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Summer's here and for many families that means the kids are gone, on their way to one of the multitude of summer sports camps.

But as President Obama highlighted in a recent speech, the rough-and-tumble world of kids' sports can be a potential source of serious injuries which can have long-lasting physical and emotional effects.

What should you be aware of before you drop off the kids at a sports camp? Here are five legal tips every parent will want to keep in mind:

Pro surfer Jill Hansen has been charged with attempted murder over an alleged hit-and-run incident involving a 73-year-old woman.

Hansen, 30, was arrested last week in Hawaii after what police have called "a road rage incident," in which she allegedly followed an elderly driver to her condo and ran her down once the lady exited her vehicle, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Will Hansen be trading her surfboard for an orange jumpsuit?

Oscar Pistorius' Alleged Acting Lessons Are Nothing New

Olympian Oscar Pistorius' testimony at his murder trial led some people to believe he's taken acting lessons in preparation for court.

Pistorius' "Oscar-worthy" testimony was filled with tears and even vomiting. In fact, Jani Allan, a former columnist for the South African Sunday Times, claims that her friend, a famous South African actor, coached Pistorius for his court appearance, according to New York Daily News.

However, using acting methods to prepare a witness for trial isn't anything new.

Nothing says racism like a photo of white males lynching an effigy while wearing mock Ku Klux Klan hoods. But a New Jersey high school wrestling team's "ignorance" has helped them to avoid charges for snapping the inflammatory pic.

How did these wrestlers avoid hate crime charges?

Oscar Pistorius Trial: 5 Legal Facts You May Not Know

The Oscar Pistorius murder trial, which is being called the "trial of the century" in South Africa, began today with testimony from a neighbor of the Olympic track star.

The neighbor told the court she heard "bloodcurdling screams" followed by gunshots the night Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steencamp, Reuters reports. The neighbor said she then heard a man screaming for help.

While today's court proceedings may have seemed similar to how American courts work, there are significant differences between the South African and U.S. criminal justice systems. Here are five legal facts about the Oscar Pistorius trial that you may not have known:

Sochi Olympics: What's the Tax on Medals for U.S. Athletes?

The Sochi Olympics begin Friday, and Americans will be cheering on Team USA to bring home the gold (and the silver, and the bronze). But lest Olympic athletes forget, they're still responsible for paying income taxes after winning their medals.

Sure Uncle Sam is patriotic, but he won't let members of the U.S. Olympic Team keep their winnings tax-free. Champions will generally still have to report their income -- i.e., the value of their medal and the cash prize that comes with it -- and pay taxes to the IRS.

With the IRS rolling out revised tax brackets for the 2014 tax year, how much will medalists potentially have to pay?

Tailgating is a great American sporting tradition, but accidents at tailgates can leave various parties liable for resulting injuries -- and in some cases, even deaths.

Here are four of the most common people and entities shouldered with the blame in tailgating-related lawsuits:

MMA Fighter Fends Off Home Invaders, Killing 1

MMA Fighter Joe Torrez was the clear victor when he allegedly defended himself and his family during a home invasion.

Torrez claims that four known gang members threatened him and broke into his home. In the melee, one intruder was killed, another sent to the hospital, while the others fled the scene, according to the New York Daily News.

Torrez's attorney claims that the MMA fighter was only defending his family.

Madison Square Garden Sued by Unpaid Ex-Interns

Madison Square Garden (MSG) has been sued in a class action suit by former interns. In the latest lawsuit involving unpaid interns, Forbes reports, the former MSG interns claim that MSG had used the title of "intern" or "student associate" to classify workers who performed in duties that would normally qualify them as regular employees.

According to the complaint, had the plaintiffs not performed these duties, additional employees or regular staff members would have had to take on the work, Forbes reports.

The suit seeks to recover damages of unpaid wages for improperly classified workers dating back to 2007. Here is a general breakdown of paying (or not paying) interns:

A rape scandal involving student athletes in Ohio has prompted a federal prosecutor to call for new social media guidelines for student athletes -- rules that acknowledge the dangerous cocktail created when drug and alcohol use meets smartphones.

The program was initiated by U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld in early August after two Ohio high school football players were convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl under the influence of alcohol. The sexual assault drew international attention because of the use of "text messages and social media in exposing the attack," reports The Associated Press.

The two athletes were sentenced to juvenile detention, but new social media policies may curb this kind of conduct.