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Sports News for the Week of October 8th

By Bennett Liebman


AAF bankruptcy: Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon claims he, not defunct league's players, should get millions

https://theathletic.com/2869364/2021/10/05/aaf-bankruptcy-hurricanes-owner-tom-dundon-claims-he-not-defunct-leagues-players-should-get-millions/


Zverev Investigation Announced by ATP

https://mailchi.mp/atptour.com/atp-receives-independent-safeguarding-report-zverev-investigation-announced-707022?e=f082265861


NWSL commissioner Lisa Baird, general counsel ousted over Paul Riley accusations

https://theathletic.com/news/nwsl-commissioner-lisa-baird-general-counsel-ousted-over-paul-riley-accusations/dEfW2Z64x8bJ


NWSL's systemic issues cast a long shadow as league returns to the field

https://www.washingtonpost.com/s/sports/2021/10/06/nwsl-protest-washington-spirit-gotham-fc/?pwapi_token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWJpZCI6IjI0MzI3MDUiLCJyZWFzb24iOiJnaWZ0IiwibmJmIjoxNjMzNjIyMzM4LCJpc3MiOiJzdWJzY3JpcHRpb25zIiwiZXhwIjoxNjM0ODMxOTM4LCJpYXQiOjE2MzM2MjIzMzgsImp0aSI6IjRiODQ4N2U1LWYzMjQtNDI1OC1hMTk0LTllYWNlZWU2NTI0MiIsInVybCI6Imh0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lndhc2hpbmd0b25wb3N0LmNvbS9zcG9ydHMvMjAyMS8xMC8wNi9ud3NsLXByb3Rlc3Qtd2FzaGluZ3Rvbi1zcGlyaXQtZ290aGFtLWZjLyJ9.MLFd7YAgoZZgr3p-dDD4ritcGR_2b__Sw2aWabWjVPs


Women's Soccer League Hires Law Firm to Investigate Misconduct Allegations

https://www.wsj.com/articles/nwsl-misconduct-allegations-11633297640


NBA Gambling Exec Warns Of Going 'Too Far, Too Fast' On Sports Betting

https://www.legalsportsreport.com/57510/nba-warns-too-far-too-fast-sports-betting/


No more betting firms to sponsor front of football shirt

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-10018601/No-betting-firms-sponsor-football-shirts-governments-review-gambling-laws.html


NBA 2K, Grand Theft Auto Beat Back Appeal of Infringement Suit

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/nba2k-patent-infringement-1234643226/


Urban Meyer Jaguars Contract Legal Dispute Possibility if Fired

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/urban-meyers-jaguars-conduct-1234643186/


Minor League Clubs Strike Out Again in COVID Insurance Appeal

https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/minor-league-baseball-covid-1234643126/


DOJ Title IX Investigation Leads to Settlement with San Jose State

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/doj-title-ix-investigation-leads-to-1-4813696/


Soccer player jailed, charged with attempted murder after kicking referee

https://www.wbrz.com/news/soccer-player-jailed-charged-with-attempted-murder-after-kicking-referee/


University of Iowa will pay $400K via Title IX athletics settlement

https://www.thegazette.com/higher-education/university-of-iowa-will-pay-400k-via-title-ix-athletics-settlement/


NCAA Still Waiting on Congress For Federal College Athletics NIL Bill

https://www.sportico.com/leagues/college-sports/2021/ncaa-still-waiting-congress-federal-nil-bill-1234642992/


FOS College: House's NIL Hearing

https://frontofficesports.com/newsletter/fos-college-houses-nil-hearing/


Top NLRB Lawyer Says That College Football Players Are Employees

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/top-nlrb-lawyer-says-that-college-1906682/


No More Celebrities in Gambling Ads in Spain

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=1edaec18-86bb-4954-a9a9-77e40cb244f8


First Jury Verdict in Football-Brain Disease Case Upheld by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=a8891f57-5f87-4392-87c5-120507e0d0fc


Rakoff Won't Call 'Foul' On NBA Agent's Truck Gift For Player

https://www.law360.com/articles/1428831


NY High Court Explores Whether Daily Fantasy Is Gambling

https://www.law360.com/articles/1409368


3 Ex-NFL Players Get Prison Time For $3.9M Benefits Scam

https://www.law360.com/articles/1428425


Excel Sues Endeavor/WME For Poaching Baseball Agents

http://sportsagentblog.com/2021/09/16/excel-sues-endeavor-wme-for-poaching-baseball-agents/


La'el Collins Lawsuit Takes Key Turn to Federal Court and Lands With Zeke Judge

https://www.conductdetrimental.com/post/la-el-collins-lawsuit-takes-key-turn-to-federal-court-and-lands-with-zeke-judge


The last stand of Bob Baffert, horse racing's top trainer

https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2021-10-01/bob-baffert-rise-fall-from-horse-racing-drug-violations


NYRA hearing for embattled trainer Bob Baffert looming

https://apnews.com/article/sports-bob-baffert-medina-new-york-patrick-mckenna-f4d0768d1e98a5b5cd72d3a3cec33ad3


U.S. charges 18 former NBA players with defrauding league's health plan

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/eighteen-former-nba-players-charged-with-defrauding-leagues-health-plan-2021-10-07/

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