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Sunday, November 11, 2012


Instead of returning to the negotiating table for a fifth straight day, representatives from the NHL and the players' association stayed in touch during the morning and later got together for an informal lunch meeting. And, plans should be in the work to set up the next round of negotiations.


The Philadelphia 76ers surged into the lead while outscoring Toronto 32-7 in the second quarter, and defeated the Raptors 93-83. It's the Sixers third straight win on the road. Andrea Bargnani had a game-high 23 points for the Raptors, who drop to 1-5.


The Los Angeles Lakers spoke to 11-time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson about returning for a third stint on their bench and say they will meet with Jackson next week. The Lakers fired coach Mike Brown on Friday after a 1-and-4 start. Jackson won five titles in 11 seasons with the Lakers.


It's down to the final four in Canadian university football. McMaster set a CIS record winning its 20th in a row, 30-13 over Guelph. Acadia defeated Saint Mary's 17-9, while it was Laval over Sherbrooke 40-17, and Calgary beat Regina 38-14. Next week's semifinals will have defending champion McMaster home to Calgary, while Acadia visits Laval.


The US college football rankings will get a shakeup, after top-ranked Alabama was upset by Texas A&M 29-24. Second-ranked Kansas State and number four Notre Dame remain unbeaten, while third-ranked Oregon is leading in the second half in its game with Cal.


Charlie Beljan carded a 71 to remain atop the leaderboard after three rounds at the PGA event in Disney World. Beljan spent Friday night in hospital after suffering a panic attack, and is two shots better than Brian Gay, Josh Teater and Charlie Wi. And, Inbee Park leads by two at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico.


(The Canadian Press)

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