EA Sports' First Amendment Defense in College Lawsuits Shot Down Again

For the second time, a federal appeals court has struck down a key defense Electronic Arts has used in its long-running legal fight against college athletes who say their likenesses have been used in EA Sports video games without their permission. » 7/31/13 3:30pm 7/31/13 3:30pm

EA Sports Coded College Games With Real Names, Say Lawsuit Emails

EA Sports used the real names of college players when coding its NCAA » 9/19/12 8:30pm 9/19/12 8:30pm rosters internally and the NCAA's licensing authority argued that the publisher should be allowed to include them in the games themselves, according to emails turned up in a lawsuit against both the publisher and the NCAA, ESPN reported yesterday.

Video Games' Strangest Disappointment: When the Ref Doesn't Screw You

This Saturday was about as throwing-things livid I've been over a sports contest in a decade. The last time I was this angry was in 2003, when Jorge Posada doubled off of Pedro Martinez to tie the seventh game of the American League Championship Series » 3/15/12 6:01pm 3/15/12 6:01pm. I kicked a trashcan across the newsroom of the and cursed Grady…

Basketball's Unhappy November Can't Be Helped by March Madness

In between two of the most-watched college basketball games ever played in November, the NBA's Doomsday Clock inched closer to midnight when its players rejected a take-it-or-leave-it ultimatum and dissolved their union. It's the nuclear winter scenario analysts imagined when they pegged worst-case losses at $40… » 11/19/11 5:00pm 11/19/11 5:00pm

Another All-Time Great Sues EA Sports Over Its College Games

Another hall-of-fame sports star—Bill Russell, the Boston Celtics great—has sued Electronic Arts over what he calls the unauthorized use of his likeness from his college career more than 50 years ago. » 10/07/11 12:40pm 10/07/11 12:40pm