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NHL Suspends Business, Social Media Ties With Russia

The National Hockey League is sending Russia to the penalty box. The pro hockey league is suspending business with partners in Russia, including holding competitions there, after the invasion of Ukraine. “The National Hockey League condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and urges a peaceful resolution as quickly as possible. Effective immediately, we are suspending our […]

Disney to Pay NHL $350M for Stake in Streaming Tech Platform

The Walt Disney Co. will pay the National Hockey League $350 million to buy the league’s 10 percent stake in Disney Streaming Services, the Disney subsidiary that manages the technology platforms that power the company’s streaming services, like Disney+ and ESPN+. Disney Streaming Services was previously known as BAMTech. The NHL had an option to […]

Will Arnett to Narrate Toronto Maple Leafs Docuseries ‘All Or Nothing’ for Amazon

Will Arnett has been tapped to narrate the Amazon docuseries All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs, as the streaming giant ramps up production of local Canadian content series. Arnett, who voices Batman in the animated Lego feature film franchise, will host all five episodes of the Canadian Amazon Original docuseries set to premiere Oct. 1 […]

LeBron James, Drake, Maverick Carter to Exec Produce Hockey Racial Reckoning Doc ‘Black Ice’

NBA superstar LeBron James, Drake and Maverick Carter are set to executive produce Black Ice, a feature documentary about the game of hockey’s racial reckoning. The film from Uninterrupted Canada and The SpringHill Company, which was founded by James and business partner Carter, is about Black hockey players facing systemic racism in the sport and […]

Charles Barkley Says COVID-19 Vaccinations Should be Mandatory for All Pro Athletes

Charles Barkley did not hold back when asked his opinion about those who choose to forgo the COVID-19 vaccination. In a recent interview with CNBC, the NBA icon-turned analyst said, “The only people who are not vaccinated are just assholes. Yes, I’m vaccinated. Everybody should be vaccinated. Period.” Barkley, who is known for being outspoken […]

NHL to Team Up With Clubhouse for 2021 Stanley Cup Final

The National Hockey League is teaming up with Clubhouse to give hockey fans an inside look at this year’s Stanley Cup Final. Beginning this Sunday on the NHL Club, hockey fans will be able to have conversations with the participating teams in the finals for virtual media days, hosted by NBC’s Anson Carter and Sportsnet’s […]

NBC Ices Hockey Analyst’s Claim That He Was Fired for Being a Heterosexual Man

Former NHL player and NBC Sports commentator Jeremy Roenick, a heterosexual man, failed to convince a New York federal judge that he was terminated because of his gender and sexual orientation — in part, because the “similar” unpunished conduct that Roenick pointed to as evidence was a scripted skit between two Olympic figure skaters that […]

WarnerMedia Snags Remaining NHL TV Rights as NBC Bows Out

Turner Sports' seven-year deal includes putting live games on HBO Max, a first for the streaming service.

NHL Dumps Ref Over Televised Hot Mic Comment

"Nothing is more important than ensuring the integrity of our game," says NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell.

Made-For-TV: NHL “Bubble” Games Go Hollywood for 2020 Season Restart

The pro hockey league is returning to play with no fans in seats and bright lights and giant video and graphics screens filling glitzy areans in Toronto and Edmonton.

NHL, Players’ Association Agree on Protocols to Resume Season

The NHL and NHL Players' Association agreed Sunday on protocols to resume the season, a major step toward the return of hockey this summer.

CBS Sports Nabs U.S. TV Rights to New 3-on-3 Pro Hockey League

CBS Sports has picked up the U.S. TV rights to 3ICE, a three-on-three professional ice hockey league in North America set to launch in June 2021.