NBA players, owners meeting for 2nd straight day



NEW YORK (AP) — With exactly one month until the season is scheduled to start, NBA owners and players are meeting for a second straight day in hopes of ending the lockout.

Negotiators returned Saturday for further talks after the sides met for more than four hours Friday. All-Star players such as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony attended that session, but fewer players were expected Saturday.

An agreement on a new labor deal may be necessary in the next few days to avoid having to cancel regular-season games. Already part of the preseason has been scrapped, and Commissioner David Stern has said there must be progress this weekend or there will be “enormous consequences.”

Both sides, however, have cautioned there is still plenty to work out.