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Friday Sports Links - 8/10/12

After a brief hiatus, we’ve tried to highlight even more stories this week. The NFL and NCAA dominated the headlines as usual, but sports betting, hockey, the Olympics, and even competitive cheerleading made appearances too.

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Reportedly there will be no settlement agreement between New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and the NFL prior to Judge Berrigan’s ruling on Vilma’s request for a temporary restraining order. http://es.pn/N7gsLp

Patrick Rishe argues that the NFL just wants the Vilma situation to go away. http://onforb.es/NEE2co

The House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith requesting that the NFL begin testing for human growth hormone. http://bit.ly/P8OH57

What do NFL players think about the NFL’s lockout of its referees? http://bit.ly/LMdkON

Bob Wallace examines the problems and possibilities of the NFL concussion lawsuits. http://bit.ly/M0LmhH

Will the concussion lawsuits affect fan interest in football? http://onforb.es/No7Tqo

How does the NFLPA fit into the concussion litigation? http://onforb.es/NTQUOM

Benjamin Haynes reviews the Ninth Circuit’s decision to deny Bruce Matthews his workers compensation claim against the NFL. http://bit.ly/NdbGu0 
Seth Reagan provides a briefer look at the decision: http://bit.ly/ONXCYv 
Here is the court’s opinion: http://1.usa.gov/TbmPfN

Laura Jeffords breaks down the dispute between the NFL and NFLRA. http://bit.ly/NZ7QGC

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British police have become overloaded with social media problems related to the Olympics. http://bit.ly/OBG1Un

The recent controversy surrounding Dr. Dre’s Olympic marketing campaign demonstrates the difficulty in policing ambush marketing schemes. http://yhoo.it/Q9q73b

Here’s a look into the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s role at the Olympics: http://bit.ly/Rn3rfJ

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A group of former Penn State players has sent a letter to the NCAA to appeal its penalties on the school. http://trib.in/ORwe9x

A Penn State trustee has also said he will seek an appeal. http://yhoo.it/NkwFaQ

Tim Epstein explains why challenges to the NCAA’s punishment of Penn State will likely be unsuccessful. http://bit.ly/N1vwKy

The judge has ordered the NCAA to turn over its television licensing revenue documents as part of the discovery process. http://bit.ly/QJ291g

The NCAA has issued a one-year football bowl ban and one-year men’s basketball tournament ban to the University of Central Florida in response to athletic recruiting violations. http://es.pn/QgscKf

Michael McCann examines the case of Ryan Sweeney and the difference between the disabled list and disqualified list. http://bit.ly/QVHZeU

The NCAA continues its crackdown on third party representatives. http://usat.ly/OCO7wc

Dan Fitzgerald reviews the transfer rules for Penn State football players. http://bit.ly/ODdu0V

Taylor Branch argues that the NCAA is the problem, not the solution: http://bit.ly/OEroQc

The NCAA has proposed a new penalty structure with harsher sanctions for more egregious violations. http://es.pn/PE7AYn 
Here’s a look at the NCAA’s new enforcement model: http://bit.ly/NfeR2v

The Minnesota Supreme Court has overturned a $1 million damages award against the University of Minnesota for reneging on a job offer to a prospective basketball coach. http://es.pn/N62yco

How do the NCAA’s eligibility rules affect high school programs? http://es.pn/NmxhwE

Dana O’Neil questions the NCAA’s inaction regarding the University of North Carolina’s funneling of athletes to non-existent courses. http://es.pn/QfhEYj

Ray Ray Armstrong, a former University of Miami football player, plans to ask for an injunction after he was dismissed from the team. http://sunsent.nl/OYhSGp

Could the NCAA be expanding into Canada? http://bit.ly/Q3yNUB

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The NCAA, MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL have filed suit against New Jersey state officials over the state’s attempts to legalize sports betting. http://bit.ly/Qbvz1o 
Darren Heitner examines the case: http://onforb.es/N166ww 
Here’s a copy of the sports leagues’ complaint: http://scr.bi/MtB2pj 
Ruling Sports’s Alicia Jessop breaks down the complaint. http://bit.ly/NmubsD

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman stated that the league will lock out NHL players if a new collective bargaining agreement cannot be reached by September 15. http://es.pn/O7Mt5Z

Russia has won its appeal of an UEFA penalty imposed during Euro 2012 resulting from misbehavior by the soccer team’s fans. http://ind.pn/QjXi06

The World Anti-Doping Agency has confirmed the USADA’s jurisdiction in its current case against Lance Armstrong. http://bit.ly/OOYARu

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