NBA, union return for more meetings

Updated: October 27, 2011, 8:31 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- NBA owners and players resumed talks on Thursday afternoon, hoping to build on the progress from a marathon session Wednesday and strengthen the chances of ending the lockout and salvaging an 82-game season.

Small groups from both sides resumed talks less than 12 hours after finishing a meeting that went until past 3 a.m. ET. Both sides said there was progress on issues related to the salary cap system, though didn't offer any specifics.

"We were able to work through ...

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