Hockey

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stops a shot by the San Jose Sharks during the first period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Sunday, May 6, 2018, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 09, 2018 - 2:19 pm
Michael "Doc" Emrick is a bit surprised about the success of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, but not about goalie Marc Andre Fleury's role in leading the team deep into the NHL playoffs. The longtime hockey announcer who does games for NBC said a hot goalie can carry a team at times, and told...
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In this May 7, 2018 photo, Philadelphia 76ers' co-owner Michael Rubin, center, talks with rappers Lil Uzi Vert, left, and Meek Mill during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics in Philadelphia. Meek Mill had a string of high-profile names support him during a five-month campaign to be freed on bail from prison for probation violations. But the Philly rapper’s biggest advocate was one of his closest friends, the e-commerce entrepreneur who arranged for a helicopter to take Mill from prison to a Sixers' playoff game. Michael Rubin owns Fanatics and co-owns the Sixers and has vowed to tackle criminal justice reform. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
May 09, 2018 - 8:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Rubin poses for pictures and shares bro hugs from his courtside seat before Philadelphia 76ers playoff games with a hodgepodge of celebrities that could be straight out of a "Dancing With The Stars" casting call. Hey, there's Kevin Hart ! Look, it's Questlove! Wait, is...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes assistant coach Rod Brind'Amour watches from the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, in Raleigh, N.C. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that former Carolina captain Rod Brind’Amour is expected to be promoted to head coach of the Hurricanes. The person said the deal was being finalized and the announcement could come later this week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday, May 8, 2018, because the team has not publicly discussed its coaching search. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
May 08, 2018 - 11:18 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have hired former captain and current assistant Rod Brind'Amour as their head coach. The team also announced Tuesday that team president Don Waddell will take over as the full-time general manager after serving as the acting GM. The team scheduled a news...
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Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stops a shot by the San Jose Sharks during the first period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Sunday, May 6, 2018, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 08, 2018 - 10:36 am
Michael "Doc" Emrick is a bit surprised about the success of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, but not about goalie Marc Andre Fleury's role in leading the team deep into the NHL playoffs. The longtime hockey announcer who does games for NBC said a hot goalie can carry a team at times, and told...
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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) joins the celebration with a hug from Nathan Walker (79) after Evgeny Kuznetsovs' game-winning goal during the overtime period in Game 6 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 7, 2018. The Capitals won the game 2-1 to take the series, four games to two. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 08, 2018 - 5:55 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Washington Capitals kept trying to downplay their own forgettable playoff history, the one pockmarked with disappointment and despair. Still, they couldn't run from it. No one bore the weight more than Alex Ovechkin. All the goals in the world — and the star forward is at over...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2017, file photo, TCU catcher Evan Skoug (9) hits a grand slam home run during the sixth inning of an NCAA college baseball game against UT Arlington in Fort Worth, Texas. Skoug had a decision to make his senior year of high school in 2014: go pro or go to college? NCAA rules governing baseball and ice hockey allow high school players to hire advisers as long as those advisers are paid their normal fees. Also, baseball and hockey players who are drafted are allowed to retain college eligibility as long as they don’t sign a contract. Under proposals put forth last week by the Condoleezza Rice-headed Commission on College Basketball, facets of those baseball-hockey rules would be applied to high school and college basketball players. (Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
May 08, 2018 - 3:08 am
Evan Skoug had a decision to make his senior year of high school in 2014: go pro or go to college? He was rated the No. 1 prospect in Illinois for the Major League Baseball draft that year, and he had signed a letter of intent to play catcher at TCU. Skoug ended up going to TCU, but not before he...
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Nashville Predators' Filip Forsberg (9) and Ryan Johansen (92) celebrate Forsberg's goal against Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during second period NHL hockey playoff action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monday, May 7, 2018. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 2:38 am
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Filip Forsberg, Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators showed they aren't ready for their season to end yet. Forsberg had two goals and an assist, Rinne stopped 34 shots for his second shutout of the playoffs, and the Predators beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-0 on Monday to...
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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) celebrates with Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), Jakub Vrana (13), Alex Ovechkin, top center, and Matt Niskanen (2) after Kuznetsovs' game-winning goal during the overtime period in Game 6 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 7, 2018. The Capitals won the game 2-1 to take the series, four games to two. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 07, 2018 - 11:55 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A cathartic celebration 20 years in the making began with a poke of Evgeny Kuznetsov's stick. It built as the puck that Kuznetsov tapped away from Sidney Crosby made its way to Washington Capitals teammate Alexander Ovechkin. It neared its crescendo as Ovechkin flipped it back to...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Wyoming's Josh Allen, center, takes a selfie of himself with Buffalo Bills fans after being selected by the team during the first round of the NFL football draft, in Arlington, Texas. It has never been easy being a sports fan in Buffalo, where losing has been customary. A renewed sense of hope has suddenly arisen in this rust-belt city after the Bills selected quarterback Josh Allen in the first round of the draft and the Sabres won the NHL draft lottery.(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
May 07, 2018 - 10:54 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills were so dull during their lean years, comedian Nick Bakay feared his body would fuse to the couch while watching them play. "It's an incredibly disturbing image," Bakay said of wasting away Sundays witnessing his hometown team sleepwalk through one loss after...
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Alex Debrincat, 2nd right, of the United States tries to score past Germany's Niklas Treutle, center, during the Ice Hockey World Championships group B match between United States and Germany at the Jyske Bank Boxen arena in Herning, Denmark, Monday, May 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
May 07, 2018 - 5:09 pm
HERNING, Denmark (AP) — The United States beat Germany 3-0 to stay unbeaten and Russia shut out a third straight opponent at the world ice hockey championship on Monday. Russia routed Belarus 6-0. Canada allowed Denmark to score on the way to another big win, 7-1, and defending champion Sweden kept...
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