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The Wednesday following the Major League Baseball All-Star Game is traditionally the quietest sports day on the calendar. And Thursday wasn’t much livelier. So, I figured I would deal with my own feeling of deprivation this week by flagging a handful of intriguing stories that sit squarely at the intersection of the law firm world and the sporting world.