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Predators’ Luke Prokop becomes first player on NHL contract to come out as gay

Defenseman hopes announcement will help his gameTeam and league welcome 19-year-old’s statementNashville Predators defenseman Luke Prokop has become the first active player under NHL contract to announce he is gay.The 19-year-old made the announcement …

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Would bringing back NHL’s brawling enforcers make hockey safer?

As the Stanley Cup finals start on Monday night, it’s worth considering whether we need to rethink how the game is playedThe 2021 Stanley Cup finals start on Monday night as the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning prepare to scrap for the title….

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‘I’m a lighter me’: Can Mike Tyson and psychedelics help boxers with brain trauma?

The former heavyweight champion says psychedelics would have helped him with his mental health during his career. Some scientists and companies agreeThe peyote cactus is central to many of the rituals of the indigenous Huichol tribe of Mexico. The brig…

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Seattle Kraken officially become 32nd NHL team after final $650m payment

Kraken make final payment, officially become 32nd NHL teamSeattle club will build roster through 21 July expansion draftThe Seattle Kraken are free to make trades and sign players after making their final expansion payment to the National Hockey League…

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Seattle Kraken officially become 32nd NHL team after final $650m payment

Kraken make final payment, officially become 32nd NHL teamSeattle club will build roster through 21 July expansion draftThe Seattle Kraken are free to make trades and sign players after making their final expansion payment to the National Hockey League…

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‘Miracle on Ice’ star Mark Pavelich killed himself, examiner rules

Former player died at Minnesota treatment center aged 63Pavelich assisted on goal that beat USSR at 1980 OlympicsLast month’s death of “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey player Mark Pavelich was ruled a suicide a Minnesota medical examiner said on Monday….

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Russian ice hockey player Timur Faizutdinov dies after being hit by puck

Nineteen-year-old was struck during game on FridayTeenager was in hospital over weekend before passing awayA 19-year-old Russian hockey player has died after being hit in the head by the puck during a game, his club and the league said on Tuesday.Defen…

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Mark Pavelich, ‘Miracle on Ice’ team star, found dead at treatment center aged 63

Mark Pavelich dies at Minnesota treatment center aged 63Pavelich assisted on goal that beat USSR at 1980 OlympicsOlympic champion went on to play 355 career NHL gamesMark Pavelich, the speedy center from the Iron Range who played on the ‘Miracle on Ice…

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NHL star Artemi Panarin on leave after ‘intimidation’ over Navalny support

Winger has been critical of Vladimir Putin in pastAllegations emerged in Russia of assault on 18-year-oldNew York Rangers star Artemi Panarin is taking a leave of absence from the NHL team after allegations emerged in Russia that he beat up an 18-year-…

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NHL star Artemi Panarin on leave after ‘intimidation’ over Navalny support

Winger has been critical of Vladimir Putin in pastAllegations emerged in Russia of assault on 18-year-oldNew York Rangers star Artemi Panarin is taking a leave of absence from the NHL team after allegations emerged in Russia that he beat up an 18-year-…

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Belarus axed as host of ice hockey tournament over ‘security concerns’

Sponsors of IIHF championships had begun to drop out after violent government crackdown on protestsThe international ice hockey federation (IIHF) has said it will not hold this summer’s world championship in Belarus, amid concerns that it would be a pr…

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USA stun Canada to capture gold at world junior hockey championship

US upset heavily favored Canada 2-0 to win surprise titleSpencer Knight (34 saves) records third shutout of eventSpencer Knight made 34 saves in yet another shutout and the United States upset Canada 2-0 on Tuesday night to win the world junior hockey …

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Ice hockey player smashes through glass during celebration – video

Celebrations most often come in the form of a high-five among teammates, perhaps a particular dance move or pose. However, one ice hockey player in Hungary took it to the next level. After opening the scoring against Fehervari Titanok, MAC Ujbuda’s Mar…

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Tampa Bay Lightning beat Dallas Stars in Game 6 to claim Stanley Cup

Lightning claim first NHL title since 2004Season ended inside bubble due to Covid-19 pandemicThe Tampa Bay Lightning are the champions of bubble hockey. Brayden Point scored his playoff-best 14th goal and the Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 on Mond…

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Stanley Cup final: Lightning edge Stars to level series in Game 2

Dallas Stars 2-3 Tampa Bay Lightning. Series tied 1-1Lightning hold on for win after taking early 3-0 leadNikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning got themselves up off the ice to get even in the Stanley Cup final.Kucherov had the primary assists on…

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How the home team advantage is lost when no one’s watching | Torsten Bell

New research confirms that a lack of spectators changes the expected course of matchesWhat difference does banning spectators from pandemic-era sports matches make? Quite a bit, concludes new research. First, fewer people catch Covid-19. A US study on …

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How the home team advantage is lost when no one’s watching | Torsten Bell

New research confirms that a lack of spectators changes the expected course of matchesWhat difference does banning spectators from pandemic-era sports matches make? Quite a bit, concludes new research. First, fewer people catch Covid-19. A US study on …

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Release the Kraken!: Seattle’s new NHL team unveils name ahead of 2021 debut

NHL’s 32nd franchise will be known as the Seattle KrakenKraken chosen over Sockeyes, Evergreens or MetropolitansSeattle’s team to make NHL debut for the 2021-22 seasonThe NHL’s newest team finally has its name: the Seattle Kraken.The expansion franchis…

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‘There are no viruses here’: Belarus president plays ice hockey amid Covid-19 pandemic – video

The president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko took part in an ice hockey game in Belarus, saying that ‘there are no viruses here’, adding that ice hockey is an ‘anti-virus remedy.’  Belarus is one of the few countries not to impose any r…

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‘There are no viruses here’: Belarus president plays ice hockey amid Covid-19 pandemic – video

The president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko took part in an ice hockey game in Belarus, saying that ‘there are no viruses here’, adding that ice hockey is an ‘anti-virus remedy.’  Belarus is one of the few countries not to impose any r…