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  • NFL Works On Contract Extension for Goodell

    by Dayton Daily News August 2017

    The league is working on a five-year contract extension for Goodell, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal is not complete. Sports Business Journal first reported the negotiations.

  • L.A. Has Business to Settle Before 2028

    by Eddie Pells August 2017

    Sometime over the next five weeks, leaders from LA and the U.S. Olympic Committee have to iron out financial details about their joint marketing agreement.

  • Stadium Security Firm Lobbies for Renewed License

    by Rochelle Olsen July 2017

    The head of U.S. Bank Stadium's Chicago-based security firm made a rare public appearance to speak to...

  • Family Fitness Ordered to Retract Cancellation Policy

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Family Fitness Center of western Michigan has been issued a cease and desist order regarding its cancellation fees from the Michigan attorney general’s office.

  • Planet Fitness Privacy Suit Decision Appealed

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Yvette Cormier, whose Planet Fitness membership was cancelled after she complained about seeing a transgendered person in the club's locker rooms, says she's taking her case to the Michigan Supreme Court. 

    A Midland County Court dismissed Cormier's suit on Jan. 4, 2016, and the decision was affirmed by the Michigan Court of Appeals on June 1 of this year.

  • Marlins Seek Seizure of Ticket-Holder's Property

    by Paul Steinbach July 2017

    As the baseball world turns its attention to Miami for tonight's MLB All-Star Game, the host Marlins organization is looking to seize property of one if its season-ticket holders.

    According to court documents obtained by the Miami New Times, the Marlins have sued Kenneth Sack to take a $725,000 property he owns in Oakland Park. It marks the ninth time since 2003 that the Marlins have pursued the unusual legal action (by professional sports standards) of suing their own fans — for reneging on long-term season ticket and suite lease agreements initiated in 2012, the team's first season in its new Little Havana Stadium. Since then, fans, including Sack, have felt victimized by a perceived Marlins bait-and-switch.

    In exchange for his four-year commitment to season tickets, Sack was promised a premium parking space, a private entrance and food buffets before and after games. However, fans who made such commitments claim that as soon as the team's fortunes on field went south, the perks either never materialized or fell short of expectations.

    ESPN.com notes that the Marlins won a judgment against Sack in January, with the court ruling that Sack owed the team the full $97,200 he owed as part of the ticket agreement. His attorney appealed, saying a heart attack and lengthy hospital stay had caused him to miss key hearings and filings. That civil case remains open.

    In March, the Marlins began foreclosure proceedings for Sack's Oakland Park commercial building, arguing that they can seize the property to fulfill the $97,200 he owes them.

    "I don't understand why Major League Baseball continues to allow Jeffrey Loria to behave like this," Daniel Rose, an attorney representing another former season-ticket holder being sued by the Marlins, told the New Times. "At the end of the day, what is the motive to go after fans like this? It just shows their greed and a complete lack of respect for their fan base."

  • Audit Reveals Conflict of Interest Between AD, Coach

    by Marc Perrusquia July 2017

    A long-delayed state audit has found University of Memphis Athletic Director Tom Bowen had a conflict of interest when he renegotiated then-basketball coach Josh Pastner's controversial contract in 2013.

  • Could the CAP Agreement Shake Up College Athletics?

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    A new kind of agreement between college players and their schools could bring fundamental changes to the balance of power in collegiate athletics.

  • City Officials Cut the Lights on Youth Baseball Game

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    The Pasadena Pony Baseball League’s first game of the season for youth players aged 13-14 was put on hold Monday when the city’s parks director instructed workers to turn out the lights at Gardner Field.

  • Ex-NFL Agent Pleads Guilty to Athlete Inducement

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Monday afternoon, a list of three-year-old felony charges were resolved when former NFL agent Terry Watson pleaded guilty to violating North Carolina’s sports agent law. An initial investigation was launched in 2010 by the office of the Secretary of State, following up on an NCAA probe into the UNC football program.