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As Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade traded big shots in a thrilling NBA finals, with fans tuning in at levels the league hadn't seen since the days of the Kobe-Shaq Lakers, the questions came more frequently.
The NBA owners' executive committee and members of the NBA Players Association are scheduled to meet again Friday as they continue to try reach a new collective bargaining agreement. The current CBA expires June 30, and the league is headed for a lockout if a deal is not reached.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch emerged with a smile and a positive outlook Monday after attending a fourth consecutive day of federally mediated negotiations between the NFL and the players' union.