NHL negotiators and the players association met separately Wednesday with federal mediators in suburban New Jersey, holding discussions that didn't appear to have moved the sides any closer to a deal.

Last week talks fell apart.

"There were discussions of the various issues involved and how far apart we are and where we go from here," players association executive director Donald Fehr said. "I can't tell you that any progress was made."

All games through Dec. 30 have been canceled, about 43 percent of the season, along with the New Year's Day Winter Classic and the All-Star game.

No new meetings have been scheduled.

"We did several different caucus meeting rooms, and there's nothing new to report," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said on Day 88 of the lockout.

Baseball

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder-outfielder Skip Schumaker from St. Louis for minor league infielder Jake Lemmerman. Schumaker hit .276 with one homer and 28 RBIs in 2012. He'll be paid $1.5 million in 2013. Also, the blockbuster trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford from Boston to the Dodgers last August will wrap up with the Red Sox paying $11.7 million to Los Angeles over the next three years.

  • Texas acquired catcher Eli Whiteside on a waiver claim from Toronto. Whiteside has been claimed on waivers by three clubs this offseason. He had been acquired in a claim by Toronto after he was designated for assignment by the New York Yankees, who got him on a claim from the Giants.

  • Tampa Bay is working to complete a deal to sign Roberto Hernandez, who previously pitched for Cleveland and was formerly was known as Fausto Carmona before being caught in January in his native Dominican Republic falsifying his identity.

    College basketball

    Deshaun Thomas scored all but one of his 22 points in the first half, and No. 7 Ohio State (7-1) posted an 85-45 victory over visiting Savannah State (5-5).

  • Brandon Young had 18 points and nine assists in leading visiting DePaul (7-3) to a 78-61 victory over Arizona State (8-2). Carrick Felix had 12 points and six rebounds for ASU.

    Soccer

    Abby Wambach scored twice to become only the second American woman to reach 150 international goals, and the Olympic champion United States beat China 4-0 in an exhibition game in Houston. Wambach needs eight goals to tie Mia Hamm.

  • Clint Dempsey was voted the Futbol de Primera U.S. national team player of the year for the second straight year and third time overall. Michael Bradley was second.

  • Lionel Messi scored two goals, raising his total for the year to 88, as defending champion Barcelona won 2-0 at Cordoba in the first leg of the fifth round of the Copa del Rey in Madrid. On Sunday, the Argentine broke Gerd Mueller's record of 86 goals in a year for club and country, set in 1972.

  • Chivas USA hired Jose Luis Sanchez Sola of Mexico's Primera Division of Liga MX as its coach. Chivas coach Robin Fraser was fired last month after the MLS team went 7-18-9.

    Tennis

    Kim Clijsters posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over Venus Williams in a ceremonial farewell match before 13,000 fans in Antwerp, Belgium.