Antoine Duval (EUI): Cocaine, Doping and the Court of Arbitration for Sport — “I Don't Like the Drugs, But the Drugs Like Me”. Holger Preuss and Mathias Schubert (Mainz) and Kjetil K. Haugen (Molde): UEFA Financial Fair Play: The Curse of Regulation. Christopher W. Schmidt (Chicago-Kent): Explaining the Baseball Revolution. Chris Lehmann on the Minor Leagues’ major malfunction: Curt Flood’s landmark antitrust suit transformed the Major League, but the Minor League is still bound by archaic rules. Derek Thompson on the savior fallacy and over-betting on star players in sports and business: Team managers and corporate boards tear their rosters apart to land a top pick, who they assume will lead them to salvation — the psychology of a strategy that seldom works. Given the reality that children from lower-income families face more obstacles to play sports than their higher-income peers, why does the projects-to-prospect narrative persist in sports writing, and why are readers so eager to consume it? College sports apes Wal-Mart: University boss defends football union-busting. College-football stakes: If along the way we can make scholars out of sportsmen who didn’t know that they were, all the better for our student bodies, and better still for their brains. Football’s risks sink in, even in heart of Texas. Stuart Taylor Jr. reviews The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities by William D. Cohan (and Cohan on Ryan McFadyen, the Duke lacrosse player still outrunning his past). Gillian Tett on the veneration of sport in US colleges. On boys and balls: Ben Kawaller on how he learned to stop hating sports.

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