A Long-Lost Tax Plan Scares Sports Teams and Could Save America Billions
How a proposed federal law from 1995 could end America's hopeless addiction to spending billions of taxpayer dollars on sports stadiums.
New Congressional Bill Would Strip Sports Leagues of Nonprofit Tax Status
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a former BYU kicker, has introduced a bill that would revoke the 501(6)(c) tax-exempt status of "major professional sports leagues."
Baseball's Forgotten Brotherhood, The First Athlete Union in American Pro Sports
In 1885, baseball players revolted against low pay and the reserve clause, forming a union and creating their own league. They ultimately failed, but their struggle still resonates.
Screwing Over Sports Ticket Buyers? There's An App For That
The Minnesota Timberwolves recently joined the New York Yankees in requiring a phone app ticket system that puts a price floor on resales. Fans have responded with a lawsuit. If this is the future, who actually benefits?
Is the NFL Really About to Move Back to LA? Yes, No, and Maybe
The St. Louis Rams, the Oakland Raiders, and the San Diego Chargers are seeking NFL permission to move to Los Angeles. How serious are they, and how will they make money if the public won't finance a new stadium?
VICE Sports Q&A: "Billion-Dollar Ball" Author Gil Gaul
In the new book "Billion-Dollar Ball," Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gil Gaul takes a hard look at the massive amount of money flowing through big-time college football.