The conversations have restarted in the ongoing NHL labor fight. The negotiations have not.
If time spent at the bargaining table indicates progress, the NHL and the locked-out players’ association finally could be on their way to making a deal to get hockey back on the ice.
The NHL made it official on Friday and did what had been expected for several days now.
Officials from the NBA and players’ association will meet Wednesday, less than a week after three days of talks with a federal mediator couldn’t produce a deal to end the lockout, a person with knowledge of the plans said.
Earlier this week, the owners met in Chicago so they could hear an update on the labor negotiations and so they could discuss where they were going in the near future.
These are the new owners and player meetings that are now apparently moving faster than light speed with a great sense of politeness toward a collective bargaining agreement.
The NFL and its players went back to court Friday for a pivotal hearing before a federal appeals court on the legality of the lockout, now nearly three months old with no sign of a new collective bargaining agreement that would save the 2011 season.
From mediated talks to arguments before an appeals court, the NFL’s labor dispute has reached another critical stage.
When one of the weirdest days in NFL history dawned Thursday morning, it seemed like the NFL might have to begin the league year.
While some teams may indeed be allowing players onto team facilities, others are not, CBSSports.com has learned.
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