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Latest News in Sports

  • March 1, 2017

    U Of Richmond Suspends 5 Ballplayers For Fantasy Sports

    The University of Richmond has suspended five of its baseball players for potential NCAA student-athlete eligibility rule violations for what appears to be participation in fantasy sports.

  • March 1, 2017

    Ex-FIFA No. 2 Appeals 10-Year Ban To Sports Arbitration Body

    Former FIFA No. 2 Jerome Valcke submitted an appeal of his 10-year ban from soccer to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Tuesday, nearly three months after former FIFA boss Joseph “Sepp” Blatter lost his appeal of his six-year ban from the sport.

  • March 1, 2017

    Ex-PSU Admins Lose Appeal Bid In Sandusky Endangerment Row

    A trio of former Penn State University administrators will not be able to appeal child endangerment charges they’re facing stemming from the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal before going to trial later this month.

  • March 1, 2017

    Former NFL Player, Banker Get 6 Years For Ponzi Scheme

    Former NFL player Will D. Allen and a former banker were sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday for running a Ponzi scheme that targeted investors with bogus or oversubscribed loans to professional athletes.

  • February 28, 2017

    Big Ten Says 'Badass' Self-Help Biz Rips Off Brand TM

    The Big Ten on Tuesday went hard in the paint against an online self-empowerment community that urges members to be “fearless, bolder & more badass,” launching a suit in federal court that accuses B10xB of infringing the trademarks of the intercollegiate athletic conference.

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