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2 years 11 months ago

Nuggets hold first post-lockout practice

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets held a rare Friday night practice for their first post-lockout workout, boosting their roster to 11 players with the signing of first-round pick Kenneth Faried of Morehead State and three other rookies. Also added to the roster was guard Jordan Hamilton, the 26th overall...

3 years 2 weeks ago

NBA players say no deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Union president Derek Fisher says his orders from NBA players are clear: No deal. The league proposed that players receive between 49 percent and 51 percent of basketball-related income, though players argue it would be nearly impossible to get above 50.2 percent. Players have until Wednesday...

3 years 1 month ago

Progress reported in NBA labor talks

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA owners and players have ended 7 and a-half hours of negotiations in an attempt to end the lockout. Though the first two weeks of the season have been canceled because of the lockout, union executive director Billy Hunter said a little progress was...

3 years 1 month ago

NBA labor talks continue

NEW YORK (AP) - NBA owners and players have ended negotiations after more than eight hours. Federal mediator George Cohen says the two sides will resume bargaining on Thursday afternoon, the third straight day the sides have met under the mediator's auspices. Cohen says the discussions have been "direct and...

3 years 4 months ago

Fans, pizza parlors are happy NFL is back

After 4 and a half months it looks like the NFL lockout has ended. On Monday the owners and players agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement bringing football back to the field. Local fans couldn't be any happier. "Everyone loves football." says Shakir Mitchell, "Why would you end that...

3 years 4 months ago

NBA makes lockout official

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA says it is locking out its players until a new collective bargaining agreement can be reached. The lockout will commence at 12:01 EDT on Friday, after the expiration of the current deal that owners say has cost them millions of dollars a year. Deputy...

3 years 4 months ago

NBA lockout tonight appears likely

NEW YORK (AP) - Union chief Billy Hunter says "it's obvious the NBA lockout will happen tonight" after players and owners failed to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, potentially putting the 2011-12 season in jeopardy. Despite a three-hour meeting Thursday, the sides could not close the enormous gap that...

3 years 5 months ago

More NFL labor meetings

Another meeting is slated for today involving NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the owners' labor committee, and players association chief DeMaurice Smith in Boston. They are also scheduled to get together again tomorrow to further discuss a new collective bargaining proposal.

3 years 5 months ago

Key NFL owners' meeting begins Tuesday

CHICAGO (AP) - NFL owners will meet Tuesday, and perhaps into Wednesday, to discuss the status of negotiations with the players aimed at ending the lockout now in its fourth month. Amid optimism that momentum has been gained to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, owners and representatives from the...

3 years 8 months ago

NFL Players are locked out!

WASHINGTON (AP) - NFL owners have locked out the players, signaling the start of the league's first work stoppage since 1987. Two people with knowledge of the league's decision told The Associated Press that the owners made the move at midnight, capping a Friday in which labor talks broke off...

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