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Analytics and Its Impact on the Sports Industry

Ever wondered why your favorite basketball team loses season after season? Or why other teams perform well? Height plays a huge role in the NBA — the average NBA player is 6 feet 6 inches tall, and the average male in the United States is about 5 feet 10 inches. With each inch that you…
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Artificial Intelligence at Its Worst

By Shelly Palmer In a disturbing exploitation of AI, former Pikesville High School (Maryland) athletic director Dazhon Darien was arrested for allegedly impersonating the school’s principal using AI voice synthesis to disseminate false racist and antisemitic statements. The synthetic audio, widely shared on social media, inaccurately portrayed the principal expressing derogatory views about Black students…
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Study Points to Benefits of Combining Mindfulness and Exercise; Expert IDs Five Ways to Be More Mindful While Exercising

Erika Perez, a Jungian certified life coach and founder of Re-Mindful, recently reviewed a study that was published in Mental Health and Physical Activity, which looked at the combined effects of mindfulness and exercise. Perez, who is bilingual, noted that the results suggest that when combined, mindfulness and exercise may offer tangible benefits for mental health. “It…
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D.C. United Hires Sports Lawyer Caleb Shreve as Assistant General Manager

D.C. United has announced the hiring of Caleb Shreve as its new Assistant General Manager. Shreve joins the Black-and-Red after spending the previous two seasons as Orlando City SC’s Head of Analytics. Prior to this, Shreve spent two years as a Data Analyst for Nashville SC in 2019 where he worked closely with current D.C.…
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Willkie Represents Multiple Investors in Acquisition of Charlotte Hornets

Willkie is representing three separate investors, including J. Cole and Damian Mills, as part of a buyer group, in the acquisition of a majority stake in the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets from Michael Jordan. Hornets Sports & Entertainment announced on June 16 that Chairman Michael Jordan reached an agreement to sell his majority stake in the…
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Sports Law Expert Podcast Interviews Sports Lawyer Ivan Parron

Hackney Publications has announced that Ivan Parron, an international sports lawyer and founding partner of PARRON LAW, is the featured guest on the Sports Law Expert Podcast. The podcast segment can be heard here. “Ivan’s work in the international sports law space, especially in Latin America, is second to none,” said Holt Hackney, the founder and publisher…
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Rider Partners with Sports Technology Company Spry to Power Athletic Department Compliance & Team Operations

Rider University has partnered with Spry. Through this partnership, Spry’s platform will be implemented across Rider Athletics to help streamline compliance processes, increase communication efficiencies and ensure adherence to NCAA regulations for Rider student-athletes, coaches, and administrators. “Rider Athletics is committed to providing a first-class experience to our student-athletes,” said Don Harnum, Director of Athletics…
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David Sunkin and Brian Anderson Named Leaders of Sheppard Mullin’s Sports Industry Team

Sheppard Mullin has announced that partners David Sunkin and Brian Anderson have been named co-leaders of the firm’s Sports Industry Team. Sheppard’s multi-disciplinary Sports Industry Team includes more than 50 attorneys worldwide, who provide “full-service legal counsel to owners, investors, teams, athletes, leagues, governing bodies, facility operators, rights holders, advertising companies, sponsors, sports technology businesses…
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SRLA Completes Annual Conference, Announces Award Winners, New Slate of Officers

The Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) completed its 26th annual conference in Las Vegas last week by announcing, fittingly, a slew of winners. The membership of SRLA presented its annual awards to instructors and professors, who teach sports law, typically at the undergraduate level. The year’s conference, which attracted more than 100 attendees, also…
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Indy Autonomous Challenge Announces Sponsors Ahead of CES 2023 Head-to-Head Autonomous Racing Competition

The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) today announced that ASPIRE, Cisco, and Luminar will serve as premier sponsors of the Autonomous Challenge @ CES at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Scheduled for January 7 during CES 2023, the Autonomous Challenge @ CES returns to Las Vegas featuring nine teams seeking to break autonomous racing records. ASPIRE drives the creation of future transformative technologies as…
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