United Football League will delay start of season

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The financially troubled United Football League has announced that it will move the start of its season from mid-August to mid-September.

Commissioner Michael Huyghue (hyoog) said in a statement Tuesday that the delay will give the league time to finalize television agreements and "other critical business affairs."

Players who reported to training camps this week are returning home at league expense. Camps will open in mid-August.

UFL owner and founder Bill Hambrecht said he and other investors are committed to funding the 2011 season.

Huyghue has scheduled an afternoon teleconference with reporters.

Huyghue has said each team had about $1 million in unpaid bills at the end of the 2010 season.

The second-tier UFL has franchises in Omaha, Hartford, Conn., Norfolk, Va., Las Vegas and Sacramento.