Hockey

FILE - In this April 24, 2019, file photo, Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, stands on the ice during the second period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Washington. The Capitals say they are aware of a video on social media that appeared to show Kuznetsov in a hotel room with lines of white powder on the table in front of him and verified it is him in the video. In a statement sent to The Associated Press by spokesman Sergey Kocharov, the team says it is in the process of gathering facts and will have no further comment at this time. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
May 31, 2019 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The NHL said Friday it has closed its review of Capitals star Evgeny Kuznetsov and a now-deleted video on social media that appears to show him in a hotel room with lines of white powder on a table in front of him. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the league interviewed...
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver holds a news conference before Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 6:33 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The NBA is closely monitoring the ongoing trade dispute and tariff rift between the U.S. and China, though the league is not yet worried that it will interfere with any business happening with the world's most populous nation. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver even went as far Thursday...
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St. Louis Blues' Oskar Sundqvist (70), of Sweden, skates beside Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, during the second period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Boston. Sundqvist is facing a potential suspension after delivering a blow to the head of Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk earlier in the game. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said Grzelcyk was in the NHL's concussion protocol and listed as day-to-day. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 30, 2019 - 6:17 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist has been suspended for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final for delivering an elbow to the head of Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk. The NHL's department of player safety announced the suspension Thursday after a hearing with Sundqvist, who was assessed only...
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St. Louis Blues' David Perron (57) tries to move the puck between Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) and Matt Grzelcyk (48) during the first period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 30, 2019 - 4:23 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bruce Cassidy figures sometime before the puck drops for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Boston Bruins' first line will get together. Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak will talk about what hasn't gone right so far in the series against the St. Louis Blues and...
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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington takes his position in goal at the start of the second period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 29, 2019 - 11:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The resolve Jordan Binnington is showing in the playoffs was forged in Bruins black and gold. Now it's being used to try to beat the organization that took him in. Binnington bounced back from a rough start to the Stanley Cup Final to make 21 saves in the St. Louis Blues' Game 2...
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Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, of Finland, skates into position in front of the net during the second period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Boston. (Bruce Bennett/Pool via AP)
May 29, 2019 - 10:10 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins' eight-game playoff win streak ended with a thud, marred by missed opportunities and continued futility from their best players. One of the hottest teams in the NHL over the past two rounds of the playoffs, Boston was beaten up during their 3-2 overtime loss to the Blues in...
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St. Louis Blues' Sammy Blais (9) crashes into Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, as Bruins' Brandon Carlo (25) and Blues' David Perron (57) grapple for the puck during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 29, 2019 - 7:55 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins (all times Eastern): 10:55 p.m. Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final is going to overtime. The St. Louis Blues are tied 2-2 with the Bruins after three bruising periods in Boston. It is the...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry smiles during practice for the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Toronto, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Game 1 of the NBA Finals is Thursday in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 29, 2019 - 2:46 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Dynasty versus dinosaurs. The Golden State Warriors' road to a fifth straight NBA Finals has detoured to a new destination — and this one requires a passport. The Toronto Raptors, a team that arrived in the NBA 24 years ago as the dinosaur-logoed basketball franchise in a hockey-...
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Boston Bruins' Brandon Carlo, top, takes down St. Louis Blues' Ryan O'Reilly during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 29, 2019 - 12:28 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins are a case study in extremes on the blue line. There are some prototypical bruisers: At 6-foot-9 and 250 pounds, 42-year-old Zdeno Chara anchors Boston's first pairing and the 6-foot-5 Brandon Carlo is on the second line. The rest of the defense? Take it down a notch...
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Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, of Finland, stands in net during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 28, 2019 - 3:40 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask first caught coach Bruce Cassidy's attention as a hot-headed minor leaguer who was throwing milk crates onto the ice when things didn't go his way. These days, the Bruins goalie is much more likely to shrug off a mistake than break his stick over a crossbar. "I just think...
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