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QB Burrow: 'Black community needs our help'
Prominent sports figures continued to comment about George Floyd, who died while in police custody Monday in Minneapolis.[read more]

Massachusetts pro teams can reopen facilities
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says Boston pro teams' reopening of their practice facilities next week must be done in accordance with the health and safety rules that each of the leagues is developing.[read more]

Rod Brind'Amour's take on the NHL's playoff format, empty arena games and his training camp plan
The Hurricanes coach checks in on the next steps after the NHL approved a plan to restart the season (at some point).[read more]

Hurricanes extend PNC Arena lease for 5 years
The Carolina Hurricanes have reached a five-year lease extension to remain in PNC Arena through July 2029. The Hurricanes have played in the arena since its 1999 opening.[read more]

Sabres' Eichel 'fed up' as playoff drought extends
Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel said he's "fed up" with the franchise's futility after the team's ninth straight season without a playoff berth, which covers the entirety of the 23-year-old star's career.[read more]

Ovechkin, Pastrnak among season award winners
Since the NHL is planning to go straight to the playoffs, it's handing out a handful of trophies for the regular season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.[read more]

How USA Hockey hopes to bring kids back to the ice after the pandemic
Is the organization better set up than it was during the previous dips due to NHL lockouts? Executive director Pat Kelleher highlights the plan for safely getting kids back into the game.[read more]

How the 2020 NHL playoffs can be the greatest ever
While much uncertainty remains as to whether play can actually resume, there are five specific ways the league can maximize the fun should a playoff tournament happen.[read more]

NHL playoff talk from the Edge: WWE superstar offers takes on format, Maple Leafs' chances
We check in with Ontario native Edge (nee Adam Copeland) after the NHL announced its return-to-play format.[read more]

Surgery ends season for Penguins' Bjugstad
The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Wednesday that forward Nick Bjugstad won't play again this season after undergoing spinal surgery to repair a herniated disk.[read more]