“Athletes deserve an equal voice when it comes to their physical, academic and financial protections.” The might seem like common sense. But it’s anything but when it comes to the NCAA where the athletes have few rights other than standing by while their schools rake in the cash. That could change if the first ever efforts to unionize college athletes gets anywhere.

+ In an effort to protect them from the risks associated with being hit by a line drive, Major League Baseball has approved a padded cap for pitchers.