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NFL Lockout: Players, Owners Hold Secret Meetings In NYC

The NFL and its players held talks Tuesday at a New York City hotel, seeking a resolution to the ongoing lockout. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league has no comment on the meeting, first reported by the NFL Network.


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Kallas Remarks: NFL Lockout Negotiations More Important Than Appeal

This argument is all about the staying power of the players. If they are willing to go the distance, even with the expected loss in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the NFL could actually miss some games this year.


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Owners, Players Cap Not-So-Secret Mediations; NFL Lockout Fight Back In Court

The summer has begun, and the NFL and its locked-out players still lack an agreement to guarantee games will be played in 2011. Urgency is apparent, but just how close the situation can or will get to the delay, alteration or cancellation of the preseason – or more – remains to be seen.


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DeMaurice Smith Secretly Meets With Roger Goodell, Owners As NFL Lockout Drags On

The NFL and its players completed three straight days of not-so-secret “confidential settlement discussions” on Thursday and now head to an appeals court in St. Louis.


NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith (credit: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

When Will NFL Players Begin To Get Restless?

New York (AP) – Just a few days after the owners regained the momentum in the NFL labor dispute, union leader DeMaurice Smith stood before graduating seniors at the University of Maryland and gave the […]


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Jets’ Richardson: Players’ Resolve ‘Stronger Than Ever’ In NFL Lockout Fight

After a key victory in court by NFL owners, the players say they aren’t panicking. Unity remains their motto. How long they can remain unified is the question being asked just about everywhere else.


NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NFL Lockout: Owners, Players Start Another Day Of Mediation

NFL owners and players and their legal counsel have returned to court for another round of mediation. Commissioner Roger Goodell arrived Tuesday morning with other league leaders, and other owners entered the courthouse in separate small groups.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)

Appeals Court Sides With League; NFL Lockout Remains

After a series of stinging rebukes from federal judges, the NFL has a significant, favorable ruling in hand from a higher court.


DeMaurice Smith (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

DeMaurice Smith On WFAN: Players ‘Resent Being Lied To’ By NFL

DeMaurice Smith, head of the NFL Players Association, is prepared to take the NFL lockout battle to the bitter end.


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DeMaurice Smith ‘Thrilled’ Over NFL Lockout Ruling

Even as his players are claiming a modest victory, if that, after Judge Susan Richard Nelson granted a preliminary injunction blocking the league’s lockout, DeMaurice Smith was more emphatic.


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NFL Lockout: Both Sides Mum As League, Players Resume Mediation

Sworn to secrecy about specifics of their court-ordered mediation, neither the NFL nor its players provided much insight about where they’re at in their dispute over the division of this $9 billion business.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NFL Lockout: League, Players Resume Mediation

Might the court-ordered mediation between the NFL and its players foreshadow progress toward ensuring that pro football goes on this fall? Or is it merely a formality that will yield little as long as a key legal ruling on the lockout is still pending?


Memo from Tony Paige to NFL players: Lose the tattoos! Left (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images), Right (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Paige One: A Few Tips For NFL Players

While NFL players prepare for the lockout long haul, here are some tips that they must follow to survive the upcoming financial hardships.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks with the media outside the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building March 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell Emails NFL Players, Urges Bargaining

Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote NFL players Thursday, outlining the league’s last proposal to the union and cautioning that “each passing day puts our game and our shared economics further at risk.”


DeMaurice Smith (credit: AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

DeMaurice Smith On WFAN: NFL Offer ‘Worst Deal In The History Of Sports’

DeMaurice Smith joined Mike Francesa on WFAN Thursday for a long interview that focused on the negotiations between the NFLPA and the NFL owners.