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Former University of Texas tennis coach sentenced in admissions scam

Former University of Texas tennis coach sentenced in admissions scam

A former tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin who accepted $100,000 in bribes in the college admissions scam was sentenced to six months in prison Monday, prosecutors said. Michael Center, 55, last year pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud. In exchange for the bribes, Center agreed with the mastermind of the…MORE

Harvey Weinstein still faces charges in Los Angeles

Harvey Weinstein still faces charges in Los Angeles

Harvey Weinstein, facing at least five years in prison after a New York jury found him guilty of sex crimes, still has more charges to deal with in California. Prosecutors in Los Angeles charged Weinstein in early January with raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in separate incidents over a two-day period in 2013.…MORE

Read Vanessa Bryant’s speech at the memorial for Kobe and Gigi Bryant

Read Vanessa Bryant’s speech at the memorial for Kobe and Gigi Bryant

Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant’s widow and mother of 13-year-old Gigi, spoke at their memorial in Los Angeles’ Staples Center. Read the full transcript of her speech below. Thank you all so much for being here. It means so much to us. [someone shouts ‘Love you.’] Love you too. First I’d like to thank everyone for…MORE

Jussie Smollett goes back to court on 6 new counts of making false reports to police

Jussie Smollett goes back to court on 6 new counts of making false reports to police

The legal whiplash in the Jussie Smollett case keeps intensifying, with the former “Empire” actor facing new charges. Flanked by a massive entourage, Smollett entered a Chicago courthouse Monday for six new counts of making false reports to police for allegedly fabricating a hate crime. Smollett’s attorney Tina Glandian entered a plea of not guilty…MORE

Remembering Kobe Bryant: Michael Jordan and Beyonce share tributes to Lakers legend

Remembering Kobe Bryant: Michael Jordan and Beyonce share tributes to Lakers legend

Many people have a little brother or sister who messes with their stuff, asks too many questions and makes a nuisance of themselves. For many years, Kobe Bryant was Michael Jordan’s, the Chicago Bulls legend told a packed Staples Center on Monday. Jordan, considered by many to be basketball’s GOAT, recalled an up-and-coming Bryant calling…MORE

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