Men's hockey

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27), center Steven Stamkos (91), defenseman Erik Cernak (81) and left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrate Stamkos' goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes Monday, March 18, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
March 19, 2019 - 12:12 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning earned one trophy on Monday night. Starting next month, they'll be one of the favorites in the chase for the Stanley Cup. The Lightning clinched the Presidents' Trophy for the top regular-season mark in the league with a 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes...
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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn (17) celebrates his first of two goals during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
March 16, 2019 - 10:04 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Killorn scored three goals for his first career hat trick, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 6-3 Saturday night in the teams' first meeting since last year's Eastern Conference finals. Tampa Bay set team records for wins (55) and points (114) in a...
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Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau (13) celebrates his penalty-shot goal against the New Jersey Devils during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 13, 2019 - 1:46 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau busted out of a scoring slump in a big way. Gaudreau had three goals and three assists, and the Calgary Flames scored six times in the third period on their way to a 9-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Derek Ryan added two goals for...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) celebrates with teammates after assisting on a goal by Phil Kessel, for the 1,000th point of his NHL career during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The Penguins won 5-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 12, 2019 - 11:18 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin isn't one for nerves. And yet they came anyway as the weeks crept by and the Pittsburgh Penguins star inched closer to 1,000 career points. A pep talk from coach Mike Sullivan helped. So did the return to form of one of the NHL's most formidable power plays, one that...
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Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook gets into a heated verbal altercation with fans in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Monday, March 11, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 12, 2019 - 7:07 pm
NBA star Russell Westbrook will play in Utah again one day. When he does, a fan who allegedly made racial taunts against him will not be there to watch. A day after the Oklahoma City Thunder standout directed vulgar comments — which were captured on video and went viral — toward two fans, the Utah...
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Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly, left, listens as general manager Kyle Dubas speaks during a press conference, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Toronto, as they address an NHL investigation into an alleged slur used during an NHL hockey game the night before against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 12, 2019 - 4:51 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly didn't direct a gay slur at referee Brad Meier during the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL said Tuesday after an investigation. Television cameras picked up what sounded like a slur with 1:51 left in the second period when...
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United States' Tobin Heath, second from right, is congratulated on her goal by Mallory Pugh (11), Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan (13) during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Brazil Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
March 11, 2019 - 3:12 am
While Serena Williams admittedly doesn't follow soccer, the U.S. women's national team caught her attention with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay. The players accuse the U.S. Soccer Federation of "institutionalized gender discrimination" that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men...
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Washington Capitals left wing Carl Hagelin (62), of Sweden, celebrates his goal with the bench during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 10, 2019 - 10:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carl Hagelin watched helplessly from the penalty box as the short-handed unit he helped transform got to work. Seconds after stepping out following another successful kill, Hagelin scored the go-ahead goal on a breakaway to help the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Jared McCann (19) prepares to put a shot around Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) for a short-handed goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, March 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 10, 2019 - 10:34 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jared McCann scored twice, Matt Murray finished with 39 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins handed the Boston Bruins their first regulation loss since January with a 4-2 victory on Sunday night. Nick Bjugstad and Jake Guentzel also scored for the Penguins, who survived another late...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 file photo, Harry Howell waves to the crowd during a ceremony to retire his number before the Ranger's hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York. NHL Hall of Fame defenseman Harry Howell, who played the most games in the history of New York Rangers, has died. He was 86. Howell died Saturday night, March 9, 2019. Howell played 1,160 games for the Rangers from 1952-69 and had his No. 3 retired by the team. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 10, 2019 - 6:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Howell, the Hall of Fame defenseman who played the most games in New York Rangers' history, has died. He was 86. Howell died Saturday night. He had been living at an assisted care facility near his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. A seven-time All-Star, Howell played 1,160 games...
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