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2:53 PM ET Adam Schefter Close ESPN Senior Writer ESPN NFL Insider Joined ESPN in 2009 Former president of the Pro Football Writers of America and the author of four books Adrian Wojnarowski Close Senior NBA Insider Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 In a conference call with major league sports commissioners
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8:32 PM ET The New York Rangers are investigating how prospect K’Andre Miller’s video chat with fans was “hijacked” by racial slurs directed toward the African American player. Miller, 20, took part in a video Q&A on Zoom that was limited to 500 participants on Friday afternoon. With about 150 fans streaming the chat, the
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5:49 PM ET ESPN News Services The Ottawa Senators are making temporary layoffs and salary reductions because of COVID-19. The team’s parent company says the full-time workforce will be reduced starting Sunday, when the NHL club’s season was originally scheduled to end. Those not laid off could be placed on furlough. Others could have their
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9:00 PM ET Associated Press San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson isn’t ready to remove the interim head coach tag from Bob Boughner‘s title yet. Noting the Sharks’ season is not officially over with the NHL on hiatus due to the coronavirus, Wilson voiced his support by saying Boughner has the edge in taking
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1:00 PM ET Professional wrestling fanatics come in all ages, demographics and occupations. One of them is the general manager of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs. Kyle Dubas hasn’t been shy about his affinity for the squared circle, posing with WWE superstars like Becky Lynch as well as legends like Ric Flair during SummerSlam in
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6:47 PM ET ESPN News Services Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel has purchased 5,000 personal protective equipment masks to be distributed to local hospitals dealing with shortages as a result of the new coronavirus. Eichel purchased the masks from Bauer Hockey, which has shifted its production from making sports equipment during the pandemic. “Thank you
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2:34 PM ET The Ottawa Senators said that four more members of the organization who were part of their California road trip in March have tested positive for COVID-19, though they have recovered. The Senators previously said two of their players had tested positive. The only other known coronavirus cases among NHL players are two
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7:02 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Tyler Madden has signed a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings. The forward recently completed his sophomore season at Northeastern University before signing Monday with L.A. Madden was originally selected by the Vancouver Canucks in third round of the 2018 draft, but the Kings acquired his
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11:01 AM ET Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby was named the NHL’s most complete player, while Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand earned both best and worst trash-talker honors in the 2019-20 NHL Players Association poll released Tuesday. The annual survey featured 588 current players answering anonymously, with questions ranging from most talented player at each
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2:07 PM ET Associated Press St. Louis Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo says teammate Jay Bouwmeester is in good health some seven weeks after having a cardioverter defibrillator implanted in his chest. Pietrangelo said he and his teammates have occasionally stopped in to see Bouwmeester while the NHL is on hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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2:58 PM ET The NHL has extended its self-quarantine period for players and staff to April 15. The league’s original directive was to self-quarantine until March 27, though it has now twice been extended. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly explained last week that the league is “biting this off in chunks.” “That’s a meaningless date
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5:11 PM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks have agreed to a contract with free agent college defenseman Brinson Pasichnuk. General manager Doug Wilson announced the deal Tuesday to bring in the former captain at Arizona State. Pasichnuk was captain his final two years in college and had 11 goals
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6:24 PM ET Edmonton defenseman Mike Green, a key trade-deadline acquisition last month as the Oilers prepared for a playoff run, will be available to return to the ice if and when the NHL resumes play, according to coach Dave Tippett. In a video Q-and-A session on the team’s website Tuesday, Tippett said Green is
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6:14 PM ET ESPN News Services TORONTO — Toronto’s cancellation of all city-led and permitted events through June 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic does not apply to professional sports leagues like the NBA, NHL, MLB or MLS, a spokesman for Mayor John Tory said Tuesday. Don Peat said the move applies to events that get
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