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Players voted to accept Major League Baseball’s offer on a new labor deal, paving the way to end the 99-day lockout and salvage the season. AP Photo/Gregory Bull

MLB’s new collective bargaining agreement fails to address players’ biggest grievances

A sports economist explains how the deal leaves players with a fundamentally different – and in many ways, worse – arrangement than their counterparts in the other major US sports leagues.
College basketball player Paige Bueckers, right, of the Connecticut Huskies, has over 900,000 followers on Instagram as of September 2021. Elsa/Getty Images

New NCAA endorsement rules could benefit women more than men

Women college athletes face far more limited career prospects than men. The NCAA’s new endorsement rules may help level the playing field when it comes to making money from their athletic ability.
Toronto Raptors forward Chris Boucher fouls Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard during the first half of an NBA basketball game on March 28, 2021 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

What employers can learn from the NBA about returning to work amid COVID-19

The NBA has largely managed to keep COVID-19 under control. Its success offers four important lessons for organizations on how to return employees to the workplace during and after COVID-19.
Sacramento Kings players kneel in support of the Black Lives Matter movement before an NBA basketball game, August 6, 2020. GettyImages

Athlete activism or corporate woke washing? Getting it right in the age of Black Lives Matter is a tough game

Brands taking a stand on social issues is no longer remarkable — but that only makes it harder to be authentic.
Toronto Raptors’ Norman Powell goes up for a shot with Boston Celtics’ Kemba Walker in tow during an NBA conference semifinal playoff game, Sept. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

4 lessons from the NBA bubble for the future of live arts performance

The successes of the NBA’s #WholeNewGame provide important lessons for performing artists about audience investment and hybrid digital-live events.
It has always been folly to believe that sports were separate from power and politics. AP Photo/Terrance Williams

The numbers behind America’s 180 on athlete activism

For decades, athletes, as a general rule, steered clear of politics. Teams and sponsors liked it that way, and fans did, too. No more.
Raptors team members wear Black Lives Matter t-shirts the second half of Game 4 against the Brooklyn Nets on Aug. 23. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

NBA playoffs to resume after boycott over Jacob Blake police shooting

The NBA playoffs may resume Friday or Saturday following the Milwaukee Bucks’ boycott over the Jacob Blake police shooting.
A New York Mets employee places cutouts of fans in the seats before the team’s first game of the year on July 24. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The business of sports resumes amid COVID-19, but at what cost?

Sports is typically a reflection of society, not an exception to it. COVID-19 seems to have turned the model of professional sport inside out.
Mikey Williams dribbles through a crowd during the Pangos All-American Camp on June 2, 2019 at Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA. Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Star player who expressed interest in going to an HBCU may shake up how athletes select a college

When Mikey Williams, one of the nation’s top high school basketball players, announced that he was thinking about going to a historically black college, the college basketball world paid attention.

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