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The NBA and Trump’s Immigration Ban

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Over the past few weeks, President Donald Trump’s Executive Order (EO) on visas and refugees has dominated the news. Executive orders, which are legally binding directives made by the President in order to direct federal agencies, are often controversial, however Trump’s immigration EO seems to have procured more negative attention than any EO in recent […]

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Time for the NFL to Reconsider Marijuana Policy?

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As public opinion towards marijuana continues to warm, there is talk that, in the not too distant future, NFL players may be able to partake in using the popular drug. Currently, 16 of the 32 professional football teams are located in states that have legalized at least the medicinal use of marijuana, according to the […]

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The Multimillion Dollar End to a Multimillion Dollar Scandal

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On May 27, 2015, former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced an investigation into Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) that has exposed illegal bribery schemes amounting to over $150 million. As reported by Reuters, U.S. prosecutors recently reached an agreement valued at $112.8 million with Argentine sports media group, Torneos y Competencias SA, after […]

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Jamaican Relay Team Stripped of Gold

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“The Jamaican team is disqualified…the corresponding medals, medalist pins and diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned.” – International Olympic Committee (IOC) As reported by ESPN, the IOC released a statement on January 25th, 2017 that Nesta Carter, one of Usain Bolt’s 4×100 relay teammates, tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine in a re-analysis […]

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Cox v. NASCAR: Frivolous Action, or Fight Against Racial Discrimination?

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Hailing from the Great Peach State, Terrance Cox III filed suit against NASCAR, its parent company and eighteen of its race teams. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in New York on September 16, 2016, alleges that Mr. Cox’s, “attempts to make NASCAR more racially diverse were rebuffed by the sanctioning body.” According to […]

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Fantasy Sports Gets Dose of Reality in New York City

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A group of New Yorkers filed a lawsuit on October 5, 2016 in the New York Supreme Court, challenging a recently enacted law allowing daily fantasy sports (DFS) in the Empire State. DFS are a subset of online fantasy sports in which players compete by building a team of professional athletes from a specific sports […]

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Maria Sharapova Tests Positive for Meldonium

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World’s richest female athlete, Maria Sharapova, recently announced that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open.  In an attempt to get out ahead of any rumors, she held a press conference in which she stated, “I made a huge mistake.”  Sharapova tested positive for meldonium, a drug that is currently banned in the […]

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Deflategate Legal Costs Piling Up

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As deflategate costs near $20 million it becomes clear that the lawsuit is no longer arguing over a few missing pounds of pressure in footballs. ESPN estimates that with negotiating rates nearing $1,000 an hour, the NFL has spent over $12.5 million in legal costs and investigation fees. The NFL player’s union has spent upwards […]

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Texas Decision on Daily Fantasy Sports

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Last month Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, declared daily fantasy sports a form of illegal gambling in Texas.  With this announcement Paxton joins the increasing number of attorney generals (NY, IL, VT) across the nation that have declared war against popular fantasy sports sites like FanDuel and DraftKings.  Paxton claims the daily fantasy leagues are […]

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NFL Partnering with USADA to Investigate Peyton Manning

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While Peyton Manning may have played his last game in the NFL last Sunday as he led the Broncos to a win over the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl, he has one more obstacle before he cements his legacy and place in the Football Hall of Fame. The NFL has partnered with the U.S. […]

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