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10:27 PM ET Associated Press James Dolan, the executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company and owner of the New York Knicks, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Knicks announced Dolan’s diagnosis Saturday night. It is not clear when he was tested or when he received the diagnosis. Dolan is the first U.S. major
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1:35 PM ET A second Colorado Avalanche player has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Saturday. The player, who was not identified, is in self-isolation and the team said no other players or staff members have shown symptoms of the coronavirus. On Thursday, the Avalanche said another player had tested positive but already recovered
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2:25 PM ET Connor McDavid likes where the NHL paused its 2019-20 regular season due to the coronavirus pandemic. His Edmonton Oilers would be in the playoffs, and have home ice advantage in a first-round series against their rivals, the Calgary Flames. “I think (the standings) look pretty good right now,” he joked in a
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3:38 PM ET If the NHL were to resume play this season, Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby wouldn’t mind skipping right to the postseason. Of course, it helps that the Capitals and Penguins were in first place and third place in the Metropolitan Division, respectively, when the NHL paused play on March 12. “I’d rather
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7:20 AM ET The National Hockey League needs to cancel its remaining regular-season games. It brings me no pleasure to put this out there. We all want to see this season to its equitable completion; if there is a postseason, to have the previous five-and-a-half months boiled down to the points percentage variance between teams,
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6:30 PM ET The ticketing giant Stubhub has begun furloughing employees, making it the first major ticketing company to publicly admit to significant cost-cutting moves in the wake of financial damage created by the coronavirus pandemic. Following the postponement or cancellation of hundreds of sporting events — including 448 NBA and NHL games, along with
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6:26 PM ET Dallas Stars president Jim Lites and general manager Jim Nill have taken 50% cuts in salary while the NHL season is paused due to the coronavirus pandemic, Nill told ESPN on Wednesday. The salary cuts were voluntary and not related to any team staffing reductions. “As soon as this virus hit and
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6:03 PM ET Associated Press Alexis Lafreniere could never have envisioned ending his prolific junior hockey career in such an anticlimactic setting. There was no final buzzer, and the NHL’s projected top draft prospect was nowhere near an ice rink Wednesday. Lafreniere was instead sitting at home in suburban Montreal as he opened a conference
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5:30 PM ET With the 2019-20 season on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NHL on Wednesday postponed three upcoming events: the scouting combine in Buffalo, the NHL Awards in Las Vegas and the NHL draft in Montreal. The draft was scheduled for June 26-27 at Bell Centre, making its way to Montreal for
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