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Sabres G Miller calls NHL lockout ‘waste of time’

Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller makes a save on a shot by Sabres' Ville leino (23) during an informal NHL hockey workout in Amherst, N.Y., Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. AP

After rejoining his Buffalo Sabres teammates on the ice for the first time in some nine months, goalie Ryan Miller had a few lingering frustrations to get off his chest regarding the NHL lockout.

Posted: January 12th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Proud NHL players thrilled that hockey is back

Florida Panthers hockey player Stephen Weiss talks to the media after an informal skate as the lockout looms. AP/J Pat Carter

Flyers All-Star Claude Giroux received the wakeup call he waited to hear for 113 days. Locked out for months, the NHL was indeed ready to drop the puck.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

NBA players’ case dismissed by judge

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The NBA legal fight between players and club owners officially ended on Monday after US District Judge Patrick Schiltz dismissed an anti-trust lawsuit.

Posted: December 13th, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

NBA training camps open amid trade uncertainties

The NBA champion Dallas Mavericks opened training camp on Friday, but like all the league’s teams their excitement at finally getting on court was tempered by uncertainty.

Posted: December 10th, 2011 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

NBA: Compact schedule to be a battle of attrition

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The NBA has announced its compressed 66-game schedule, which will force every team to navigate demanding stretches at home and on the road that they would not normally endure in a full season.

Posted: December 7th, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

NBA hopes to start season on Christmas Day

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NEW YORK—NBA owners and players reached a tentative agreement early Saturday to end the 149-day lockout and hope to begin the delayed season on Christmas Day.

Neither side provided many specifics, but said the only words players and fans wanted to hear.

“We want to play basketball,” Commissioner David Stern said.

Posted: November 26th, 2011 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Idle arena a snapshot of the NBA’s mess

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Power Balance Pavilion, among the oldest in the NBA and known in eras past as Arco Arena, looks more beat up than ever.

Posted: November 25th, 2011 in Commentary,Southpaw | Read More »

LeBron James among All-Stars in four-game US tour

LeBron James. AFP FILE PHOTO

NBA All-Stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony will headline a four-game US exhibition tour next month while the league remains shut down in a dispute over money.

Posted: November 22nd, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

NBA players reject new offer, season at risk

The NBA Players Association on Monday rejected the owners’ latest offer and have launched a drive to disband their union, throwing the entire 2011-2012 pro basketball season into jeopardy.

Posted: November 15th, 2011 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

NBA players reject new offer, season at risk

The NBA Players Association on Monday rejected the owners’ latest offer and have launched the process to disband their union, throwing the entire 2011-2012 pro basketball season into jeopardy.

Posted: November 15th, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Poll shows 76% of Americans don’t miss NBA

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With the NBA at a standstill because of the increasingly rancorous dispute between owners and players, a poll released on Monday found that 76 percent of Americans are getting along fine without the league.

Posted: November 8th, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

NBA: Talks resume with season at risk

NEW YORK—NBA players and team owners returned to the bargaining table on Saturday amid talk of hardline positions on both sides putting the already-shortened 2011-2012 season at risk of being called off. Club owners met in the morning to consider the state of talks before meeting with players. Federal mediator George Cohen joined them as [...]

Posted: November 6th, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Fans fume as NBA opening nights are canceled

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If you have that old hopeful feeling that the NBA will start soon, banish the thought. The noise of millionaires arguing with billionaires over money goes on. League Commissioner David Sterns and his bosses—the team owners—remain consistent with their stand: give no quarter to the players when it comes to sharing the NBA’s $4-billion-plus basketball related income (BRI) every year.

Posted: November 4th, 2011 in Commentary,Southpaw | Read More »

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