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  • September 20, 2018

    9th Circ. Saves Gym TCPA Suit After DC Circ. Ruling

    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.

  • September 20, 2018

    OSU Exec Defends Amateurism Amid Coach Salary Scrutiny

    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.

  • September 20, 2018

    DC Bill Bets On Sports Gambling To Fund Child Care, Arts

    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.

  • September 20, 2018

    Coast Guard Sued Over River Closure Near Trump Golf Club

    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.

  • September 20, 2018

    WADA Restores Russian Anti-Doping Agency, With Conditions

    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.

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