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Appeals court backs owners, keeps lockout in place

In what appears to be a decisive victory for NFL owners, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday that the league's lockout of players should stay in place until a full appeal is heard.

The 2-1 decision from the three judges was the same as the court's earlier decision granting a temporary stay - including a lengthy dissent from the same judge.

A June 3 hearing is scheduled to hear arguments on the legality of the lockout.

You can check out the court's 24-page ruling here.