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Boston Team Sorry for Halftime Lap Dance

Lacrosse team's mascot stars in risque show

(Newser) - Scorch the mascot certainly wasn't complaining, but some Boston Blazers fans weren't too happy about a raunchy halftime show involving the lacrosse team's mascot. The team has apologized for the show, in which scantily clad female dancers competed to give the mascot the best lap dance, the BBC reports. More »

NFL Union Boss Rips Rush 'Hatred'

Exec director urges players to speak up about Limbaugh's potential Rams purchase

(Newser) - An email from the head of the NFL players union has blasted a potential purchase of the Rams by Rush Limbaugh, complaining that the right-winger's brand of "hatred and discrimination" have no place in sports. "Sport in America is at its best when it unifies, gives all of... More »

Recession Woes Penalize NFL Franchises

Overall revenues up, but some franchises lose value for the first time in a decade

(Newser) - Tight credit and the recession-driven scarcity of buyers and investors slashed the value of eight NFL teams this year, Forbes reports. It’s the first time in a decade that even one team has seen a decline. Though the average team value held steady at $1 billion, Oakland led the... More »

Madoff-Burned Owners Must Sell Mets: Author

Mets call remark 'completely irresponsible'

(Newser) - The Wilpon family will have to sell the New York Mets after losing $700 million to Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, according to an author who wrote about the money manager. “It's possible they would have to sell by next year,” says Erin Arvedlund, author of Too Good to ... More »

Bud Light's School-Color Cans Anger Colleges

(Newser) - Bud Light is rolling out cans in the colors of the nation's big colleges just in time for football season—and that has some schools fuming, the Wall Street Journal reports. Colleges worried about binge drinking think they'll be seen as sponsors of the “Fan Cans” campaign, which boasts... More »

Rules for Playing Hoops With the President

(Newser) - Barack Obama’s beloved basketball may be the most “accessible and democratic” of sports, but “the game will change once the oath of office is administered,” Andrew Stengel writes for the Huffington Post. “Unlike the checks and balances in our three branches of government, there may... More »

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