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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Negotiations' Hours of Talk Go Nowhere

NEW YORK -- They talked for four hours and it didn't change a thing.

In the first bargaining session since the Major League Baseball players' strike began Aug. 12, owners and players faced each other across a bargaining table Wednesday. But a pair of two-hour sessions consisted of speeches, not give and take.

"Maybe one of these days, we'll be able to report some progress. That day is not today," union head Donald Fehr said.

Talks were to resume Thursday, and management negotiator Richard Ravitch said owners have not altered their salary-cap proposal.

That leaves little hope for a quick end to a strike that already has canceled 169 games in its first 13 days, as the players have adamantly opposed the imposition of a salary cap.