Hockey

September 11, 2018 - 4:06 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman downplayed the significance of entering mediation with former players in a bid to settle a concussion lawsuit, saying Tuesday the league is simply following a judge's order. "The judge asked us to go into mediation and so we're complying with the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty (67) pauses on the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. In a deal announced late Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, the Vegas Golden Knights have acquired All-Star forward Max Pacioretty from the Montreal Canadiens for Tomas Tatar, prospect Nick Suzuki and a 2019 second-round pick. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
September 10, 2018 - 1:23 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Max Pacioretty is heading from the Original Six to the Sin City. The Vegas Golden Knights acquired the All-Star forward from the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday night for Tomas Tatar, prospect Nick Suzuki and a 2019 second-round pick. Vegas announced the deal, which sends the captain...
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Maurice Cheeks, left, is hugged by Hall of Famer Julius Erving while speaking during induction ceremonies into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Springfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 07, 2018 - 10:32 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Lefty Driesell had the crowd laughing. Dino Radja fought back tears. Blue Devils and Tar Heels brought their rivalry to the Basketball Hall of Fame, and Ray Allen made a peace offering to his spurned Celtics teammates. And they did it with an assist from three of the...
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September 06, 2018 - 5:07 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Clayton Keller took an eight-hour bus ride from Montreal to Boston for a hockey game at Fenway Park and won't soon forget the experience of playing outdoors. "It was pretty cool," Keller said. He'd love to take the game outside again in the NHL with the Arizona Coyotes but will...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Tod Leiweke, center, chats with his brothers Tracey Leiweke, left, and Tim Leiweke as they pose for a photo following a news conference naming Tod Leiweke as the president and CEO for a prospective NHL expansion hockey team, in Seattle. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says December is the earliest the Board of Governors will vote on potential expansion to Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
September 06, 2018 - 2:47 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — December is the earliest the NHL Board of Governors will vote on potential expansion to Seattle, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Thursday. Daly also called it "doubtful" any formal vote will happen on a Seattle franchise between meetings in October and December. Seattle Hockey...
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September 04, 2018 - 9:41 am
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets have signed captain Blake Wheeler to a $41.25 million, five-year contract extension. General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff announced the signing Tuesday. The 32-year-old Wheeler led the Jets with a career-high 91 points last season. He had 23 goals, and his...
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File- This May 16, 2018, file photo shows Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt skating with the puck against the Winnipeg Jets during Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference finals hockey playoff series in Las Vegas. The NHL has suspended Schmidt the first 20 games of the regular season for violating the league and Players’ Association’s performance enhancing substances policy. The league announced the suspension Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. Schmidt released a statement saying he did not intentionally take a banned substance, adding, “I will not accept being labelled a cheater.” (AP Photo/David Becker, File)
September 02, 2018 - 12:41 pm
Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt has been suspended for 20 games for violating the NHL's performance-enhancing substances policy. The league announced the penalty on Sunday. Schmidt says in a statement he did not intentionally take a banned substance and "will not accept being labeled a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, former New Jersey Devils star goalie Martin Brodeur smiles as he talks about his career with the Devils during a news conference announcing the Devils will retire Brodeur's No. 30 jersey, in Newark, N.J. Brodeur is returning to the New Jersey Devils as executive vice president of business development. Brodeur is back with the franchise he led to the Stanley Cup three times and became the NHL’s all-time-leading goaltender in victories. The 46-year-old shifts to the business side after three years in hockey management as assistant general manager of the St. Louis Blues. The Devils announced Brodeur’s hire Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, not long after the Blues said he left the organization. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
August 29, 2018 - 7:37 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Martin Brodeur is back with the New Jersey Devils organization many hoped he'd never leave. Brodeur rejoined the Devils on Wednesday as executive vice president of business development, a shift from the hockey management job he held for three years as assistant general manager...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2015, file photo, St. Louis Blues' Martin Brodeur takes part in a news conference to announce his retirement as an NHL player, in St. Louis. Brodeur is leaving the Blues after spending the past three years as assistant general manager. The team says Brodeur is departing to pursue other opportunities.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
August 28, 2018 - 12:02 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Martin Brodeur is leaving the St. Louis Blues after spending the past three years as assistant general manager. The team says Brodeur is departing to pursue other opportunities. Brodeur ended his goaltending career with the Blues, joined the front office as assistant to the GM in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2008, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is seen on the giant replay screen during a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Florida Marlins at Chase Field in Phoenix. The sight of McCain sitting in the stands at Chase Field became so commonplace few people seemed to even notice. The senator from Arizona would get handshakes and take pictures with fans, but he was there just to be one of them, cheering on the home team. McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, after battling brain cancer and the Arizona sports community mourned him across the Valley of the Sun. He was 81. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 25, 2018 - 11:16 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The sight of John McCain sitting in the stands at Chase Field became so commonplace few people seemed to even notice. The senator from Arizona would get handshakes and take pictures with fans, but he was there just to be one of them, cheering on the home team. McCain died Saturday...
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