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# Verdict

This year
Football Leaks hacker avoids jail at court in Portugal
Rui Pinto received a four-year suspended sentence.
Runner Caster Semenya was discriminated against, European rights court rules
The double Olympic champion has refused to take testosterone-lowering medication.
Stephen Silver found guilty of the capital murder of Garda Colm Horkan in June 2020
Silver had pleaded not guilty to the capital murder of Garda Colm Horkan in June 2020.
Man ordered to pay compensation to Arsenal's Aaron Ramsdale after assault
Joseph Watts pleaded guilty and received a four-year football banning order.
Last year
'Australia made it an absolute dogfight... we're delighted with the win'
Andy Farrell praised his side for finding a way to win in Dublin.
Joey Barton cleared of assaulting his wife after judge rules on fair trial
The court heard Georgia Barton had written to prosecutors claiming she and her husband had been drinking ‘about four or five bottles of wine each’.
Former boxing champion David Haye cleared of assault charge
The judge ruled that he had no case to answer.
Former Man City star David Silva fined for injuring a woman during 'brawl' at festival
Silva admitted grabbing the woman, causing her to fall to the ground.
Jury awards $31 million in damages over Kobe Bryant helicopter crash photos
Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters who rushed to the scene of the January 2020 crash took pictures of the carnage.
Russian court jails US basketball star for 9 years over drug smuggling
Brittney Griner was detained at a Moscow airport in February.
Dean Kerrie found guilty of manslaughter of Waterford fisherman
The judge told the jury that an acquittal, or charges of manslaughter, or murder were possible.
Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini acquitted in Fifa trial
Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court in the southern city of Bellinzona rejected the prosecution’s request for a suspended prison sentence.
Men convicted of involvement in 2015 terror attacks in Paris
The attacks resulted in the deaths of 130 people, when a team of jihadists laid siege to the French capital.
Tyrone set for major boost as McKenna red card rescinded before Ulster quarter-final
The former AFL star was dismissed for ‘contributing to a melee’ against Fermanagh.
Boris Becker found guilty of four charges related to bankruptcy
The six-time grand slam champion was accused of hiding millions of pounds worth of assets.
Transgender cyclist declared ineligible to race at women's event this weekend
Emily Bridges had been allowed to enter under British Cycling’s transgender and non-binary participation policy.
Connacht's Tom Daly receives ban after Leinster red card
The player should still be available for the second leg of his side’s Champions Cup clash with Leinster.
Du Plessis banned for three games, with two backdated, after sending off against Munster
The Bulls hooker received his marching orders for a dangerous ruck incident involving Alex Kendellen.
Man found guilty of murdering 71-year-old woman at her home in Kilkenny
Trevor Rowe killed Ann Butler at her home on Maudlin Street in March 2020.
Italy's Faiva hit with four-week suspension over high tackle on Ireland's Sheehan
The Italian player was sent off for the tackle in the 19th meeting of their Six Nations fixture.
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit officially stripped of 2021 title
The horse tested positive for a banned substance shortly after the race, and Mandaloun is now the recognised champion.
Chelsea settle historical racist abuse case brought by four former youth players
The club opted to mediate directly with those involved, showing an acceptance of the wrong-doing of previous regimes.
All time
Attention focuses on civil sex case against Prince Andrew following Maxwell conviction
Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted on five counts of facilitating illegal sex acts yesterday.
Thorbjorn Olesen cleared of sexual assault and now ‘wants to focus on golf’
Olesen wept in court after he was found not guilty.
Real Madrid star Benzema handed one-year suspended term in sex tape case
The sentence was tougher than that sought by prosecutors against the 33-year-old.
Kyle Rittenhouse cleared on all counts in shooting trial, as Biden warns against 'violence'
Rittenhouse claimed the shootings were self-defence.
Rassie Erasmus hit with two-month ban as misconduct charges upheld
The charges relate to Erasmus’ behaviour towards match officials during the Springboks’ series victory over the British and Irish Lions.
Missing Tyrone teenager Arlene Arkinson was killed by convicted child killer, coroner finds
Arlene Arkinson was 15 years old when she disappeared in August 1994 following a night out.
'If Sterling doesn’t go down, he gets absolutely slaughtered by his manager and team-mates'
David Sneyd and Shane Keegan joined Paul Dollery on today’s episode of The Football Family.
Police officer jailed for eight years for manslaughter of ex-Aston Villa player Dalian Atkinson
Benjamin Monk was convicted after a six-week trial.
'We don't know if this is second gear for England or if this is their top gear'
Gavin Cooney and David Sneyd joined The Football Family to forecast what the remainder of Euro 2020 might have in store for England.
Former Australian rugby player and San Francisco 49er found guilty of rape
Jarryd Hayne was convicted on two counts of sexual intercourse without consent.
Trainer Charles Byrnes fails with appeal against six-month suspension
The Limerick native was punished after one of his horses tested positive for a prohibited substance in 2018.
Castlebawn defies top weight for Leopardstown glory
Elsewhere, Chacun Pour Soi prevailed with minimal fuss.
'Emotional distress' - Court orders compensation for Cristiano Ronaldo no-show
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner stayed on the bench throughout a 3-3 draw with a K-League all-stars team in July last year.
Wexford FC to forfeit 4 matches after being found in breach of fielding ineligible player
The First Division games took place between July and August of this year.
Aaron Brady has been found guilty of the capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe
The jury of five men and seven women delivered their verdict today.
Keown urges Arsenal pounce on Poch 'if they want to take a step forward'
The former Gunners defender is keen on Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked by Tottenham this week.
Ana Kriegel case: Boy A given life sentence with review after 12 years. Boy B sentenced to 15 years, with review after 8
Both boys were 13 years of age when they murdered Ana Kriegel in an abandoned house in Lucan in 2018.
Mother who smothered daughter with pillow found not guilty by reason of insanity
The jury spent 54 minutes deliberating today before delivering a unanimous verdict.