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sides spend day with mediators

With the help of federal mediators, the NHL and the players association got back to bargaining Wednesday after a week apart. The session began at 1 p.m. at an undisclosed location and lasted about six hours. The sides said they would meet again today.

Most of the day was spent with the sides in separate meetings with mediators. Neither side would comment on specifics, adhering to the news-blackout request of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

coyotes: The Glendale, Ariz., City Council voted in favor of a reworked $320 million arena management deal with the ownership group of ex-Sharks CEO Greg Jamison, clearing the way for the group to complete its purchase of the team from the NHL.

wild: Goalie Josh Harding, 28, says he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and will continue playing.

red wings: Center Riley Sheahan faces charges under Michigan's "super drunk" designation after a traffic stop during which he was found wearing a Teletubby costume. Sheahan, 20, twice registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.30 percent after his Oct. 29 arrest, Grand Rapids police said. The limit at which a driver is considered impaired is 0.08; the "super drunk" benchmark is 0.17. Sheahan, who plays for AHL Grand Rapids, was dressed as purple Teletubby Tinky Winky, police said. Sheahan, of St. Catharines, Ontario, faces 180 days in jail and possible deportation.

soccer

Man U keeps EPL lead with victory

Robin van Persie preserved Manchester United's narrow lead atop the English Premier League with the quickest goal of the season, scoring 32 seconds into the host's 1-0 win over West Ham. Manchester City remained a point back with a 2-0 win at Wigan.

rowdies: Midfielder Keith Savage got a new three-year deal good through the 2015 season, and midfielder Evans Frimpong and defender Draymond Washington two-year deals, the NASL champions said. The team also exercised its 2013 option for midfielder Shane Hill, son of coach Ricky Hill, and declined one for forward Fafa Picault.

brazil: Luiz Felipe Scolari was expected to be announced today as the new national team coach, returning 10 years after leading it to the 2002 World Cup title.

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autos: NASCAR will race on dirt for the first time since 1970 next season when the truck series visits the Tony Stewart-owned Eldora Speedway in Ohio. … Pastor Maldonado will return to drive for Formula One's Williams team next year. Bruno Senna was fired; Valtteri Bottas was promoted to replace him.

track: The Drake Relays said it is offering more than $500,000 in prize money for rematches from the London Olympics at the 2013 event in April.

Times staff, wires

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