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MLB strikes new five-year collective bargaining agreement

MLB strikes new five-year collective bargaining agreement

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23 Nov 2011
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The agreement will extend MLB’s run since its last work stoppage to 21 years and means baseball’s top competition has avoided the fate of North American major league rivals the National Football League (NFL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), which have both faced lockouts this year. Despite a three-month work stoppage, the NFL’s lockout ended in August, allowing the regular-season to proceed as planned. However, the NBA’s schedule through to mid-December has fallen victim to the stand-off in basketball’s top league, and it looks increasingly likely that the full season will be cancelled.

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