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Florida Becomes Next State To Introduce Legislation Calling For NCAA Athletes To Receive Compensation

Florida has become the latest state to pursue legislation to allow college athletes to be compensated for the use of their name, image and likeness.  The Minority Leader of Florida’s House of Representatives, Kionne McGhee, filed a proposal Monday that follows the lead of the bill signed into law in California. Like in California, McGhee’s proposal would prohibit universities in the state from preventing student-athletes, based on NCAA rules, from earning compensation “as a result of the use of the student’s name, image or likeness” or obtaining an agent. ...Read more

San Jose Sharks Forward Evander Kane Receives 3-Game Ban For Pushing Back At Official

On Tuesday, the San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane was suspended three games by the NHL for physical abuse of officials, stemming from an incident in a preseason game against the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday. At 12 minutes, 51 seconds of the third period in a preseason loss at the Vegas Golden Knights, Kane and defenseman Deryk Engelland got into an altercation after the Knights’ defenseman held Kane’s stick following a hit. Engelland cross-checked Kane, and Kane responded, appeared to also make contact with linesman Kiel Murchison.  ...Read more