Professional hockey

April 04, 2018 - 8:56 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Cavaliers win battle of division leaders UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to shake their midseason malaise and demonstrate they are capable of making their fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals. LeBron James delivered 27 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Cavs...
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Washington Capitals' Dmitry Orlov, left, of Russia, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammate Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Monday, April 23, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
April 24, 2018 - 3:50 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After dropping the first two playoff games at home in overtime, the Washington Capitals picked up momentum that only got stronger as they took down the Columbus Blue Jackets in four straight. Now they'll strive to keep the intensity high as they advance to a second-round...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, right, watches from the dugout during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Monday, April 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
April 24, 2018 - 3:36 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ TOUGH TEST Shohei Ohtani (2-1, 3.60 ERA) makes his fourth major league start for the Los Angeles Angels, this one against Charlie Morton (3-0, 0.72) and the World Series champion Houston Astros. Ohtani, the two-way rookie sensation from Japan...
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Toronto Maple Leafs centre Tyler Bozak (42) and goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) celebrate their win over the Boston Bruins in NHL round one playoff hockey action in Toronto on Monday, April 23, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 12:31 am
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs won this one for their city. Frederik Andersen stopped 32 shots to lead the Maple Leafs to a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday night, forcing a decisive Game 7 in the first-round series. The victory came hours after 10 people were killed when a van...
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Washington Capitals' Dmitry Orlov, left, of Russia, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammate Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Monday, April 23, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
April 24, 2018 - 12:01 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Washington Capitals can now turn their attention to the Pittsburgh Penguins and avenging some playoff disappointments. The Capitals won four straight games over the Columbus Blue Jackets after fumbling the first two in overtime at home, capping their opening-round playoff...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher speaks at a news conference in St. Paul, Minn. Fletcher was fired Monday, April 23, 2018, after the hockey team's first-round playoff exit. Fletcher was the Wild's general manager for nine seasons. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
April 23, 2018 - 7:49 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold entered the team's new practice facility a couple of weeks ago, the organizational motto was staring him in the face. So was the advice he should make a change in the front office, despite his fondness of general manager Chuck Fletcher...
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Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) and Mike Fisher (12) celebrate a 5-0 series-winning victory against the Colorado Avalanche during Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
April 23, 2018 - 6:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Losing the Stanley Cup last June wasn't what hurt Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg the most. Seeing how painful the loss was for veteran center Mike Fisher proved even more agonizing. "That was probably the worst feeling for me personally," Forsberg said. "Seeing...
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Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson celebrates a goal against the Colorado Avalanche with teammates P.K. Subban (76) and Colton Sissons (10) during the first period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
April 23, 2018 - 2:11 am
DENVER (AP) — The Nashville Predators are done dealing with the speed of Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche. Next, they get the physicality of Dustin Byfuglien and the Winnipeg Jets . There's no easy test this time of year. "They've got size. They've got skill. They've got speed," forward...
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From left to right, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel and Kris Letang celebrate Guentzels' goal during the third period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
April 23, 2018 - 2:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sidney Crosby tormented the Flyers just as he has from the start of his NHL career. Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin were clutch when needed in pivotal games. And Matt Murray? Oh, just two shutouts and the type of outings that show more zeros on the board are possible in the second...
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Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson celebrates a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
April 22, 2018 - 11:12 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado had speed and youth. Nashville brought experience and know-how. It was plain to see which won out — this time. Mattias Ekholm ignited the offense early with the first goal by a Nashville defenseman in the series, Pekka Rinne stopped 22 shots and the top-seeded Predators...
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