NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr met privately Saturday for the second straight day and plan to meet again Sunday as the lockout continued.
But no new proposals were exchanged during the half-hour conversation in New York, and time is running short before the scheduled Oct. 11 regular-season openers. The major issue -- division of $3.3 billion in revenues -- was not discussed.
Sunday's discussions will continue to cover health and safety issues and grievance procedures, items called "underbrush" by deputy commissioner Bill Daly. Rick Nash said he was "groggy" after a collision with Lugano's Ilkka Heikkinen during a Swiss Elite League game Friday. Nash, the New York Rangers' prized offseason acquisition, is playing for Davos during the lockout.
Denny Hamlin claimed the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway with a lap at 159.999 mph. The pole is 12th of Hamlin's career but first at the one-mile oval. Points leader Jimmie Johnson will line up 11th. Joey Logano romped his way to a Nationwide Series season sweep at Dover, leading 184 of the 200 laps in the No. 18 Toyota. Paul Menard was second, while Danica Patrick placed 16th. Nelson Piquet Jr. passed Matt Crafton on the final lap at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to win his second NASCAR Trucks Series race of the year. Antron Brown held on to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel at the NHRA Midwest Nationals in Madison, Ill. He had a track-record performance of 3.737 seconds at 326.79 mph Friday.
LeBron James and defending champion Miami opened training camp with two new faces, Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis. Dwyane Wade's participation will be limited at least during the first week of camp because of his offseason knee surgery. Utah will open camp Tuesday with disgruntled Raja Bell, though the team and his agent, Dennis Lindsey, mutually agree the veteran should not attend. Bell has publicly feuded with coach Tyrone Corbin.
Candace Parker had 32 points and visiting Los Angeles swept San Antonio in their best-of-three Western Conference semifinals with a 101-94 win. Tina Charles had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and Connecticut closed with a 14-0 run to beat host New York 75-62 and reach the Eastern Conference finals
Nadia Petrova beat defending champion Agnieska Radwanska 6-0, 1-6, 6-3 to win the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. Radwanska double faulted twice in the eighth game of the last set. Juan Monaco beat Kei Nishikori 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (4) to reach the Malaysian Open final in Kuala Lumpur. Julien Benneteau ousted top-seed David Ferrer 6-4, 6-1 in the other semifinal. Gilles Simon upset top-seed Janko Tipsarevic 6-4. 6-4, and Richard Gasquet beat Jarkko Nieminen 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 to set up an all-French final at the Thailand Open in Bangkok.
Goalkeeper Michael Gspurning made three saves as Seattle (13-7-10) played to a 0-0 draw with host Vancouver (10-12-9), clinching a Western Conference playoff berth. Thierry Henry had a goal and three assists, leading host New York (15-8-8) to a 4-1 victory over Toronto FC (5-19-7) Milovan Mirosevic scored the tiebreaking goal in the 87th minute to lift Columbus (14-11-6) to a 3-2 win over visiting Philadelphia (8-15-6). Ricardo Clark and Oscar Boniek Garcia had second-half goals to lead host Houston (13-8-10) to a 2-0 win over New England (7-16-8).
Alexander Povetkin (25-0) retained his WBA heavyweight title, stopping Hasim Rahman (50-8-2) in the second round in Hamburg, Germany. Povetkin picked his shots at will against the former WBC, IBF and IBO champion. Former welterweight champion Ricky Hatton (45-2) will fight Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-1) on Nov. 24 in Manchester, England. Hatton said this month he was ending his three-year retirement.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.