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As labor clock ticks, league, union brace for litigation

Who'd win in court?

That could be the essential difference-maker in the protracted NFL labor dispute, which appears destined for federal court if the sides don't strike a deal -- which could include another extension of the negotiating window -- before the collective bargaining agreement expires at 11:59 p.m. ET Friday.

The NFL Players Association, according to a person with knowledge of the union's position, is poised to decertify by late Friday afternoon if no deal appears imminent -- which would set off a chain of legal maneuvers by both sides.

Decertification would include players filing for an injunction to block an effective lockout.

Read the full USA Today story, "As labor clock ticks, league, union brace for litigation."

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