NHL to End Lockout

    Winnipeg Jets' Ron Hainsey, left, Vancouver Canucks' Manny Malhotra, second from left, and Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, second from right, listens as Don Fehr, right, executive director for the National Hockey League Players Associations, speaks to reporters on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in New York. Talks in the NHL labor fight broke down after just one hour Thursday night, and it is not known when the league and the players' association would get back together. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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    Talk about sudden death overtime. After a marathon 16-hour negotiation session, the National Hockey League and the players union have struck a tentative deal to end the lockout. Given that the lockout lasted 113 days, hockey fans should expect about 50 games beginning Jan. 20 and with the Stanley Cup Finals in June. Players had just finished a vote to allow the head of the players union to dissolve the association if the vote hit a wall. Luckily, it didn’t get that far. The vote came at 5 a.m. Sunday.

    Players and league save season (tentatively).

    'NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA Donald Fehr announce that they have reached a tentative deal.'

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