BREAKING: LOCKOUT TALKS BREAK DOWN, ACCORDING TO HIGH-LEVEL EMPLOYEES ACTUALLY INVOLVED IN NEGOTIATIONS

DATELINE—A NICE HOTEL Negotiations between the players and the league broke off without an agreement this afternoon. Neither side is willing to budge on the BRI split: the players are firm at 52 percent, the owners at 50. No talks are scheduled, though both sides hope to meet again this weekend. We are awaiting statements from low-level team employees with email access.