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George Cohen May Rejoin League and Union

The league and players union may return to the negotiating table soon, according to sources, but they are hoping that federal mediator George Cohen will join them. Cohen tried to lift the NBA lockout in mid-October, but even his efforts failed to accomplish much. Nevertheless, the sides are ready to bring back Cohen and hopefully work with him to end the work-stoppage. Yahoo: "The Players Association and NB ...

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MSG Network Looking to Replace Knicks Games

The New York Knicks' television network, Madison Square Garden, is looking to fill in its schedule now that the lockout has cancelled several games. The initial schedule featured the New York Knicks hosting the Miami Heat in the team's home-opener, but now MSG will air "1994: March to the Finals." As for ESPN, it will televise Temple versus Ohio football. "We're building on our archival library, which has o ...

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Sources Say Owners, Players May Meet Soon

The NBA and players union failed to reach a new collective bargaining agreement on Friday despite optimism from both sides. The meeting broke off and as of right now, no future sessions have been scheduled. However, according to Ken Berger of CBS, talks may occur sometime within the next couple of days. "No contact or discussions between league and union this weekend, source says, but activity expected in " ...

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Union President and Others Willing to Take 50-50 Split

According to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, players association President Derek Fisher and his teammate Kobe Bryant are willing to take a 50-50 BRI split.  However, before Fisher can agree to such split, he must have a general consensus among his other players. Unfortunately, reports say Boston Celtics stars Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are not in favor of a 50% split. Twitter: "Stephen A Smith reported on ESPN ...

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League and Union Fail to Reach Deal; No Future Meetings Scheduled

After 5.5 hours of talks in New York City, and despite such optimism yesterday, the league and players union did not agree to a new CBA. Many people thought that Friday would bring a lot of progress, but once again BRI split caused the sides the end their session. Sources have told various media outlets that the league would make more cancellations and could possibly cancel the rest of November, but that cl ...

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Hunter and Stern Looking for Deal on Friday

The NBA and players union met today in New York City for 7.5 hours, racking up a total of 22 hours of negotiationing within the past two days. The sides convened for 15 hours on Wednesday, and despite the fact that today's session was not as long, progress was still made. In both the union's and league's press conferences, the officials expressed their desire to work toward a deal and they believe that the ...

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Carmelo Anthony Drops Out of World Tour

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has dropped out of the World All-Star Classic, sources say. The tour was set to feature a myriad of NBA stars, but the six-game festival is losing some of its appeal now that players are dropping out. Not only has Anthony pulled out, but LeBron James and Chris Paul will reportedly no longer play. However, the tour currently still has Kobe Bryant and Amar'e Stoudemire ...

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Sneak Peak Into Knicks New Locker-Rooms

With the $850 million Madison Square Garden renovation underway, fans got a first glimpse at the new locker-rooms. After years of old locker-rooms, the New York Knicks and Rangers will be getting an upgrade. The players told MSG president Hank Ratner that they would like circular shaped locker-rooms, as opposed to the rectangular shaped ones they had previously. "The coaches' and players' input were to have ...

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NBA Will Cancel Two More Weeks on Tuesday

  According to the New York Daily News, the NBA will cancel two more weeks of the regular season, through Nov. 28. David Stern already eliminated the opening weeks of the season, but his latest news almost guarantees that fans will not see basketball until December 2011. However, with the way things look, it seems as though the NBA may not return in 2011 at all. The best guess at this point is that the ...

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Roger Mason Believes Dolan Wants to End Lockout Soon

New York Knicks guard Roger Mason is Vice President of the players union, and he understands that big market owners like the Knicks' James Dolan want to end the lockout as soon as possible. "You can look at it and say the majority of owners don't want a deal," Mason told the New York Post. "But there are owners eager to get a deal done. At this moment they are overshadowed by a contingent of owners who are ...

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