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NCAA Reverses Player Endorsement Policy

In 2014, a class action lawsuit filed by Ed O'Bannon, a former University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) basketball player, and Sam Keller, a former Arizona State University quarterback, claimed that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) violated antitrust laws, which are designed to prohibit companies from monopolizing markets and obstructing competition by preventing athletes from sharing the revenue generated from their likenesses in broadcasts and video games.

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The Arizona Plan: Will the MLB Return?

Major League Baseball (MLB) had just begun spring training when the coronavirus pandemic hit, forcing it to suspend all operations until further notice; however, its unique position, in that its regular season has not yet started, leaves it flexible to altering that season in a way that allows it to function under current quarantine, social distancing, and shelter-in-place orders.

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COVID-19 Reveals Tennis's Financial Disparity

For the first time since World War II, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club officially announced the cancellation of the Wimbledon Championships on March 31, 2020, due to concerns about COVID-19. The French Tennis Federation (FFT) also made the decision to shift the dates of the 2020 French Open from September 20 to October 4, originally scheduled for May and June.

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Softball Captains: Dealing with Home Confinement

Despite the widespread disappointment from the cancellation of the 2020 spring sports season, the Girls Varsity Softball Team did not let COVID-19 affect their strong work ethic and team spirit. Boasting a successful 17-4 record in their 2019 campaign led by former Captain Lindsay Kucker '19, the girls were prepared to carry their momentum into 2020. In the culminating weeks of the Winter Term, the softball team regularly held voluntary practices that Captains Ciara Hoover '20, Emily Matcham '20, and Maddie Zeleznik '20 led. The three were proud of the team's dedication to these practices, and specifically by the freshmen's efforts.

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MLB Cheating Scandal

Two weeks ago, Major League Baseball (MLB) dealt the Houston Astros a historic punishment, following a league-conducted investigation into the team’s alleged use of technology to cheat by “stealing signs” in 2017, its championship season.

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Bednar ’22 Earns Gatorade Honors

Since 1985, Gatorade has honored the top high school athletes in football, cross country, basketball, baseball, and track and field with State Player of the Year awards, which are given to outstanding athletes who excel in the classroom and demonstrate outstanding character.

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Breaking Two Hours

On Saturday, October 12, Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge made history by running the world’s first marathon in under two hours, with an unofficial time of 1:59:40.2 recorded at the Inspec Ethylene Oxide Specialities (INEOS) 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria.

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More Questions Answered or Created?

The lead up to the National Basketball Association (NBA) Trade Deadline, which passed on Thursday, February 7th, featured a handful of blockbuster trades with teams either going all-in to win this season or selling on their championship hopes.

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David Prilutsky '21 Competes for Team USA

Ranked 25th in the country, David Prilutsky ’21 has been the starting foilist and a member of Lawrenceville’s Varsity Fencing team since his II Form year. He has maintained an undefeated record throughout his two seasons of high school fencing and contributed to Big Red foil team’s second place win in this year’s Cetrulo Fencing Tournament.

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The Pro Bowl: In Need of Drastic Change

Unlike the recently revamped National Basketball Association and National Hockey League All-Star Games and the Major League Baseball All-Star game, which features the always-popular Home Run Derby, the National Football League’s (NFL) showcase of its best players, the Pro Bowl, has passed by unnoticed yet again.

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