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NBA All Star Weekend 2013: Does Houston Have a Purple Drank Problem?

NBA All Star Weekend 2013: Does Houston Have a Purple Drank Problem?
HOUSTON, Texas – The National Basketball Association kicked off arguably American sports’ most celebrated All Star weekend Friday. A plethora of offerings on the court include the Sprint Celebrity All-Star Game, BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, Sears Shooting Stars, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, Sprite Slam Dunk Contest and the unsponsored D-League All... Read more »

Lakers Hire Mike D'Antoni Over Phil Jackson: Why Money Was Not the Deciding Factor

Lakers Hire Mike D'Antoni Over Phil Jackson: Why Money Was Not the Deciding Factor
Money was not the issue with Phil Jackson rejoining the Los Angeles Lakers as its head coach. In a stunning move, Mike D’Antoni was named the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers late Sunday night, taking over for interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff after the 16 time NBA Championship team fired its previous full time... Read more »

Why Celebrating President Obama Re-Election Victory Gave Me Insomnia

Why Celebrating President Obama Re-Election Victory Gave Me Insomnia
My feet hurt so good. I could not bring myself to leave the convention hall at McCormick Pace in Chicago, soaking in the recently departed raucous cheers of tens of thousands of adoring supporters of the newly re-elected President Barack Hussein Obama. Throughout Election Day I obsessed over the campaign and stared in the eyes... Read more »
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New Orleans Hornets Sold to Saints Owner Tom Benson

New Orleans Hornets Sold to Saints Owner Tom Benson
NEW YORK – There is a cloud to the silver lining of the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal after all. USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgit reports from New York Tom Benson will be the sole owner of the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets, buying the team for $338 million, after getting approval at the NBA’s Board... Read more »

Jerry Angelo Fired: Bears GM Had It Coming

Jerry Angelo Fired: Bears GM Had It Coming
Jerry Angelo came to the Bears before the 2001 season full of promise after his success as Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Director of Player Personnel. Recent draft mistakes, such as drafting the oft injured Chris Williams, never allowed the Bears to shore up their offensive line to protect Jay Cutler from being sacked at the highest clip... Read more »

2011 Year End Review: Biggest Sports Law Stories of 2011

2011 Year End Review: Biggest Sports Law Stories of 2011
2011 was quite a year on and off the field. In the pros, the Green Bay Packers became the new “America’s Team” after the ascension of Aaron Rodgers and winning its fourth Super Bowl. The Boston Bruins became the first Stanley Cup champion to win three game 7s in the playoffs on the road to... Read more »
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End of NBA Lockout Came Sooner than We All Thought

End of NBA Lockout Came Sooner than We All Thought
While Black Friday shoppers camped out all night to secure the best deals, key players in the NBA lockout negotiations committed themselves to a 15 hour ordeal to secure the best deal to return basketball to the hardwood just in time for Christmas. News of the end of the NBA lockout no doubt came as... Read more »

Penn State Scores Moral Victory on the Field - Faces Legal Losses off the Field

Penn State Scores Moral Victory on the Field - Faces Legal Losses off the Field
As 19th ranked University of Nebraska kicked off to 12th ranked Penn State to start a pivotal Big 10 pigskin match up, Interim Head Football Coach Tom Bradley, Interim University President Mark Memmott, players, staff, boosters, students, alumni, and State College community sought to move forward after the horrific child sexual abuse scandal rocked the institution and... Read more »

NFL Lockout Update: Owners Approve New CBA

NFL Lockout Update: Owners Approve New CBA
The end the NFL Lockout is in sight. NFL owners voted to approve the proposed labor deal with the NFL Players Association on Thursday. Now it’s up to the players.  NFL players are scheduled to vote on the proposed deal Thursday night. NFLPA sources say NFL lawyers at one point were pushing for the condition... Read more »
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Are Texas Rangers Liable for Fan's Death?

Are Texas Rangers Liable for Fan's Death?
ARLINGTON, Texas — By now everyone has seen the video of 39 year old firefighter Shannon Stone, who died after falling from the stands while reaching for a baseball tossed his way by All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton.   Stone was a Texas Rangers fan from Brownwood, Texas, located 150 miles southwest of Arlington. The Rangers closed their clubhouse to... Read more »