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NHL condemns ‘vile’ racist outburst towards black player on Zoom chat

Hacker posted n-word hundreds of times during online chatK’Andre Miller was making appearance to talk to Rangers fansA hacker posted a racial slur hundreds of times during a Zoom fan chat on Friday with a black New York Rangers prospect.The NHL team sc…

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New York Knicks owner James Dolan tests positive for coronavirus

Dolan is first US pro sports owner to have tested positiveNew York has become a global hotspot of the pandemicJames Dolan, the executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company and owner of the New York Knicks, has tested positive for the coronavirus…

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New York Knicks owner James Dolan tests positive for coronavirus

Dolan is first US pro sports owner to have tested positiveNew York has become a global hotspot of the pandemicJames Dolan, the executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company and owner of the New York Knicks, has tested positive for the coronavirus…

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‘Everything went to hell’: stadium workers on the US sports shutdown

When leagues across America shut down due to the Covid-19 outbreak, stadium workers found themselves struggling. Here are three of their storiesMike Dougherty (St Paul, Minnesota): “I have been a food and beverage vendor since 1989 when I started at th…

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The forgotten story of … how Spanish flu tore apart the 1919 Stanley Cup final

Just over 100 years ago, the world was in the midst of a pandemic. And just like now it caused havoc in the world of sportsThe disease known as the “Spanish flu” was first reported in North America in January 1918 in Kansas. The first world war had jus…

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MLS suspends season as coronavirus outbreak hits US sporting calendar

League suspends season for 30 days over Covid-19 outbreakDavid Beckham’s Inter Miami had been due for home openerNBA season had already announced suspension of seasonUncertainty remains over NHL and MLB seasonsDavid Beckham will have to wait for his ne…

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NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS ban non-essential personnel from locker rooms

Move by major US leagues is a reaction to coronavirus outbreakDecision means journalists will be banned from locker roomsThe NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all non-essential personnel, including media, in res…

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Using the wind, ice hockey fairytales and celebrating against former clubs | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features a 94-foot putt to win a car, plus: an unusual method of tackling from Macedonia1) Sport’s easier with the wind on your side. Witness Justin Gatlin mauling Usain Bolt’s 100m world record with a run of 9.45secs … albeit …

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42-year-old pulled out of crowd to make NHL debut … and wins game

David Ayres drafted in as emergency goalie for HurricanesAyres usually works as Zamboni driver for minor league teamDavid Ayres was sitting in the stands with his wife at Scotiabank Arena when Carolina Hurricanes goalie James Reimer went down with an i…

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Will mindbending proposed changes to MLB’s playoffs change the game?

Major League Baseball may restructure its playoffs to add teams and primetime drama. The changes would pit purists against progressivesThe NBA is toying with an in-season tournament, while the NFL devises deals with its players to add a 17th regular-se…

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Blues’ Jay Bouwmeester hospitalised after suffering cardiac episode during game

St Louis defenseman collapsed during break in playBlues say 36-year-old NHL veteran is in stable conditionSt Louis defenseman Jay Bouwmeester was conscious and alert after suffering a cardiac episode and collapsing on the bench during the first period …

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Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty accused of punching child

Popular orange-haired mascot accused of punching teenagerPolice confirm ‘active and on-going’ investigation of assaultPhiladelphia Flyers mascot Gritty has been accused of physically assaulting a 13-year-old boy at the team’s home arena, according to p…

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The Joy of Six: in-game entertainment

From the sometimes deadly bombardment of the t-shirt cannon to the prowess of The Freeze, here are half-a-dozen traditions to liven up breaks in play Continue reading…

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Two weeks in hockey showed sport is no escape from society’s dark side

NHL coaches have been accused of racism and bullying this month. The only consolation is that it may force a change within the gameWho gets to decide what kind of sport hockey is? All it took was two high-profile dismissals in two weeks (with a third p…

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Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters accused of directing racist slurs at player

Team say they are taking allegations ‘very seriously’Akim Aliu made accusation earlier this weekThe future of Bill Peters, the Calgary Flames coach, is under question while the NHL and his team investigate allegations he directed racist slurs at a Nige…

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Why punching your opponent in hockey is fine but spitting on him is not

Hockey confrontations may appear as nothing more than mindless violence but there are unwritten rules even amidst the chaosWhen done properly, a hockey fight between two (or more) consenting adults is a beautiful tradition with its own rules. There’s a…

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Why punching your opponent in hockey is fine but spitting on him is not

Hockey confrontations may appear as nothing more than mindless violence but there are unwritten rules even amidst the chaosWhen done properly, a hockey fight between two (or more) consenting adults is a beautiful tradition with its own rules. There’s a…

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Garnet Hathaway ejected for spitting as Capitals and Ducks brawl

Forward spits on Erik Gudbranson after exchange of blowsStormy game ends in 5-2 victory for Washington CapitalsGarnet Hathaway was given a match penalty and thrown out for spitting on Anaheim’s Erik Gudbranson during the Washington Capitals’ 5-2 victor…

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It’s good Don Cherry is gone. It’ll be better if his successor represents today’s Canada

The problematic pundit’s sacking was long overdue. Now’s the time for Rogers Media to replace him with a truer reflection of Canada’s wonderfully diverse hockey sceneEvery Saturday night for the last 37 hockey seasons, Canadians have been subjected to …

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Don Cherry offered job by Russian hockey team to ‘talk whatever he thinks’

HC Dynamo Moscow of the KHL offers job to fired broadcasterCherry was fired by Sportsnet on Monday over racist commentsPundit stands by comments: ‘I know what I said and I meant it’Don Cherry might not be out of work for long.One day after the iconic C…