Sports briefs

Judge orders courtroom closed

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — A judge has barred the public from the courtroom when two women and a teenage girl are expected to testify that a Michigan sports doctor sexually assaulted them during medical appointments.

The Lansing State Journal reports Eaton County District Court Judge Julie Reincke said Friday she will allow one support person for each of the witnesses against Larry Nassar to be present for the June testimony. She says one print reporter will be allowed but will be prohibited from identifying the witnesses.

Nassar was a doctor for Michigan State University athletics and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. He’s charged with molesting 10 girls in the Lansing area. Not-guilty pleas have been entered on his behalf.

Reincke’s order also bars civil attorneys who are suing Nassar and Michigan State. MSU fired Nassar in September.

Pics found of Carr’s grandson

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Police have arrested two suspects after the parents of the late grandson of retired Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr said a safe containing pictures and videos of the cancer victim was stolen during a break-in.

Police in Pittsfield Township, Michigan say they recovered computer hard drives that were taken along with a car from the home of Tammi and Jason Carr while the family was away from Michigan.

Police say the car was found in Ypsilanti Township, near Ann Arbor. The suspects were jailed Friday.

Five-year-old Chad Carr died from a brain tumor in 2015. “Chad Tough” became a highly publicized slogan and the name of a foundation, which is dedicated to raising awareness of pediatric brain tumors

A statement says the family is happy the hard drives were recovered.

Co. pleads guilty in T-shirt case

BOSTON (AP) — A New Hampshire company has pleaded guilty to trafficking counterfeit New England Patriots playoff championship and Super Bowl T-shirts during the 2015 National Football League playoffs.

CK Productions Inc., in Pelham, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston on Thursday to trafficking in counterfeit goods. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 6.

Prosecutors say the business printed and sold over 1,700 counterfeit T-shirts, with a retail value of over $29,000. The playoff T-shirts bore the trademarked words “Patriots” and “Super Bowl” and the Patriots logo.

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