While the impending start of the world championships created urgency for USA Hockey and the women's national team to hammer out a deal, the agreement had everything to do with tournaments over the next four years and beyond.
Maria Sharapova, the former world No. 1, is returning from her doping ban and the five-time Slam winner plans to return to competition next month at Stuttgart. She believes she triumphed over injustice when she managed to get her doping ban reduced.
The Carolina Hurricanes say Eddie Lack is out of the hospital and has a neck strain after being taken off the ice on a stretcher following a frightening collision on the final play of an overtime loss to the Detroit Red Wings.
There were tubes in Mark McMorris's nose and bruises around his left eye and cheek, but the Canadian snowboarding star was giving the thumbs-up and flashing a small smile in an Instagram photo posted by Tuesday his brother.
It remains a mystery when Toronto Maple Leafs netminder Frederik Andersen will return from an undisclosed injury. Andersen won't dress for Toronto's home game Tuesday night against the Florida Panthers. His status for a Thursday night's contest in Nashville is also still in question.