The executive board of the NHL Players' Association approved a proposed new collective bargaining agreement with the NHL. Full membership approval is expected.
Many familiar pregame sights won't be back when baseball and the NBA return later this month. There also won't be the ritual of a gaggle of reporters crowding around a manager before the game or waiting for LeBron James or Brad Stevens to emerge for interviews after an NBA game. As U.S. team sports prepare to resume, journalists are facing the same reckoning that their colleagues who cover politics and entertainment have encountered — coming up with new approaches despite reduced access.