• Legislators Targeting Daily Fantasy Sports

    by Dara Kam; News Service of Florida October 2015

    Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner is exploring what the state can do to shut down daily fantasy sports, even as federal prosecutors are probing the online industry.

  • Opinion: "Recess Coaches" and Dumbing Down Playgrounds

    by Andrea Peyser October 2015

    New York City has spent $425,000 of taxpayer money to hire "recess coaches" to teach schoolchildren to play nice - effectively bullying them into believing that winning is for losers.

  • City Bans Profane Clothes, Tattoos in Rec Facilities

    by Associated Press October 2015

    The Rock Springs City Council has approved a ban on clothing and tattoos with profane or vulgar language at local recreation facilities.

  • Columnist: Instant Replay a Can of Worms

    by Jim Litke October 2015

    The next time you need to clean the gutters at home and don’t want to get the ladder out, try standing on the NFL rule book.

  • Nevada Regulators Shut Down FanDuel, DraftKings

    by From news service reports October 2015

    A notice issued by the Gaming Control Board said the sites must stop offering their contests to Nevada residents immediately, and until they are granted a gambling license.

  • Court Agrees to Hear Appeal of N.J. Sports Betting Ruling

    by Chris Mondics; Inquirer Staff Writer October 2015

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia breathed new life Wednesday into efforts by perennially strapped New Jersey to institute legalized sports betting.

  • After Utley's Takeout Slide, MLB Commish Eyes Rule Change

    by The Commercial Appeal October 2015

    After the success of the so-called Buster Posey rule to protect catchers from home plate collisions, baseball is looking to alter the rule on takeout slides. “We started talking to the union about this,” commissioner Rob Manfred said before Game 4 of the Cubs-Cardinals NLDS at Wrigley Field. “It is another example of player safety, which is really high on our radar screen. We’ve got a lot of money invested in ballplayers. The players themselves have tremendous playing opportunities in terms of what they can earn and I think it’s important we protect them.”

  • HS Football Player Fights for Eligibility After Transfer

    by Nick Williams October 2015

    How and why Jefferson High sophomore receiver Jermaine Eskridge remains unable to play football this season has become a conundrum. Eskridge has not officially been ruled ineligible to play, but he has been withheld while the Florida High School Athletic Association looks into questions by two Hillsborough County schools regarding his residency. This is ridiculous, said Keisha Ravnell, Eskridge's mother. What they keep asking for is the same information, but they keep changing it around. They want to see a bill, they want to know where my youngest goes to middle school.

  • Classified as Sport, California Cheer Squads Face New Rules

    by Kenny Connolly October 2015

    It's an old question: Is cheerleading a sport? Gov. Jerry Brown effectively answered that last week when he signed a new law classifying competition cheer as a California Interscholastic Federation sport starting in the 2017-18 school year. But while they appreciate the recognition, some cheer coaches in Orange County - where cheerleading is a wildly popular sport that touches on everything from business and culture to family life - are wary.

  • USF Player Arrested After Firing Gun on Campus

    by The Tampa Tribune October 2015

    South Florida freshman reserve offensive lineman Benjamin Knox, who played in all five games this season, was arrested early Sunday for shooting a gun on campus, USF police said.