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NFLPA, Owners Break Talks For Week

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The labor negotiating teams led by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players' association chief DeMaurice Smith met for a couple of hours Friday morning and will return to the table next week.

The two sides held a 15-hour session on Thursday that spilled over into the wee hours of Friday. After taking a six-hour break to catch some sleep, the two sides met again but left the office building where talks were being held by late morning.

Smith and NFL lead negotiator Jeff Pash each said the two sides would be back at it next week. They did not give any details of the status of talks in the NFL lockout, which began in March and could derail the 2011 season if it isn't resolved soon. Training camps are due to start in about three weeks.

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