A-Rod’s Legal Lineup

By:  Jonathan Gordon, Ruling Sports Contributor (Twitter:  @JonathanCGordon) On Friday, it was announced that Alex Rodriguez filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball, the Office of the Commissioner, and Bud Selig for, among other things, attempting to “destroy [his] reputation and career.” The full lawsuit can be found here. (For what it’s worth, this might be one of the more entertaining and colorful lawsuits you’ll … Continue reading A-Rod’s Legal Lineup

Why The Raiders May Hold The Keys To The A’s Leaving Oakland

Earlier today, the NFL sent out a press release notifying members of the media that the October 6 San Diego Chargers versus Oakland Raiders game would be postponed by seven hours and begin at 11:35 p.m. ET.  Other than the obvious–that this move may make this week five match-up the latest game in NFL history–other implications possibly arise from this move by the NFL. As … Continue reading Why The Raiders May Hold The Keys To The A’s Leaving Oakland

What Yasiel Puig’s Failure To Be Named To The All-Star Game Roster Means To His Career

By:  Kristopher Colley, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  KCMasterpiece52) The influx of young talent that Major League Baseball has been blessed with the past couple of seasons has been something to marvel at. Young stud after young stud, the MLB is loaded with exciting youth. The abundance of young talent and faces sprinkled around the league is just what MLB needed to recover from the embarrassing … Continue reading What Yasiel Puig’s Failure To Be Named To The All-Star Game Roster Means To His Career

The Chicago Cubs Face Serious Backlash In Building A 6,000-Square-Foot Jumbotron At Wrigley Field

The Cubs want only what almost every other MLB team already has:  A Jumbotron.  Part of a proposed $500-million renovation plan to the 99-year-old Wrigley Field includes placing a 6,000-square-foot video screen in Wrigley’s left field.  Along with enhancing the viewing experience of Cubs game attendees at Wrigley Field, Cubs officials assert that the Jumbotron will provide another key element:  revenue.  Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts … Continue reading The Chicago Cubs Face Serious Backlash In Building A 6,000-Square-Foot Jumbotron At Wrigley Field

The DEA’s Investigation of the San Diego Padres and Chargers

By: Andrew Riley, Ruling Sports Intern, Twitter: @buriedtalents Recently, the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ended their two-year investigation into the medical staffs of the San Diego Chargers and San Diego Padres. The investigation focused on the integrity and reporting requirements of the supply chain for the prescription drug program. As a result of this investigation the pharmaceutical supplier for both teams, RSF Pharmaceuticals, has … Continue reading The DEA’s Investigation of the San Diego Padres and Chargers

NCAA and Major Professional Sports Leagues Seek to Prevent Sports Betting in New Jersey

On Tuesday, the NCAA, NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey seeking declaratory and injunctive relief challenging the State of New Jersey’s “plan to sponsor, operate, advertise, promote, license and authorize gambling on amateur and professional sports.”  The lawsuit names New Jersey Governor Christopher Christie, the state’s Director of Gaming Endorsement and … Continue reading NCAA and Major Professional Sports Leagues Seek to Prevent Sports Betting in New Jersey

Examining the MLB Non-Waiver Trade Deadline

By: Andrew Riley, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter: @Buriedtalents) As the MLB non-waiver trade deadline approaches, there has already been a number of major transactions. The trade deadline marks the moment teams decide to either swing for the fences for a championship this year or to sacrifice bunt for a better chance next year. The closer the deadline gets, teams are classified into buyers or sellers … Continue reading Examining the MLB Non-Waiver Trade Deadline

The O’Malley Group: An Ideal Padres Purchaser?

By:  Andrew Riley, RulingSports.com Intern (Twitter:  @BuriedTalents) Peter O’Malley is leading the efforts to purchase the San Diego Padres from current owner John Moores.  The Padres were put on sale earlier this year for the second time in four years. The first time the Padres were put up for sale was in 2008, instigated by the divorce of Moores and his wife of 44 years. … Continue reading The O’Malley Group: An Ideal Padres Purchaser?

Lessons From the Roger Clemens Verdict

Four years after Roger Clemens voluntarily testified before Congress during a hearing on performance enhancing drug use in Major League Baseball, he was acquitted of all charges brought against him from statements he made during that hearing.  Indicted in August 2010 on two counts of perjury, three counts of making false statements and one count of obstructing Congress, the case against Clemens has proved to … Continue reading Lessons From the Roger Clemens Verdict

Woman Sues Philadelphia Phillies And Team Mascot Phanatic

On July 17, 2010, Suzanne Peirce was attending her sister’s wedding at the Golden Inn Hotel and Resort in Philadelphia, PA.  On that date, Peirce was lounging on a chair near the hotel’s pool.  Also at the Golden Inn Hotel and Resort’s pool on July 17, 2010 was the Philadelphia Phillies’ large, furry, green mascot which reportedly hails from the Galapagos Islands, Phanatic.  Phanatic was … Continue reading Woman Sues Philadelphia Phillies And Team Mascot Phanatic