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'Slap Fighting' Is Now Legal

By Richard Dahl

In boxing, a fighter with a "good chin" is one who can endure repeated blows to the head without falling to the canvas. But the best boxers, like Muhammed Ali, are those with a more refined skill: Knowing how to avoid those blows. In all combat sports,…

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It's Not 'Assault' if You Run Onto an NFL Field and Get Tackled

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

Don't expect the law to support you if you do something stupid. At least that's the lesson NFL linebacker Bobby Wagner will have taught a protester during Week 4's Monday Night Football game between the Rams and the 49ers at Levi's Stadium in San Francisco. In one of the better hits of the night, Wagner tackled the protester as he raced across the field holding a pink smoke bomb. The protester responded by filing a police report claiming Wagner assaulted him. This is America, after all. But America notwithstanding, this assault claim shouldn't fly.

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Is the PGA Golf Tour a Monopoly?

By Richard Dahl

The Professional Golf Association (PGA) has ruled pro golf's roost for more than a century. But that status is now endangered. A wealthy rival, backed by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, has emerged and is luring away some of the PGA Tour's top talent. The new challenger is LIV Golf, which has held its first three Invitational Series tournaments this year with payouts that are significantly higher than those of the PGA Tour. In addition, LIV is offering upfront payments and appearance fees to some of the PGA Tour's top talent, including Phil Mickelson, who reportedly received $200 million.

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$185 Million Settlement Reached in Minor League Baseball Dispute

By Alex Sirek

The saying goes: "If you love what you do, you'll never have to work a day in your life." Well, Major League Baseball unfortunately took this old adage a bit too seriously. It was revealed that MLB has been significantly underpaying their minor league players for decades, claiming that they…

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What Does ADA Compliant Mean for a Stadium?

By Holly South

The U.S. government is suing Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs for allegedly not complying with Americans With Disabilities Act standards in their remodel of Wrigley Field. According to the lawsuit, the best wheelchair seating was removed and not included in any of the sky box seating arrangements. The team moved the wheelchair seating to the very last row of the stadium, a view often obstructed by drink rails or standing fans.

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UFC Champ Shoots Man First, Sues Second, for Molesting his Son

By Alex Sirek

While philosophers and internet commenters can argue whether revenge can be morally justifiable in some cases, vigilante justice is rarely the best solution. This should not need to be said so many times. But Cain Velasquez, a two-time UFC heavyweight champion, is now facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly shooting the man accused of molesting his son. He later decided to act within the limitations of the law and sue the alleged predator and his family.

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