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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

New Talks, Old Story

WASHINGTON () -- Striking U.S. major league baseball players and owners met for 90 minutes in their first formal talks in 40 days and said they had no plans to meet again until next week.

The session Wednesday, the first moderated by new mediator W.J. Usery, consisted only of a discussion of the ground rules for future talks.

Owners did not alter their insistence on a salary cap and players did not change their complete opposition. Management's threat to impose a cap cost players the season's final 52 days and forced cancellation of the championship World Series for the first time since 1904.