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New Senate Bill to End Federal Stadium Subsidies Won’t End Stadium Welfare

U.S. Senators Corey Booker and James Lankford want to close a federal tax loophole for the bonds used to finance stadium construction.
Patrick Hruby
6.13.17
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#TBT

Remembering the Whizzinator, America’s Favorite Fake Plastic Penis

Former NFL player Onterrio Smith's 2005 airport arrest for possessing the drug-test-beating "Original Whizzinator" generated national headlines and punchlines, but the device's strange saga was just getting started.
Aaron Gordon
4.27.17
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congress

How President Trump Could Free the NCAA to Pour More Money into Politics

If Trump fulfills his pledge to eliminate a federal law prohibiting charitable organizations from participating in political campaigns, the nonprofit NCAA will be free to shower sympathetic candidates with cash.
Steve Silver
4.21.17
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congress

Why Is Congress Wasting Its Time on Anti-Doping Issues in Sports?

On Tuesday, Congress's Oversight and Investigations subcommittee will hold a hearing regarding anti-doping in sports. But with little ability to make changes to the system, it's not exactly clear what they hope to accomplish.
Aaron Gordon
2.27.17
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Throwback Thursday, #WeightGate Edition: Were Paul Ryan's Workout Photos the Real Deal?

In 2011, the now-Speaker of the House posed for TIME Magazine curling 40-pound dumbells. Or did he?
Aaron Gordon
1.19.17
Highlights
Highlights

New Congressional Bill Would Strip Sports Leagues of Nonprofit Tax Status

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a former BYU kicker, has introduced a bill that would revoke the 501(6)(c) tax-exempt status of "major professional sports leagues."
Steve Silver
1.12.17
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Malcolm Jenkins Talks To Us About His Visit with Lawmakers Regarding Criminal Justice Reform

Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins was one of five NFL players who visited Capitol Hill to discuss police brutality and criminal justice reform this week. He tells VICE Sports what he learned and what his next steps are.
Aaron Gordon
11.18.16
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Highlights

Congress Proposes Bill to Bar Minor Leaguers from Fair Labor Protections

Minor League Baseball does not want to pay its players a livable wage, so Congress stepped up to the plate.
Sean Newell
6.29.16
Fightland
Fightland

Bill to Expand the Muhammad Ali Act to Include MMA Is Now in the U.S. Congress

If passed, the amendment could lead to the unionization of MMA fighters.
Josh Rosenblatt
5.31.16
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NFL

Congressional Report Finds NFL Meddled with Governmental Study on Concussions

Congress found that the NFL tried to influence the NIH's study on CTE before backing out on its funding.
Sean Newell
5.23.16
politics
politics

Happy Super Tuesday! Someone in Congress Feels Strongly About Joe Flacco

Make America elite again.
Caitlin Kelly
3.1.16
Fightland
Fightland

The U.S. Congress Just Voted to Pardon Jack Johnson (Finally)

The redemption of the first black heavyweight champion is buried in an education bill.
Josh Rosenblatt
12.7.15