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From the Rink to the Court: NHL On Trial

By A.J. Firstman | Last updated on

If you want to play for the National Hockey League (NHL) you have to start small. Literally. Some athletes hit the rink as soon as they can strap on skates and start playing when they’re as young as five years old – and they keep it up for season…

How To Be a Sports Fan and Not Get Arrested

By Catherine Hodder, Esq. | Legally reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

Love college football? Can't watch enough NFL games? If so, you aren't alone. Yet passionate sports fans can get in trouble if they get carried away. Arrests at football events are on the rise, usually for being drunk and disorderly or for fighting. Hockey, baseball, and basketball fans are…

Unhappy F1 Fans Race to Court after Las Vegas Grand Prix Debacle

By T. Evan Eosten Fisher, Esq. | Last updated on

“We have all been to events, like concerts…that have been canceled because of factors like weather or technical issues. It happens, and we hope that people will understand." — Statement from Stefano Domenicali, Formula One CEO Not everyone is as understanding as Domenicali would like, so it seems. Racing…

College Athletes Win In Class Certification Motion

By Michael DeRienzo, Esq. | Last updated on

Want to make some money while attending college? You can start your own business. You can also try to be a (paid) intern. Or, thanks to recent changes in the law, you can make money from being an athlete.

Minor Leagues Present Major Challenge to MLB's Antitrust Exemption

By A.J. Firstman | Last updated on

Two minor league baseball teams have gone to the Supreme Court with a simple request: Put an end to the rules that have protected Major League Baseball from antitrust liability for over a century. It's hardly the first time MLB's antitrust immunity has been challenged in court, and it…

Northwestern Coach Fired Over Hazing Allegations Sues School

By A.J. Firstman | Last updated on

Northwestern University recently fired Pat Fitzgerald, arguably the most successful head football coach they've ever had. These things happen. Coaches get fired and replaced all the time. But here's the thing: Fitzgerald didn't get the boot because the team wasn't doing well enough. Anyone with a passing familiarity with college football…

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