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Real Madrid’s Uphill Battle to Stay in the Copa del Rey Tournament

After being expelled from this year's Copa del Rey for fielding ineligible player Denis Cheryshev, Real Madrid will likely struggle to win an appeal to overthrow the RFEF decision

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Sports Law Links

Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition highlights the growing legal issues in the daily fantasy sports industry.

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Sports Law Links

Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition features the Ninth Circuit’s O’Bannon decision, the insider trading scandal in fantasy sports, and MLB litigation updates.

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What is FIFPro Doing? -From Their Perspective

Yesterday in Belgium, FIFPro, the world football (soccer) players’ union, filed a competition law complaint with the Directorate General Competition of the European Commission against FIFA in an attempt to challenge the movement of players.[i] FIFPro is denouncing the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP) as anti-competitive and illegal, preventing smaller clubs from competing, limiting player rights, and failing the future growth and success of the sport.

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Barcelona’s Two-Window Registration Embargo

After Barcelona has completed the signing of two players this summer, you may be asking yourself how transfers can happen into a club while it is under a transfer ban. The real ban isn’t from bringing in new players, but in the ability to register them as an active member of the team and have them eligible to participate in competitive matches.

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Sports Law Links

Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition features more Tom Brady and Deflategate, Todd McNair, and a new CBA for MLS.

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Sports Law Links

Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition covers the Cardinals hacking the Astros, new sports betting laws, and the conclusion of the Benson competency trial.

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The Enterprise: FIFA’s Rampant Corruption Exposed

Following an extensive investigation, the United States Department of Justice indicted fourteen individuals from FIFA and sports marketing companies on charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies, and other related offenses. These individuals were all high-ranking officials and executives who participated in two decades of bribery and kickbacks, turning FIFA into a criminal enterprise for their own gain.

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Sports Law Links

Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to.  Last week we brought you sport-specific links each day to catch you up on recent sports law news.  This week our weekly links column returns as the Hernandez trial concludes, the Wrigley rooftop …

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Sports Law Links

Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. Just in time for spring training, baseball has dominated the news this week with the Cubs’ lawsuit and antitrust issues. The Hernandez trial continues, as do the MLS labor negotiations.

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