WE interrupt the exciting NFL play-offs to spread the good ice-breaking news out of New York: the National Hockey League has resolved its labour dispute. Never letting a deadline get in the way of progress and giving new meaning to the phrase 'final offer', the NHL has hammered out a 48-game regular season to begin as soon as the players remember how to put their skates on again. And they didn't need Jimmy Carter's help after all. That leaves Major League Baseball as the lone striking force and breaks up North American sports' longest running and most successful dumb and dumber labour act. The other good news is that the Los Angeles Dodgers say they will slash ticket prices to 1958 levels if there is no labour agreement and the season starts with replacement (read no All-Star) players. Those sweet box seats along the third base line will cost US$3.50 and children will get in for 75 cents. The Dodgers didn't say anything about concession prices though, so I imagine hotdogs and beer will cost more than the tickets. There was also good news in the NBA where coach Lenny Wilkens of the Atlanta Hawks won his 939th game, breaking Red Auerbach's record for the most wins. But according to the numbers, Lenny has a way to go before he changes from coaching mice to join the real men of basketball. While he has won 939, he has also lost 793 games (.542 winning percentage). That breaks down to an average of 42 victories a season in his 22 years in the NBA. Forty-two games? Even the LA Clippers would consider that a disappointing season. And cigar-chomping Auerbach helped the Boston Celtics to nine league titles - eight of them in a row. Lenny? He has the big 0 under championships won. And now back to the important stuff. I don't know if you can handle this much good news but ESPN will be broadcasting both NFL conference championship games LIVE. The AFC game between Pittsburgh and San Diego will be on at 1.30 am (tomorrow Hong Kong time) and will be repeated at noon. The Dallas-San Francisco NFC game will be on at 5 am (rerun at 3 pm). Those of you who don't have cable (like me) and want to see the games live are all invited to my colleague Don's apartment in Quarry Bay. It's all right, really. And bring your friends. Only try not to make too much noise - his wife will be asleep in the bedroom.