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On June 8, 2010 By Mark Donnell July 22, 2010
On the field, the Texas Rangers seem to be clicking on all cylinders. They sit atop the American League West and look to make the playoffs for the first time since 1999. But off the field, the franchise can’t manage to stay in the black. Owner Tom Hicks has been trying to sell the [...]Continue Reading →
In the news . . .
Ex-gay advocacy group battles Disney’s non-discrimination policy through shareholder vote.
Coldplay facing yet another charge of plagiarism.
Big week for baseball as slugger Mark McGwire comes clean on steroid use.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says privacy age is over.
Not quite a [...]Continue Reading →
On December 3, 2009 By Andrew Cunningham July 24, 2010
Although the MLB season ended almost a month ago, and many fans have since directed their full attention to other professional and college sports, for me, the offseason is where the magic happens. Since my Philadelphia Phillies fell just short of glory, I have been recurringly checking for a holiday miracle signing at third base. [...]Continue Reading →
On November 4, 2009 By Casey McLaughlin July 22, 2010
In an effort to protect people’s genetic information from exploitation, President George W. Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) into law on May 21, 2008. The Act forbids insurance providers from denying medical coverage to otherwise healthy people because they have a genetic predisposition to a particular disease, and [...]Continue Reading →
A fundamental precept of college athletics is amateurism. That is part of the charm of college sports, and the NCAA is committed to keeping it that way. However, in February, an Ohio court ruling declared that one rule aiming to preserve this quality goes too far.
The rule, NCAA bylaw 188.8.131.52, prohibits [...]Continue Reading →
Bill Simmons, the popular writer for ESPN.com, recently discussed the continual leaking of information regarding steroid use in baseball in the early 2000s and compared this lingering phenomenon to, among other less savory things, an automatic debit that just cannot be canceled. The description is apt for a somewhat beguiling situation [...]Continue Reading →
Last May, Oklahoma State declared its star pitcher, Andrew Oliver, ineligible hours before the team was to take the field in an NCAA regional match-up. The reason? Back in Oliver’s high school days, his “advisor” (read: his lawyer) attended a meeting with the star pitcher and the Minnesota Twins. It makes sense that a high [...]Continue Reading →
On March 3, 2009 By JETLaw March 3, 2009
It seems that Major League Baseball is mentioned in the news more often for steroid-related scandals than for actual sports news. While steroids have certainly become a major problem for MLB, the media rarely addresses the subject of the league’s culture of alcohol abuse. Alcohol abuse in MLB clubhouses is usually [...]Continue Reading →
Ignorance is Bliss? Why Mounting Evidence that Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds Used Performance-Enhancing Drugs May Not Strengthen the Cases Against Them
On February 7, 2009 By JETLaw February 7, 2009
Courtesy of former trainer Brian McNamee, the evidence that legendary pitcher Roger Clemens used performance-enhancing drugs is mounting, but that does not necessarily mean the case against him is getting stronger. There is an ongoing investigation into whether Clemens lied under oath when he testified before Congress that he had not used performance-enhancing [...]Continue Reading →
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