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as season looms, Union, league talk — but not to each other

NEW YORK — The angry rhetoric grew in the NHL lockout Wednesday. A day after talks broke off and with the season supposed to start Oct. 11, no talks are scheduled.

"We are closer by definition (to canceling … games)," deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in an email. "We are focused on minimizing the damage. (It's) not a constructive position to say, 'Here's our first offer. We think it's really good. Call us back when you are ready to accept it.' That's what the union has effectively done here."

Donald Fehr, the union's executive director, said his side has made proposals that move closer to the NHL's position but the league has moved further away from the players'. Special counsel Steve Fehr disputed Daly's assessment that progress wasn't made: "Talks can resume any time they're ready.

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Lightning defenseman takes puck to the face

Lightning D Eric Brewer left an informal workout at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon early after an errant puck struck him in the face. Brewer said he wasn't sure but believed he received a "half-dozen" stitches to close two cuts around his left eye. "More annoying than anything," he said.


Djokovic moves on to quarters in Beijing

Novak Djokovic got to the China Open quarterfinals in Beijing, beating Carlos Berlocq 6-1, 6-3 despite being broken twice in the second.

Japan open: Andy Murray lost only five points among the first five games to beat Lukas Lacko 6-1, 6-2 and reach the quarterfinals in Tokyo.

Et cetera

WNBA: No. 1 seed Minnesota hosts No. 2 L.A. in Game 1 of the best-of-three West final tonight. No. 1 Connecticut hosts No. 2 Indiana in the East opener Friday.

Soccer: Mario Balotelli's penalty kick in the 90th minute gave host Manchester City a 1-1 tie with Borussia Dortmund in group play of the Champions League.

Damian Cristodero, Times staff writer; Times wires

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