107th-ranked Goerges to end the match from miao1234's blog

DALLAS -- Repeating the words several times, David Stern made it clear: NBA owners and players are "very far apart" on a new labour deal.http://www.soccerwalesshop.com/aaron-ramsey-wales-jersey/ . And with the union saying the league hasnt moved off its harshest demands, it may be hard to get closer in time to prevent a lockout. "I think one of the owners indicated at the conclusion of todays meeting that he was very pessimistic as to whether or not theyd be able to reach an accord between now and the end of the month, and Im forced to share that sentiment," union executive director Billy Hunter said Wednesday. "I think maybe its going to be a difficult struggle." Representatives of the owners and players completed a second day of meetings, scheduled two more for next week, and expressed hope that continued dialogue before the June 30 expiration of the collective bargaining agreement could head off a work stoppage. Yet the players reiterated their opposition to a hard salary cap, reduction in contract lengths and the amount for which they could be guaranteed, and said owners havent budged on their desire for all three. "No change at all. What has changed is maybe the mechanism, the system somewhat in maybe how we get there. We tossed around some ideas in that regard, but there is no hiding the fact that the main components of what we originally received in their proposal have not changed at all," union president Derek Fisher of the Lakers said. "So from that standpoint, there hasnt been much of a negotiation because that really hasnt changed." Owners are seeking an overhaul of the system after losses of hundreds of millions of dollars annually during the current CBA, which was ratified in 2005. They believe they could get the relief they seek through a hard cap that would replace the current soft cap system that allows teams to exceed the limit under certain exceptions. "We do not believe that a hard salary cap system is something that is good for basketball," Fisher said. The sides met for four hours Wednesday after a meeting that lasted about 5 1/2 hours Tuesday. They will meet again next Tuesday in Miami if there is a Game 7 of the NBA finals, or otherwise in New York, then sit down again Friday in New York. Stern said each side exchanged new proposals during the sessions, but used the term "far apart" five times in about 8 1/2 minutes to describe where things stand. Hunter said they are "miles apart." "Both sides have moved, but were not anyplace close to a deal," Stern said. Despite the players opposition to the hard cap, Hunter said he believed the biggest issue is the division of revenues. Players are guaranteed 57 per cent, and he believes owners want a system that guarantees each profits by millions. "We dont necessarily feel its the employees responsibility to guarantee that," Fisher said. The league is projecting leaguewide losses of about US$300 million and wants a reduction in player salary costs of about $750 million annually. Players have argued the system largely works and owners can help themselves with expanded revenue sharing. Neither side would offer specifics of the proposals, beyond Hunter saying the owners wanted a 10-year deal. He thought the league may eventually move on the hard cap issue, recalling that it eventually did in 1998 -- but only after losing games for the only time. "We were here in 98 and they wanted a hard cap and it was only on the eve of losing the season that we were then able to strike a compromise," Hunter said. "Were hoping it doesnt go that far this time, but were still waiting." Hunter said he has guaranteed in writing that players wont strike, but Fisher said owners have told them they will be locked out if they dont agree on the three central issues. Both sides said they are willing to keep meeting right up to the deadline, and it will take at least that long with the differences in their positions. "As of right now they dont add up," Stern said. "Im not proceeding on the projection that they wont, but thats certainly possible and I think that both sides recognize that the outcome of no deal would not be a good outcome and so we continue to plot away. http://www.soccerwalesshop.com/blank-wales-jersey/ . You can catch all of the action live on TSN2 at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. Trade rumours continue to swirl around the Team USA netminder and Wednesday night could be the final time the East Lansing, Michigan native suits up as a Sabre in front the of the First Niagara Center faithful.http://www.soccerwalesshop.com/ashley-williams-wales-jersey/ . On the day Louis van Gaal announced his final 23-man squad for Brazil, the Netherlands coach looked to have picked his strongest side for the match at Feyenoords De Kuip stadium, with the vastly experienced striking partnership of Van Persie and Arjen Robben fed by playmaker Wesley Sneijder.PARIS -- Canadian Eugenie Bouchard advanced to the third round of the French Open on Wednesday after a come-from-behind win over German Julia Goerges. Bouchard dropped the first set but then rallied for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory. "I wasnt worried after the first, I just took my time," said Bouchard. "I just really tried to forget about that I lost the first set and just start fresh. Thats what I did for the second and third." The 18th seed from Westmount, Que., will play Swede Johanna Larsson, who upset 12th-seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. "For sure it definitely wasnt one of my best days, but Im proud that I was able to turn it around,"said Bouchard. "It was definitely more of a mental win today to get my game back in the right place." Bouchard said she stayed mentally strong. "I have confidence that no matter what happens on the court, I can fight and still give my best and give myself the best chance to win," said Bouchard. Bouchard broke the 107th-ranked Goerges to end the match, taking thee victory with 21 winners and conversions on six of 13 break points.http://www.soccerwalesshop.com/joe-ledley-wales-jersey/. Bouchard broke twice in the second set and began the third with another break of the German as she raced to a 5-0 lead. But she lost serve in the next game after a forehand error. She immediately recovered a game later, breaking Goerges back and advancing on her first match point. "In the first set I felt I wasnt in the right mental frame of mind, and it just wasnt good enough for my standards," Bouchard. "I just needed to regroup after that, and I really focused and got back to playing the way I need to play, which is stepping in, going for my shots." Bouchard, a semifinalist at the Australian Open, arrived in Paris after her first WTA title last week in Germany. She was eliminated in the second round at Roland Garros last year, her French Open debut. In doubles play, Canadas Sharon Fichman and her partner Anastassia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia upended ninth-seeded Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic, 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-1. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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