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NFL, Union Assess Their Positions During Weekend Break

The sides were using this weekend to assess their positions, before resuming talks in front of a federal mediator Monday — and then they will have until the end of Friday to reach a new CBA, thanks to two extensions of the old deal.


The Meadowlands' stands chock full of fans -- a sight that is in jeopardy with the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement set to expire. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Liguori: Simple Advice To NFL Negotiators – Don’t Turn Off Fans

The heart of the NFL labor negotiations has owners and players attempting to decide how to split $9 billion in annual NFL revenue. Wow. That’s quite a nice problem to have, don’t you think?


New York Knicks' Amare Stoudemire (1) makes a move to get past Orlando Magic's Earl Clark (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, March 1, 2011. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Hot Topic: March 2

The Knicks lost ugly to the Orlando Magic Tuesday night, but Craigie, ever the optimist, isn’t worried.


Giants co-owner John Mara (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Giants’ Mara Joins Labor Talks Between NFL, Union

Giants co-owner John Mara joined the NFL group negotiating with the players’ union Tuesday, the first team owner to participate since a federal mediator began overseeing the talks.


NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith (credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NFL Lockout Looms; Time Running Out On CBA

Less than 72 hours before the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement expires, the league and the players’ union were scheduled to resume negotiations in front of a federal mediator.


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NFL, Union Meet For 3rd Day With Federal Mediator

The NFL and its players’ union met before a federal mediator for the third consecutive day on Sunday, trying to find common ground for a new labor deal before the current one expires.


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Owners, Union Complete Day 2 Of Mediated Talks

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, union executive director DeMaurice Smith and members of their negotiating teams participated in a second consecutive six-hour session with a federal mediator Saturday.


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Player Agents Comment On NFL Labor Dispute

“It’s all about money, as it always is,” he said Friday, “and everything will flow from there once there’s a macro agreement.”


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NFL, Union Finally Meet Face-To-Face

Saturday’s meeting at a Dallas hotel came one day before the Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium and was not expected to last more than a couple of hours. The full negotiating teams last sat down face-to-face on Nov. 22.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Pro Bowl: 3 Added To Roster, Goodell Stays In NY

Besides the Steelers and Packers, also missing this Pro Bowl week is NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL said the commissioner is staying in New York so he can concentrate on collective bargaining issues.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Goodell E-mails Fans About CBA Negotiations

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is telling fans that “if both sides give a little,” the league and players “can and will reach an agreement” on a new labor deal.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Goodell: ‘No Idea’ Of New CBA Deal By Super Bowl

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he has “no idea” whether a new collective bargaining agreement will be reached before the Super Bowl, but he plans to work hard to make it happen.


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NBA, Union Hold Another Round Of CBA Talks

NBA spokesman Mike Bass says Thursday’s session included “frank and direct dialogue” of some key issues and the sides agreed to meet again in December.


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Goodell: Owners, Union Still Talking 18 Games

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the union has made its counter proposal to the owners’ plan for an 18-game regular season.


A general view before the NFL International Series match between Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers at Wembley Stadium on October 31, 2010 in London, England. This is the fourth occasion where a regular season NFL match has been played in London. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

NFL Optimistic Of Multiple Games In Britain

Fresh off a fourth straight sellout at Wembley Stadium, NFL vice president of international business Chris Parsons is optimistic the league will soon be playing multiple regular-season games in Britain.