Owners, players meet again after 15-hour session
With a day of progress behind them and the hope of a full 82-game season still ahead, NBA players and owners resumed talks in New York toward ending the lockout Thursday.
Small groups from both sides returned to a hotel less than 12 hours after finishing a 15-hour meeting that went until past 3 a.m. Both sides acknowledged there was progress on issues related to the salary cap system, though they didn't offer any specifics.
Commissioner David Stern said he expected to continue discussing the system Thursday. And union executive director Billy Hunter said they might be in a better position to quantify the progress on specific issues following those talks.
The two sides met for more than seven hours Thursday.
Though the first two weeks of the season have been canceled because of the lockout, Hunter said he believed 82 games were still possible with a deal by Sunday or Monday.
Beasley alleges benefits at K-State
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley says in a lawsuit that his former agent gave him and his mother improper benefits during his one season at Kansas State. Beasley filed a countersuit in Maryland a month ago in response to agent Joel Bell's wrongful termination lawsuit against him. Beasley says Bell conspired with Beasley's AAU coach to forge a relationship with the star from the time he was 14 years old in hopes of cashing in on that relationship when Beasley went to the NBA.
Beasley says Bell gave his mother living expenses and paid for her move to Manhattan, Kan., when he went to school there, which would likely violate NCAA rules.
Browns' Hillis misses practice
Peyton Hillis' bumpy season has hit another pothole. The Cleveland Browns running back did not practice Thursday, one day after he returned from a strained left hamstring that kept him out of last Sunday's game. On Wednesday, Hillis practiced for the first time since getting hurt in the Browns' Oct. 16 game at Oakland.
Browns Coach Pat Shurmur described Hillis as being a "little sore" and the team will "back him down" as it prepares for Sunday's game at San Francisco. Shurmur says he's hopeful Hillis, whose messy contract situation and injuries have sabotaged his second season with Cleveland, will be able to play against the 49ers.
■ The Bears released veteran safety Chris Harris on Thursday after he asked for a trade, ending his second run with the team. Coach Lovie Smith said the move had been building over several weeks of subpar play.
■ Redskins fullback Mike Sellers was hospitalized Thursday after hurting his back on a rowing machine in the team's weight room. Coach Mike Shanahan said Sellers would stay in the hospital overnight.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Collins beats Bryan Station 56-13
Darian Dugle ran for 132 yards and three touchdowns, and Deandre Farris added three more touchdowns — including a 66-yard punt return — to help Collins (8-2) beat visiting Bryan Station 56-13 Thursday night. Bryan Station (6-4) was held to 120 yards rushing.
Georgetown romps 116-43 in opener
Georgetown shot 61.6 percent from the field in its season opener and blasted visiting Miami-Hamilton 116-43 Thursday night. Newcomer Allan Thomas led the way with 22 points. Maurice Pearson had 19.
Lexington to host national tournament
Lexington has been selected to host the 93rd annual Elks National Bowling Tournament in 2013, the Bluegrass Sports Commission and the Lexington Convention & Visitor's Bureau announced Thursday. Eastland Bowling Center will be the tournament venue.
Allenby leads Asia Pacific Classic by 1
Australia's Robert Allenby shot an 8-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas after the first round of the Asia Pacific Classic, the second-year event sanctioned by the PGA Tour and Asian Tour. Allenby birdied four of the first six holes and three of the last four in his bogey-free round at The Mines Resort and Golf Club in Selangor, Malaysia.
Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson opened with a 65, and Americans Bo Van Pelt, Cameron Tringale and Jimmy Walker were another stroke back. Defending champion Ben Crane shot a 69.
Former U.S. Amateur champ leads by 2
Former U.S. Amateur champion Richie Ramsay shot a 6-under 65 Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Andalucia Masters in Sotogrande, Spain. The 28-year-old Ramsay birdied four of the first 10 holes before an eagle-3 on No. 11. He chipped in for another birdie at the par-3 15th before his only blemish on the Valderrama course, a bogey at the par-5 17th.
Ross Fisher of England was Ramsay's closest challenger with a 67, while Frenchman Gregory Havret and Scotsman Stephen Gallagher both shot 68 to trail by three. Sergio Garcia, coming off his first victory in three years, was five shots back in a tie for fifth after an inconsistent round. Martin Kaymer started with three bogeys but recovered for a 71.
Student dies doing pull-ups on wall
An 8-foot wall collapsed in a Michigan high school locker room, killing a 14-year-old student who had jumped and grabbed for the top to do a pull-up, police said Thursday. Williamston High School freshman Gabriel Corbett was buried under cement blocks Wednesday and later pronounced dead at a hospital, Police Chief Bob Young said. It was not known why the interior wall came down. "That's the million-dollar question we're trying to get to right now," said Young, who added there was "absolutely no" horseplay by the victim or another student who was in the locker room. "The young man was trying to do pull-ups on the wall. He grabbed the top of the wall and that's when it came down," the police chief said.
WPS terminates team of World Cup stars
Women's Professional Soccer has terminated its South Florida franchise after clashing with the owner all season. The 3-year-old league announced Thursday that its Board of Governors had voted two days earlier to terminate magicJack, one of its six teams this past season. The magicJack (10-8-2) featured Abby Wambach, Hope Solo and several members of the U.S. team that played in the World Cup this summer. In August, the league released a statement accusing owner Dan Borislow of violations ranging from "unprofessional and disparaging treatment of his players to failure to pay his bills."
The last word
UCLA wide receiver Jerry Rice Jr., on his future after college:
"Hopefully I can get my name out there."