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NBA owners, players return for more talks following 16-hour session Tuesday
NEW YORK (AP) ' NBA owners and players are meeting for a second straight day, shortly after finishing a 16-hour marathon with a federal mediator.
The sides resumed talks about 10 a.m. Wednesday, about eight hours after they broke for the night.
No bargaining had been expected Wednesday or Thursday, since the owners have board meetings. But instead their labor relations committee came back for further discussions with the players' association executive committee.
Neither side commented on Tuesday's talks at the request of mediator George Cohen.
Commissioner David Stern wanted a deal to bring to his owners this week, otherwise he warned more games may be canceled. Already the first two weeks of the season have been lost.