Men's hockey

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference prior to Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals, Monday, May 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 28, 2018 - 9:07 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman shares the sports world's amazement at the Vegas Golden Knights' ability to reach the Stanley Cup Final in their first year of existence. But if the league adds another team in Seattle in the near future, Bettman expects it to have every opportunity to...
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May 28, 2018 - 4:06 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas city officials are embracing Stanley Cup fever by refusing to use capital letters on the city's official Twitter account in a playful shot at the Vegas Golden Knights' opponent: the Washington Capitals. The city posted a photo-shopped version of the famous Las Vegas sign...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin meets with members of the media during an NHL hockey media day for the Stanley Cup, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 27, 2018 - 8:49 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Washington Capitals have waited nearly 44 years to raise the Stanley Cup for the first time. Their only remaining obstacles are some desert-dwelling misfits who refuse to wait for anything. The expansion Vegas Golden Knights are just four wins away from an astounding...
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The New York Rangers new head coach David Quinn poses during an NHL hockey news conference in New York, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 24, 2018 - 5:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David Quinn had been contacted by other NHL teams in recent years, and chose to remain at Boston University. When the New York Rangers came calling, it was different. As talks with general manager Jeff Gorton and assistant GM Chris Drury — both of whom he's known for many years —...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane waits for play to resume during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in San Jose, Calif. The Sharks are closing in on a seven-year contract with Kane that will keep the high-scoring forward off the free-agent market. A person familiar with the negotiations says the contract is expected to be finalized on Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday night, May 22, on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been completed. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 24, 2018 - 5:14 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Evander Kane knew San Jose was a good fit when Joe Thornton showed up for a late-night airport pickup following a trade deadline deal. That comfort was only reinforced over the next 10 weeks on the ice and in the dressing room. It left Kane with an easy choice as he headed...
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Washington Capitals celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 24, 2018 - 12:26 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin lifted the Prince of Wales Trophy, spun around and set it back down on a table. The rest of the Capitals joined him for a team photo after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final, a victory that sent...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2015, file photo, Boston University head coach David Quinn talks to his players during an NCAA hockey practice before the Frozen Four tournament in Boston. The New York Rangers have hired Boston University’s David Quinn as their new head coach. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the long-reported move Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File
May 23, 2018 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers hired Boston University's David Quinn as their new head coach Wednesday, the second college coach hired by an NHL team this month and third in the past four years. Quinn replaces Alain Vigneault, who was fired hours after the Rangers missed the playoffs for the...
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Tennessee Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk holds a football as she and NFL commissioner Roger Goodall prepare for a photo after it was announced that Nashville will host the 2019 NFL draft during the NFL owner's spring meeting Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 23, 2018 - 1:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The NFL draft is heading to Music City. League owners awarded the 2019 draft to Nashville during their annual spring meetings on Wednesday, clearly impressed with the city's turnout for events such as the NHL Stanley Cup Final and a party to unveil redesigned uniforms for the...
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Volunteer Jenifer Murias yells into a megaphone as Culinary Union members file into a university arena to vote on whether to authorize a strike Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Las Vegas. A potential strike would affect 34 casino-hotels. A majority yes vote would not immediately affect the casinos, but it would give union negotiators a huge bargaining chip by allowing them to call for a strike at any time starting June 1. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
May 23, 2018 - 1:38 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted Tuesday to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1, a move that could cripple the city's world-famous resorts. About 25,000...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane waits for play to resume during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in San Jose, Calif. The Sharks are closing in on a seven-year contract with Kane that will keep the high-scoring forward off the free-agent market. A person familiar with the negotiations says the contract is expected to be finalized on Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday night, May 22, on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been completed. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 22, 2018 - 10:13 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are closing in on a seven-year contract with Evander Kane that will keep the high-scoring forward off the free-agent market. A person familiar with the negotiations says the contract is expected to be finalized on Wednesday. The person spoke to The...
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