Are sports scores and sports statistics "fair use"?

I'm considering starting a sports publishing business. In my publications, I will use, partly, previous scores and player statistics. Are player statistics and previous games scores copyrighted and I would have to pay a fee to Stats LLC to publish them? Or are they fair use? What I would be doing would be... show more I'm considering starting a sports publishing business. In my publications, I will use, partly, previous scores and player statistics. Are player statistics and previous games scores copyrighted and I would have to pay a fee to Stats LLC to publish them? Or are they fair use?

What I would be doing would be equivalent to what the sports pages of newspapers offer.

Thanks!
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