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NFL, Union Meet for 3rd Day with Federal Mediator
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The NFL and its players' union are meeting for a third consecutive day with a federal mediator.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith arrived for Sunday's session at about 10 a.m. Neither would comment on the talks.

Various lawyers and other members of both negotiating teams showed up earlier at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service office. The director of that U.S. government agency has been mediating the talks.

The sides met for about six hours on both Friday and Saturday. Cohen announced Thursday the groups agreed to the mediation, which is not binding but is meant as a way to initiate progress in the slow and sometimes contentious bargaining.

The current labor deal expires March 3.

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