SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012, 9:41 A.M.

Shock game day

At least for a few hours tonight, the focus will be on football for the Spokane Shock when they take on the Utah Blaze. Spokane is dealing with Kevin Ellison's arrest earlier this week, labor unrest and the return of ex-coach Rob Keefe and seven former Shock players now wearing Blaze uniforms.

Here's my preview and one from the Salt Lake Tribune.

Meanwhile, labor negotiations started earlier this morning in Chicago as the AFL tries to reach a new CBA. Here's a recap detailing how far apart the two sides are at the start of today's talks.

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Jim Meehan
Jim Meehan's coverage areas include Gonzaga University men's basketball, Spokane Shock football, golf and volleyball. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

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