WHILE THE NHL and the players association stay away from the negotiating table, discussions have taken place behind the scenes in an effort to restart talks as a lockout deadline looms.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr have discussed procedural details that could soon lead to a continuation of negotiations that broke off last week - perhaps as early as this week.
The current collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and the NHL Players Association expires Sept. 15.
Rory McIlroy is part of a four-way tie for the lead after the first round of the BMW Championship in Carmel, Ind., and Tiger Woods is one shot back.
* Jiyai Shin shot a 9-under 62 to take the lead in the LPGA's Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Va.
The University of Oregon is implementing random drug testing of all its athletes, following a report earlier this year that estimated from 40 to 60 percent of the football team smoked marijuana.