Bernstein: Gay-Affirming NHL Way Ahead Of The GameWhen it comes to acceptance of gay players, the NHL is already way ahead of the NBA.
NHL Owners, Players To Meet For 3rd Straight Day As Optimism BuildsThe tenor turned a bit after a second straight marathon day of NHL labor talks. Gone was some of the lightheartedness and rare optimism expressed about 24 hours earlier.
Silverman: Bettman's Arrogance Forces No. 2 Men Into ActionGary Bettman is not the commissioner of the NHL.
Zawaski: Fehr's Memo To Players Dampens Recent OptimismOver the course of the last few days, the NHL and NHLPA have been meeting in a "secret location" (New York) discussing the NHL Lockout, and presumably, working on ways to get the season going again.
On Ice: NHL Locks Out Its Players The clock struck midnight, and the NHL turned into another sports league closed for business.
Silverman: NHL Once Again Getting Ready To Push Players To The BrinkThe NHL is the only league in the history of North American professional sports to cancel a full season due to labor difficulties.
Cubs And White Sox May Soon Have Easier Road To PostseasonBoth the Cubs and White Sox watched this year's MLB Playoffs from the couch. But, in two years it might be easier for them to make it into the postseason action.

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