Once again, talks between the National Hockey League and players' association aimed at ending a four-and-a-half month lockout have resolved nothing.
The two sides remain far apart and have no plans to meet again, after getting together for five hours late Thursday in New York. Neither side would reveal what was discussed. The two sides also met Wednesday in Toronto.
The NHL is on the verge of becoming the first major North American sports league to lose an entire season because of a labor dispute.
Owners led by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman have been adamant that a salary cap is the only way to solve the sport's financial woes, but players say they will never accept such a deal.
The International Ice Hockey Federation has said that if the labor dispute is not settled this month, next year's Turin Olympics will not include NHL players.
Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.