Negotiations had already hit a wall, and now the NHL has suggested the sides take an official two-week break before getting back to the bargaining table. Commissioner Gary Bettman floated the idea to players association executive director Donald Fehr.

"We don't have a negotiating partner that has any genuine interest in reaching an agreement," deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Thursday. "Zero interest."

The union wants to keep the bargaining going, despite how frustrating recent sessions have been.

"It's more likely we'll make progress if we meet than if we don't," union special counsel Steve Fehr said. "The players have offered the owners concessions worth about a billion dollars. What have the owners offered the players?" The lockout has already claimed 327 games.

Miscellany

Scott Stallings shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead over William McGirt and Kirk Triplett in the Pebble Beach Invitational. Stallings and McGirt played at Del Monte. Triplett was at Pebble Beach. Annika Sorenstam shot 70 at Del Monte.

  • Rory McIlroy finished nine shots behind Javier Colomo after the first round of the Hong Kong Open. Colomo shot a 6-under 64. Miguel Angel Jimenez and Andrew Dodt had 65s.

  • Suzann Pettersen, So Yeon Ryu and Sun Young Yoo shot 6-under 66s and shared the LPGA Titleholders lead in Naples, Fla. Michelle Wie posted an 81.

  • Texas A&M freshman receiver Thomas Johnson was found safe in his hometown of Dallas after he disappeared from campus Monday. University police aren't releasing further details.

  • Bob Hewitt was suspended from the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., after an investigation into allegations he sexually abused girls he coached.

  • Former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw is in custody in Atlanta after being accused of shooting into a woman's car after using a bat to break its windows. No one was injured, and bond was set at $10,000. Jennifer Lacy identified Holdsclaw as an ex-girlfriend and both played for the Atlanta Dream in 2009.