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Judge refuses to block NHL from taking control of Rangers' Web site

Updated: November 2, 2007, 7:15 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A judge refused to block the NHL from taking control of the New York Rangers' Web site despite claims that the league is acting like "an illegal cartel" by controlling team promotions.

U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska said Friday that the NHL seemed on solid legal ground when it decided to take control of its clubs' Web sites to strengthen the quality of its Internet relationship with fans and advertisers.

She said in a written opinion that her conclusion was "bolstered ...

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