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FLORHAM PARK, N. Nike air jordan 23 hohe ferse schuhe schwarz .J. -- The NFL is looking for potential replacement officials while it negotiates with the officials association on a new contract. The previous contract expired after last season and another negotiating session is expected later this month, NFL Referees Association executive director Tim Millis says. "I am surprised by the timing," Millis said Thursday of the league memo to its officiating scouting department to begin identifying possible replacements. "In 2001, they did something like this, but they didnt in 2006." Millis said reports that the sides had reached an impasse were exaggerated. "Theres not any one hang-up," Millis said. "Its all part of the process. We have not talked to anyone about this (letter). Its not a product of any CBA negotiations. "We will negotiate in May and June and July to reach an agreement. We want to get it done as soon as we can. There is no impasse at all." NFL spokesman Greg Aiello agreed. "We expect to reach an agreement, but must have contingency plans in place," Aiello said. Fox Sports first reported the letter sent by the league to its officiating scouting department. The NFLs search would target retired college officials and perhaps current ones who would be qualified to work professional games. In 2001, the league used replacement officials for one preseason game, then the first weekend of the regular season. But after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a new deal soon was reached that carried through 2005. Another contract was agreed on in 2006. The NFL Referees Association has 121 on-field members and also represents the 17 replay officials and more than 100 retired officials. Millis is a former on-field official and former supervisor of Big 12 officials. Nike Air Jordan Retro 6 . The UFC announced Thursday that Lawler (18-8) will face welterweight Josh Koscheck (19-6) at UFC 157 on Feb. 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He was so nervous Sunday afternoon that he couldnt feel his arms and legs, and everything around him seemed to be moving at warp speed.PHOENIX -- Lance Blanks short run as Phoenix Suns general manager is over. The Suns announced on Monday that they were parting ways with Blanks after the second-worst season in franchise history and third straight year of missing the playoffs. "Lance has been a trusted friend and colleague," Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby said in a statement. "I thank him personally and professionally for his hard work on behalf of the Suns. We will continue to prepare for the off-season even as we look for his replacement." Blanks was considered one of the NBAs top up-and-coming executives when the Suns hired him as general manager in 2010. Phoenix won 40 games in his first season in 2010-11 and declined from there, culminating in this seasons disastrous finish. The Suns revamped their roster over the off-season, trading two-time league MVP and face of the franchise Steve Nash to the rival Lakers and allowing Grant Hill, another fan favourite, to sign with the Clippers as a free agent. Phoenix brought in nine new players, including Nashs former backup, Goran Dragic, along with Michael Beasley and Wesley Johnson, former top-10 picks hoping for a fresh start with a new team.. Nike air jordan 10 schuhe weiƟ-dunkel blau-baby blau. The Suns struggled from the start and cost popular coach Alvin Gentry his job in January. Phoenix then turned to player development director Lindsey Hunter as interim coach, a move that infuriated assistants Dan Majerle and Elston Turner, who left the team. The Suns continued to struggle after the change, finishing 25-57, the second-worst season in franchise history behind the inaugural team, which went 16-66 in 1968-69. Babby was recently given a contract extension, but Blanks is out as GM with a year left on his contract. A first-round pick out of Texas by the Detroit Pistons in 1990, Blanks played 142 games over two seasons with Detroit and Minnesota, then closed out his career with stints in the CBA and overseas. Blanks had better luck in the front office, spending five years in the scouting department of the San Antonio Spurs, who won two NBA titles and drafted the previously unheralded Tony Parker. He then spent five seasons as vice-president of basketball operations and assistant general manager for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who won 66 per cent of their games during his tenure. Phoenix has yet to decide whether to retain Hunter as permanent coach or hire someone else. ' ' '

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