NHL labor talks will resume Tuesday morning in New York, with both sides still focusing on secondary matters and not the core economic issues that continue to divide owners and players in a league-imposed lockout entering its third week.
Negotiators for the league and the players union are expected to pick up where they left off after Sunday, when they completed three straight days of discussions. The talks focused on secondary issues, such as what should define hockey-related revenue, as well as player health and safety.
The Detroit Free Press, without attribution, reported that the NHL is expected to cancel the start of the 2012-13 season by midweek.
The Philadelphia 76ers announced they would shut down center Andrew Bynum, their new franchise All-Star, for three weeks as a precaution after he received knee treatment in Germany. The team opens training camp Tuesday.
"I'm going to do everything in my power to get back," Bynum said.
Alabama wide receiver DeAndrew White and running back Dee Hart will have season-ending knee surgery after injuries suffered against Mississippi on Saturday.
Former Duke and current New Orleans Hornets player Lance Thomas said he does not think he violated NCAA rules when he purchased nearly $100,000 in diamond jewelry during his college career. Thomas also indicated a willingness to speak with the NCAA about the purchase.
The Izod IndyCar Series will return to wine country in 2013 for the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. The event, scheduled for Aug. 23-25, which will mark the ninth consecutive year IndyCar has visited Sonoma raceway.
The Sonoma race is one of 19 on the 2013 IndyCar schedule, which was announced Monday. Other notable events will be Saturday/Sunday doubleheaders at the street course events in Detroit, Toronto and Houston and the return to Pocono Raceway after a 23-year absence.
The rating was up 21 percent from the last Ryder Cup in the U.S., a 3.4 for the event in Louisville, Ky., in 2008.