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Salary cap heads NBA labor talk
            BY BRIAN MAHONEY                        “There’s a huge bridge, gap, that             to deal with the division of rev-                       Stern did indicate some level of                    highest-spending teams. Union
             ASSOCIATED PRESS                                                                                                                           progress, saying: “We’re not near
                                                    I don’t know if we’re going to be             enues, the other big obstacle to a                                                                          officials fear that would act like
                                                    able to close it or not.”                     labor agreement that would end                        anything, but wherever that is,                       a hard cap by scaring teams into
  NEW YORK — With a month
                                                       The sides will meet again Mon-             the lockout.                                          we’re closer than we were before.”                    spending less.
until the NBA season, players and
owners don’t sound much closer                      day the day training camps were                 Commissioner David Stern                              Hunter again said owners                              Stern, Hunter and Deputy Com-
to a labor deal than they did when                  to have begun though time is get-             said he had nothing to announce                       haven’t moved off their proposal                      missioner Adam Silver all said
the lockout began.                                  ting short to save the start of the           in terms of cancellations. But                        to trim the players’ guarantee of                     they felt some good came of going
                                                    regular season, scheduled for Nov.            the remainder of the preseason                        basketball-related income to 46                       at the cap issue first. But they
  They’re so far apart on money                                                                                                                         percent, down from the 57 per-
they decided to leave it alone Sat-                 1. Neither side sounds optimistic.            schedule is in jeopardy some                                                                                couldn’t resolve it, and it leaves
                                                                                                                                                        cent they were guaranteed in the
urday and focused mainly on the                        In a seven-hour bargaining                 games already have been can-                                                                                another problem on the horizon
                                                                                                                                                        previous collective bargaining
salary cap.                                         session, their longest since the              celed. Regular-season games                                                                                 largely untouched.
  They couldn’t solve that one,                     lockout began July 1, the sides               could now be threatened, too.                                                                                 “I can’t necessarily character-
                                                                                                                                                          With the gulf so wide on money  ,
either.                                             talked about one of the two major               “Our desire would be to not can-                                                                          ize things as we made progress
                                                                                                                                                        Hunter suggested they separate
  “I wouldn’t say there was any                     issues that divides them. Owners              cel, and we had been hopeful that                     the issues and attack one at a                        and that I’m somehow more
progress. What happened was,                        want a hard cap, or at least want a           this weekend would be a broader                       time. They started with the cap,                      optimistic than I was yesterday,”
they put some concepts up, we                       number of changes to the current              marker, but for reasons which we                      where the league has transitioned                     union president Derek Fisher of
put some concepts up, and we’re                     soft cap system, which the players            understand, the players suggested                     from a desire for a hard cap to a                     the Lakers said. “The reality is
still miles apart,” union execu-                    prefer to keep largely intact.                that we resume on Monday, and                         proposal that would make the                          we still have an extremely long
tive director Billy Hunter said.                       The sides didn’t even attempt              we said ‘fine,’” Stern said.                          luxury tax more severe for the                        way to go.”

                   ON THE PROGRAM                                                                                                 THEY SAID IT
                                                                                                                                   “I know the likelihood of scoring                                                    SCOREBOARD
              Today                                    Women/Men                                                                  three touchdowns again isn’t too
                 PROS                                       SCAC
                                                                                                                                  good. For me, it’s just trying to                                                 | Pro Basketball
                                              Centre at Austin College, 2 &
                NFL                                                                                                               continue to get better as a player.”                                                  WNBA Playoff Glance
                                            4 p.m.
  Detroit at Dallas, noon (CBS)                                                                                                                                                                                        By The Associated Press
                                                      HIGH SCHOOLS
            COLLEGES                                                                                                                                                                                                        All Times CDT
              Soccer                                                                                                                                                                                                    CONFERENCE FINALS
                                                            Texas                                                                   — Ravens rookie receiver Torrey Smith                                                Eastern Conference
                                                       District 13-4A                                                             after his first three NFL catches went for                                             Atlanta 2, Indiana 1
                                              Texas High at Sherman, 7:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                      Thursday, Sept. 22: Indiana 82, Atlanta 74
  Austin College at Birm. South-              Royse City at Denison, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                  touchdowns last week.                                                             Sunday, Sept. 25: Atlanta 94, Indiana 77
ern, noon & 2 p.m.                            Sulphur Springs at Greenville,                                                                                                                                        Tuesday, Sept. 27: Atlanta 83, Indiana 67

                                                                                         MORNING roundup
            Volleyball                      7:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                     Western Conference
           Tournament                         (Mount Pleasant bye)                                                                                                                                                       Minnesota 2, Phoenix 0
  SCAC West/Central Tmt. at Mem-                                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday, Sept. 22: Minnesota 95, Phoe-
                                                       District 9-3A                                                                                                                                                nix 67
phis, TBA                                     Gainesville at Whitesboro, 7:30                                                                                                                                       Sunday, Sept. 25: Minnesota 103, Phoe-
                                            p.m.                                                                                                                                                                    nix 86
            Tuesday                           Pilot Point at Sanger, 7:30 p.m.       Golf                                                           Pro Football                                                             CHAMPIONSHIP
          HIGH SCHOOLS                        Argyle at Aubrey, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (x-if necessary)
                                                       District 10-3A
          District 13-4A                      Celina at Van Alstyne, 7:30 p.m.       Watney, Na share                                               Ex-Titans OC dies                                                     Atlanta vs. Minnesota
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sunday, Oct. 2: Atlanta at Minnesota,
  Greenville at Sherman, TBA                  Bonham at Commerce (HC),                                                                                                                                              7:30 p.m.
             Volleyball                     7:30 p.m.                                lead in Las Vegas                                              after cancer battle                                             Wednesday, Oct. 5: Atlanta at Minnesota,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7 p.m.
          District 13-4A                      (Anna bye)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Friday, Oct. 7: Minnesota at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
  Denison at Greenville, 6:30 p.n.                     District 11-3A                  LAS VEGAS — Nick Watney shot a                                                                                               x-Sunday, Oct. 9: Minnesota at Atlanta,
                                                                                                                                                      NASHVILLE, Tenn. — M i k e
  Mount Pleasant at Royse City,               Farmersville at Community, 7:30                                                                                                                                       3 p.m.
                                                                                     7-under 64 on Saturday for a share of                          Heimerdinger, a veteran assistant                               x-Wednesday, Oct. 12: Atlanta at Min-
6:30 p.m.                                   p.m.
                                              Lovejoy at Prosper, 7:30 p.m.          the third-round lead with Kevin Na in                          coach in the NFL who directed high-                             nesota, 7 p.m.
  (Sherman bye)
                                                      District 5-2A (I)              the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospi-                          powered offenses and developed quarter-
           District 9-3A
                                              Callisburg at Ponder, 7:30 p.m.        tals for Children Open.                                        backs such as Steve McNair, Jay Cutler                          | Soccer
  Aubrey at Pilot Point, 7 p.m.
  Whitesboro at Sanger, 5 p.m.                Boyd at Pottsboro, 7:30 p.m.             Watney, a two-time winner this year,                         and Vince Young, has died. He was 58.                               Major League Soccer
  Gainesville at Argyle, 6 p.m.               Paradise at Howe, 7:30 p.m.            birdied the final three holes and five                                                                                                All Times CDT
                                                                                                                                                      The Tennessee Titans confirmed
                                                      District 7-2A (I)                                                                                                                                                EASTERN CONFERENCE
          District 10-3A                                                             of the last six at TPC Summerlin to                            Heimerdinger’s death after talking                                                 W     L    T   Pts   GF   GA
  Bonham at Van Alstyne, 5 p.m.               Caddo Mills at Melissa (HC), 7:30
                                                                                     match Na at 17 under in the Fall Series                        with his family He died Friday while in
                                                                                                                                                                    .                                               Kansas City        11    9   11    44   46   39
  Celina at Anna, 5 p.m.                                                             opener. Na followed his second-round                                                                                           Philadelphia       10    7   13    43   40   33
                                              Winnsboro at Mineola, 7:30 p.m.                                                                       Mexico to receive experimental treat-                           Houston            10    9   13    43   40   40
  (Commerce bye)                                                                     63 with a 66.
          District 11-2A                      Quitman at Grand Saline, 7:30                                                                         ments for a rare form of cancer. He was                         Columbus           11   12    8    41   36   40
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York            8    7   16    40   47   42
  Howe at Gunter, 5 p.m.                    p.m.                                       He won the WGC-Cadillac Champion-                            offensive coordinator for the Titans                            D.C.                9    9   11    38   45   44
                                                     District 5-2A (II)              ship in March and the AT&T National                            when he was diagnosed with cancer                               Chicago             7    8   16    37   40   40
  Whitewright at S&S, 5 p.m.
                                              Tom Bean at Gunter (HC), 7:30          in July.                                                       in November 2010.                                               Toronto FC          6   13   13    31   33   56
  Pottsboro at Bells, 5 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                        New England         5   14   12    27   35   51
  Callisburg at Tom Bean, 5 p.m.                                                       Robert Garrigus (63) and Kris Blanks                           “Mike approached cancer with                                     WESTERN CONFERENCE
                                              Whitewright at Bells, 7:30 p.m.
          District 12-2A                                                             (66) were a stroke back, and Tommy                             the same vigor and tenacity that he                                                W     L    T   Pts   GF   GA
                                              S&S at Leonard, 7:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                             x-Los Angeles      17    3   10    61   44   22
  Rivercrest at Melissa, 4:30 p.m.                                                   Gainey (64), Paul Goydos (66) and Tim
                                                      District 5-A (I)                                                                              approached any football game — to                               x-Seattle          16    6    9    57   51   33
  Chisum at Leonard, 5 p.m.
                                              Valley View at Collinsville, 7:30      Herron (67) followed at 15 under.                              win,” Heimerdinger’s wife, Kathie,                              x-Real Salt Lake   15    9    6    51   42   30
           District 11-A                                                                                                                                                                                            FC Dallas          13   11    7    46   36   34
                                            p.m.                                       Na, tied for the lead with Jhonat-                           said in a statement. “Even in the final
  Chico at Collinsville, 5 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                     Colorado           11    9   12    45   42   40
                                              Chico at Lindsay, 7:30 p.m.                                                                           minutes he never gave up — that was
           District 17-A                                                             tan Vegas and Charlie Wi after the                                                                                             Portland           10   13    7    37   37   44
                                              Muenster at Petrolia, 7:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                       Chivas USA          8   12   11    35   39   38
  Blue Ridge at Dodd City, 5 p.m.                                                    second round, played the front nine in                         our Dinger. He was a deeply devoted                             San Jose            6   11   13    31   32   39
                                                      District 6-A (I)
  Trenton at Savoy, 5 p.m.                    Honey Grove at Boles, 7:30 p.m.        4 under with five birdies and a bogey,                         husband and father, loving son and                              Vancouver           4   15   10    22   29   49
  Roxton at Wolfe City, 6 p.m.                Celeste at Blue Ridge, 7:30 p.m.       and added a birdie on the par-5 16th to                        brother, loyal friend and committed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NOTE: Three points for victory, one point
                                              Wolfe City at Clarksville (HC),        reach 17 under.                                                coach who loved the game and life.”                             for tie.
              Friday                        7:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                               x- clinched playoff berth
                                                                                       Robert Garrigus had nine birdies                               Heimerdinger began chemotherapy
              PROS                                   District 11-A (II)              and a bogey in his 63. Hospitalized for                        treatment five days after the diagnosis,
              NHL                                                                                                                                                                                                         Wednesday’s Games
                                              Savoy at Era, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                     dehydration on Monday in Phoenix,                              which came a day before Thanksgiving                            Sporting Kansas City 2, Columbus 1
  Chicago at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.                Dallas Gateway at Detroit, 7:30                                                                                                                                       Chicago 3, Real Salt Lake 0
           COLLEGES                         p.m.                                     Garrigus opened the round with four                            2011. At the time, then-coach Jeff Fisher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Thursday’s Game
             Soccer                           (Cumby bye)                            straight birdies, then birdied three of                        said Heimerdinger had been very sick                            Philadelphia 3, D.C. United 2
                                                                                     the last four.                                                 for three weeks.                                                        Saturday’s Games
                            RADIO / TV                                                 Vegas (69), Roland Thatcher (63),
                                                                                     Spencer Levin (64) and Carl Petters-
                                                                                                                                                      Heimerdinger made a trip to Houston
                                                                                                                                                    with the team for that Sunday’s game
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Houston 1, Chicago 1, tie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Toronto FC 1, New York 1, tie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Seattle FC 2, New England 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Colorado 1, FC Dallas 0
               Today                          NBC — N.Y. Jets at Baltimore           son (66) were 14 under.                                        and was greeted on the field before the                         Sporting Kansas City at San Jose, (n.)
                                                                                       The 36-hole cut came at 4-under 138,                         game by his son, then an intern with                            Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles, (n.)
            AUTO RACING
                                                      Monday                         with 80 players advancing. Because                             the Texans.                                                              Sunday’s Games
                 11 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                            D.C. United at Columbus, 3 p.m.
                                              MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL                  more than 78 players made the cut,                               He maintained his duties for the rest                         Portland at Vancouver, 3:30 p.m.
  VERSUS — IRL, Indy Lights, at                                                      there was a secondary cut at 4-under                           of the season but was fired in February ,                       Philadelphia at Chivas USA, 7 p.m.
Sparta, Ky.                                                4 p.m.
                                                                                     209 after the third round to the low 70                        one day after Mike Munchak succeeded
                  1 p.m.                      TBS — Playoffs, American               players and ties.                                              Fisher as Titans’ coach.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    | Golf
                                            League Division Series, game 3,                                                                                                                                              PGA-Justin Timberlake
 ESPN — NASCAR, Sprint Cup,                                                            The 4-under cut tied for the lowest on                         Heimerdinger was in his second stint
                                            Texas at Tampa Bay                                                                                                                                                           Shriners Hospitals for
AAA 400, at Dover, Del.                                                              the PGA Tour this season with the Trav-                        as the Titans’ offensive coordinator. The
                                                         7:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                           Children Open
  VERSUS — IRL, IndyCar,                                                             elers Championship, John Deere Clas-                           man called “Dinger” was college room-                                      Saturday
Kentucky Indy 300, at Sparta, Ky.             TBS — Playoffs, American               sic, Viking Classic and The Barclays.                          mates with veteran NFL coach Mike                                      At TPC Summerlin
                  6 p.m.                    League Division Series, game 3,            Fran Quinn was the only player left                          Shanahan and served as the receivers                                       Las Vegas
                                            N.Y. Yankees at Detroit                  on the course when play was suspended                          coach of Shanahan’s Denver Broncos                                     Purse: $4.4 million
  ESPN2 — NHRA, Uni-Select                                                                                                                                                                                               Yardage: 7,243; Par: 71
Auto Plus Nationals, at Reading,                      NFL FOOTBALL                   due to darkness Friday. He came back                           from 1995 to 1999, when the team won
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Third Round
Pa. (same-day tape)                                      7:30 p.m.                   Saturday morning and made a 14-foot                            two Super Bowls.                                                Nick Watney             65-67-64        —    -17
                  GOLF                        ESPN — Indianapolis at Tampa
                                                                                     birdie putt for a 67 to make the cut.                                                             ASSOCIATED PRESS             Kevin Na                67-63-66        —    -17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Robert Garrigus         66-68-63        —    -16
                  3 p.m.
  TGC — PGA Tour, Shriners
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   MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL                                  11 a.m.                   Fridays and Sundays in the sports
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