Lunch break: Thursday’s sports headlines

June 30th, 2011 at 11:43 am by under Sports

Welcome to this Thursday edition of the Lunch Break!  Here are the latest headlines from around the sports world.

(AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Sharapova, Kvitova to Wimbledon final
Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova will meet in the women’s Wimbledon final after both won their matches this morning. The men’s semifinals are tomorrow with three of the top four seeds remaining in the tournament.

Owners, players back to the bargaining table
After taking a day off from negotiations, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith were joined by a group of owners and players to continue negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. The group met in Minneapolis with U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan.  There has still been no timetable set for a deal to be reached and no deal appears imminent at this time.

Lockout looms in the NBA
Speaking of lockouts, the NBA is frantically working on a new labor deal, just 12 hours before the current agreement is set to expire. If a deal is not is not reached by the end of the day the owners could lock the players out.  There is a possibility that the deadline could be extended if progress has been made.  This would be the first work stoppage since 1998-99.

Brewers hope to avoid sweep in the Bronx
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to avoid a sweep in New York this afternoon after dropping the first two games of the series to the Yankees.  After a 5-2 loss in game two, the Brewers will send Randy Wolf to the mound to face former Brewer C.C. Sabathia. Game time is set for 12:05pm.

Tonight on FOX 11:

  • We’ll have highlights and reaction from the Brewers final game in New York.
  • We’ll have the latest on the NFL and NBA labor talks
  • And we’ll hear from a local soccer coach who fulfilled a promise by getting a tattoo!  Our Doug Ritchay has that story.
  • Join Drew Smith and the rest of the FOX 11 Sports Team at 5:00pm and 9:00pm

Join us each day at Noon on www.fox11online.com for the “Lunch Break.”

Content from the Associated Press was used in this article

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