Ayling tells UK police of 'ordeal'

Media playback is unsupported on your device A British model who was allegedly kidnapped and held captive in Milan has been telling UK police about her “horrific ordeal”, her agent has said. Chloe Ayling, 20, travelled to the city for a photo shoot on 11 July. She was kidnapped by a group calling itself Black Death and was released five days later, Phil Green, from Supermodel Agency, said in a statement. Ms Ayling wasn’t allowed to return to the UK until she had attended a pre-trial hearing, the statement added. ...

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Gay man wins Supreme Court case on equal pension rights

Media playback is unsupported on your device A gay man has won a landmark ruling which will give his husband the same pension rights as a wife would receive. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that if John Walker, 66, dies, his husband is entitled to a spouse’s pension, provided they remain married. The ex-cavalry officer said it would “drag” the government “into the 21st century”, while human rights group Liberty said “thousands” could benefit. A government spokesman said it would review the implications of the ruling. BBC legal affairs correspondent ...

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Madrid museum must face heirs' claim in Nazi art case: U.S. appeals court

By Jonathan Stempel A federal appeals court on Monday revived a lawsuit seeking to force a Madrid museum to return an Impressionist masterpiece to the family of a Jewish woman who was compelled to sell it to a Nazi art appraiser for $ 360 in 1939 so she could flee Germany. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said two of Lilly Cassirer’s great-grandchildren may sue the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum for the return of Camille Pissarro’s 1897 depiction of a Paris street scene, “Rue Saint-Honoré, Après-midi, Effet de Pluie.” Monday’s decision ...

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Charlie Gard: High Court to hear new evidence in case

The High Court will hear fresh evidence in the case of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard later. Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has referred the case back to court after reports of new data from foreign healthcare facilities. Charlie’s parents had made several unsuccessful challenges to a decision to end the 11-month-old’s life support. On Sunday his parents handed in a 350,000-signature petition calling for him to travel to the US for treatment. Charlie inherited the faulty RRM2B gene, affecting the cells responsible for energy production and respiration and leaving him ...

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