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Thoughts on Bryce Harper, His Record-Setting Deal for 2018, and the Mega-Deal that Awaits Him in Free Agency

You may have heard that Bryce Harper signed a contract extension last week: $21.625 million for the 2018 season. But it’s not common for a deal like this to be signed in the middle of a season. So what’s the deal with this deal, exactly?

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Finley v. Kuhn and the Power of the Commissioner

Long before Sam Hinkie asked Philadelphia 76ers fans to trust the process, there was Charlie Finley. Long before Roger Goodell became known as the most notorious commissioner in professional sports, there was Bowie Kuhn. One of the most famous sports law cases in history saw these two face off in a battle of egos that would impact the world of sports in a way that resonates today.

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Sports Law Links

Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition features the latest NFL arbitration ruling, the U.S. women’s soccer dispute, and more.

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Sports Law Links

Each week, The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition focuses on a number of NFL and MLB legal issues.

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The Impact of the Qualifying Offer this Off-Season

Matt Wieters

MLB's Collective Bargaining Agreement allows for teams to offer, through the Qualifying Offer, impending free agents a one-year contract in order to retain their services or receive a draft selection if they sign elsewhere. Major League teams could extend a record number of Qualifying Offers in the coming days.

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Sports Law Links

Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition highlights the growing legal issues in the daily fantasy sports industry.

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Sports Law Links

Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition features the NFL concussion settlement, more on the UAB financial picture, another Barry Bonds legal victory, and much more information on fantasy sports.

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Show Me the Money: Why Do Local Governments Subsidize Sports? – Part One

At a time when local governments are strapped for cash while professional sports leagues collect higher profits than ever, cities and states pour money into stadium development projects and incentives for local sports teams in an effort to attract or retain professional sports in the area. Why do local governments value private, for-profit entertainment so highly, and what makes them so willing to invest millions in it?

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Sports Law Links

Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week the Hernandez trial goes to the jury, the Sharper plea deal faces scrutiny, and the Washington Nationals face a religious discrimination suit.

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Sports Esquires 2015 MLB Primer: Unheralded Prospects Likely to Contribute in the Big Leagues

Every year, World Series contenders end up relying on unlikely sources for crucial at-bats and big innings. Last year, Second Baseman Joe Panik played a significant role for the San Francisco Giants and Terrance Gore was a key reserve for the Kansas City Royals. Baseball America and MLB.com continually publish ‘Top 100 Prospect’ lists and rank every clubs’ best minor leaguers. Alternatively, the Sports Esquires examine unheralded prospects likely to help contending teams.

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