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Tyler Skaggs, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, passed away on July 1st in a Texas hotel room while traveling with the team. The autopsy revealed that Skaggs’ death was caused by choking on his own vomit while under the influence of alcohol, oxycodone, oxymorphone, and fentanyl. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency initiated […]

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The NBA and the Lie of Amateurism

On March 14, 2019 By

On February 20, the basketball world looked on in disbelief as Zion Williamson grasped his knee, writhing in pain. To his side were tattered remains of his left sneaker, split open from the force of his pivot.  Zion Williamson is not new to the spotlight; his highlight reels and dunks have been a Continue Reading

When President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Reform Act”) on December 22, 2017, he may have inadvertently changed the landscape of player trades in sports.

The Tax Reform Act made several high-profile changes to the sports industry. One of the most publicized changes came in the world of collegiate […]

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Poverty in Professional Baseball?

On September 8, 2017 By

With average salaries of $4.4 million per player on major league teams and a league value of nearly $10 billion, professional baseball and the poverty line seem incongruously related. Yet, for approximately 6,000 players on any of the 250 minor league rosters, meagre salaries are as much a part of the game as […]

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Former Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa plead guilty to five of twelve charges relating to the 2014 hacking of the Astros’ computer network.  The database Correa hacked into contained scouting reports, statistics, and trade discussions.  Three months before the draft, in March of 2013, Correa downloaded the Astros’ rankings for all players eligible for […]

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MLBPA Contemplates Legal Action Against the Cubs

On April 14, 2015 By

For those who anxiously await baseball season, opening day is a greeted as a pseudo holiday.  However, for players and teams opening day can be a stressful occasion when it comes to who makes and who does not make the major league roster, with prospects and veterans alike often getting sent down to the minors. […]

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Revisiting Professional Sports’ Stance on Betting

On February 16, 2015 By

While professional sports leagues have tried their best to pretend that gambling does not exist, the fact of the matter is that illegal gambling is everywhere. Professional sports betting is a major business, estimated to be a $3.8 billion industry; however, only about $100 million will be bet legally. This large boom in sports gambling […]

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San Jose Strikes Out Again in Suit Against MLB

On January 22, 2015 By

The city of San Jose lost its appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. They were challenging Major League Baseball’s (MLB) long-held exception to federal antitrust laws. The Oakland Athletics are looking to make a location move and had their sights set on San Jose. However, the MLB’s constitution requires clubs […]

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Former minor-league player Garrett Broshuis has filed a lawsuit on behalf of several dozen former minor-league players against Major League Baseball (MLB) and its 30 teams. Broshuis contends that the MLB is “simply not living up to its legal obligations” in regards to state and federal minimum wage and overtime laws. Last year’s average […]

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RONALD L. BARABAS &
MICHAEL K. WHEELER

It’s very common, at one time or another, for the average sports fan to feel like he can run his favorite team better than the club’s owner or manager. What happens though when many such fans, who spend […]

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