Talks will continue
NEW YORK (AP) — Negotiations between the NHL and the locked-out players' association will resume today. The two sides met for more than five hours on Wednesday after talking for more than seven hours a day earlier.
Neither side tipped its hand about what was discussed or if the talks were successful, and the location of the meetings is still being kept secret.
Today marks the fourth time in six days that face-to-face negotiations have taken place after the sides both rejected proposals on Oct. 18.
The lockout went into effect Sept. 16th and has already forced the cancellation of 327 regular-season games, including the New Year's Day outdoor Winter Classic in Michigan.
Let's see what today brings
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Baseball's general managers are together for the second day of their annual three-day meetings.
Day 1 produced some noteworthy results.
The Colorado Rockies announced they'd found a replacement for Jim Tracy, hiring former AL rookie of the year Al Weiss as their manager.
The New York Mets reached an agreement to terminate outfielder Jason Bay's contract with one guaranteed season remaining.
And, the Los Angeles Dodgers finalized a deal to hire Mark McGwire to be their first base coach.
The GM's also discussed expanding video review, which began in August 2008 and has been limited to checking whether potential home runs were fair or cleared over fences.
Colts hoping to extend winning streak
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The surprising Colts are in Jacksonville to kick off Week 10 of the NFL season against the Jaguars tonight.
Led by the quarterback they got with the No. 1 pick in the draft following last season's 2-14 finish, Indianapolis has won three straight to improve to 5-3. Andrew Luck threw for a rookie-record 433 yards in Sunday's victory over Miami.
The Jags may have a shot at this year's No. 1 pick. They've lost five in a row and are 1-7 on the season. That ties Kansas City for worst in the league.
Around three dozen Colts players, including Luck, have shaved their heads in honor of coach Chuck Pagano, who lost his hair while undergoing treatment for leukemia.
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High stakes for Seminoles
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — There's a lot on the line for both eighth-ranked Florida State and Virginia Tech tonight in Blacksburg, just at different ends of the spectrum.
A road win and the Seminoles can clinch the Atlantic Division berth in the ACC championship game with a victory over struggling Maryland next week. Florida State is 8-1 overall with a 5-1 mark in conference play.
The Hokies are experiencing their worst season in 20 years. At 4-5, Virginia Tech needs to win two of its last three games just to become bowl eligible.
Florida State has already extended the nation's longest active streak for becoming bowl eligible to 31 seasons.
Light night on the pro hardwood
UNDATED (AP) — Two NBA powerhouse teams hook up tonight in Chicago. The Bulls are off to a 3-1 start despite the absence of Derrick Rose. The star point guard is still recovering from that torn ACL that knocked him out of last season's playoffs and isn't expected back until after the All-Star break. The visiting Oklahoma City Thunder are 2-2 and struggling to find consistency on offense.
One night after handing the visiting San Antonio Spurs their first loss of the season, the 3-2 L.A. Clippers are on the road in Portland to face a 2-2 Trail Blazers club in the only other game on the NBA's Thursday night slate.
A lot on the line in MLS conference semifinals
UNDATED (AP) — The New York Red Bulls and D.C. United are hoping for better weather in New Jersey this evening, so they can play the second leg of their MLS Eastern Conference semifinals matchup. The game was postponed last night after a nor'easter blanketed the area with snow.
The two teams played to a 1-1 draw in last Saturday's opener, which was switched from New Jersey to Washington to avoid Superstorm Sandy.
Tonight in the Western Conference, Real Salt Lake hosts Seattle. The two teams played to a scoreless draw on the Sounders' home pitch last Friday.
If tonight's games are tied at the end of regulation, they'll play a pair of 15-minute overtime periods. If the score is still level, they'll go to a penalty-kick shootout.
Wiggins hurting but otherwise OK
CHORLEY, England (AP) — Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins was released from the hospital with broken ribs a day after a collision with a car while cycling in Northern England. He also suffered cuts and bruises.
Wiggins gave Britain its first Tour de France title and won a gold medal in the London Olympics time trial. He is expected to be knighted by the end of the year.