CBA expires, NBA locks out its players

Updated: July 1, 2011, 1:56 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- The memories of a thrilling NBA season might have to last for a while.

There's no telling when basketball will be back.

The NBA locked out its players Friday when its collective bargaining agreement expired, becoming the second pro sports league shut down by labor strife.

The labor deal ended at midnight after players and owners failed to reach a new contract. The two sides remained far apart on just about every major issue, from salaries to the salary cap, revenues ...

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