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Report: Winter Classic wiped out

The SportsXchange

The annual hockey Winter Classic scheduled to be played Jan. 1 in Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., reportedly is off.

ESPN cited an NHL source who said Friday that the league is cancelling the game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs because of the extended player lockout that has wiped out the first two months of the regular season.

A former announcement was expected Friday afternoon in New York from the league.

If the NHL hadn't canceled by Nov. 2, it would have been required to play the university's expenses related to a cancellation after that date, according to ESPN.

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