Due to Turkey Day, last week's Friday Sports Links has become this week's Monday Sports Links. All the same, this past week featured a Thanksgiving-sized array of hot topics. Most notably, the week saw the continuation of labor peace in MLB and an end to labor strife in the NBA.
MLB Has a New Labor Deal
The new CBA will include blood testing for HGH. The New York Times examines the situation.
John Infante of the Bylaw Blog takes a look at the impact of the new CBA on college baseball.
Bizofbaseball.com has a breakdown of details for the new 5-year deal.
The lockout is over! Yahoo Sports has the details here.
Professor Michael McCann examines the issues which need to be resolved before the season opens on Christmas Day.
Professor McCann also talked about the decision to consolidate on NBA TV.
Darren Rovelle takes a look at how the lockout has impacted small businesses and employees who depend on the NBA for their livelihood.
Professor Gabe Feldman took his talents to Grantland to explain what's next in the lockout saga.
Is ESPN's reign as the leader in sports broadcasting coming to an end? BusinessInsider.com takes a look here.
Andy Schwarz of sportgeekonomics.com creates an analogy between the NCAA and culinary shows.
The NCAA is close to revamping its rules on agents to include runners. http://wapo.st/rAAred
The University of Maryland is planning to cut eight varsity sports. http://wapo.st/tTxwlE
Sports Law Scholarship
The Sports Law Blog has an expansive list of recent sports law scholarship. http://bit.ly/uUh475