Hockey

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson, center, celebrates his goal against the Vegas Golden Knights with Alex Ovechkin, left, of Russia, and Nicklas Backstrom, right, of Sweden, during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, June 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 05, 2018 - 12:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov smiled about getting four assists. He tried not to smile too much at the thought of being one win away from the Stanley Cup. With Kuznetsov and goaltender Braden Holtby leading the way, the Washington Capitals are on the verge of capturing the first title in their...
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A Washington Capitals fan wears team colors during the first period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, Monday, June 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 04, 2018 - 9:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights (all times local): 9:30 p.m. High schooler Jack Merritt threw a crab on the ice after Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final and hopes it becomes a Washington Capitals tradition...
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People arrive for a graduation ceremony for Marjory Stoneman Douglas seniors Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. The Class of 2018 will honor four members who were among those killed in February's gun massacre at the school in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 03, 2018 - 4:56 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The senior class from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people in February received diplomas Sunday and heard from commencement speaker Jimmy Fallon, who urged graduates to move forward and "don't let anything stop you." Four families were to receive diplomas for...
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Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) sprawls toward the puck as defenseman Shea Theodore (27) defends against Washington Capitals forward Jay Beagle (83) during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 03, 2018 - 3:39 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Gerard Gallant made Shea Theodore skip a shift. He's not making him walk the plank for two rough games. Theodore's struggles are a major reason the Golden Knights trail the Capitals 2-1 in the Stanley Cup Final going into Game 4 on Monday night in Washington. The talented,...
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DJ Linderman, left, fights Arnold Adams during the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship event Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Cheyenne, Wyo. The night was promoted as the first sanctioned bare-knuckle fighting in more than a century. (Jacob Byk/Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP)
June 03, 2018 - 2:00 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The first ever state-sanctioned bare-knuckle boxing match got a bloody ending Saturday night — and a big response from a raucous crowd. Arnold Adams, a 32-year-old MMA heavyweight, pounded ex-UFC fighter D.J. Linderman's face into a bloody mess in front of 2,000 rowdy fans at...
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Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly, center, celebrates his goal against the Vegas Golden Knights with Matt Niskanen, left, and Chandler Stephenson, during the third period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 03, 2018 - 1:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first home Stanley Cup Final game after 13 long years checkered with as many disappointments as milestones, Alex Ovechkin was not going to be denied the opportunity to do something special. He played with an edge. He played with joy. And he played with the leadership his...
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Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury falls to the ice after Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly (25) collided with him during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. Smith-Pelly was called for a goaltender interference and there was no goal on the play. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)
June 03, 2018 - 12:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Throughout their first three playoff series, the Vegas Golden Knights were defined by smart decisions and dazzling plays. In the Stanley Cup Final, their mistakes have drawn most of the attention. Vegas made too many errors in its own end of the ice and scored just one gift-...
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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby turns away a puck during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 02, 2018 - 10:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The Vegas Golden Knights have taken advantage of a huge mistake by Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby to get back into Game 3 of the...
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Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), from Russia, puts on his glove as he takes the ice for practice in Arlington, Va., Friday, June 1, 2018. Game 3 of the Stanley Cup NHL hockey finals between the Vegas Golden Knights and Capitals is scheduled for Saturday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 02, 2018 - 1:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov is a game-time decision to play for the Capitals in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights. Washington's leading scorer in the playoffs left Wednesday's Game 2 clutching his left arm after a big hit from Brayden McNabb and did not return...
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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby, right, makes a stick save on shot by Vegas Golden Knights right wing Alex Tuch during the third period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 01, 2018 - 4:08 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin covered his eyes with his gloved hands in disbelief. Barry Trotz hid his disbelief inside. Chandler Stephenson had the perfect view and didn't like the odds. The net was wide open and Braden Holtby reached his stick across and stopped Alex Tuch's shot in the...
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