Hockey

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin speaks to reporters following a meeting of NHL general managers in Montreal, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 5:09 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — If there are any misgivings about the NHL's crackdown on slashes to the hands, they are not shared by the general managers. Teams are scoring about half a goal more since officials made the quick tap to the hands or the top of the stick the NHL's most frequently called minor penalty...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017 file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference in New York. Chicago will host the 2020 All-Star game for the first time since 1988, when Michael Jordan took off from the foul line in an epic dunk contest and delivered an MVP performance in the game. Silver, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Bulls executives Michael Reinsdorf and John Paxson were on hand Friday, Nov. 10 for the announcement on the United Center floor.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
November 11, 2017 - 11:44 am
CHICAGO (AP) — For the NBA, Chicago was a slam dunk to host the 2020 All-Star game. The city will host the showcase event for the first time since 1988, when Michael Jordan took off from the foul line in an epic dunk contest and delivered an MVP performance in the game. Commissioner Adam Silver,...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2012, file photo, Russian national ice hockey team member Alexander Ovechkin, right, holds a certficate of recognition given to him by President Vladimir Putin, left, in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has voiced his support for Vladimir Putin ahead of the upcoming Russian presidential elections. Ovechkin posted a message in Russian on his Instagram account Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, announcing he’s starting “a social movement called Putin Team.” From right in the background are Russian ice hockey federation president Vladislav Tretyak and Russia's captain Ilya Nikulin. (AP Photo/Sergei Karpukhin, Pool, File)
November 02, 2017 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin says he isn't trying to make a political statement by voicing his support for Vladimir Putin ahead of the Russian presidential election. Ovechkin posted a message in Russian on his Instagram account Thursday saying that he's starting "a...
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Arizona Coyotes' Luke Schenn, center right, celebrates the win with Scott Wedgewood, center left, and Oliver Ekman-Larsson, of Sweden, left, as Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds, right, looks on following the overtime period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
October 30, 2017 - 10:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The struggling Arizona Coyotes finally got their first win of the season, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on Alex Goligoski's overtime goal after blowing a two-goal lead in the final minute of regulation Monday night. Goligoski scored with 14.4 seconds left on the clock in...
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Vegas Golden Knights goalie Oscar Dansk blocks a shot by the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 27, 2017 - 10:52 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Golden Knights hoped to give Las Vegas a reason to cheer when they opened their first ever homestand days after a mass shooting jarred the city. Consider this a jackpot for Las Vegas' first major professional sports franchise. Oscar Dansk got his third win in his third career...
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St. Louis Blues goalie Carter Hutton, top, stops a shot by Colorado Avalanche left wing Blake Comeau, front left, as Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo looks for a rebound during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Denver. St. Louis won 4-3. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 20, 2017 - 5:36 pm
The NHL said Friday that a video review had incorrectly nullified a late-game goal by the Colorado Avalanche during a 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues, the first mistake of its kind since coach's challenges were added before the 2015-16 season. The league said it made a mistake by taking away Mikko...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2017 file photo, lead singer of The Tragically Hip Gord Downie salutes fans during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series between the Toronto Raptors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Toronto. The widely revered lead singer died Tuesday night, Oct. 17, 2017. He was 53. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP File)
October 18, 2017 - 10:42 am
TORONTO (AP) — Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada's national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band The Tragically Hip, has died at age 53 after a battle with brain cancer. A statement on the band's website said he died Tuesday...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2016, file photo, WNBA President Lisa Borders speaks during a press conference prior to Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals between the Minnesota Lynx against the Los Angeles Sparks in Minneapolis. The San Antonio Stars are moving to Las Vegas after being bought by MGM Resorts International, the league said Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File)
October 17, 2017 - 3:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Las Vegas is getting a WNBA franchise. The San Antonio Stars are moving to the gambling mecca after being bought by MGM Resorts International, the league said Tuesday. "Las Vegas has been on our radar screen for some time," WNBA President Lisa Borders said in a phone interview. "We'...
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Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland, left, celebrates after scoring against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 11, 2017 - 1:43 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights' debut on the Strip was a poignant smash. James Neal scored twice during a thrilling four-goal first period, and the Golden Knights remained unbeaten three games into their inaugural season with a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes in their home opener on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, shooting instructor Frankie McRae demonstrates the grip on an AR-15 rifle fitted with a "bump stock" at his 37 PSR Gun Club in Bunnlevel, N.C. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed the lawsuit on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, against the makers and sellers of “bump stocks,” which use the recoil of a semiautomatic rifle to let the finger "bump" the trigger, allowing the weapon to fire continuously. The devices were used by Stephen Paddock when he opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing dozens of people. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)
October 10, 2017 - 11:43 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local): 8 p.m. A tribute to last week's mass shooting victims preceded the Vegas Golden Knights opener against the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday. Members of the Golden Knights organization accompanied 26 first-responders onto the...
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