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The NBA CBA and What it All Means


We are only a few days into NBA free agency, and the media has reported that nearly every free agent is headed to nearly every team in the NBA. Although these stories are mostly hogwash stemming from a system where sports agents use the media to drive the price of players' contracts, one thing is helpful in navigating this media storm - understanding the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement. While even the semi-savvy sports fan has likely heard of the "CBA," the most advanced fan likely does not understand it.

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The Washington [Insert Name Here]


Last week, the US Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") canceled six federal trademarks belonging to the Washington Redskins because the marks were "disparaging to Native Americans." In evaluating what this means to the long-standing controversy over the team's name, let's start at the very beginning (a little history lesson never hurt anyone).

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"Working Something Out" in the World Cup

If the US and Germany collude to do nothing more than stare at the ball for ninety-minutes on Thursday, both teams will join an unfortunate and long-standing history of match fixing in the world's most popular sport.

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