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  • He calls the league's hesitation to try them "a failure of creativity."

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  • Any of them could be identified as the league's top offensive player, but this season Griffin has added a dimension to his world-class speed - passing accuracy. Front Page

  • All four teams paid what is known as the league's _________ tax - a penalty levied on the biggest spenders.

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  • Edward Weston called the league's publication, Photo Notes, "the best photo magazine in America today."

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  • Even though the players association disbanded Nov. 14 after rejecting what Commissioner David Stern had called the league's last offer before a drastic reset proposal, the main principals from the two sides were at it again Friday in a New York hotel room.

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  • Ex-Seahawk Pete Kendall, the former union's permanent player representative, called the league's offer "kind of the old switcheroo."

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  • Spokesman Mike Bass told The Associated Press the layoffs are "not a direct result of the lockout but rather a response to the same underlying issue; that is, the league's expenses far outpace our revenues."

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  • "The layoffs are not a direct result of the lockout but rather a response to the same underlying issue - that is, the league's expenses far outpace our revenues," the N.B.A. spokesman Mike Bass said.

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  • "Obviously, we're not going to jump and elbow him in the head, just like we wouldn't anyone, but we're going to play him to Shanahan's rules and play him hard," Islanders forward Matt Moulson told, referring to the league's chief disciplinarian, Brendan Shanahan. was first injured at the Winter Classic here on Jan. 1 when he was blindsided on a sideswipe by Washington's David Steckel, whose shoulder hit Crosby in the head.

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  • That refers to the league's belief that it would get its $4 billion in TV money up front, whether or not games were played. - Home Page


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