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Albany, NY – Well the lockout has been lifted... for now.

U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson has granted a request by NFL players for a preliminary injunction to lift the league's lockout, now in its seventh week. The ruling gives the players an early victory in their fight with NFL owners over a new collective bargaining agreement. The NFL responded by filing a notice of appeal, saying Nelson exceeded her jurisdiction, seeking relief from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

From the courtroom to the court...

In Memphis... Mike Conley's 15 points helped lead the Grizzlies over San Antonio 104-86. Memphis leads the series 3 games to 1.

In Dallas... Dirk Nowitzki dropped in 25 as the Mavericks downed Portland 93-82. Dallas leads the series 3-2.

And in Denver... Ty Lawson netted 27 points as the Nuggets edged Oklahoma City 104-101. Oklahoma City still leads 3-1.

To the ice...

In Tampa Bay... Steve Downie's goal snapped a 2-2 tie, as the Lightning struck down the Penguins 4-2. This series heads to a decisive Game 7.

And in L.A... Joe Thornton's overtime tally helped San Jose eliminate the Kings 4-3. The Sharks advance to the conference semi-finals.

On the diamond...

Phil Humber held the Yankees hitless, until Alex Rodriguez singled in the seventh, as the White Sox went on to shut-out the Yankees 2-nothing.

In other AL action... Toronto topped Texas 6-4, and L.A. blanked Oakland 5-zip.

Over to the NL... Arizona shut-out Philadelphia 4-nil, Florida rallied past the Dodgers 5-4, Pittsburgh doubled up Washington 4-2, Colorado clipped the Cubs 5-3, Cincinnati worked over Milwaukie 9-5, and San Diego got by Atlanta 5-3.

And in college football... the NCAA has sent a notice of allegations to Ohio State, accusing head coach Jim Tressel of lying to hide rules violations by players. The NCAA has indicated the alleged infractions could be considered major violations.

I'm David Guistina, WAMC News.