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Four years after high court ruling, judge allows American Needle’s case vs. NFL to proceed

04 / 21 / 14

It’s been nearly four years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously against the NFL in its request to have an antitrust lawsuit from cap maker American Needle dismissed. The league lost its argument then that its collective commercial decisions should sidestep antitrust scrutiny. The...

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Fueling the White House race

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Total spending by sport: The NFL rules

A look at spending on sports across our nine battleground states, along with the number of spots bought in each state Buyer NFL (spots) College football (spots) Olympics (spots) MLB (spots) Golf (spots) NASCAR (spots) Tennis (spots) ...

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State by state: Who spent on what

Two charts help tell the story for presidential television ad spending on sports in the top-50 markets in nine contested states. For each state, the chart on the left shows the percentage of total sports ad spending since Aug. 1 by the campaigns and their PACs. The chart on the right ...

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Hot market: Tampa

Of the 21 markets that we analyzed, Tampa took in the most money from the presidential campaigns and supporting PACs, almost $2.4 millon. A breakdown of their sports spending:

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Judge skeptical of EA's argument

A federal appeals court judge last month cast skepticism on Electronic Arts’ First Amendment argument that it has the rights to use the avatars of college football players without their permission. Electronic Arts is battling two appeals court lawsuits brought by former college quarterbacks ...

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EA: We don't have to pay players

Athletes, individually or through their unions, receive tens of millions of dollars annually from licensing their images to video game makers, most notably Electronic Arts. The NFL Players Association alone normally takes in about $35 million annually in such money. EA, however, told a federal ap ...

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Is Congress in lockout's future?

GETTY IMAGES Both the league and the NFLPA are active on Capitol Hill. DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFLPA, ran for his post in early 2009 emphasizing his Washington, D.C., connections and the ability to affect — through politics — the union’s relationship with th ...

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Lawyer slams ATP over gambling

The attorney for four suspended Italian tennis players plans to condemn the ATP at a prospective trial in the coming months for failing to punish IMG owner Ted Forstmann for gambling on tennis. Signaling that the issue of Forstmann’s past gambling will not die in the new year, lawyer Robert Elgidel ...

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