Robert Lipsyte on Friday posted his first column as ESPN's most recent ombudsman under the header, "What Are Commentary Boundaries At ESPN?" (ESPN.com, 6/28).
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Monday "will try to wrap up a deal" allowing NHL players to compete in the '14 Sochi Games. Bettman said that the league will meet in N.Y. with the NHLPA, IOC and IIHF (AP, 6/28).
Honda Indy Toronto officials on Friday announced the addition of four new partners for the July 12-14 Izod IndyCar Series event: WIND Mobile/Samsung Galaxy 4, RUSH, Porter Airlines and Hyatt Regency Toronto (Honda Indy Toronto).
The Flames announced that the team through its Flames Foundation for Life has donated $1M to the Canadian Red Cross for flood relief efforts in Alberta (Flames).
Roush Fenway Racing's NASCAR Nationwide Series No. 6 Ford driven by Trevor Bayne will sport a HelpAHero.com paint scheme in Saturday's Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway. The Homes For Our Troops charity builds houses for wounded veterans ("NASCAR Now," ESPN2, 6/28).