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Swimming Pools Make For Unusual Scene At PGA Tour Event

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 20 / 14

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin, which wrapped up yesterday, had six swimming pools on the course, marking the "first public swimming pools to be featured on the PGA Tour" ( LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 10/20 ). Under the header, " Swimming Pools, Girls In Bikinis Latest...

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Cuban Apologizes To Martin Family

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban on Thursday apologized to the family of the late Trayvon Martin "over his choice of words in a videotaped interview in which he addressed bigotry and prejudice," according to Tim Reynolds of the AP. Cuban on his Twitter feed wrote, "In hindsight I should have used differ ...

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04/08/14
Tennessee Legislature Eliminates "Jock Tax"

The Tennessee legislature yesterday "abolished the special tax professional hockey and basketball players pay when they play" in the state, according to Nate Rau of the Nashville TENNESSEAN. NHL players will see the "so-called jock tax" end once it is signed by Gov. Bill Haslam. However, NBA players ...

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03/20/14
Tennessee House Of Reps Could Repeal "Jock Tax"

A compromise between the Grizzlies and Predators, along with their respective leagues and players' unions, might allow the Tennessee state House to "pass a bill to repeal a tax on professional athletes’ earnings, one they’ve fought for more than a year," according to Max Smith of the Nas ...

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02/26/14
Could NFL Take Super Bowl From Arizona?

The NFL has "stopped short of saying" Super Bowl XLIX "could be moved" from University of Phoenix Stadium if Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer allows passage of a bill permitting businesses to deny service to LGBT individuals, according to Brady, Corbett & Pelissero of USA TODAY. The league has "moved a S ...

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02/19/14
New Jersey Appeals Betting To Supreme Court

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and state legislative leaders "have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a 22-year-old federal law preventing them from legalizing sports betting at New Jersey’s horse racing tracks and Atlantic City casinos," according to Ryan Hutchins of the Newark STAR-LED ...

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11/19/13
Athlete Charities In Wisconsin Examined

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10/09/13
California Bill Limits Athlete Workers' Comp Claims

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09/26/13
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Over the "past two decades, more than 2,500 claims have been filed by former baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer players against their former teams in California’s workers’ compensation system," according to Bensinger, Emamdjomeh & Moore of the L.A. TIMES. In the "past six years, ...

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09/18/13
Court Rejects N.J. Sports Betting

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07/25/13
Tenn. State Senate To Discuss Player Tax Bill

Reps from the NHLPA, the NBPA and the Grizzlies are scheduled to appear at a Tennessee state Senate hearing today to discuss a bill that would repeal the state’s tax on NHL and NBA players. The hearing on the bill, which was introduced in February to repeal the '09 tax of $2,500 a game or ...

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