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NHL announces 7-year TV rights deal with ESPN

The National Hockey League will be returning to ESPN beginning next season. The two sides have reached agreement on a seven-year contract that includes four Stanley Cup Finals, people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

NBC to air opening ceremony of Tokyo Olympics live for 1st time

NBC will be airing the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics live for a first time with the main factors behind the decision being the global significance of gathering in Tokyo during the pandemic and changing viewing habits.

ESPN documentary to examine Tiger Woods, racial identity

Tiger Woods: America's Son will premiere on Nov. 29. The one-hour documentary explores the significance of Woods becoming the first Black golfer to win a major championship at the Masters in 1997 and how it changed perceptions of him across racial and ethnic lines.

Chargers' QB Tyrod Taylor reportedly missed game after lung punctured by team doctor

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor missed last Sunday's game because a team doctor accidentally punctured his lung, according to a person familiar with the case.

Albert Pujols, 40, homers twice to pass Willie Mays for 5th place all-time

After Albert Pujols needed nearly five weeks to tie Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list, it took only five days for the Angels slugger to pass him. He hit No. 661 in the fifth inning Friday against Texas, then connected again in his next at-bat.

Enhanced crowd audio adds another dimension to fanless games

There's a huge difference between an English Premier League match and one played between friends on a local field, but when you take away fans, both sound the same. That doesn't seem appropriate to Pierre Moossa, NBC's co-ordinating producer for Premier League coverage.

Angels' Mike Trout not 'comfortable' playing with wife expecting

Reigning American League MVP Mike Trout participated in the Los Angeles Angels first workout of summer camp, but said before Friday's practice that he hasn't made a final decision on playing this year.

NFL commissioner wants QB Colin Kaepernick back in NFL

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is encouraging teams to sign quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who hasn't played the past three seasons. Kaepernick played for San Francisco in 2016 when he kneeled during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.

Nicolas Deslauriers lights up Sens with fastest hat trick in Anaheim history

Nicolas Deslauriers scored the fastest hat trick in Anaheim history, Ryan Miller made 40 saves and the Ducks rolled to a 5-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

Tosaint Ricketts leads Whitecaps past Galaxy

Tosaint Ricketts scored in the 74th minute to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a 1-0 victory over LA Galaxy and spoil Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez's home debut Saturday night

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