NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Sunday echoed optimism that a new collective bargaining agreement with the National Basketball Players Association would be reached soon.Silver said he thought a deal could be done in time to avoid a work stoppage after this season.Im not going to put any more specific timetable on it than that, but that we continue to meet, said Silver, who spoke in Shanghai ahead of the 10th Global Games in China. In fact, the head of the players association, Michele Roberts, was in Spain, where I just came from, where she was accompanying the Oklahoma City Thunder. We had an opportunity to speak there as well. So we continue to be engaged on a regular basis. I remain optimistic that were going to get something done relatively soon.The NBA and players association have recently expressed optimism over reaching a new agreement in the coming weeks.The current 10-year deal, signed in 2011, has a Dec. 15 opt-out clause, but both sides want to get a deal in place before then. Negotiations on the last CBA lasted until December 2011, which reduced the 2011-12 season by 16 games.Silver spoke at a news conference to announce an NBA partnership with BesTV to broadcast 1,300 games in China.In terms of our present bargaining discussions with the players, Id say theyre going very well and theres been a great sense and spirit of cooperation across the table and desire to move forward, Silver said. Theres a sense from both the owners and the union management that there is a lot at stake here, and I think everyones feeling the pressure from all the constituents involved in this league for all the jobs that we provide that its incumbent upon us to work something out and to get a deal done.An update on the negotiations is likely to come in two weeks, when Silver makes his annual October address after a board of governors session. Air Max Ireland Sale . Gather a group of friends, or find a league to join online, draft your team, set your lineup and compete in a number of different formats. Cheap Air Max Ireland . Andrew Luck lost his favourite target and the Indianapolis locker room lost one of its most revered leaders when Reggie Wayne was diagnosed Monday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will cost him the rest of the season. http://www.airmaxireland.com/ . Breaking three of his own world records on his way to winning in Paris, Chan silenced the critics and left the audiences standing in appreciation and awe. Air Max Ireland . Ferrer, trying to win his fourth title on Mexican soil, will next play South Africas Kevin Anderson, who eliminated American Sam Querrey,7-6 (2), 6-4. Also Wednesday, Gilles Simon (6) of France beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 6-3, Ukraines Alexandr Dolgopolov downed Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-4 and Croatias Ivo Karlovic defeated Dudi Sela of Israel 7-6 (4), 6-2. Air Max Free Shipping . Philadelphia is 2-0 against the Senators this season and scored five goals in each victory. The Flyers recorded a 5-0 win in Ottawa on Nov. 12 and then earned a 5-2 home decision on Nov. 19. The Flyers have claimed three straight and four of the last five encounters with the Sens overall and Philly has won two in a row and three of its past four tests in Canadas capital city. Houston?quarterback Greg Ward Jr., who missed Sundays practice because of an injury to his throwing shoulder, had an MRI that showed no structural damage, coach Tom Herman said Monday.Herman said Ward felt a lot better on Monday and is expected to return to practice by Wednesday at the latest. The coach?left open the possibility that Ward would practice Tuesday.On Saturday, Ward led No. 15 Houston to a 33-23 win over No. 3 Oklahoma at NRG Stadium by throwing for 321 yards and two touchdowns.ddddddddddddThe senior is 20-2 as a starting quarterback in his Houston career. He has led the Cougars to five consecutive wins over Associated Press Top 25 teams, the third-longest streak in the nation behind Alabama and Stanford.Houston hosts Lamar on Saturday at TDECU Stadium. ' ' '