Talks to resolve the National Basketball Association (NBA) player lockout will continue in New York next week.
The league opted to lock out the players when previous talks over a labour dispute broke down on June 30.
There is renewed hope that a resolution can be found when players and officials meet this time. The main issue appears to be NBA owners claiming the league lost $300m (£183m) last season.
22 teams were left in debt and the owners want the league to increase their share of basketball-related income to 57%, while the players have offered to reduce their own share to 53.4%.
Players earn an average of $5m (£3m) per year under the owners' plan, while the players' plan would yield an average earning of $7m (£4m).
The last lockout to affect the NBA occurred in 1998, causing the season to be shortened to 50 games.