Franchises

Caps-Rangers drama continues with on-ice brawls

Daily / Thursday, May 6, 2021
Capitals RW Tom Wilson was "Public Enemy No. 1 in the Rangers universe for two days," and in the final home game of the season at MSG, Rangers players "let Wilson and his team know exactly what they thought of the forward’s assault on Artemi...

Sources: Blue Jays set to make Buffalo move on June 1

Daily / Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The Blue Jays are "returning to Buffalo’s renovated Sahlen Field beginning with a five-game homestand" against the Marlins and Astros beginning on June 1, according to sources cited by Shi Davidi of SPORTSNET. A move north "had been expected, although the club had hoped to go directly" from TD...

Sabres brainstorm ways to connect with fans beyond the rink

Daily / Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The Sabres drew "just 302 fans" to their first game available to the public in early April, despite putting nearly 1,400 tickets on sale, and the crowds "grew incrementally as more fans became vaccinated, even with the team on track to finish with the worst record in...

L.A.-area teams not increasing attendance yet as restrictions ease

Daily / Wednesday, May 5, 2021
L.A. County has "moved into the least-restrictive yellow tier of California’s COVID-19 reopening system," but area sports teams "aren’t promising significantly higher attendance soon," according to Steve Henson of the L.A. TIMES. The Dodgers have "no immediate plans to increase attendance," as they "could not sell even...

Canucks' AHL affiliate moving to British Columbia in '21-22

Daily / Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The Canucks are "bringing their American Hockey League team home," as they "will be moving" the Utica Comets to Abbotsford, British Columbia, according to Patrick Johnston of the Vancouver PROVINCE. The team still is "in discussions with the City of Abbotsford to finalize the agreement and the move...

Ravens president says team planning for full stadium this fall

Daily / Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Ravens President Dick Cass in a letter to PSL owners said the team is “optimistic that we will have a full stadium of fans this season,” according to Daniel Oyefusi of the BALTIMORE SUN. Cass: “Our preparations for the new season are ongoing, and with continuing progress in vaccinations throughout...

Timbers, Thorns to see easing of crowd restrictions

Daily / Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The Timbers and NWSL Portland Thorns learned that a "limited number of fans will be allowed to attend this weekend’s marquee soccer matches at Providence Park." Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced that "every county in Oregon will drop to 'high risk' or lower starting Friday," a change from...

Rowdy Yankee Stadium welcomes Astros with jeers

Daily / Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Last night's Astros-Yankees game in the Bronx marked the "first day that the crowd at Yankee Stadium had the opportunity to express its anger at the Astros for their trash can-banging scheme," and Yankees fans "did not forget." Fans made "sure their displeasure was heard." Throughout the...

Eagles' Roseman downplays Draft weekend drama

Daily / Tuesday, May 4, 2021
With another sign of tension between Eagles GM Howie Roseman and his scouting department "appearing to bubble to the surface" during the '21 NFL Draft, Roseman today "offered his take on Friday's awkward exchange" between him and senior adviser Tom Donahoe . Roseman during an interview...

Kraken, Climate Pledge Arena announce launch of nonprofit organization

Daily / Tuesday, May 4, 2021
The Kraken and Climate Pledge Arena announced the launch of the One Roof Foundation, the team’s new 501c(3) nonprofit organization. Kraken VP/Community Engagement & Social Impact Mari Horita will serve as Exec Dir of the foundation. One Roof Foundation has three cornerstone pillars: Provide broader access to...