Major League Baseball appears headed for its first work stoppage since 1994-95 players' strike. A work stoppage beginning on Dec. 2 is "almost certain," Ronald Bloom of the Associated Press writes. 

The current collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the negotiated document that governs all aspects of the working relationship between players and teams, expires on Dec. 1. According to the veteran reporter Bloom, neither side expects a new CBA to be hammered out before then.