Calling balls and hikes: The Tipline for 3 November 2020

After further review, the ruling on the field stands. DirecTV and the National Football League have failed to convince the Supreme Court to hear their appeal against a lower court’s holding that they must face claims of monopolising game broadcasts. The defendants return to a California district court equipped with a favourable statement from Justice Brett Kavanaugh, however, who said the plaintiffs’ arguments appeared to run counter to antitrust principles and precedents.

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