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FILE - In this March 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz smiles towards left wing Alex Ovechkin, right, after Ovechkin's goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, in Washington. Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup. The team announced Trotz’s resignation Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 18, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Barry Trotz abruptly stepped down as coach of the Washington Capitals on Monday after failing to agree to terms on a new contract, leaving the newly minted Stanley Cup champions without a coach with the draft coming up later this week and free agency opening next month. Winning the Cup less than...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2018, file photo, Ryan Straschnitzki is wheeled on a stretcher into Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia. The parents of a paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player are preparing for the next phase of his recovery — his return home. Straschnitzki was paralyzed from the chest down in a crash between a semi-trailer and a bus carrying the junior hockey team at a rural Saskatchewan intersection in April. The 19-year-old is expected to return home to Airdrie, just north of Calgary, in a matter of weeks. His father, Tom Straschnitzki, says he's already gone through six training programs on how to care for his son once he's no longer under the constant watchful eye of medical personnel. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)
June 16, 2018 - 7:46 pm
AIRDRIE, Alberta (AP) — The parents of a paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player are preparing for the next phase of his recovery — his return home. Ryan Straschnitzki is undergoing physiotherapy at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia after being paralyzed from the chest down in a crash between...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Arizona Coyotes' Max Domi (16) plays against the Vegas Golden Knights during an NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. The Coyotes have traded Domi to the Montreal Canadiens for Alex Galchenyuk in an exchange of young, talented players. The 23-year-old Domi had been one of the cornerstones of Arizona’s rebuilding project since the Coyotes selected him with the 12th overall pick in 2013. The son of former NHL tough guy Tie Domi, Max scored 18 goals and had 34 assists as a rookie in 2015-16, but his production has dipped the past two seasons. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 15, 2018 - 10:43 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Max Domi had been a cornerstone of the Arizona Coyotes' rebuilding project in the desert. He was young, feisty, skilled and had a great hockey pedigree. Now the Coyotes have a new, young cornerstone who also happens to fill a need at center after trading Domi to the Montreal...
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FILE – In this May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A day before New Jersey’s governor makes his state’s first legal wager on a sporting event, sports betting will be the main topic at a major gambling industry conference in Atlantic City. The East Coast Gaming Congress on Wednesday, June 13, will discuss where sports betting stands and what might be next now that New Jersey has won a U.S. Supreme Court case clearing the way for all 50 states to legalize it if they choose. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 14, 2018 - 11:11 am
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor kicked off a new era of gambling Thursday in the state that led the charge for the entire nation to bet on sports legally. Gov. Phil Murphy placed $20 bets on Germany to win the World Cup soccer tournament, and the New Jersey Devils to win hockey's...
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Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz tosses a strand of beads during a victory parade for the NHL hockey Stanley Cup champions Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
June 13, 2018 - 6:07 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Barry Trotz started dancing as soon as he walked into the locker room mid-celebration. Within seconds, players doused him with beer and champagne, jumped around him and hugged their beloved coach. Trotz couldn't see but still had plenty of clarity in that moment. "I could feel...
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Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises in the background. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 12, 2018 - 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of fans lined Constitution Avenue and filled the National Mall on Tuesday to celebrate the Washington Capitals' first Stanley Cup championship. The parade and rally midway between the U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument commemorated the first D.C. title in...
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Washington Capitals NHL hockey team owner Ted Leonsis, left, and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, pose for picture with the Stanley Cup on the ice at Capital One Arena, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 12, 2018 - 11:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup parade (all times local): 11 a.m. The caravan is on the move for the start of the Washington Capitals' first Stanley Cup parade. More than 40 vehicles — buses and convertibles carrying players and staff — began moving down 23rd...
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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, lifts the Stanley Cup on the field before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 09, 2018 - 6:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stanley Cup champions just want to have fun. They're doing so right now. The Washington Capitals took the Stanley Cup through the MGM Grand and to a dance club on the Las Vegas Strip. They took it to a popular bar not far from their suburban practice facility. Then they took it to...
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper watches his solo home run with San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 09, 2018 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals showed off their newly won Stanley Cup as part of a pregame ceremony Saturday before the Nationals met the San Francisco Giants. Bryce Harper has his mind on bringing another piece of hardware to Washington by the end of the year. "I think a World Series...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 09, 2018 - 2:45 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: AILING ACES Star pitchers Stephen Strasburg, Masahiro Tanaka and Shohei Ohtani all had rough starts to the weekend. Strasburg had to exit after just two innings when Washington hosted the Giants because of tightness in his pitching shoulder. The...
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