1. This is Colin Wilson of the Nashville Predators. Usually Colin plays forward, but for 113 days he was a victim of the NHL Lockout.
But there’s good news for Colin! In the wee hours of the morning this weekend, the NHL and NHL Players Association reached a tentative agreement after marathon negotiations, paving the way for a shortened 48 or 50-game season to begin by mid-January. There’s still a slew of legal hurdles to jump over, but team owners and players will vote on the agreement Wednesday. This is great news not just for fans, but for the players themselves, many of whom have been going stir crazy.
- The U.S. and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in Washington and Havana as they restore diplomatic ties after more than 50 years.
- Greece has become the first developed country to miss a debt payment to the International Monetary Fund.
- The U.S. has defeated Germany 2-0 in the Women's World Cup semis. Team USA will play Japan or England in the final ⚽️