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NBA negotiations key on Tuesday talks

Updated: October 4, 2011, 10:24 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- After a lockout that has lasted more than three months, whether the NBA season starts on time could come down to one "very huge day" in labor talks.

Owners and players began a full bargaining session Tuesday afternoon, knowing if they fail to produce results, there may not be enough time left to avoid canceling regular-season games.

"A lot of signs point to (Tuesday) being a very huge day," players' association president Derek Fisher of the Lakers said Monday. "There will ...

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