Sport: The Line Crumbles

Last week the owners won the toss and elected to kick the heart out of the players. Twenty-four futile days into their strike, the National Football League's itchy regulars surrendered en masse, only to be apprised at the door that they had just missed the weekly deadline for returning. If they wished to work the rest of the week at training-camp wages ($500 to $750), they were welcome to hang around their old practice fields, as long as they stayed out from under foot while the replacements prepared for a third league game. Whether this amounted to piling on, running up...

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