Sports 101

After a six-month lockout, millions of dollars of lost revenue, and 436 games missed, the NBA is back. This past Monday, all team facilities opened for players to work out. Once the agreement is put into writing and signed, team practices run by head coaches are expected to start Monday. Polls suggest that fans have lost interest. Last week, NBA commissioner David Stern said, "We're comfortable that if we work hard, we can redeem ourselves." Play ball!

Q: When does the season begin, and how many games will be played?

A: When does the season begin, and how many games will be played?

Q: How long will the regular season last?

A: How long will the regular season last?

Q: What major issues were settled? Players agreed to accept 55 percent of the total revenue in the fourth, fifth, and sixth years of the agreement. Salary limits: The union agreed to a $14 million (per year) maximum salary for players with 10 or more years' experience. Players with six to nine years' experience can earn up to $11 million a year, and players with zero to six years' experience can earn a maximum of $9 million.

A: What major issues were settled? Players agreed to accept 55 percent of the total revenue in the fourth, fifth, and sixth years of the agreement. Salary limits: The union agreed to a $14 million (per year) maximum salary for players with 10 or more years' experience. Players with six to nine years' experience can earn up to $11 million a year, and players with zero to six years' experience can earn a maximum of $9 million.

Q: What will the NBA do to win fans back?

A: What will the NBA do to win fans back?

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