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A Rhode Island man who's suing Cristiano Ronaldo over the soccer star's upcoming underwear line has run into a problem: Ronaldo is seemingly nowhere to be found.

Christopher Renzi filed a trademark lawsuit earlier this year against Ronaldo and Danish underwear company JBS Textile Group after learning the company had planned to market underwear in the U.S. using Ronaldo's "CR7" nickname, reports The Associated Press. Although Ronaldo sells clothing and underwear in Europe under the CR7 name, Renzi owns the U.S. trademark for CR7 in for his own line of products.

But Renzi's efforts to enforce his trademark against Ronaldo have so far been stifled by an inability to track down the Real Madrid soccer star.

The family of a high school soccer player who claims she suffered a head injury in a pre-season scrimmage more than two years ago has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the coach and the school district.

The lawsuit says the girl -- who is identified only as M.U. due to her age -- collided head first with another player during the scrimmage in August, 2012. As a result, the lawsuit claims that the girl suffered a serious brain injury and continues to experience headaches, fatigue, and anxiety, affecting her performance in school and restricting her choices of colleges, reports The Inquirer.

Why does the girl's family blame her coach and his employer for the extent of the girl's injuries?

Athletes accused of domestic violence make for sensational headlines, but a new statistic shows that divorce may actually occupy much more of the average pro athlete's home life.

According to The New York Times and Sports Illustrated, the divorce rate for professional athletes is somewhere between 60 and 80 percent -- much higher than the 50 percent estimated for all Americans, reports Forbes.

But does this downplay the impact of domestic violence among pro athletes? Here's some legal insght:

The NCAA has reached a $75 million settlement agreement in the various concussion cases filed against it, with new guidelines proposed for each of its member schools.

According to USA Today, the proposed settlement doesn't include any damages for the individual plaintiffs named in the suits, but it allows these players to file "separate personal injury lawsuits." The $75 million instead will go toward medical monitoring for current and former NCAA players, as well as research.

What else should fans know about this NCAA settlement?

A Michigan soccer referee died days after being punched in the head by a player during one of his adult-league matches.

John Bieniewicz, 44, a father of two from the Detroit suburb of Westland, died from his injuries Tuesday, after being hospitalized from a player's punch on Sunday. CNN reports that Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad, 36, of Dearborn, has been charged as the attacker, and is currently being held on $500,000 bail.

How will this ref's alleged assailant be prosecuted?

Unless your sport is competitive eating, there's no biting in sports. It's not just the rules, the law really frowns upon using your teeth against your fellow player.

Americans who were stunned by Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez's shoulder-chomping action at the World Cup should remember that we've hosted our own notoriously "toothy" athletes (cough Mike Tyson cough). And these biters learned the legal implications of taking a bite out of an opponent.

So how can the law "bite back" against sports biters?

Soccer star Hope Solo was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of domestic violence.

Solo, the goalkeeper for the gold medal-winning U.S. Women's National Team and the Seattle Reign professional team, is accused of assaulting both her sister and nephew, Reuters reports. Solo's lawyer, however, claims that Solo was the one assaulted in the incident.

What are police saying Solo did to get hit with this real-life red card?

With more and more Americans becoming soccer fans every year, Thursday's kickoff of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil will likely be a much-discussed event.

It might also be the subject of a great deal of wagering. According to The Las Vegas Review-Journal, the World Cup is still no Super Bowl in terms of total amounts wagered, but some of the matches played will get as much action as a football game -- American football, that is -- at Vegas' sports books.

You may be wondering though: Is it legal to bet on the World Cup?

Will NCAA Concussion Lawsuits Be Consolidated?

Ten ex-football players' concussion-related lawsuits are pending against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). But the cases may soon be consolidated to streamline the settlement process. A two-year-old concussion lawsuit against the NCAA is in settlement talks -- now nine other lawsuits may enter the mix.

But what does it mean to consolidate cases?

Trash talk is being taken out of New Jersey high school sports, pursuant to a new state policy that bans taunting in an attempt to curb bullying.

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA), along with the New Jersey Attorney General's Office, announced the new policy last week. It prohibits high-school athletes from harassing others on the field or court, and takes effect this fall, reports the Associated Press.

Will this ban be the end of trash talking in New Jersey?