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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.”
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NFL continue to get better as a player.” WNBA Playoff Glance
Detroit at Dallas, noon (CBS) By The Associated Press
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
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.
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,
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.
District 5-2A (I) the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospi- powered offenses and developed quarter-
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
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.)
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.
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
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