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Chicago Blackhawk fans watch during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers allow a limited number of fans to attend their games. Not only are the Panthers still unbeaten after two games — just the sixth time in the franchise’s 27-year history that has happened — but they’re also leading the NHL in attendance. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Florida Panthers 1 of 3 NHL teams allowing fans into arenas

Jan. 20, 2021 1:57 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Joel Quenneville already has a raspier-than-usual voice after the Panthers’ first two games of the season. Screaming over crowd noise isn’t easy. Florida is one of only three teams that is permitting fans back into arenas for the start of this season. The...

Pawtucket sues PawSox owners over alleged stadium repairs

Jan. 11, 2021 12:43 PM EST

The city of Pawtucket is suing the owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox for allegedly failing to repair and maintain the baseball stadium where the team played as they were obligated to do under a contract. In a lawsuit filed Jan. 7, the city sued the owners of the PawSox for failing to maintain the city-owned McCoy...

FILE - This 1987 file photo shows an aerial view of Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, Calif., site of Super Bowl XXII. Now the stadium is coming to an unceremonious end, leaving generations of fans feeling melancholy because, due to the coronavirus pandemic, they didn't get to say a proper goodbye to the place where they tailgated with gusto in the massive parking lot before cheering on the Chargers, Padres and Aztecs, or watched myriad other events and concerts. (AP Photo/File)

San Diegans left feeling sad as 'The Murph' comes down

Dec. 22, 2020 5:25 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The biggest piece of San Diego’s sports history is slowly being knocked down and ground to bits. They’re tearing down the stadium once affectionately known as “The Murph.” Every day, heavy equipment obliterates more and more of 70,000-seat SDCCU Stadium in...

Northern Iowa to build artificial turf field with $2M gift

Dec. 21, 2020 4:50 PM EST

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — The University of Northern Iowa received a $2 million donation to build an artificial turf football field, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported Monday. Construction on the outdoor practice facility is set to start in the spring. Doug and Ann Goschke donated the money in...

ASU to begin construction of multi-purpose arena in January

Dec. 17, 2020 11:00 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State University plans next month to start construction of a multi-purpose arena that will be the home venue for several Sun Devils sports teams and also be available for concerts, conferences and youth competitions. The Athletics Department said Wednesday the facility to be...

California cites 2 firms in SoFi Stadium construction death

Dec. 16, 2020 12:42 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s workplace safety agency has cited two companies for violations in connection with the death of a construction worker who fell from the roof at SoFi Stadium, the new home of the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers. Fabritec Structures and ZD...