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It’s time for MLB to do away with divisions, 162-game season
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The New York Yankees led the American League Wild Card race by five games over Seattle as of the Major League Baseball All-Star Break. They could very well finish the season 10 games better than both the Mariners and the winner of the AL Central Division, and will still have to win a one-game playoff just to earn the right to play the best team in the American League, who will likely be from their own division. I’m not one...

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Friday, 20 July 2018
Every fan’s reason for hope at the 2018 MLB Trade Deadline
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The Major League Baseball (MLB) Trade Deadline is July 31, and the weeks leading up to it give fans of every team at least one reason for hope regardless of the standings. Even fans of the last-place Baltimore Orioles have reason for hope at the 2018 MLB Trade Deadline, despite the seemingly silly salary of Chris Davis, whom the Orioles owe $92 million over the next four years, and the depreciated value of both Zach Britton and Brad Brach. I...

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Jameis Winston, outgoing Carolina Panthers owner disciplined for sexual harassment
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Here at Foul Play-by-Play we investigate foul play on and off the field, court, ice and pitch, giving you the week’s cheats, cheap shots and alleged criminals in sports. Here are the headlines for the last two weeks ending July 1. Headline 1: Jameis Winston Suspended Three Games for Allegedly Groping Uber Driver Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first three games of the 2018 season for allegedly groping an Uber driver over two years...

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Sunday, 01 July 2018
Getting LeBron James Back to Miami
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When it comes to LeBron James, nothing is off the table, no player untouchable, especially on the Miami Heat roster. We must rid ourselves of all assumptions. We can’t assume LeBron doesn’t want to play with Hassan Whiteside. We also can’t assume Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman isn’t willing to take on Whiteside’s massive contract spanning this year and next if he opts into his player option. Not too long ago general managers all over the league would have welcomed Whiteside,...

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Sunday, 01 July 2018
Every NBA fan’s reason for hope after the 2018 NBA Draft
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The NBA Draft is a night every NBA fan has reason for hope – or two reasons for hope – or three, or in the case of the Phoenix Suns and Philadelphia 76ers this year, four reasons for hope. Here are the reasons fans of every NBA team should have hope following the 2018 NBA Draft. Phoenix Suns Reason for hope: Starting lineup gets two potential upgrades The Suns got a lot better through the draft, and while they might...

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Sunday, 24 June 2018
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
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