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After Supreme Court hearing, it’s anyone’s bet on sports gambling

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 12 / 11 / 17

FREEMAN The day after the Supreme Court heard arguments on the suddenly percolating topic of whether states should be allowed to lift their bans on sports betting, American Gaming Association head Geo...

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Daily fantasy faces its challenges

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Trial set in lawsuit tied to Hicks

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Focus returns to college antitrust cases

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StubHub’s lawsuit a ‘reluctant’ step

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Comments on Indiana’s controversial law

■ NCAA: “The NCAA national office and our members are deeply committed to providing an inclusive environment for all our events. We are especially concerned about how this legislation could affect our student-athletes and employees. We will work diligently to assure student-athletes comp ...

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Sports more willing to take a stand

Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” law, which many contend would allow businesses to deny service to members of the LGBT community, was the latest social challenge that forced a reaction from the sports industry last week. Unlike the controversies confronted last year t ...

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NFL aggressive on concussion settlement

In a move that could magnify the public spotlight on the NFL and player safety, the league will contest the link between concussions and brain diseases if the personal injury cases brought by thousands of retirees are not settled. In another aggressive move, the league would publicly take issue a ...

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Media has moved on from concussion suit

Eighteen months ago, when retired football players squared off with the NFL over whether their case against the league over alleged concussion damage should continue, media descended on the Philadelphia court. There were dueling press conferences outside the James A. Byrne U.S. Courthouse, and a ...

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WME, IMG execs take retreat

Close to 200 key executives from William Morris Endeavor and IMG met last month for a leadership retreat designed to make introductions and connections across the many divisions of the merging companies. WME-IMG co-chief executive ...

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NFL concussion hearing a prelude

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