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California to Let College Athletes Make Money, Defying NCAA

SACRAMENTO — Defying the NCAA, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge. "It'...
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A Modest Proposal to Deregulate NCAA Sports

With every new college sports scandal or revelation of an assistant coach who makes more than a CEO, the term “student athlete” becomes even quainter than raccoon coats, goldfish swallowing or phone booth stuff...
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Semenya Case: A Clash Over Ensuring an Even Playing Field

NEW YORK — A court ruling requiring Olympic running sensation Caster Semenya to lower her testosterone levels goes to the heart of a dilemma facing the sports world: How to avoid discrimination against intersex or transgender athletes while ensuring that compe...
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Saudis to Allow Women in Sports Stadiums

Saudi Arabia will admit women into stadiums for major sports events for the first time starting next year, the government says. Women are currently banned from entering sports stadiums in the kingdom, in keeping with the country's strict social rules. The W...

Talk Show Host Lands on 940 ESPN

A Fresno radio host is returning to the air. Christopher Gabriel, last heard on Power Talk 96.7, will debut a new afternoon show on 940 ESPN, starting Aug. 28. The show will air 3-6 p.m. with an extra Friday...