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  • More training camps opening

    January 14, 2013 10:48 AM

    UNDATED - The Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators and Phoenix Coyotes are among the NHL teams to have their first practices today. Many teams went back to work yesterday after the 113-day NHL lockout officially ended. There's not much time to get ready for a 48-game sprint of a season -... more »
  • Prepping for a truncated season

    January 8, 2013 10:36 AM

    UNDATED - Many NHL players continue to filter back to North American from Europe to prepare for an abbreviated season. The league and players are frantically trying to get ready for camp this weekend after the two sides reached a tentative contract agreement Sunday morning. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly... more »
  • Sides in NHL labor fight meet with mediator

    January 4, 2013 10:46 AM

    NEW YORK - The NHL and the union are meeting separately with a federal mediator but have no plans yet to negotiate. Federal mediator Scot Beckenbaugh is talking with representatives from the players' association and league Friday in an attempt to return the parties to the bargaining table after they... more »
  • Hockey mediators talking, but no progress

    December 14, 2012 10:56 AM

    NEW YORK - Negotiators from the NHL and the players' association made it into the same room to talk this time. They just didn't carry any meaningful progress out of it. A second straight day with a federal mediator didn't do anything to bring the sides closer to a settlement... more »
  • NHL cancels games through Dec. 14, All-Star game

    November 23, 2012 1:51 PM

    NEW YORK - The NHL is calling off all games through Dec. 14, plus the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled for Jan. 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio. The league made the announcement Friday, the 69th day of the NHL's lockout of its players. The new cancelations come as little surprise. The... more »
  • NHL lockout goes on

    November 20, 2012 10:46 AM

    NEW YORK - It's day 66 of the NHL lockout and while the two sides are talking, there is no indication that they're getting anywhere. Representative for the league and players got together for about two hours yesterday, with union executive director Donald Fehr indicating the two sides would try... more »
  • NHL lockout talks stall

    November 12, 2012 10:26 AM

    NEW YORK - After a week full of promise that progress might be made, the NHL lockout talks appear to have bogged down again. The two-sides met for 90 minutes Sunday, but amid signs that the league is holding firm on its demands on the core economic issues it looks... more »
  • NHL, union holding labor talks a 3rd straight day

    November 8, 2012 10:33 AM

    NEW YORK - The NHL and the players' association resume negotiations Thursday afternoon, the third straight day the sides are meeting in an effort to end the lockout. This is the 54th day of the lockout, and this week is considered critical for the hockey season to be saved. Owners... more »
  • Glimmer of hope in NHL lockout talks

    November 7, 2012 10:49 AM

    NEW YORK - Negotiations between the NHL and the locked-out players' association went deep last night, and went well enough that the sides agreed to return to the bargaining table for more talks today. Both sides kept details of the meeting, which lasted over seven hours, close to the vest.... more »
  • NHL negotiations set to resume

    November 6, 2012 10:45 AM

    NEW YORK - The NHL and the players' association are returning to the bargaining table today, hoping momentum generated over the weekend can lead to a labor deal. The sides held negotiations Saturday, the first since Oct. 18, in an undisclosed location and are meeting today in New York.... more »
  • Locked-out players getting escrow checks

    October 31, 2012 10:47 AM

    TORONTO - Locked-out NHL players are expected to get back last season's escrow payment on Wednesday. That's what a union spokesman says. Players are set to be given 7.98 percent of what they earned last year, plus interest, on the day they were to have received their second paycheck of... more »
  • Players reach out, owners pull away

    October 24, 2012 10:38 AM

    NEW YORK - The NHL Players Association has notified the league that it's ready to return to the bargaining table as early as today in an effort to save a full schedule. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly quickly told the union to forget it. Daly told The Associated Press he... more »
  • NHL releases details of latest offer to NHLPA

    October 17, 2012 10:30 AM

    TORONTO - The NHL has released details of its latest collective bargaining proposal to the public. In an unprecedented move, the league has published the documents it handed over to the NHL Players' Association on Tuesday in an attempt to save a full 82-game season and end the third lockout... more »
  • NHL lockout: Labor talks resume after 2-week break

    September 28, 2012 10:36 AM

    NEW YORK - With the clock ticking down to the start of the season, the NHL and its locked-out players are talking again. The sides have resumed negotiations at league headquarters Friday. These are the first talks since the lockout was put in place and they come a day after... more »
  • Seahawks get controversial win

    September 25, 2012 10:48 AM

    SEATTLE - The furor over the work of the NFL's replacement referees has been stoked by last night's game-winning play at the end of the Seahawks-Packers matchup. Seattle beat visiting Green Bay 14-12 on Russell Wilson's disputed 24-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate on the game's final play. Tate appeared... more »
  • Sources: NFL, officials' union hold talks

    September 24, 2012 10:29 AM

    NEW YORK - Two people familiar with the talks say that the NFL and the locked out officials' union met on Sunday. It was uncertain whether progress was made in an attempt to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, or when further negotiations would take place. The two people spoke... more »
  • NHL, union have contact, but no talks scheduled

    September 14, 2012 10:28 AM

    NEW YORK - With a lockout drawing ever closer, the NHL and its players' union are in touch with each other after a day of internal meetings. But no new negotiating sessions are scheduled one day before Commissioner Gary Bettman has said he will lock out the players. This would... more »
  • AP: NFL, players have agreed to deal

    July 25, 2011 8:08 AM

    WASHINGTON- Two people familiar with the negotiations tell The Associated Press that the NFL and players have reached a deal to end the lockout. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the process is supposed to remain secret and no formal announcement has been made. The NFL Players Association's... more »
  • NFL lockout could end today

    July 21, 2011 3:14 AM

    WASHINGTON- Today could be the day the NFL lockout ends. The four-month-old lockout could be near an end, as NFL players gave what was termed "conditional approval" of a proposal, however failed to vote on a full proposal to settle the league's labor dispute, citing several outstanding issues. ... more »
  • NFL players return to work

    April 29, 2011 10:19 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS- Welcome back, players. The NFL cleared the way for some of its basic football operations to begin at 8 a.m. EDT Friday, five days after a federal judge declared the lockout illegal and nearly seven weeks after it began. And the players immediately took advantage. Five... more »
  • NFL announces plan to resume football operations

    April 28, 2011 12:54 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL has told its teams and players to get back to football, at least for now. In a memo released Thursday hours before the draft, the NFL said players could resume voluntary workouts at team facilities, meet with coaches and go over playbooks beginning Friday. ... more »
  • Lawmaker to target NFL's TV antitrust exemption

    March 14, 2011 12:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - A senior House Democrat says he will seek to eliminate the NFL's antitrust exemption for broadcasting contracts. Michigan Rep. John Conyers, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, says he will introduce legislation later Monday to strip the league of its exemption. That exemption, which... more »
  • Lockout, decertification leave NFL in limbo

    March 12, 2011 10:30 AM

    WASHINGTON- The NFL confirmed it has locked out the players, creating the sport's first work stoppage since 1987 and putting the 2011 season in jeopardy. The league said in a statement Saturday it was calling on the union to return to negotiations immediately. The Associated Press reported overnight the... more »

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