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  • • Former NBA player Jason Collins tests positive for COVID-19
    Multiple current NBA players are currently dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19). It was just a couple short weeks ago that the NBA season was suspended after Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus. Now comes this piece of information from former NBA player Jason Collins, who announced on social media Tuesday that has also tested positive. Collins’ story is worrisome and tells ...2020
  • • NHL discusses contingency plans during Board of Governors conference call
    Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports Can the NHL salvage the remainder of the season With so much uncertainty in the world right now, it’s nearly impossible for businesses to plan for when they can start working back to normalcy - the NHL is no different. In a step to discuss contingency plans, Gary Bettman and league executives held a conference call with the Board of Governors this past Monday. On the c...2020
  • • Mile High Hockey Game Day: Top Chef All-Stars LA
    Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images It’s as close to sports as we’re going to get right now Unfortunately, the shutdown of the NHL means we no longer have Colorado Avalanche games to preview and recap. So why not make the most of it. Top Chef is the single best reality competition show on television and this week it begins its 17th season with the most dominant group of All-Star the show has ever...2020
  • • Conference Tournaments Canceled, No Official Word on March Madness
    Less than a day after it was revealed that this year’s NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments would be held without spectators in the stands, the landscape of the North American sports scene has shifted dramatically. Late Wednesday night, the NBA announced its plans to suspend the 2019-20 campaign. Multiple NCAA conference followed suit on […] The post Conference Tou...2020
  • • The NHL season has officially been suspended
    The NHL has announced that they will postpone all games effective immediately Following the lead of the NBA, the NHL has announced that they will suspend league play, effective immediately. It is a decision that had become unavoidable in order to ensure the health of the league’s players and fans. Expect the AHL and other lower level leagues to follow suit. NEW YORK (March 12, 2020) – National...2020
  • • The goaltenders: Elvis Merzlikins and Joonas Korpisalo are healthy; what should the crease look like going forward?
    Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images The Jackets have a big decision to make this summer. Joonas Korpisalo returned from his torn meniscus on February 24th. Scheduled to back up Elvis Merzlikins, he was forced into duty as Elvis was knocked out. In his first five games back (including that Ottawa game), Korpisalo is 2-2-1, allowing 14 goals and posting two games below a .900 save percent...2020
  • • Coronavirus: NHL one of four North American pro sports leagues closing locker rooms to media members
    MLB, MLS and the NBA are also enacting a new temporary policy...2020
  • • Three prospects you need to watch ahead of the 2020 draft
    As always on the Prospect Podcast, Ryan Kennedy offered up three prospects you need to keep an eye on ahead of the 2020 draft, especially with North American junior hockey playoffs on the horizon. The post Three prospects you need to watch ahead of the 2020 draft appeared first on TheHockeyNews....2020
  • • Colorado Avalanche sweep back-to-back with close 3-2 decision over Predators
    Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images The Colorado Avalanche made some bold choices heading into the second half of their Friday-Saturday back-to-back series, opting to play starting goaltender Pavel Francouz for the entire series. It was a game that almost ended too close for comfort, with two late-game goals for the hosting Nashville Predators on Saturday night. But ultimately, the Ava...2020
  • Danny Bohn teams up with North American Motor Car and Sierra Delta for five Truck races with On Point Motorsports
    • Danny Bohn teams up with North American Motor Car and Sierra Delta for five Truck races with On Point Motorsports
    On Point Motorsports announced today that driver Danny Bohn has partnered with primary sponsors North American Motor Car and Sierra Delta to run five NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races in the No. 30 Toyota Tundra starting with Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 14. Following Atlanta, the other four designated races include Richmond […]...2020

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North American injury and suspension

  • • Former NBA player Jason Collins tests positive for COVID-19
    Multiple current NBA players are currently dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19). It was just a couple short weeks ago that the NBA season was suspended after Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus. Now comes this piece of information from former NBA player Jason Collins, who announced on social media Tuesday that has also tested positive. Collins’ story is worrisome and tells ...2020
  • • Conference Tournaments Canceled, No Official Word on March Madness
    Less than a day after it was revealed that this year’s NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments would be held without spectators in the stands, the landscape of the North American sports scene has shifted dramatically. Late Wednesday night, the NBA announced its plans to suspend the 2019-20 campaign. Multiple NCAA conference followed suit on […] The post Conference Tou...2020
  • • The NHL season has officially been suspended
    The NHL has announced that they will postpone all games effective immediately Following the lead of the NBA, the NHL has announced that they will suspend league play, effective immediately. It is a decision that had become unavoidable in order to ensure the health of the league’s players and fans. Expect the AHL and other lower level leagues to follow suit. NEW YORK (March 12, 2020) – National...2020
  • • The goaltenders: Elvis Merzlikins and Joonas Korpisalo are healthy; what should the crease look like going forward?
    Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images The Jackets have a big decision to make this summer. Joonas Korpisalo returned from his torn meniscus on February 24th. Scheduled to back up Elvis Merzlikins, he was forced into duty as Elvis was knocked out. In his first five games back (including that Ottawa game), Korpisalo is 2-2-1, allowing 14 goals and posting two games below a .900 save percent...2020
  • • Likely No. 1 pick Lafreniere suspended 3 games
    The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has suspended Alexis Lafreniere, the top North American skater in the NHL's midseason draft rankings, after he delivered a shot to the head in Sunday's game....2020
  • • MLB, MLBPA to finalize new drug policy this week
    Major League Baseball and the players’ association are on the verge of finalizing a new drug policy that would ban opioid use around the game. The policy should be finalized this week and will include treatment for those who test positive for opioids. As was noted earlier in the week, the policy will also eliminate marijuana as a banned substance for minor league baseball players. Major league pla...2019
  • • Cannon Blasts: Thanksgiving Leftovers
    Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Talkin’ turkey, and more of this week’s links Hopefully everyone survived their week with family, and are fully recovered from hangovers or sore stomachs from Thanksgiving over-indulgence. I, personally, managed to refrain from seconds and didn’t take home leftovers, so my waistline should thank me. SB Nation FanPulse ran a poll across all leagues asking whic...2019
  • • Chargers' Melvin Gordon downgraded to questionable against Titans
    In a development that’s sure to prompt thousands of early phone alarms Sunday morning, Melvin Gordon has been downgraded to questionable. The Chargers‘ top threat is now a true game-time decision to play against the Titans in London, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. Considering this is an 8:30am CT game, this will obviously test the commitment of Gordon’s North American-based fantasy owners while...2018
  • • Mariners nearing agreement with Ichiro Suzuki
    The Mariners are closing in on a one-year, Major League deal that’ll bring franchise icon Ichiro Suzuki back to Seattle, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today (via Twitter). Ichiro is a client of agent John Boggs.More to come. The Mariners are closing in on a one-year, MLB deal that’ll bring franchise icon Ichiro Suzuki back to Seattle, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today (via Twitter). ESPN’s Jer...2018
  • • NFL’s soon-to-be-approved new overtime format would backfire colossally
    So it looks as though NFL owners are going to approve a proposal that would reduce overtime in regular-season games from 15 to 10 minutes, which has to be the most myopic, counter-intuitive and simply illogical rule change in recent league history.The rationale behind the change is fairly obvious. But the problem is that it’s almost certain to do more harm than good to the product by leading to an...2017

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North American trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • NHL discusses contingency plans during Board of Governors conference call
    Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports Can the NHL salvage the remainder of the season With so much uncertainty in the world right now, it’s nearly impossible for businesses to plan for when they can start working back to normalcy - the NHL is no different. In a step to discuss contingency plans, Gary Bettman and league executives held a conference call with the Board of Governors this past Monday. On the c...2020
  • • The NHL season has officially been suspended
    The NHL has announced that they will postpone all games effective immediately Following the lead of the NBA, the NHL has announced that they will suspend league play, effective immediately. It is a decision that had become unavoidable in order to ensure the health of the league’s players and fans. Expect the AHL and other lower level leagues to follow suit. NEW YORK (March 12, 2020) – National...2020
  • • The goaltenders: Elvis Merzlikins and Joonas Korpisalo are healthy; what should the crease look like going forward?
    Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images The Jackets have a big decision to make this summer. Joonas Korpisalo returned from his torn meniscus on February 24th. Scheduled to back up Elvis Merzlikins, he was forced into duty as Elvis was knocked out. In his first five games back (including that Ottawa game), Korpisalo is 2-2-1, allowing 14 goals and posting two games below a .900 save percent...2020
  • • Three prospects you need to watch ahead of the 2020 draft
    As always on the Prospect Podcast, Ryan Kennedy offered up three prospects you need to keep an eye on ahead of the 2020 draft, especially with North American junior hockey playoffs on the horizon. The post Three prospects you need to watch ahead of the 2020 draft appeared first on TheHockeyNews....2020
  • • Colorado Avalanche sweep back-to-back with close 3-2 decision over Predators
    Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images The Colorado Avalanche made some bold choices heading into the second half of their Friday-Saturday back-to-back series, opting to play starting goaltender Pavel Francouz for the entire series. It was a game that almost ended too close for comfort, with two late-game goals for the hosting Nashville Predators on Saturday night. But ultimately, the Ava...2020
  • • The best and worst of African players in Major League Soccer history
    African players have always graced soccer pitches in the US, through the rise and decline of the North American Soccer League and then the subsequent launch and expansion of Major League Soccer in the mid-1990s. In the early days of the NASL, the likes of Kaizer Motaung, Emment Kapengwe, Willie Evans, Jomo Sono and Ace Ntsoelengoe showcased their qualities, and numerous continental stars have been...2020
  • • Why Pizarro's Miami move is more important than Chicharito's arrival
    In a winter window in which transfers from Liga MX to Major League Soccer -- and to a lesser extent the other way -- have been a central talking point ahead of MLS' 25th season, Rodolfo Pizarro's move from Monterrey to Inter Miami CF is not just the biggest such deal of the offseason, but the most important trade ever between the two North American leagues. Of course, Pizarro is not the...2020
  • • DU Pioneers freshman Bobby Brink is having a year to remember
    Photo by Katie Friedman/NHLI via Getty Images From being named the USHL Foward of the Year, to being 2nd-round NHL draft pick, to the youngest member of Team USA, to one of the NCAA’s top freshman, it’s been quite a year for the DU Pioneer MAGNESS ARENA — Denver Pioneers freshman Bobby Brink is having quite the year to remember. After being named the USHL Forward of the Year, and shortly befor...2020
  • • Likely No. 1 pick Lafreniere suspended 3 games
    The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has suspended Alexis Lafreniere, the top North American skater in the NHL's midseason draft rankings, after he delivered a shot to the head in Sunday's game....2020
  • • Mid-season NHL draft rankings have Canada’s Alexis Lafreniere in first among North American skaters
    If selected first overall, Lafreniere would become the first Quebec-born player taken No. 1 since Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury in 2003....2020

North American stats

  • • Wizards, Kings ahead of sports betting curve
    Monetizing the legalization of sports betting is a hot topic among owners of North American professional sports franchises and several NBA teams are positioning themselves to be at the forefront of the movement. The Wizards and Kings are among the teams looking to educate potential bettors in preparation for when legalized betting arrives in their respective areas, as ESPN passes along. “I think t...2019
  • • Post to Post: What If Jaromir Jagr Never Left the NHL?
    2016
  • • Maikel Jova's Death-Defying Journey to US a Success, Far from MLB Limelight
    2016
  • • NHL Twitter Mailbag: Who Was the Most Underrated Free-Agent Signing?
    2016
  • • Cavaliers Become 1st Team to Overcome 3-1 Deficit in NBA Finals
    2016
  • • Ideal Landing Spots for Projected Top 10 Picks in the 2016 Draft
    2016
  • • Coyotes' Splashy Hire of 26-Year-Old GM Will Be Referendum on Analytics in NHL
    2016
  • • Why Your Favorite NBA Team Won't Win the Title This Month
    2015
  • • Where Are All the Black NBA Coaches? Examining a Sudden, Silent Disappearance
    2015
  • • Marcus Stroman Comeback Could Be Final Nail in AL Challengers' Coffins
    2015

North American kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • A world away from home, Yuri Terao is chasing his dream with the Utah Grizzlies
    Photo courtesy of Utah Grizzlies The Japan native is overcoming barriers, both language and mental WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Chasing a dream is equal parts motivation, relentless work ethic, a positive attitude and a humbled willingness to approach uncomfortable situations headfirst. It’s an onerous recipe, a labor of love and an end-product of passion. More than most are unwilling for the unde...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: Thanksgiving Leftovers
    2019
  • Black hockey player subjected to racial taunts during Quebec's NAHL game
    • Black hockey player subjected to racial taunts during Quebec's NAHL game
    A fan made monkey sounds at Jonathan Diaby and the player's family also was harassed in Quebec's North American Hockey League game.         ...2019
  • Black hockey player subjected to racial taunts during NAHL game in Quebec
    • Black hockey player subjected to racial taunts during NAHL game in Quebec
    A fan made monkey sounds at Jonathan Diaby and the player's family also was harassed in a North American Hockey League game in Saint-Jerome, Quebec.         ...2019
  • • Boston Box Lacrosse League Catches Eyes of NLL and Team USA
    With a bar overlooking a heat-smothered, carpet-covered old New England hockey barn, it’s hard to imagine the birthplace of some of the best American box lacrosse talent is Hingham, Massachusetts. But as helmets with assorted lacrosse team logos clash and commands are hollered out from the increasingly sweat-stenched confines of the South Shore Sports Center, that’s exactly what is happening. The ...2018
  • • Couple jailed, accused of fraud in North American Football League scandal
    A major scandal involving the North American Football League has been uncovered after a 15-month investigation into alleged fraud. The chairman of the NAFL, Christopher White, and his wife Tracy have been charged with grand theft.“Christopher White, 46, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is charged with grand theft over $100,000 in the first degree,” wrote Kaylin Searles of FOX 17 News in Nashville. “His...2017
  • • Carlo Ancelotti: Lack of relegation 'demotivating' for MLS clubs
    Gab Marcotti sits down with Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti to discuss his transition to Germany, Arsene Wenger and more. Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti says the lack of relegation in Major League Soccer "hurts" teams' motivation to succeed. Ancelotti has spent his entire career in Europe, managing a number of top clubs, but he was married in Vancouver in 2014 and has since vi...2017
  • • Meet the kids who could shake up the World Cup
    The North American 23-and-under team is fast becoming one to watch....2016
  • • Maikel Jova's Death-Defying Journey to US a Success, Far from MLB Limelight
    2016
  • • NBA players to fund health insurance for former players
    The National Basketball Players Association made a big announcement Wednesday, saying they would fund health care for retired players who had at least three years of service in the league. The vote was unanimous by the NBPA, and it’s the first program of its kind in major North American professional sports. It will be established through prominent benefits provider United Healthcare. From the NBPA...2016

Top North American news

  • • Carmelo Anthony Bought a Soccer Team
    2015
  • • Carmelo Anthony Buys NASL Club Puerto Rico FC
    2015
  • • Where Are All the Black NBA Coaches? Examining a Sudden, Silent Disappearance
    2015
  • • Will NY Knicks or LA Lakers Make It Back to the NBA Playoffs First?
    2015
  • • 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists Announced: Latest Comments and Reaction
    2016
  • • Report: NHL Expansion To Las Vegas ‘Done Deal’ For 2017-18 Season
    The NHL appears to be the first of the four major North American sports leagues to be entering Las Vegas.... ...2016
  • • 76ers Announce StubHub as 1st Sponsor on NBA Jersey
    2016
  • • Commentary: USA Women's World Cup triumph gives a glimpse of what's possible in North American soccer
    2015
  • • Monday Morning Hangover: Odell Beckham Is No Fluke, and Neither Are the Bengals
    2015
  • • Brewers' David Denson Hopes Coming Out Paves Way to Achieving MLB Dream
    2016

North American fantasy rankings and news

  • • Chargers' Melvin Gordon downgraded to questionable against Titans
    2018
  • • Ex-NBA commish David Stern defends daily fantasy sports
    Ex-NBA commissioner David Stern defended the controversial daily fantasy sports industry at the Sports Business Journal Intercollegiate Athletics Forum in New York on Thursday."The current issues around it are ridiculous,” Stern told reporters. “It's clearly a game of skill."The NBA, which Stern was commissioner of from 1984 to 2014, has embraced daily fantasy sports the most out of the four major...2015
  • • Monday Morning Hangover: Odell Beckham Is No Fluke, and Neither Are the Bengals
    2015
  • • Scott Miller's Starting 9: World Series Pressure Has Dodgers Hunting Blockbuster
    2015

North American schedule, game

  • • NHL discusses contingency plans during Board of Governors conference call
    2020
  • • The NHL season has officially been suspended
    2020
  • • Three prospects you need to watch ahead of the 2020 draft
    2020
  • • Colorado Avalanche sweep back-to-back with close 3-2 decision over Predators
    2020
  • • Danny Bohn teams up with North American Motor Car and Sierra Delta for five Truck races with On Point Motorsports
    2020
  • • DU Pioneers freshman Bobby Brink is having a year to remember
    2020
  • • A world away from home, Yuri Terao is chasing his dream with the Utah Grizzlies
    2020
  • • MLB, MLBPA to finalize new drug policy this week
    2019
  • What does adoption of training compensation, solidarity payments mean for MLS?
    • What does adoption of training compensation, solidarity payments mean for MLS?
    The North American player development landscape has changed significantly with the announcement that MLS, as of April 12, will begin adhering to FIFA's Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP). That means MLS teams will be allowed to start collecting training compensation and solidarity payments for the first time in its history. Of course, as with anything related to MLS an...2019
  • • This season proves the NBA must shorten its schedule
    More so than any of the other four major North American professional sports leagues, the NBA regular season seems to drag on. The time from the NBA All-Star break to the start of the playoffs is dull. Sure some teams are battling for postseason relevance. Others are tanking it big time to earn a better draft spot. But, by in large, most of the teams are playing out the string and resting players f...2019

North American rumors, scandals

  • • The NHL season has officially been suspended
    2020
  • • MLB, MLBPA to finalize new drug policy this week
    2019
  • • Couple jailed, accused of fraud in North American Football League scandal
    2017
  • • NBA Summer League 2016: Top Takeaways from July 13 in Las Vegas
    2016
  • • What to Expect from Auston Matthews, the Atypical Star of the 2016 Draft
    2016
  • • Cavaliers Become 1st Team to Overcome 3-1 Deficit in NBA Finals
    2016
  • • Scott Miller's Starting 9: Robinson Cano Rekindles Spark of MVP-Type Megastar
    2016
  • • Auston Matthews' Blueprint to Be the No. 1 Pick of the 2016 NHL Draft
    2015
  • • Troy Tulowitzki Blockbuster Does Nothing to Change AL Playoff Picture
    2015
  • • Scott Miller's Starting 9: World Series Pressure Has Dodgers Hunting Blockbuster
    2015

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