NEW YORK - Lots of questions, but still no answers in the NHL labor fight.

The league and the players' association spent much of Saturday talking to each other via conference call. The conversations were strictly for the purpose of sharing information regarding the new contract offer the NHL made to the union late Thursday.

The initial thought was that the sides would get together today in New York to hold official negotiations for the first time in weeks, but those weren't scheduled before discussions ended Saturday.

Staff level calls were expected to resume today, which could include face-to-face talks at some point, but no actual bargaining meetings have been set.

"Some more informational sessions in the morning," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press regarding today. "Nothing planned beyond that."

The league would like to reach a deal no later than Jan. 11.

Pima basketball

Aztec women go unbeaten at event

The Pima (7-7) women topped Parkland (Ill.) College 64-58 on Saturday at Aztec Gym to finish a perfect 3-0 at the Bruce Fleck Classic.

Ashlei Scott scored 13 points for Pima, which outscored Parkland 17-10 down the stretch to win.

• The Pima men's team fell 122-74 to visiting Tierra Del Sol on Saturday night. Lawrence Pierce scored 19 points for the Aztecs (6-8). Tierra Del Sol outscored Pima 70-32 in the second half.


Djokovic wins exhibition title

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Novak Djokovic retained his title at the World Tennis Championship exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi on Saturday by rallying past Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4.


York sets NCAA hockey win mark

MINNEAPOLIS - Boston College coach Jerry York became the NCAA hockey career victory leader Saturday, directing the No. 1 Eagles to a 5-2 win over Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday in the Mariucci Classic.

The 67-year-old York is 925-558-95 in 41 seasons to move past former Michigan State coach Ron Mason for the record.

• Theo Walcott notched a hat trick as Arsenal scored six second-half goals on Saturday to thrash Newcastle 7-3 in the Premier League. Also, Robin van Persie scored his Premier League-leading 14th goal of the season as Manchester United beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0.

• Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and Olympic champion sailor Ben Ainslie were honored with knighthoods by Queen Elizabeth II in her New Year list.

Includes material from news releases