FairSport Will Provide Legal Aid for Anti-Doping Whistleblowers

FairSport Will Provide Legal Aid for Anti-Doping Whistleblowers

There’s a new organization offering legal aid and financial support for whistleblowers seeking to “unmask doping” in professional sports. FairSport, a non-profit working in conjunction with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), say their goal is to “support confidential sources who speak up to unmask doping, and educate the global public on the value of honesty and integrity […]

Mark Cuban Talks Politics With Nate Silver, Explains What Democrats Are Doing Wrong

Mark Cuban Talks Politics With Nate Silver, Explains What Democrats Are Doing Wrong

Earlier this week, Mark Cuban sat down with Nate Silver at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Their conversation touched on several subjects, including politics. The Dallas Maverick’s owner talked a little bit about the state of the country and his own personal political views [via FiveThirtyEight]: “People think I’m a Democrat. I’m not. I’m an independent. People think I’m a […]

Michael Phelps Testifies Before Congress

Michael Phelps Testifies Before Congress

On February 27th, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps testified during a house hearing on doping in sports. The hearing was conducted by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Phelps delivered three pages of testimony. Here are some highlights from his portion of the hearing: “[Rio was] unique because of increased doping concerns. […]

NFL Combine Will Not Feature Players Convicted of Violent Crimes

NFL Combine Will Not Feature Players Convicted of Violent Crimes

In an attempt to improve their record on dealing with abusive behavior, the NFL has decided that this year’s scouting combine will not feature any prospect who were previously convicted of violent crimes. The policy was announced at the beginning of February. In a memo, NFL’s executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent said: “It is important for us to […]

Chicago Bulls: Fans Find Solace In The #FireGarPax Movement

Chicago Bulls: Fans Find Solace In The #FireGarPax Movement

“#FireGarPax trends on Twitter after Bulls trade Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott”  –Chicago Tribune Bulls fans in Chicago are not happy, and it appears they’ve found a target for their frustrations: General Manager Gar Forman and Vice President of Basketball of Operations John Paxson (collectively known as “GarPax”). There’s been growing tension between fans and the front […]