NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, is accompanied by NFL owners from left, Dallas Cowboys' Jerry Jones, Carolina Panthers' Jerry Richardson, Denver Broncos Pat Bowlen and Green Bay Packers' team president and chief executive officer Mark Murphy. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Appeals Court Backs NFL Lockout; Sides With Owners

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out a judge’s order lifting the NFL lockout, handing the league a key victory.


Former NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

After 12 Hours On Thursday, NFL Labor Talks Resume

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith have arrived to start a second straight day of negotiations at a law firm in Manhattan.


Executive Director of the National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) DeMaurice Smith leaves the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Federal Courthouse after the NFL lockout hearing on June 3, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. NFL players and the league met in court today for a federal appeals hearing on the legality of the three-month-old lockout. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

With Time Ticking, NFL Owners, Players Resume Meetings In New York

Members of the NFL Players’ Association executive board and owners met at a law firm in Manhattan on Thursday in hopes of resolving a lockout that began in March.


NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell and head of the NFLPA DeMaurice Smith. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

NFL Labor Talks All About Paperwork

Lawyers for the NFL and the players are meeting for two days to sort out paperwork that could speed the process in reaching a new labor contract.


Roger Goodell (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

NFL Talks Continue With Players and Owners Joining Goodell and Smith

Joined by a handful of owners and players, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith resumed talks Thursday aimed at ending the lockout with a new collective bargaining agreement.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks with the media outside the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building March 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

AP Source: Goodell, Smith Meeting Without Owners, Players

People familiar with the talks tell The Associated Press that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith are meeting in Minnesota without players or owners present.


New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrives at a hotel fora meeting with NFL owners on March 2, 2011 in Chantilly, Virginia. The NFL owners are meeting in Chantilly to discuss negotiations with the players union about a collective bargaining agreement that expires March 3, at midnight. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

NFL Owners, Players Meet In Hull; ‘Working Hard To Get It Done’

Round 4 of the “secret” negotiations is over. Round 5 is coming soon — perhaps to a suburban locale near you.


Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, left, talks with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell while arriving at the NFL football owners meetings in Indianapolis, Tuesday, May 24, 2011. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

NFL Players, Owners Meet Again In Boston

NFL owners and players are meeting for the second straight day in the Boston area as they attempt to close in on a new collective bargaining agreement.


Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots chats with owner Robert Kraft before the NFL season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

NFL Owners, Players Meeting In Boston To Talk New CBA

NFL owners and players are in the Boston area to resume negotiations toward a new collective bargaining greement, a person with knowledge of the talks is telling The Associated Press.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (C), NFL owners Jerry Richardson of the Carolina Panthers (L) and Robert Kraft of the Patriots leave court ordered mediation at the U.S. Courthouse on April 15, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)

AP Source: NFL Owners, Players Mulling Revenue Split

NFL owners and players are discussing a straight split of income in the next collective bargaining agreement that would net the players just under 50 percent of total revenues.