Sports

  • January 17, 2014

    Judge Won't Bar PSU Atty's Testimony In Sandusky Cover-Up

    A Pennsylvania state judge on Friday rejected efforts by former top Penn State administrators implicated in the cover-up of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's sex crimes to preclude the university's general counsel, who represented them before a grand jury, from testifying at their trial.

  • January 16, 2014

    Miami Heat Start Talks Over 10-Year Arena Deal Extension

    Miami Heat representatives met on Wednesday with local county officials to kick off serious talks regarding the possible 10-year extension of its current management and license deal to play at the American Airlines Arena, a Miami-Dade Couty spokesperson said Thursday.

  • January 15, 2014

    Arizona State Plans $210M Sun Devil Stadium Renovation

    Arizona State University's football arena, Sun Devil Stadium, will be getting a $210 million renovation that will be fully funded by private dollars, university officials said Wednesday.

  • January 15, 2014

    Vitamin Shoppe Ducks Bodybuilding Supplement False Ad Suit

    A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday tossed a putative class action alleging Vitamin Shoppe Inc. defrauded consumers by marketing its “True Athlete Training Formula” dietary supplement as an effective bodybuilding and fitness training enhancer, saying the allegations weren’t specific enough.

  • January 15, 2014

    Minn. Justices Mull Jurisdiction On $468M Vikings Bond Sale

    The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to immediately toss a challenge to the planned $468 million bond sale that will help fund the nearly $1 billion stadium project for the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings, asking both sides of the spat to weigh in on the court's jurisdiction.

  • January 15, 2014

    Super Bowl To Provide Short-Term RE Boost In NJ, NY

    With the Super Bowl coming to New Jersey next month, some commercial property owners are experiencing a brief boon with short-term leases for game-related operations, though experts say the area won't see the same level of real estate impact that other, smaller host metros have seen.

  • January 14, 2014

    Judge's Denial Of NFL Concussion Deal May Sway Players

    U.S. District Judge Anita Brody's refusal to approve the NFL concussion settlement could endanger the agreement even if she ultimately determines the $760 million total is adequate, as her initial skepticism may convince already unhappy ex-players to opt out of the deal, attorneys say.

  • January 14, 2014

    A-Rod's Unprecedented Attack On Union Faces Long Odds

    In becoming the only Major League Baseball player ever to accuse his union of failing in its duty to represent him, Alex Rodriguez must prove the union wasn't merely negligent but that it actively hampered his ability to fend off doping allegations, a high legal standard experts say leaves the famed athlete without much hope.

  • January 14, 2014

    Sports Gaming Giant To Pay $5.5M Over Betting Ring

    Nevada-based sports betting operator CG Technology agreed Monday to pay $5.5 million to settle state gaming regulators’ allegations that it did not properly manage a former employee who operated an illegal gambling enterprise.

  • January 14, 2014

    Judge Rejects $760M NFL Concussion Settlement

    The Pennsylvania federal judge overseeing the NFL concussion litigation refused Tuesday to preliminarily approve the $760 million settlement agreement between the league and its former players, saying she was concerned there wasn't enough money to properly compensate all class members.

  • January 13, 2014

    Comcast Wants Examiner For Sports Network Auction

    Comcast Corp. asked a Texas bankruptcy judge Friday to appoint an examiner to conduct an auction of a regional network it jointly owns with two Houston sports franchises, amid ongoing efforts to strike carriage deals with major cable and satellite companies.

  • January 13, 2014

    11th-Hour Suit Stalls $468M Bond Sale For Vikings Stadium

    A last-second Minnesota Supreme Court challenge Friday has halted a planned $468 million bond sale to fund a nearly $1 billion multipurpose Minneapolis stadium project for the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings, state authorities said Sunday.

  • January 13, 2014

    A-Rod Fights Ban, Claiming MLB, Union Railroaded Him

    The New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, whom an arbitrator on Saturday hit with a seasonlong suspension for using banned drugs, sued Major League Baseball and his own union Monday, claiming his rights had been trampled and asking a federal judge to vacate the arbitrator's “prejudiced” award.

  • January 13, 2014

    Supreme Court Calls Game Over For NCAA's Likeness Fight

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied the NCAA's bid to undo a Ninth Circuit decision that the organization and Electronics Arts Inc. cannot use the First Amendment to stave off publicity rights claims from former athletes depicted in college football and basketball video games.

  • January 10, 2014

    Sacramento Lodges Eminent Domain Suit For $447M Arena

    Sacramento, Calif., officials launched suit in state court Thursday against the California Public Employees' Retirement System, or CalPERS, and U.S. Bank NA to seize through eminent domain a Downtown Plaza parcel for development of the proposed $447 million Sacramento Kings arena.

  • January 10, 2014

    MGM Resorts Gets Green Light For Vegas Sports Arena

    Local officials on Wednesday approved land-use applications for MGM Resorts International and AEG Worldwide’s proposed $350 million, 20,000-seat indoor arena to be developed in Las Vegas for sporting, entertainment and other special events.

  • January 9, 2014

    Palm Beach Council Balks On Golf Course Redevelopment

    A Palm Beach, Fla., commission on Thursday voted to postpone its decision on a developer's proposal to build a large-scale residential complex on a now-defunct golf course so county officials, the developer and local opponents can continue negotiations over the project.

  • January 9, 2014

    Trump Golf Course Beats Bias Row Over Discounts For Women

    A self-proclaimed men’s rights activist failed to show that the owner of Trump National Golf Club near Los Angeles broke discrimination laws by discounting rates for women as part of a campaign to promote breast cancer awareness, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.

  • January 8, 2014

    Eminent Domain Bid For $447M Sacramento Arena Approved

    In an effort to clear a path for a contentious $447 million Sacramento Kings arena proposal, city council officials on Tuesday night gave the city's legal counsel authority to start an eminent domain proceeding against California Public Employees' Retirement System and the U.S. Bank NA.

  • January 7, 2014

    NBA Settles Ex-ABA Team Owners' IP Row For $500M

    The National Basketball Association has reportedly reached a $500 million conditional settlement with the owners of a former American Basketball Association franchise, ending a New York federal suit over visual-media rights and a lucrative agreement in which they received revenue shares totaling $300 million.