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Preliminary hearing set for April 6

Updated: March 15, 2011, 10:35 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

MINNEAPOLIS -- An April 6 hearing date has been set in the federal antitrust lawsuit filed by players against the NFL.

The players filed a request last week for an injunction that would keep the NFL and the teams from engaging in a lockout, which took effect at midnight Friday. The hearing is scheduled to be in front of U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson in Minnesota.

A settlement between the owners and players before the hearing is unlikely, an NFLPA source told ESPN NFL Insider ...

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