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TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 7: Matthew Lombardi #15 of the Toronto Maple Leafs shoots on Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings during NHL action at The Air Canada Centre January 7, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

NHL Locks Out Its Players

The clock struck midnight, and the NHL turned into another sports league closed for business.

97.1 The Ticket–09/16/2012

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Five Changes To Make The NBA All-Star Game Better

The NBA All-Star Game was introduced in 1951. Initially, the game was an almost quaint two-hour exhibition and although held in non-cosmopolitan cities such as Ft. Wayne, Indiana, it was often elegantly referred to as the Midwinter Classic.

02/24/2012

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Top Five All-Star Dunk Contest Dunks Of All Time

The ABA didn’t invent the dunk but it did introduce the high-flying dunk contest at the 1976 ABA All-Star Game at the fitting site of Denver known as the Mile High City.

02/24/2012

The NBA and its players hold a press conference to announce the tentative deal. (Getty Images, File)

NBA Owners, Players Approve New Labor Deal

Calling it a “new beginning in a way,” Commissioner David Stern announced that owners and players ratified a new collective bargaining agreement, the final step to ending the 5-month lockout.

97.1 The Ticket–12/08/2011

The NBA and its players hold a press conference to announce the tentative deal. (Getty Images, File)

Deal In Works To Resume NBA Play On Christmas Day

If all goes smoothly, the season likely will open with the three marquee matchups it was intended to — albeit 55 days behind schedule.

97.1 The Ticket–11/26/2011

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Former Spartan Randolph Compets In NBA Charity Game

Zach Randolph, DeAndre Jordan and Luis Scola were among the top players who dazzled NBA-starved fans in a charity celebrity game in Houston pulled together by former player and coach John Lucas.

97.1 The Ticket–11/21/2011

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NBA Lockout Distractions To Pass The Time

The NBA lockout has officially outlasted the NFL lockout, and the average sports fan’s patience has officially been tested. November 16th marks the first time NBA players will miss a pay day, with the average […]

11/17/2011

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: NBA Commissioner David Stern (R) speaks to members of the media after a press conference after the NBA and NBA Player's Association met to negotiate the CBA at The Helmsley Hotel on November 10, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

NBA Players File Antitrust Lawsuits Against League

NBA players kept offering economic concessions, and it was never enough to satisfy owners.

97.1 The Ticket–11/17/2011

First-Ever Call Of Duty XP, Los Angeles - Day 2

Sara’s Blog: Nobody Breaks Down The NBA Lockout Like Metta World Peace

If all goes well, there could be a 72 game season. That will be music to the ears of at least one player… Metta World Peace (Ron Artest).

97.1 The Ticket–11/11/2011

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver (L) and NBA Commissioner David Stern speak at a press conference after NBA labor negotiations at The Westin Times Square on October 4, 2011 in New York City. Stern announced the NBA has canceled the remainder of the preseason and will cancel the first two weeks of the regular season if there is no labor agreement by Monday. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Stern Puts Hefty Price On Loyalty, $500K

If canceling opening night and the rest of the NBA calendar for November failed to prove how serious David Stern is about saving his owners money

97.1 The Ticket–11/02/2011

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