Broader Implications of the Supreme Court’s Sports Gambling Decision

Broader Implications of the Supreme Court’s Sports Gambling Decision

Monday’s Supreme Court decision striking down the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which prohibited state laws that “authorize” sports gambling, has generated a lot of commentary arguing that it has important implications for other areas of law. Legal scholar Garrett Epps and Slate commentator Mark Joseph Stern see Murphy v. NCAA as a […]

Lessons Cancelled Due To Sports Day Cheering Practice|Humor

Lessons Cancelled Due To Sports Day Cheering Practice|Humor

Dave Vanian at Cheering Practice Afternoon lessons at a school in the Thai capital of Bangkok were summarily cancelled ALL LAST WEEK, after they fell victim to the notoriously-loud activity of Cheering Practice, in preparation for the School Sports Day, which will take place on Monday. Aside from the lessons scheduled to be taught by […]

Korea Breakthrough Talks Today: Victory For Sports Diplomacy

Korea Breakthrough Talks Today: Victory For Sports Diplomacy

North and South Korea held bilateral discussions today for the first time in two years. In addition to agreeing to North Korean participation in next month’s Olympic games, the two sides agreed to follow up with talks to relieve military tension on the peninsula. With the US out of the picture, is this the beginning […]

Sports Personality of Year to introduce random banter testing|Humor

This year’s Sports Personality of the Year show will trial a new banter testing system, the BBC announced today.  The news comes amidst growing fears that athletes from popular, clubby sports have been able to unfairly game the system for many years by using in-jokes and slight innuendo with the presenters, thought to be worth […]