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Would the 'Rooney Rule' be lawful in the UK?By Scott Anderson
This week, the Professional Footballers' Association (“PFA”) issued a six point action plan to tackle racism in English football, including a version of American football’s so-called "Rooney Rule".
Sports Newsnotes - Issue 21 - Autumn 2012By Owen Eastwood
In this latest edition of Sports Newsnotes, we look at the latest developments in sports law as well as high profile stories such as the Lance Armstrong doping controversy and insolvency in football.
To be(lly putt) or not to be(lly putt), that is the questionBy Alexander Milner-Smith, Richard Berry
Alexander Milner-Smith and Richard Berry discuss the legality of belly putters in golf in light of Adam Scott’s victory in the Masters last weekend.
The two ruling bodies of golf, the US Golf Association (USGA) in the USA and the Royal and Ancient (R&A) everywhere else, had already announced prior to last week’s tournament that they propose to ban players anchoring putters to their bodies from the beginning of 2016.