Hockey

Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel greets teammates after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 03, 2019 - 2:23 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin might be ready to get back to work. The Pittsburgh Penguins certainly need him. The veteran center practiced with his teammates on Wednesday and could be back in the lineup on Thursday night against Detroit. Malkin has missed eight games with an upper-body injury and...
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Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo celebrates with teammate MacKenzie Weegar following their win over the Ottawa Senators in NHL hockey game action Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 11:50 am
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo won 227 games during his 20s. He won 262 more games during his 30s. And now, his 40s await. Florida's veteran goalie — the oldest netminder and third-oldest player to appear in the NHL this season — will celebrate his milestone 40th birthday on Thursday. He's...
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File-This March 20, 2019, file photo shows Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), of Russia, skating with the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game past Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43), in Washington. With 125 points through 79 games, Kucherov has already matched Joe Thornton’s league-leading total in 2005-06. The highest total after that is Jaromir Jagr's 127 points in 1998-99, and the last player to top 130 points was Mario Lemieux, who had 161 in 1995-96. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 03, 2019 - 8:32 am
Connor McDavid knows better than to risk making end-of-season NHL award projections. Through no fault of his own, the Edmonton Oilers captain was not included among last year's three MVP candidates, causing a stir back home. So McDavid understandably deferred when recently asked to list his Hart...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2019, file photo, San Diego Fleet tight end Gavin Escobar (89) makes a critical first down catch on fourth and long over Birmingham Iron defensive back Max Redfield (20) late in the second half of an Alliance of American Football game in San Diego.The Alliance of American Football is suspending operations eight games into its first season. A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the eight-team spring football league is not folding, but games will not be played this weekend. The decision was made by majority owner Tom Dundon. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because league officials were still working through details of the suspension. An announcement from the league is expected later Tuesday, April 2, 2019.(AP Photo/Peter Joneleit, File)
April 02, 2019 - 4:09 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Alliance of American Football has ended its first season prematurely and told most employees that they will be terminated as of Wednesday. Employees were notified of the decision in a letter from the AAF board on Tuesday afternoon. The board essentially is majority owner Tom...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, Washington Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Grunfeld has been fired as president of the Washington Wizards after 16 seasons in charge of the team. The Wizards announced his dismissal on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, with four games left in a disappointing, no-playoffs season.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 02, 2019 - 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ernie Grunfeld was fired as president of the Washington Wizards after 16 seasons in charge of the team, and owner Ted Leonsis said he will oversee a "reboot." Grunfeld's dismissal was announced with four games left in a disappointing, no-playoffs season that began with Leonsis...
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Detroit Red Wings left wing Taro Hirose greets the bench after scoring during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 02, 2019 - 7:42 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings announced a two-year contract extension with coach Jeff Blashill on Tuesday, giving their young leader a vote of confidence in a rebuild that will now include a third straight year without a playoff berth after a 25-year postseason run. The 45-year-old Blashill...
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