NEW YORK (AP) - So long, replacement refs. The NFL's regular crews will be back on the field starting Thursday night.
After two days of marathon negotiations - and mounting frustration among coaches, players and fans - the NFL and the referees' union announced at midnight Thursday that a tentative agreement had been reached to end a lockout that began in June.
Commissioner Roger Goodell, who was at the bargaining table Tuesday and Wednesday, said the regular officials would work the Browns-Ravens game at Baltimore.
"Welcome back REFS," Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller tweeted shortly after the news broke. …