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Sports Law News for the Week of November 6th

By Bennett Liebman


ESPN to lay off 300 people. Here's the memo

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/05/heres-the-memo-espn-sent-to-staff-announcing-300-layoffs.html


WADA agrees to pay French international Mamadou Sakho 'substantial' damages http://www.insideworldfootball.com/2020/11/05/wada-agrees-pay-french-international-mamadou-sakho-substantial-damages/


EA RENEWS NHL AND UFC DEALS TO EXPAND SPORTS VIDEO GAME DOMINANCE https://www.sportico.com/leagues/other-sports/2020/ea-sports-renews-nhl-ufc-partnerships-1234616160/


'Everything has changed': Canadian companies looking to cash in as sports-betting legalization spreads

https://financialpost.com/telecom/everything-has-changed-canadian-companies-looking-to-cash-in-as-sports-betting-legalization-spreads


Antonio Brown seeks delay in sexual assault civil trial https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/11/02/antonio-brown-seeks-delay-in-sexual-assault-civil-trial/


Adam Silver boosts urgency on deal for NBA's pre-Christmas start https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/30246577/adam-silver-boosts-urgency-deal-nba-pre-christmas-start


ELECTION 2020: TEN TRUMP V. BIDEN POLICY DISPUTES THAT IMPACT THE SPORTS INDUSTRY https://www.sportico.com/business/commerce/2020/election-impacts-sports-1234615914/


DIRECTV NFL ANTITRUST SUIT SURVIVES AS SUPREME COURT DENIES LEAGUE REQUEST https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2020/nfl-sunday-ticket-antitrust-supreme-court-1234615981/


Three-State Sweep: Maryland, Louisiana and South Dakota Say Yes to Legal Sports Betting https://www.si.com/gambling/2020/11/04/election-2020-new-legal-sports-betting-states


Gambling wins big at the polls in 2020, with 3 states authorizing legal sports betting and 3 others approving or expanding casino gambling

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/ct-gambling-2020-election-20201104-rxvt57tg7fdmvfoxccc6scqv5a-story.html


Anthony Van Dyck euthanised after breaking down during Melbourne Cup https://www.smh.com.au/sport/racing/anthony-van-dyck-breaks-down-during-melbourne-cup-20201103-p56b59.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1604377003\


Dominik Beier: Gambling sponsorship in sport "absolutely justified" https://www.gamblinginsider.com/news/10342/dominik-beier-gambling-sponsorship-in-sport-absolutely-justified


NHL HISTORICAL STATS DATABASE DELIVERS WITH STARTUP'S PROCESSING POWER https://www.sportico.com/business/tech/2020/nhl-historical-stats-database-delivers-with-startups-processing-power-1234616112/


SPORTS INDUSTRY PRIMED TO JOIN THE ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE "PARTY" https://www.sportico.com/business/commerce/2020/sports-industry-environmental-social-and-governance-initiatives-1234616037/


Trial for ex-Angels employee in connection with Tyler Skaggs overdose death set for December https://ktla.com/news/local-news/trial-for-ex-angels-employee-in-connection-with-tyler-skaggs-overdose-death-set-for-december/


Brandt v. Davis Mass Appeal Court on standard of care to athletes https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2020/11/02/v19P1189.pdf


He May be Undefeated in the Ring, but Floyd Mayweather Got Knocked Out at the Trademark Office.

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=5bb2f300-7343-4787-b7bf-689c82d2ebb8


News Site Allowed to Embed Athlete's (Caroline Wozniacki) Instagram Retirement Post 2020 https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/news-site-allowed-to-embed-athletes-instagram-retirement-post?context=search&index=2


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