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NHL:  Players’ Association Rejects Proposal to End Lockout

The National ice Hockey League's Players' Association has rejected team owners' latest proposal to end a lockout that threatens the entire season.

NHLPA Senior Director Ted Saskin said the league's proposal had only minor variations from one the union rejected last week.

The owners put forth a profit-sharing proposal with a floating team payroll range. The proposal obligated each club to pay players no less than $32 million and no more than $42 million each year. The union said it would not work with a salary cap.

The lockout was in its 140th day Wednesday, and if the disagreement is not resolved, the NHL would become the first North American sports league to lose an entire season to a labor dispute.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.