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If there has ever been a year in which it's easy to be anything but thankful, it's 2020. Since the novel coronavirus has altered life as we know it, we've had to make myriad adjustments. Masks are mandatory. We must be socially distant. Virtual learning is the norm. Concerts are on ice for the foreseeable future.
But many of the lessons learned from being in some form of a bubble environment — where the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball each crowned a champion after finding a way to finish their seasons in most unusual circumstances — could apply to whatever the new definition of normal is for those and other sports.
Just past noon on Election Day, after casting her vote where the NBA’s Wizards and NHL’s Capitals play, Mary Pittman exited through one of the arena’s glass doors. Perched on the 77-year-old retiree’s walker: a stars-and-stripes hat touting the basketball team, autographed on the brim in fresh black ink.
The NHL won't take it outside and open 2021 with the Winter Classic in Minnesota but still hopes to get the hockey season going around the start of the new year.
Onetime NHL power forward Gary Roberts had a choice to make back in 1996 when a serious neck injury threatened to force him into early retirement at age 30.
ARLINGTON, Texas — A World Series like no other opens Tuesday night with Clayton Kershaw’s Los Angeles Dodgers pursuing redemption, Kevin Kiermaier’s Tampa Bay Rays seeking acclaim and Major League Baseball relieved just to reach the championship of the pandemic-delayed season.
During the NBA Finals, as LeBron James's Los Angeles Lakers fended off the pesky Miami Heat, two basketball fans got into a Twitter spat. It had nothing to do with basketball and everything to do with an issue that seemed to consume these bubble finals: TV ratings.
Tyler Johnson’s eight-year tenure with the Tampa Bay Lightning has apparently ended on a high note.
Former Spokane Chief Bear Hughes was picked in the 5th round of the 2020 NHL Draft by the Washington Capitals. Rob Jesselson sits down with Hughes to discuss his journey and how it brought him to this exciting moment.
Jack Finley and Bear Hughes both got to celebrate the same experience on Wednesday when they were selected in the 2020 NHL draft.
Alexis Lafreniere wanted to take the stage at Montreal’s Bell Centre near his home and hear his name announced at the NHL draft.
Jack Finley spent a lot of time talking with NHL scouts during the spring.
The 2020 NHL Draft is well on its way and Spokane Chief Jack Finley has been anxiously waiting to hear his name get called. Rob Jesselson sits down with Finley to discuss his journey to this exciting week.
Alexis Lafreniere was supposed to hear his named called in front of family, friends and an adoring crowd inside Montreal’s Bell Centre.
SEATTLE – Standing on the recently poured concrete that will be the club-level floor inside Climate Pledge Arena, Tod Leiweke nodded and pointed toward a corner of the upper deck.
SEATTLE – Tod Leiweke hoped the Tampa Bay Lightning would win the Stanley Cup after he left his Seattle Seahawks executive role in 2010 to become CEO and a minority owner of the hockey club.
Defenseman Ryan McDonagh was preparing to answer one last question regarding the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Stanley Cup championship when teammates Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn crashed the room, putting an abrupt and celebratory end to the news conference.
EDMONTON, Alberta – The joyful yells from the bench could be heard in the empty arena in the final seconds and the roar from players when Commissioner Gary Bettman called for Steven Stamkos to accept the Stanley Cup echoed even louder.
EDMONTON, Alberta – Joe Pavelski and Corey Perry don’t want to leave the bubble just yet.
Kevin Shattenkirk scored in overtime on a questionable power play, Brayden Point had two goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 to take a 3-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final.