Hockey

United States' Adam Fox, left, celebrates his winning goal against Finland's Urho Vaakanainen during the third period of IIHF World Junior Championship preliminary hockey game action in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 31, 2017 - 11:09 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The United States made another late push to keep its momentum going into the medal round of the world junior hockey championship. Adam Fox scored with 1:37 left in the third period to give the U.S. a 5-4 victory over Finland on Sunday in the Americans' final preliminary-round...
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December 31, 2017 - 5:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Pominville can appreciate how much everything around the Winter Classic has changed over the years. He was with the Sabres when they played in the first one 10 years ago in suburban Buffalo, in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Now, after four seasons in...
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Players for the United States celebrate following their shootout period of a preliminary round game against Canada in the IIHF world junior championship in Orchard Park, N.Y., Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. U.S. won, 4-3, in overtime shootout. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 30, 2017 - 1:52 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Out of the way, Canada. Brady Tkachuk and the Americans are just fine when it comes to handling snow and ice. Tkachuk and Kieffer Bellows found plenty enough traction on a snow-covered rink to score shootout goals and cap the United States' 4-3 victory over Canada on...
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Chicago Blackhawks goalie Jeff Glass (30) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers' Patrick Maroon (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 30, 2017 - 1:26 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jeff Glass worked a long time for his NHL debut, playing 575 games for 11 teams ranging from the Western Hockey League to a stint in Russia. "It's something I've always dreamed of," the 32-year-old said, "but never thought it would actually come true." Now, he's an NHL...
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December 28, 2017 - 12:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A ferry carrying more than two dozen people hit a sandbar and got stuck for hours Wednesday, spurring an evacuation on a frigid night in the waters off New York City. No injuries were reported in the second stranding in a month for the city's newly-expanded ferry service. The city-...
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Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) skates after the puck as New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) protects the net and Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) helps out during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
December 23, 2017 - 11:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A healthy Auston Matthews clearly makes a difference as the Rangers learned in a tense late-December battle with the Maple Leafs. Matthews led Toronto to a 3-2 victory against New York in his first game back since suffering a concussion on Dec. 9. He scored the winning goal midway...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016, file photo, the Seattle Mariners play the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game at Safeco Field in Seattle. Big league teams in Texas, Florida, Nevada and Washington state may have become more attractive destinations for free agents following the enactment of tax law changes. The new law that takes effect next year caps deductions for state and local taxes at $10,000 for married couples filing jointly. That has a huge impact for athletes with seven- and eight-figure salaries. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 22, 2017 - 5:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Teams in Texas, Florida, Nevada and Washington state may have become more attractive destinations for free agents following the enactment of tax law changes. Deductions for state and local taxes are capped at $10,000 in the year starting Jan. 1 for married couples filing jointly...
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Nashville, Tenn. soccer fans celebrate during an announcement that Nashville has been awarded a Major League Soccer franchise Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 20, 2017 - 7:34 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Major League Soccer is expanding its presence in the southeast, awarding Nashville the first of its newest expansion franchises as MLS' 24th team . Commissioner Don Garber made the announcement Wednesday at a news conference with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Nashville Mayor...
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In this photo provided by the Office of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Gov. Cuomo, center left, poses with performer and Long Island native Billy Joel, center right, at a news conference at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. Cuomo announced on Wednesday that his 2018 budget contains funds to bring the New York Islanders NHL team back to Long Island to play in a new arena to be built on the grounds of Belmont Park. The Islanders left their original home at the Nassau Veteran's Memorial Coliseum and have played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. since 2015. Joining Cuomo and Joel are New York Islanders captain John Taveres, left, and New York Islander Cal Clutterback, right. (Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 2:45 pm
ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — It's hardly the Dodgers going to Los Angeles, but another major sports franchise is leaving Brooklyn. The New York Islanders, who moved from their suburban home to Brooklyn in 2015, have won a $1 billion development bid to build a new 18,000-seat arena, hotel and other amenities...
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Vegas Golden Knights celebrate after defenseman Shea Theodore, right, scored the game-winning goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights won, 4-3. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 20, 2017 - 2:52 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest unlikely star in this charming debut for the Vegas Golden Knights began the season in the minors with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League. Shea Theodore snapped a tie with 2.3 seconds left and Vegas scored four power-play goals Tuesday night, ending Tampa...
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