Cincinnati Reds, Cristiano Ronaldo Evade Taxes; Kellen Winslow II Alleged of Raping Elderly
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Foul Play-by-Play investigates foul play in sports on and off the court, field, pitch and ice every week. Here’s play-by-play on foul play in sports for the week ending June 17. Headlines Ohio Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Reds’ Bobblehead Tax Case The Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday morning in a dispute over taxes on promotional items purchased by the Cincinnati Reds and offered to fans through promotional ticket packages. Ohio state law exempts companies from paying taxes on items...

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Monday, 18 June 2018
Diving Deeper into a Possible Cheerleaders’ Union and Colangelo Resigns
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Each week here at Foul Play-by-Play we cover the law-related, sports stories, including the Colangelo scandal and diving deeper into a possible cheerleaders’ union. Here are your headlines, “Cheats of the Week,” “Historically Foul Play” and “Statistically Significant Foul Player” for the week ending June 10. Headlines Bryan Colangelo and Philadelphia 76ers Part Ways Bryan Colangelo resigned on Thursday as president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers after his wife admitted to using...

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Monday, 11 June 2018
Minnesota Twins should call up Nick Gordon, yesterday
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Ehire Adrianza has no business playing shortstop everyday, and Gregorio Petit has no business on an MLB roster. Ryan LaMarre should be nothing more than a fourth outfielder and pinch runner. And it’s way past time for the Minnesota Twins to call up Nick Gordon. The Ehire Adrianza Problem On Wednesday night in Minneapolis, Ehire Adrianza started at shortstop because Logan Morrison’s back was still a bit stiff, moving Miguel Sano to first base and Eduardo Escobar to third. Miguel...

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Thursday, 07 June 2018
Colangelo’s Twitter Scandal, NBA Sued for Negligence, and NFL Cheerleaders Sue, Again
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Each week here at Foul Play-by-Play we cover the week’s law-related, sports stories. So here are the cheats, cheap shots, and alleged criminals in sports for the week of May 28. Headlines Philadelphia 76ers Launch Investigation of Colangelo’s Alleged Twitter Usage The Philadelphia 76ers launched an independent investigation into the Twitter usage of president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo on Wednesday after a report by The Ringer cited circumstantial evidence indicating Colangelo allegedly using anonymous Twitter accounts to...

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018
Anthem Protests, Again, USA Swimming Sexual Assault, Again, and Police Brutality, Again
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Each week at Foul Play-by-Play, we cover the law-related, sports headlines, including the cheats, cheap shots and alleged criminals in sports. Here are the headlines, “Historically Foul Play,” “Statistically Significant Foul Player,” and Cheats of the Week for the week of May 18-25. Headlines New NFL Anthem Protests Policy Adopted without a Vote According to Seth Wickersham, the NFL owners adopted a new national anthem policy despite an official vote never taking place, which he tweeted is “atypical for such a...

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Saturday, 26 May 2018
Foul Play Sports Headlines and Cheats of the Week for May 11-17, 2018
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Each week here at Foul Play-by-Play we will review the week’s cheats, cheap shots and alleged criminals in sports for a weekly sports, talk radio show, eventually airing online and on GCNLive radio affiliates. Here are your top law-related sports headlines and Foul Play-by-Play Cheats of the Week for May 11-17, 2018. Foul Play Sports Headlines The Supreme Court Allows States to Determine Legality of Sports Betting The Supreme Court struck down the federal law prohibiting state-sponsored sports betting after almost...

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Friday, 18 May 2018
Supreme Court allows states to determine legalization of sports gambling
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The United States Supreme Court ruled to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) by a 6-3 vote. The 1992 law barred state-authorized sports gambling, with Nevada being the sole exception. The ruling allows states to determine whether they want to allow gambling on sports. While New Jersey expects to have sportsbooks open prior to the start of the NBA Finals, Delaware, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are all prepared to get into legal bookmaking....

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Monday, 14 May 2018
Retiring Ravens GM Newsome wins day one of 2018 NFL Draft
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Had you been living under a rock the last month you’d still somehow know the 2018 NFL Draft’s first round was deep with quarterbacks. The fact five quarterbacks were taken in Thursday’s first round shouldn’t have surprised anyone, but, as always, there were surprises throughout the draft’s first round, starting with the very first pick. The Best: The Cleveland Browns got their franchise quarterback, probably Many “experts,” including ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr., predicted Cleveland would take quarterback Sam Darnold, but...

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Monday, 30 April 2018
Offseason recommendations for new Minnesota Wild GM
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The Minnesota Wild parted ways with general manager Chuck Fletcher on Monday after a nine-season tenure that saw the Wild reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs for six consecutive seasons, but fail to get out of the second round. Joe Bouley over at Hockey Wilderness tabs Toronto’s Kyle Dubas, Tampa’s Julien Briesbois, Nashville’s Paul Fenton and Pittsburgh’s Bill Guerin as potential replacements. Regardless of who takes the Wild reigns, they’ll inherit quite the mess from Fletcher. The Wild’s Mess According to...

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Monday, 23 April 2018
10 things we learned from every NBA Playoff Game 1
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The NBA Playoffs tipped off over the weekend, and the results of every Game 1 gives us a glimpse of what we can expect in the first round. Here’s what we learned from every NBA Playoff Game 1. 1. Even without Stephen Curry, the Warriors are too much for the Spurs If Klay Thompson keeps shooting like he did on Saturday, the Warriors won’t need Stephen Curry in the first round. He was 11-for-13 from the floor and hit five...

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Monday, 16 April 2018
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