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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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NBA Cheerleaders Demand Better Pay


The newest unofficial cheer of the NBA cheerleaders ought to be: You may be good at basketball You may be good at track But when it comes to fair pay You better watch your back NBA Cheerleaders, attack! NBA cheerleaders spend hours each day during the NBA season practicing and honing their craft while earning […]

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N.Y. AG declares DraftKings, FanDuel are Illegal Gambling

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In a major blow to daily fantasy sports, the N.Y. Attorney General has declared placing money on daily fantasy competitions is illegal gambling in the state and sent cease-and desist letters to FanDuel and DraftKings. Over the past several months, both daily fantasy sports sites have pointed to the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of […]

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