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The Homegrown Player Rules in the MLS

On November 11, 2019 By

The successful reception of the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States led to the creation of Major League Soccer (“MLS”) in 1996.

In April 2003, the MLS Players Union (renamed the MLS Players Association in 2017) was recognized as the exclusive collective bargaining representative of–and the first labor organization formed by–all […]

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MLB Salary Skimming–The Underbelly of Opportunity

On November 30, 2010 By

As Major League Baseball (MLB) continues the post-steroid cleanup, yet another ugly issue has raised its head–salary kickbacks for front office personnel and scouts which deprive young Latin American baseball prospects of hundreds of thousands of dollars in signing bonus money. After a lengthy federal investigation, criminal indictments were filed against […]

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Although the MLB season ended almost a month ago, and many fans have since directed their full attention to other professional and college sports, for me, the offseason is where the magic happens. Since my Philadelphia Phillies fell just short of glory, I have been recurringly checking for a holiday miracle signing at third base. […]

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Settlement Leaves NCAA Rule in Force

On October 13, 2009 By

A fundamental precept of college athletics is amateurism. That is part of the charm of college sports, and the NCAA is committed to keeping it that way. However, in February, an Ohio court ruling declared that one rule aiming to preserve this quality goes too far.

The rule, NCAA bylaw, prohibits […]

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