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NFL players and owners meet in effort to end lockout

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Members of the NFL Players' Association executive board and owners are meeting at a law firm in Manhattan in hopes of resolving a lockout that began in March.

Entering the building were several executive board members, including President Kevin Mawae and NFL owners. The owners included Robert Kraft of the Patriots, John Mara of the New York Giants and Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys.

Lawyers for both sides met the last two days to do paperwork toward a new collective bargaining agreement.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith are expected later at the meeting.

Some training camps are set to open in less than three weeks and the first exhibition game, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions, is Aug. 7 in Canton, Ohio.

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