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Sports News for the Week Ending February 25th

By Bennett Liebman


Lawmakers seek to end lucrative tax breaks for pro stadiums

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/02/22/nfl-congress-stadium-tax-bill/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wp_sports&utm_source=twitter


The Misbegotten Bidding War Over Public Subsidies For The Washington Commanders

https://www.forbes.com/sites/howardgleckman/2022/02/23/the-misbegotten-bidding-war-over-public-subsidies-for-the-washington-commanders-football-team/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&sh=38c16fe36097


Brian Flores Has 'Corroborating Evidence'

https://www.barstoolsports.com/blog/3407066/brian-flores-has-corroborating-evidence-to-prove-his-boss-tried-to-pay-him-to-tank.-hes-also-totally-cool-with-bill-belichick


NFL investigations into owners Stephen Ross and Dan Snyder

https://theathletic.com/3146669/2022/02/24/nfl-investigations-into-owners-stephen-ross-and-dan-snyder-questions-potential-punishments-and-timelines/


Brian Flores declined to sign Miami Dolphins' separation agreement

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/33349141/brian-flores-says-declined-sign-miami-dolphins-nda-order-speak-racial-discrimination?linkId=153404963


Class Action Discrimination Suit Against the NFL Is One to Watch

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/class-action-discrimination-suit-3431657/


'I'm in pain wherever I am': the troubling rise of concussion in girls' lacrosse

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/24/im-in-pain-wherever-i-am-the-troubling-rise-of-concussion-in-girls-lacrosse


Evander Kane's court filing paints glum financial outlook

https://theathletic.com/3146079/2022/02/23/evander-kanes-court-filing-paints-glum-financial-outlook/?source=emp_shared_article


Judicial approval of NFL race-norming fix coming 'any day,' but concerns remain

https://theathletic.com/3138151/2022/02/22/judicial-approval-of-nfl-race-norming-fix-coming-any-day-but-concerns-remain/?source=emp_shared_article


USWNT players reach settlement with U.S. Soccer for $24 million in pay discrimination

https://theathletic.com/news/uswnt-players-reach-settlement-with-us-soccer-for-total-of-24-million-in-pay-discrimination-lawsuit/BXmnGmymxK4b/?source=twitterhq


USWNT Settles Equal Pay Lawsuit with U.S. Soccer Federation

https://jezebel.com/u-s-soccer-federation-finally-admits-they-underpaid-an-1848576881


NFL-XFL agreement to give NFL a 'petri dish' to experiment with proposed rules

https://theathletic.com/news/nfl-xfl-agreement-to-give-nfl-a-petri-dish-to-experiment-with-proposed-rules-report/taNJUSVMgiS1/


Sponsors Caught in Crossfire of Divisive U.S. Soccer Election

https://www.sportico.com/business/sponsorship/2022/us-soccer-election-sponsors-1234666450/


League Investigations Increasingly Led by Women Attorneys

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/league-investigations-1234666416/


Medina Spirit Disqualification Ruling

https://khrc.ky.gov/Documents/22-0010%20%20Amr%20F.%20Zedan%20%20Medina%20Spirit%20DQd.pdf


Bettors file class action lawsuit against Churchill Downs, Bob Baffert

https://www.wdrb.com/news/bettors-file-class-action-lawsuit-against-churchill-downs-bob-baffert/article_507390b4-9442-11ec-8941-735dbbb145bc.html


UEFA moves Champions League final from St Petersburg

https://www.businesstoday.in/latest/world/story/uefa-moves-champions-league-final-from-st-petersburg-to-paris-amid-ukraine-crisis-323975-2022-02-25


Iowa House passes ban on transgender girls playing girls' sports

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2022/02/21/transgender-iowa-house-bill-bans-trans-girls-playing-sports-college-lgbtq/6879672001/


Reusse: Title IX changed sports -- and my perspective -- during my career

https://www.startribune.com/title-ix-50-years-minnesota-girls-womens-sports-dorothy-mcintyre-patrick-reusse/600149486/


California court rejects NHL's bid to collect more than $1 billon from insurer

https://www.conductdetrimental.com/news/california-court-rejects-nhl's-bid-to-collect-more-than-%241-billon-from-insurer-for-losses-sustained-due-to-shuttered-arenas-during-pandemic


A's have offers on potential Las Vegas stadium sites

https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/athletics/as-have-offers-on-at-least-4-potential-las-vegas-stadium-sites-2532852/?itm_source=parsely-api


Spanish figure skater Laura Barquero fails drug test from Beijing Games

https://www.infobae.com/aroundtherings/articles/2022/02/23/spanish-figure-skater-laura-barquero-fails-drug-test-from-beijing-games/


Alexander Zverev handed maximum fine by ATP for umpire incident

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/24/alexander-zverev-handed-maximum-fine-by-atp-for-umpire-incident


Phil Mickelson and the Bleak Truth of 'Sportswashing'

https://www.wsj.com/articles/phil-mickelson-sportswashing-golf-11645712215?mod=e2tws


Greg Norman says 'it is not the end' for Saudi-backed breakaway league

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/golf/greg-norman-says-it-is-not-the-end-for-saudi-backed-breakaway-league-1.4811886


Olympics hit with lawsuit from the family of dead bobsledder

https://www.courthousenews.com/olympics-hit-with-lawsuit-from-the-family-of-dead-bobsledder/

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