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MLB defamation sanctions

SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit upheld attorney fees awarded to the MLB as a sanction against former pitcher Neiman Nix, who sued the league for defamation after his clinic was implicated in the 2013 “doping probe.” The sanction punishes “bad faith” on Nix’s behalf.

Tom Brady’s TB12 Method is in schools. Experts have doubts.

Some of Tom Brady's guidance has faced skepticism. He famously attributed his propensity not to sunburn to his high water intake in his book.

NBA 2K tattoos

CLEVELAND — An Ohio federal judge partially found in favor of a tattoo artist who sued basketball video game developer 2K Games, which included the artist’s tattoo designs in its depictions of NBA players LeBron James, Tristan Thompson and Danny Green. The works are entitled to copyright protection, but the court says a jury must determine whether the designs’ inclusion in the games is transformative or otherwise constitutes fair use.

With no deal in sight, Oakland takes heat on A’s ballpark proposal

No deal, no go — unless the A’s can agree to terms with Oakland on a billion dollar stadium at the third largest port in California within one week.

Qatari ambassador faces LGBT-rights appeal before World Cup

Qatar’s laws and society have come under increased scrutiny in the past decade.

Oakland v. Raiders

LOS ANGELES — A California appeals court found the lower court did not err when it sustained demurrer on a city of Oakland lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders and the NFL alleging the league did not follow the rules when it approved the Raiders’ relocation to Las Vegas. The city does not have standing to allege breach of contract or bad faith because it is not a third-party beneficiary of the relocation policy or NFL Constitution.

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