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CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG? In S.F., John Shea notes MLB's CBA expires in December, and "nobody seems to think there's any chance for a stoppage, even a short one." MLBPA Exec Dir Michael Weiner this week spoke "about a new deal by the end of the World Series, if only so labor talks don't stall free agency." Weiner said, "The opportunity that our bargaining presents in contrast to what's happening in the other sports is one that both sides recognize -- an opportunity to keep the game going, improve the game and improve the institutions through collective bargaining." Revenue sharing and the draft "will be re-examined, but nothing is expected to put off a new CBA" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 7/14).
PICKING A FIGHT: BLOOMBERG NEWS' Andy Fixmer reported former News Corp. President & COO Peter Chernin is "investing in the Hong Kong-based mixed martial arts promoter Legend Fighting Championship." CA Media LP, the Asian division of Chernin Group, and Diamond Ridge Ventures LLC said that they are "making the investment." LFC, founded in '09, "will vie for fans" with UFC and WWE (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 7/13).