Extension reached for labor talks

Updated: March 4, 2011, 10:48 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

WASHINGTON -- America's favorite sport is still in business -- for another day.

The NFL and the NFL Players Association agreed Thursday to a 24-hour extension of the current collective bargaining agreement so that negotiations can continue.

Federal mediator George Cohen already has gotten the union to agree to a 7-to-10-day extension on labor talks, but still awaits the owners' response, a source told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

The 24-hour extension Thursday was ...

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