NHL partners unhappy with on-ice antics

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NHL partners unhappy with on-ice antics

NHL ratings have been through the roof during the postseason, but the reason for viewership isn't putting a smile on corporate America's face. The league's business partners have been rather upset about the fights, hits, fines, and suspensions being dealt constantly throughout each series.

NHL Chief Operating Officer John Collins has been bombarded by complaints about the unsportsmanlike conduct arising on the ice, as well as media coverage of the physical altercations.

"They're paying us a lot of money to associate with our brand," Collins said. "So when our brand is under attack in the press on issues as serious as player safety, they want to know that the league is on top of it, and has a plan for dealing with it and hear the league articulate it."

In the meantime, TSN, a Canadian broadcast company which features American teams, has seen a 56 percent increase in viewership since the start of the playoffs.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Tim Anderson gives revealing interview about his first season

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Tim Anderson gives revealing interview about his first season

In this episode of the White Sox Talk Podcast, shortstop Tim Anderson joins the podcast and gives a revealing interview with Chuck Garfien about his first season with the White Sox and how adversity he faced in high school still drives him today.

Dan Hayes calls in from Arizona to break down the White Sox-Cubs game. They talk about Lucas Giolito’s White Sox debut, Jose Abreu’s first home run of the spring and the latest Jose Quintana rumors.

CSN’s Siera Santos talks about her conversations with Yoan Moncada and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

Fast Break Morning Update: White Sox, Cubs meet in spring training

Fast Break Morning Update: White Sox, Cubs meet in spring training

Here are some of Monday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Tuesday on CSN: Bulls shoot for five straight wins as they battle Nuggets

In midst of career season, Artem Anisimov still not satisfied with overall game

Bobby Portis relishing his chance as starter

Facing Cubs for first time, Rick Renteria happy with White Sox

Draft pick at No. 3 demands guiding 'concept' of what Bears ultimately want to be

Improved defense high on list of White Sox prospect Yoan Moncada this spring

Brett Anderson’s main takeaway from Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio

Fire putting finishing touches on roster as season nears

Bears reportedly won't franchise tag Alshon Jeffery, so what's next?

Prospect Lucas Giolito debuts for White Sox in tie against Cubs