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National Hockey League: North American professional ice hockey league
The National Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and seven in Canada. The NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. The Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, is awarded annually to the league playoff champion at the end of each season.

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NHL Halts Regular Season Games Because of Coronavirus [Video]

NHL Halts Regular Season Games Because of Coronavirus

The pause comes one day after the NBA suspended its own season due to a player testing positive for COVID-19. In a statement, the NHL said it made the move after consulting with medical experts.

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Formula One in turmoil after Australia Grand Prix scrapped due to coronavirus [Video]

Formula One in turmoil after Australia Grand Prix scrapped due to coronavirus

The Formula One season has been thrown into doubt with the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix due to the coronavirus on Friday (March 13).

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Baseball to Broadway, coronavirus disrupts U.S. life [Video]

Baseball to Broadway, coronavirus disrupts U.S. life

The coronavirus is causing massive closures and delays across the U.S. - from March Madness to Major League Baseball to Broadway shows - seemingly upending life overnight. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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Major League Baseball postpones start of season due to coronavirus [Video]

Major League Baseball postpones start of season due to coronavirus

Major League Baseball cancels remainder of spring training and postpones start of regular season due to coronavirus

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Canada battens down as Trudeau's wife tested for coronavirus and NHL suspends games

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NHL suspends regular season games indefinitely due to coronavirus pandemic

The NHL has followed the NBA's lead by suspending games across the league indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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NHL expects to have update Thursday on how to proceed with season in wake of coronavirus concerns

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Fights of the 2019-20 NHL season

All the fisticuffs from this season's NHL games.
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Santa Clara County's ban on mass gatherings due to coronavirus will impact sporting events

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Meet David Ayres, the Hurricanes' emergency goalie. He is a Zamboni driver who will practice with Maple Leafs

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Emergency goalie David Ayres, 42, gets NHL win after Hurricanes' James Reimer, Petr Mrazek are hurt

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Sharks' Evander Kane rips NHL for suspension: 'Ridiculous' and 'completely flawed'

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Today in History for February 16th

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St. Louis Blues-Anaheim Ducks game postponed after Jay Bouwmeester collapses on bench

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Opponents marvel at Ovechkin the goal-scorer

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How NHL rookie Givani Smith used father's lessons to battle racism on road to NHL

Detroit Red Wings' 21-year-old rookie Givani Smith used lessons his father taught him to deal with slurs and succeed on the road to NHL.
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Has All-Star novelty worn off for NHL players? Some want to rest; others excited to go

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NHL takes step in right direction, but will that lead to sustainable women's pro hockey league?

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Retired NHL player Sean Avery said former coach Marc Crawford kicked him when he played for Kings

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Akim Aliu: Calgary Flames coach's apology for racist remarks was 'misleading' and 'insincere'

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