League and union extend labor talks by 24 hours: report

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Posted: Mar 22, 2011 10:11 AM
League and union extend labor talks by 24 hours: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The NFL and the union representing its players agreed to a 24-hour extension in labor talks as a deadline to reach a deal and avoid a lockout closed in, the league-owned NFL Network said Thursday.

The TV station said both sides agreed to an extension that allows talks on a new collective bargaining agreement to extend beyond Thursday's 11:59 p.m. EST deadline.

(Reporting by Simon Evans in Miami; Editing by Frank Pingue)