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Jamaican Relay Team Stripped of Gold

Rio de Janeiro - Usain Bolt recebe medalha pela vitória  nos 200m rasos nos Jogos Rio 2016, no  Estádio Olímpico. (Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil)

“The Jamaican team is disqualified…the corresponding medals, medalist pins and diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned.”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?


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


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


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


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


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


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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Johnny Football Facing Criminal Charges


The career of Heisman trophy winner and Texas A&M all-star quarterback, Johnny Manziel, continues in a downward spiral since being relegated to the third string for the Cleveland Browns at the end of this last season. Despite his promising talent, his history of alcohol abuse and videos of his raucous partying in Texas on a […]

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Possible Corruption in Tennis


The Australian Open, one of the four big grand slams in tennis, started last week amongst reports and rumors of match-fixing.  The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), the governing body for professional male tennis players, has taken the reports very seriously.  ATP Chairman, Chris Kermode, stated earlier this week, ”We need to address the perception, […]

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Federal Appeals Court Considers Further Concussion Litigation


  Federal Judges in the Third Circuit conducted a hearing on Thursday with regard to the lower court’s approval of settlements with regard to NFL concussion litigation. Per the April settlement, families of players whose brains were found to have C.T.E. qualified for up to $4 million dollars. Upon appeal, the players’ lawyer is arguing […]

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