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Major League Baseball Reaches Deal with Players Union, Ending Lockout

  • Opening day of the regular season is scheduled for April 7
  • Agreement averts disaster for sport struggling to keep fans
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Major League Baseball reached a new labor agreement with its players union, ending a three-month lockout and paving the way for the season to start next month.

The tentative agreement with the Major League Baseball Players Association still must be approved by team owners, a spokesman for the union said Thursday. Opening day is scheduled for April 7, a week late, and the league is expected to play a full 162-game schedule, ESPN reported.