• Bettman, NHL issue another proposal: The NHL issued a new proposal to the players’ association Tuesday as a lockout looms next month. And at least one side is happy about it. “We believe," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said, “that we made a significant, meaningful step." Time will tell, but at least NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr and his players have another proposal — the league’s second this summer — to digest. The two sides will meet again today at the NHL offices.
— From wire reports