Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times

Helene Elliott

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Helene:

NHL considers several 'hub' cities as sites to finish season

Amid the coronavirus crisis, Commissioner Gary Bettman said the NHL is considering several sites that could accommodate multiple teams in one location. → Read More

Homecourt Advantage tourney provides coronavirus diversion

The coronavirus outbreak still has most of the sports world in shutdown mode, but Sam Querrey and other tennis pros got a chance to play over the weekend. → Read More

Sam Querrey and others work out the rust in a backyard return to tennis

Sam Querrey, whose break to focus on his son's birth was extended by the COVID-19 pandemic, reaches the semifinals in a six-man Rolling Hills event. → Read More

Sam Querrey and Marcos Giron to headline Rolling Hills backyard tennis tournament

Low-key tennis tournaments in Florida and Germany inspired Jake Douglas to stage one at his father's Rolling Hills home this weekend. → Read More

Coronavirus: Bauer's shift to medical face shields is inspiring

When the coronavirus outbreak hit, hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer switched to making medical-grade face shields. It's a great example of human ingenuity. → Read More

College student finds calling through hockey, surfing and soap

Instead of merely imagining a science project, Hogan Peters used his experience with making all-natural board wax to create bars of soap instead. → Read More

Kings assistant general manager Michael Futa to leave organization

Kings assistant general manager Michael Futa will leave the organization after the imminent expiration of his contract, the team said in a statement. → Read More

NHL postpones international games planned for 2020-21 season

The NHL announces it is postponing the Global Series games that were scheduled to be held in the Czech Republic and Finland in the 2020-21 season. → Read More

Ducks sign Christian Djoos and Jani Hakanpaa to one-year, one-way deals

Ducks defensemen Christian Djoos and Jani Hakanpaa will stay with the team through the 2020-21 season after each signed a one-year, one-way contract extension. → Read More

LA84 Foundation helps kids remain active while staying home

LA84 Foundation has teamed with LAUSD to distribute soccer balls, basketballs, jump ropes and more to help students to stay active while school is closed. → Read More

Tennis player Kristie Ahn delivering aces on social media during pandemic

Kristie Ahn, the 96th-ranked player on the WTA Tour, has brought much-needed comic relief to the tennis world with videos she's posted on TikTok and Instagram. → Read More

Tennis governing bodies and Grand Slam tournaments create player relief program

The ATP, WTA, ITF and the four Grand Slam events have created a program to support players affected by the sport’s coronavirus-related shutdown. → Read More

Gary Bettman says NHL willing to delay next season by two months to finish 2020

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said the league remains determined to finish the season and is willing to delay the start of next season by two months to do so. → Read More

NHL offers hope players could return to ice in small groups by middle or end of May

The NHL and the players' association suggest that players might be able to engage in small-group activities in May “provided that conditions continue to trend favorably." → Read More

A look at the NHL teams who could be most affected by the coronavirus shutdown

Arizona, Carolina, Dallas, Florida and Ottawa are the NHL teams that could be hurt the most because of the league shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Coronavirus: NHL has a lot on the line to finish the season

Because the NHL relies more on gate revenue than the other major sports leagues, it will try everything possible to finish the season, columnist Helene Elliott says. → Read More

Ducks convert part of their ice complex in Irvine to food bank

The Ducks have converted part of their Great Park Ice complex in Irvine into a food bank to assist those in need during the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Gary Bettman says the NHL is leaning against games in non-league cities

Commissioner Gary Bettman said the NHL is leaning against staging games in non-league arenas if it resumes the season. One option could be playing in two to four selected NHL cities. → Read More

Mirai Nagasu finds hope in fight to save parents' restaurant

Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu, who grew up in her parents' restaurant in Arcadia, is determined not to let the coronavirus close the family business. → Read More

Olympic star Haley Wickenheiser driven to help medical workers

Haley Wickenheiser, the Hockey Hall of Fame player turned medical student, has organized drives to provide equipment for medical personnel. → Read More