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The U.S. Supreme Court has had more than a passing influence in the world of sports. Whether it was the 1972 Curt Flood case that upheld Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption, a 1984 antitrust case involving the NCAA that allowed conferences to sell their own TV rights and paved the way for gigantic media rights […]

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The new signage for Climate Pledge Arena atop the iconic roof of the venue adds to the downtown lights in Seattle. (Photo courtesy of Climate Pledge Arena)

Climate Pledge Arena Combines Sports With Sustainability

Building any new major sports venue would be a time-consuming task potentially fraught with issues during the best of times. Working on a nearly $1 billion renovation to a local landmark during a pandemic would appear to be even more challenging. Instead, the good-as-new Climate Pledge Arena is on track to host one of the […]

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Figure Skating and Hosts Pair Well By Greg Mellen Figure skating is a rare sport in the Olympic world. While its popularity is strongly rooted in the Winter Games, it has evolved into a sport for all seasons. According to leaders at U.S. Figure Skating, the metric has been changing for some time. Each year, […]

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Combat Sports Events Throw Down the Action   By Zoie Clift Taekwondo, judo and karate feature dozens of marquee events that can be held in a range of venues, offering attendees an exciting look at sports with long traditions. Combat sports encompass a broad range of fighting styles, including those of taekwondo,​ judo and karate. Though […]

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Gymnastics Leaps to Year-Round Success   By Greg Mellen Since the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, when an athlete nicknamed the “Flying Squirrel” helped vault the United States to its first women’s gymnastics team gold medal since 1996, the sport has been tumbling forward once again into popularity. With the Road to Rio for […]

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Lacrosse Expands Its Reach   The 2015 Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game was staged at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston and drew a crowd of 10,084. Photo courtesy of Trask Smith/Zuma Wire By John Vivirito America’s “oldest sport” has been experiencing a growth spurt over the past 15 years. Lacrosse, a game first documented by European missionaries […]

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Beach Sports Put a Stake in the Sand By Zoie Clift Though beach sports have been around for years in various forms, recent years have seen considerable growth across sports that haven’t always had a strong tradition on the sand. Volleyball has been a mainstay, but soccer, ultimate, tennis and wrestling are also enjoying newfound popularity […]

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Games That Serve As An Inspiration By Rachel Carter To say that organizing the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles is a massive undertaking doesn’t do the event justice. With 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches from more than 170 countries, 30,000 volunteers manning nine days of events (July 25–August 2) and a torch […]

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Softball Winds Up For All Ages By Greg Mellen As it awaits a potential return to the Olympics, softball continues to attract participants interested in the sport from the youngest ages to active senior leagues. While baseball claims to be America’s game—despite its reputed English roots—it is softball that is American through and through, invented […]

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