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The NFL said any decision on a lockout must wait until the National Labor Relations Board rules on an unfair labor practice charge against the now-dissolved players’ union that contends the players “failed to confer in good faith.” That charge was filed Feb. 14 and amended March 11 to include reference to the union’s decertification.


Report: Longtime men’s coach Wolff to lead Hokie women

@-Text.rag:RICHMOND | Dennis Wolff has agreed to become the women’s basketball coach at Virginia Tech, according to an Associated Press report.

Wolff, who turned 56 earlier this month, spent 18 years as a men’s head coach - the first three at Connecticut College from 1980 to 1982 and 15 at Boston University from 1994 to 2009. He was fired following the 2008-09 season with a record of 247-197.


U.S. midfielder Holden to miss 6 months with knee injury

@-Text.rag:BOLTON, England | American midfielder Stuart Holden will miss June’s CONCACAF Gold Cup because of a knee injury that will require surgery and sideline him six months.

Holden hurt his left knee Saturday in Bolton’s 1-0 defeat at Manchester United in the Premier League. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Sunday an X-ray revealed no broken bones, but Holden needed 26 stitches to close a gash near his knee. Bolton said it did not have more details on the injury.

From wire dispatches and staff reports