Louisville's athletic board voted unanimously to fire Rick Pitino despite arguments earlier Monday from his lawyers that the Hall of Fame basketball coach had no knowledge of activities alleged in an FBI investigation. The University of Louisville Athletic Association met for more than five hours Monday before making the decision. Pitino did not attend the meeting, but his lawyers submitted an affidavit on his behalf that said the coach disputes the board's right to fire him "for cause."
Colin Kaepernick and his representatives face a high bar to prove that NFL owners have colluded to keep him out of the league this season, as alleged in a grievance filed Sunday. The NFL's collective bargaining agreement, which governs such disputes, makes clear that the failure to sign a player is not in itself enough to prove collusion. Instead, it must be combined with evidence that teams entered into an agreement, express or implied, to bar the player's employment. Here's the relevant wording of the CBA's "burden of proof" for collusion:
Sunday’s Giants-Broncos game had far less appeal than it may have had, given the 0-5 record of the New York team entering the content. But it was still enough to spark an improvement over last year’s Sunday night game from Week Six.
While speaking Thursday at a gaming conference in Las Vegas, Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations and Hall of Famer Magic Johnson said the relationship between sports leagues and the gaming industry is evolving. Johnson delivered an energetic, 30-minute keynote address at the Global Gaming Expo at Sands Expo and then sat down with American Gaming Association CEO and president Geoff Freeman to discuss the changing landscape in sports, gaming and Las Vegas.
Twelve drivers arrived in Florida, champing at the bit to get behind the wheel and show their talents at the 2017 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine presented by Honda Generators. But before they could put the cars in gear, they were put through a battery of tests designed to evaluate their off-track preparation and skills that will be equally invaluable to their dreams of moving up the NASCAR ladder.
As football stadiums have become arenas for political debate regarding whether players should stand during the National anthem, Brand Keys (brandkeys.com), the New York-based brand and customer loyalty and engagement research consultancy, polled 1,206 fans in 9 NFL markets to see which way the call was being made.