Pujols Goes Yard Twice To Lead Angels Past Rangers

CBS Los Angeles

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Albert Pujols didn’t have to wait nearly as long for his first home run this year. He had to wait awhile for another chance to swing the bat, though.

Then he homered again.

Pujols went deep in his only two plate appearances that weren’t intentional walks to offset another tough day for Josh Hamilton in his second game back in Texas, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Rangers 8-4 Saturday.

Exactly a month earlier than he hit his first homer in his debut season for the Angels last year, Pujols drove a two-run shot to the lawn in center field off Matt Harrison in the first inning and watched Hamilton strike out twice behind him after taking two of three intentional walks.

The next – and last – time the Rangers let him swing, Pujols homered off reliever Jason Frasor in the sixth.

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NCAA Player Likeness Lawsuit vs EA Sports *UPDATE*

The Sim Gamer

The player likeness lawsuit against the NCAA, CLC, and Electronic Arts is the culmination of two high profile filings that were combined as led by Sam Keller and Ed O’Bannon (and O’Bannon now heads it up). It alleges improper use of player likeness through various forms of merchandise and media including video games in which the parties in question conspired to avoid paying players for their rights. Some interesting details and claims regarding the case at hand were revealed when EA was reentered as a defendant after initially being dismissed.

EA has won a previous case regarding player likeness with the courts ruling video games are artistic works rather than commercial speech and therefore protected by the First Amendment. The Supreme Court in 2011 established forms of media, producing expressive works of art, are not subject to judgments based on incorporating someone’s name or likeness.

Recent uncovered emails have shown that NCAA representatives were well aware that players in games were based…

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The Jacksonville Sharks Take A Bite Out Of The Gladiators

CBS Cleveland

 CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Cleveland Gladiators welcomed the Jacksonville Sharks to the Quicken Loans Arena in the hope of ending their season long 2 game losing streak. The Sharks had other plans as they scored on five of their first six possessions and defeated the Gladiators 66 to 49. The Sharks were led by their Quarterback Bernard Morris who was 23 of 35 with 282 yds and 7 TD’s. Morris relied heavily on Markee White who had 10 receptions 122 yards and 3 TD’s. The Gladiators did their best to keep pace with the Sharks, Gladiators QB Zbydniewski who was 19 of 40 with 244 yards and 5 TD’s was inconsistent and was not helped by the teams 8 penalties. Dominick Goodman did his best by giving the Gladiators good field position for most of the game with 3 returns of 20 or more yards and was also…

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