By RONALD BLUM
AP Baseball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem and chief union negotiator Bruce Meyer met for 1 1/2 hours and discussed the major issues in the stalled talks to reach a deal that would end Major League Baseball’s lockout. Union general counsel Ian Penny and MLB Executive Vice President Morgan Sword also participated in the session. The players’ association executive board was to held a conference call later in the day. There was no known decision on the timing of the next negotiating session. Baseball’s ninth work stoppage was in its 92nd day, the sport’s first labor conflict since 1995 to cause canceled games.