TORONTO — The NHL is hoping to move to Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol, including the opening of practice facilities and allowing small group workouts, early next month.
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CHICAGO—Lydia Wahlke has resigned as chief legal officer of the U.S. Soccer Federation, two months after she was placed on administrative leave.
The federation announced her departure in a note to staff Thursday and said she will be a consultant through Sept. 15.
ATLANTA — With an eye toward getting back on the field during a pandemic, the NFL is working on a helmet face guard that might provide the same sort of protection as a surgical mask.
Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay, who heads up the league’s competition committee, said the issue was raised during a conference call about a month ago.
MONTREAL — There are two black hockey bags sitting in the office of Mike Baumgartner's home, and he wonders if they will be used again.
Minor hockey associations across Canada have had to cut their seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of them are trying to determine when they will resume and how to make the game safe for children.
TORONTO — When Scotiabank asked Canadians to share video snippets of community hockey across the country on Nov. 17, it hoped to capture something special.
But it had no idea that hockey - like almost all other sports - would be on hold due to the global pandemic when the finished “Hockey 24” documentary was ready to show.
The NFL's successful virtual draft and uncertainty surrounding the resumption of hockey this season have raised the possibility of an NHL draft held before the Stanley Cup Final.
Andy Dalton views what figures to be just one season of backing up Dak Prescott with the Dallas Cowboys as essentially halftime of his career.
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VANCOUVER — British Columbia Premier John Horgan says he has reached out and offered the NHL a place to play games if the league can find a way to resume its suspended season.
NEW YORK — Running back Frank Gore has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New York Jets, agent Drew Rosenhaus announced.
Gore, who turns 37 next Thursday, will join a Jets backfield that also includes Le'Veon Bell and fourth-round draft pick La'Mical Perine. Gore is third on the NFL's career rushing list with 15,269 yards.
The NFL is moving its five games scheduled for London and Mexico City this season back to U.S. stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic. All five regular-season games will be played at the stadiums of the host teams.