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Obama calls out NHL, players

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WASHINGTON (AP)

President Barack Obama is urging the NHL and the players' association to ''do right by your fans'' and find a solution to the league's lockout.

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Obama says in an interview with WCCO-TV in Minneapolis that as president, he shouldn't have to get involved in a sports lockout. He says owners and players ''make a lot of money and you make a lot of money on the backs of the fans, so do right by your fans.''

Representatives from both sides met with a federal mediator Thursday but didn't make any noticeable progress. The two sides appear no closer to a deal to save the season.

Obama says both sides ''can figure out how to spread out a bunch of revenue'' and should do right by the people who support them.

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