1. FOUL

    NBA Talks Sink, Again

    NBA commissioner David Stern speaks to reporters after a meeting with the players' union, Thursday, June 30, 2011 in New York. Despite a three-hour meeting Thursday, the sides could not close the enormous gap that remained in their positions.

    Mary Altaffer / AP Photo

    Well, at least there’s still football. NBA talks took another unproductive turn Thursday, as players and owners hit a wall in negotiations. The three-day, 29-hour session resulted in little progress for the two sides, an NBA deputy commissioner said. This was the last meeting scheduled, signaling that the first few months of the season may now be in jeopardy. Commissioner David Stern, who cancelled the first two weeks of the season, reportedly had the flu and was not able to attend Thursday’s meetings.

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