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NFL, union extend deadline, again

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Buying time to try to close big gaps on big issues, the NFL and the players' union agreed Friday to extend the deadline for negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement by a week.

The current labor deal had been set to run out Thursday night. But the sides used an initial 24-hour extension to discuss and vote on the second, lengthier delay. After taking the weekend to assess their positions, the NFL and union will resume mediation Monday.

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