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Sports News for the Week of January 22nd

By Bennett Liebman


Japan dismisses 'categorically untrue' stories that Tokyo Olympics are doomed

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jan/22/tokyo-olympics-covid-putting-real-pressure-on-japan-says-australia-pm-amid-cancellation-rumours


Memorandum of Governor Cuomo's Budget Piece on Mobile Sports Wagering Memorandum in Support

https://www.budget.ny.gov/pubs/archive/fy22/ex/artvii/revenue-memo.pdf


NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY DEFEATS TRUMP IN CASE THAT BOLSTERS ONLINE GAMBLING

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/wire-act-court-ruling-1234620805/


Opinion of 1st Circuit in Wire Act Case

http://media.ca1.uscourts.gov/pdf.opinions/19-1835P-01A.pdf


Breaking down the lawsuits of former Duke men's basketball star Zion Williamson

https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2020/06/duke-basketball-zion-williamson-allegations-lawsuits-prime-sports-gina-ford-pay-to-play-daniel-wallach


'A cautionary tale for unscrupulous agents': Zion Williamson wins big in lawsuit

https://theathletic.com/2335291/2021/01/20/zion-williamson-lawsuit-cautionary-tale-agents/


As Congressional Power Shifts, NCAA Reform and Athletes' Rights Are Firmly in the Crosshairs

https://www.si.com/college/2021/01/20/ncaa-athlete-rights-compensation-congress-nil


Most college athletes can't accept brand sponsorships or deals. That could soon change

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22242503/ncaa-college-athletes-endorsement-rule


'Be nice': For female reporters, it can feel like there is no other choice

https://theathletic.com/2332861/2021/01/19/ghiroli-be-nice-female-reporters/?source=emp_shared_article


NBA PLAYERS WANT EQUITY IN TEAMS, UNION HEAD ROBERTS SAYS

https://www.sportico.com/leagues/basketball/2021/nba-players-equity-1234620699/


FIFA's 2021 Regulatory Changes - Female Players, Coaches, Brexit And More

https://www.lawinsport.com/topics/item/fifa-s-2021-regulatory-changes-female-players-coaches-brexit-and-more


Sports Law In 2021 - Key Issues To Watch In North America

https://www.lawinsport.com/topics/item/sports-law-in-2021-key-issues-to-watch-in-north-america-2?utm_content=151799336&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&hss_channel=tw-145208608


The NBA's Pandemic Request: Yes to Dunks, No to Hugs

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-nbas-pandemic-request-yes-to-dunks-no-to-hugs-11611235940?mod=e2tws


Under the Radar 'Varsity Blues' Trump Pardon Is Particularly 'Inexplicable,' and Swampy

https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/under-the-radar-varsity-blues-trump-pardon-is-particularly-inexplicable-and-swampy/


At Large | US sport has already moved beyond Trump but its real debates lie ahead

https://www.sportspromedia.com/opinion/trump-biden-harris-sports-nba-lebron-inauguration?utm_content=152073882&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&hss_channel=tw-28330466


Patrick Mahomes' injury: What happens next with concussion protocol?

https://theathletic.com/2328886/2021/01/18/patrick-mahomes-concussion-chiefs-bills/


Horse racing people believe that if the NHL is allowed to operate, so should racing

https://torontosun.com/sports/horse-racing-people-believe-that-if-the-nhl-is-allowed-to-operate-so-should-racing


TENNESSEE'S FOR-CAUSE FIRING OF PRUITT MAY INVITE LEGAL CHALLENGE

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/jeremy-pruitt-firing-1234620605/


Gambler Billy Walters' commuted sentence helped in part by Phil Mickelson

https://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/30749871/gambler-billy-walters-commuted-sentence-helped-part-phil-mickelson-letter


2nd Circuit Wire Fraud Decision on Adidas Sports Marketers

https://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/af134399-a61f-4054-8e31-5b955b690bd4/1/doc/19-783_complete_opn.pdf#xml=https://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/af134399-a61f-4054-8e31-5b955b690bd4/1/hilite/


Top Honor for a Tennis Player With Intolerant Views Draws Outrage

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/22/world/australia/margaret-court-tennis-award.html

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