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The Ninth Circuit on Thursday revived a proposed class action accusing gym chain Crunch San Diego LLC of spamming members' cellphones with promotional text messages, finding that a recent D.C. Circuit decision led to an expanded definition of an autodialer under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Ohio State University athletic director Eugene Smith defended NCAA rules limiting student compensation during a landmark antitrust trial Thursday in California federal court, testifying that paying athletes would force the department to cut certain sports, while conceding that the school's coaches collectively earn more than $30 million in salaries and benefits annually.
A Washington, D.C., council member has introduced a bill to legalize sports betting in the nation’s capital, wagering that an influx of gambling tax revenue would help fund early-childhood care and humanities initiatives throughout the district.
A Washington, D.C., canoeing club Thursday told a Maryland federal court that a Coast Guard rule barring a stretch of the Potomac River to the public whenever President Donald Trump visits Trump National Golf Club is unnecessary and was pushed through without proper notice.
The World Anti-Doping Agency's executive committee voted Thursday to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency three years after it was declared noncompliant following reports of widespread doping in Russian athletes at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, over criticism from other anti-doping organizations.