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  1. Mark Deeks: The Englishman Who Went Up the Internet But Came Down...

    Jason Concepcion

    The collective bargaining agreement is the DNA of the NBA. It is a vast tangle of rules governing how teams are assembled, how players are retained and moved, and how the monies generated by the game are divided and transferred. At the heart of the C...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. King of L.A.: ‘Doughnut’ Doughty’s Stanley Cup ...

    Katie Baker

    The four most chilling words for a hockey fan aren't "late 3-1 lead" or "new collective bargaining agreement." They're "Drew Doughty is 24." The reminder that one of the...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  3. The Power of the ‘Pretty Good’ Guys

    Zach Lowe

    The "pretty good" NBA veteran has taken a beating over the last half-decade. Owners crafted a new collective bargaining agreement that carries stricter controls on payrolls and player salaries. A harsh new luxury tax spooks everyone outsid...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  4. The Great Translator

    Hua Hsu

    Matt Beyer sat watching TV as his hometown Milwaukee Bucks drafted 7-foot Yi Jianlian no. 6 overall. It was the 2007 NBA draft, and he can still remember the moment his path to China came into focus. Beyer had been anticipating Yi's arrival...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  5. The NBA’s Bonus Breaking Point

    Zach Lowe

    It's wrong to think of the luxury tax as a purely economic penalty - as the mere taking of dollars from an extremely rich man who can afford it. The new collective bargaining agreement has changed the tax, and attached very seriou...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  6. The NFL All-Bargain Team

    Bill Barnwell

    It's not very easy for an NFL team to find a bargain in free agency. The vast majority of players who would be considered bargains on NFL rosters are guys who are still on their rookie deals, players whose salaries are artificially capped by the CBA....

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  7. Derrick Williams, Jimmer Fredette, and more of the NBA's make-or-...

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA's collective bargaining agreement creates a challenge for teams unsure of their young players — which means these six high-profile guys may be entering their make-or-break season.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  8. Second Round, First Priority: Ricky Ledo and Exploiting the CBA's...

    Zach Lowe

    Ricky Ledo's contract negotiations were going badly. Which sounds a little ridiculous. The Mavs selected Ledo with the 43rd pick in the draft, meaning he was a second-rounder with very little leverage and almost certainly no place else to go if he wi...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  9. Jonah Keri on the Biogenesis suspensions

    Jonah Keri

    With the Biogenesis suspensions, the worst-kept secret in MLB history is finally out.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  10. Bill Barnwell ranks the top assets in the NFL

    Bill Barnwell

    Bill Barnwell delivers his annual ranking of the NFL's top 50 most valuable assets, with a few notes from The Sports Guy.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  11. Amnesty Fever: Who Will Survive the Last Days of the CBA Provisio...

    Zach Lowe

    As ESPN.com's Marc Stein reminded us this week, the league is running out of players eligible for the amnesty provision — that sexy and often misunderstood minx in the new collective bargaining agreement that allows teams to guillotine one play...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  12. The Humbling of Stephon Marbury and the Limits of the Chinese Bas...

    Hua Hsu

    Order was restored in the Chinese pro basketball universe last night when the Guangdong Tigers finished their sweep of the Shandong Lions to claim their eighth Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) title. This was probably the most competitive game of...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  13. The Sports Guy breaks down the best contracts in basketball

    Bill Simmons

    With the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement in full swing, it's all about the contracts.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2013
  14. Five Lingering Questions About the NHL's New CBA

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL lockout is almost officially over. The owners ratified the new collective bargaining agreement Wednesday, and the players are expected to do the same by Saturday. The last step will be the signing of a Memo of Understanding. (I like to imagin...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  15. Detroit's albatross contracts and the rest of the Week 12 news

    Bill Barnwell

    Detroit feels the pain of the former CBA, and the rest of the Week 12 news.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2012
  16. Flowchart: What Sport Should Hockey Fans Follow?

    Sean McIndoe

    NHL owners let yesterday's self-imposed deadline for a new CBA come and go, refusing to even meet with Donald Fehr and the NHLPA. This comes one week after Gary Bettman apparently stormed out on the players' counteroffer presentation. The league has ...

    Blog | October 26, 2012