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NBA Sides Talking Money Again, Try To End Lockout
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA owners and players are talking for a third straight day, with Commissioner David Stern vowing they will take ''one heck of a shot'' at ending the lockout.

After two days of making some progress on salary cap issues, they planned to turn their attention back to the revenue split Friday. Talks broke down last week over that issue, and they haven't attempted to deal with it since.

Both sides pointed toward Friday as the day they hoped to close the gap on the finances. Owners are insistent on a 50-50 split of revenues, while players last formally proposed they get 52.5 percent, leaving them about $100 million apart annually.

Union executive director Billy Hunter believes 82 games are still possible with a deal this weekend.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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