Players, owners approve agreement
NEW YORK -- NBA basketball is back, and commissioner David Stern insists it's better than before.
Maybe it won't be noticed right away, but Stern said the "tortured journey" of the 161-day lockout will prove to be worth it.
Stern announced that owners and players ratified a new collective bargaining agreement Thursday, the final step to ending the five-month lockout and paving the way for training camps and free agency to open Friday.
Together with an expanded revenue ...
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