NHL commissioner Gary Bettman received three counterproposals from the players association Thursday in Toronto and left the negotiating...
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman received three counterproposals from the players association Thursday in Toronto and left the negotiating table “thoroughly disappointed.”
No new talks have been scheduled, and the possibility of a full hockey regular season is quickly shrinking.
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“This is not a good day,” union executive director Donald Fehr said. “It should have been.”
The players union offered multiple options in response to the NHL’s offer on Tuesday that called for an 82-game season and a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenues between owners and players.
Bettman said that proposal was the “best that we could do” and added that the two sides are still far apart.
“None of the three variations of player share that they gave us even began to approach 50-50, either at all or for some long period of time,” Bettman said.
“It’s clear we’re not speaking the same language.”
Cauley, Dawson fire 62s
Bud Cauley overpowered the Sea Island course for an 8-under-par 62 at the McGladrey Classic in St. Simons Island, Ga. It was his best score on the tour, and it gave him a share of the lead with Marco Dawson.
Cauley, 22, left Alabama after his junior season. He already has made over $1.7 million this year and has moved up to No. 55 in the world.
Dawson is in a more desperate position. The McGladrey Classic is the penultimate PGA Tour event that counts toward the money list, and Dawson is at No. 216 with only $62,026. The top 125 earn full cards for next year, so Dawson likely has to win to avoid a return to Q-school.
Two guys on the bubble — Boo Weekley (No. 121) and Rod Pampling (No. 124) — joined Greg Owen at 64. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III, the tournament host, was in a group at 65 that included Sea Island neighbor Zach Johnson, David Toms and Camilo Villegas (No. 152).
Former Husky Richard H. Lee (No. 134) shot a 67. Former Husky Troy Kelly (No. 109) had a 70.
Sandusky asks judge to overturn convictions
Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky asked a judge to overturn his child sexual-abuse convictions and grant him a new trial, claiming his lawyers lacked sufficient time to prepare and the statute of limitations for some charges had expired.
Sandusky’s lawyers made the filing at the courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., where he was sentenced two weeks ago to 30 to 60 years in prison after being convicted of abusing 10 boys, some on Penn State’s campus.
No surgery for Love
The Minnesota Timberwolves got a bit of good news when doctors told All-Star Kevin Love that he wouldn’t need surgery on his broken right hand.
The bad news is they still have to figure out a way to replace his 26 points and 13 rebounds for the next six to eight weeks.
Love said he broke his right hand while doing knuckle push-ups before practice.
Terry hits 5 three-pointers
Jason Terry from Franklin High School was 5 for 5 from three-point range, scoring 15 points as the Boston Celtics beat the host Brooklyn Nets 115-85 in an exhibition game.
In another game, Dwyane Wade’s surgically repaired left knee looked fine as he scored 21 points and the host Miami Heat beat the Detroit Pistons 105-78.
Hall of Famer dies
Slater Martin, the Hall of Fame guard who won four NBA titles with the Minneapolis Lakers and one with the St. Louis Hawks, died Thursday in Houston after a sudden illness. He was 86.
Pujols has minor surgery
Albert Pujols had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last week, and the Los Angeles Angels first baseman should be ready for the start of spring training. The surgery was described as a minor cleanup procedure.
• America’s Cup champion Oracle Racing will be sidelined from testing its 72-foot catamaran until early next year because of severe damage to the wing sail sustained when the sailboat capsized Tuesday on San Francisco Bay. The boat’s high-tech, 131-foot wing sail will have to be rebuilt.
• Stephen Hart resigned as Canada soccer coach, two days after the team was eliminated from World Cup qualifying with an 8-1 loss at Honduras.
• The U.S. soccer team will complete its 2012 schedule with an exhibition against Russia at Krasnodar on Nov. 14.
• Chelsea defender John Terry apologized for an on-field confrontation and will accept a four-match ban for racially abusing an opponent during an English Premier League game.
• Tommy Haas of Germany won for the 500th time in his career, reaching the milestone by defeating Jesse Levine of the U.S. 6-4, 6-2 at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna.
• Venus Williams, playing her first tournament since the U.S. Open, beat ninth-seeded Mona Barthel of Germany 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 at the Luxembourg Open.
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