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FILE - In this Monday, May, 13, 2019 filer, Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime returns the ball to Croatia's Borna Coric during their match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome. It’s typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants. What’s not typical is that they have all simultaneously broken into the world’s elite ranks of tennis players _ and will all be worth watching when the French Open begins Sunday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
May 23, 2019 - 11:36 pm
ROME (AP) — It's typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants. What's not typical is that they have simultaneously broken into the world's elite ranks of tennis players — and will all be worth watching when the French Open...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins' David Backes celebrates after scoring against the New Jersey Devils during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Newark, N.J. Backes will face his former team when the Bruins host the St. Louis Blues Monday, May 27, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 23, 2019 - 3:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — David Backes waited his entire career to play for the Stanley Cup, and now he's going to have to do it against some of his best friends in hockey. The former St. Louis captain will face his old team with the NHL title on the line, starting Monday night when the Blues and Bruins open...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov, of Russia, skates during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Los Angeles. An arbitrator has upheld Voynov’s one-season suspension by the NHL but is giving him credit for serving half of it in 2018-19. Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended the former Los Angeles Kings defenseman for the 2019-20 season and 2020 playoffs after it determined he committed acts of domestic violence. The NHL Players Association appealed the ruling. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
May 23, 2019 - 2:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An arbitrator has upheld Slava Voynov's one-season NHL suspension but is giving him credit for serving half of it in 2018-19. Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended the former Los Angeles Kings defenseman for the upcoming season and the 2020 playoffs after determining he committed...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2000, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers Eric Lindros, third from right, is assisted after getting hit in the first period of Game 7 of their NHL hockey Eastern Conference finals against the New Jersey Devils in Philadelphia. Lindros could easily be the poster boy for concussions in the NHL given his experience. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)
May 23, 2019 - 10:18 am
Jason Dickinson was angry the moment he was pulled from a game to be checked for a concussion. On the receiving end of a hit that warranted a second look, the Dallas Stars forward later realized the precaution wasn't such a bad thing. "Today's game they're doing a lot, and they are focusing on...
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In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019, photo, former NHL player Dan Carcillo poses for a portrait with his wife Ela at his rural home in Homer Glen, Ill. Carcillo is hurting inside and out after seven documented concussions in the National Hockey League and what he believes could be hundreds of traumatic brain injuries. Almost a year removed from his last round of neurological treatment in early April, the bad days outnumber the good and the suicidal thoughts returned. Carcillo explains where his head is at. This is a bad day. "I'm going to choose when I'm going to go," Carcillo said. "I'll make that decision of how much pain I'm going to put my loved ones through that are around me." (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 23, 2019 - 10:14 am
HOMER GLEN, Ill. (AP) — Wearing a black shirt with "Fight for your happiness" on the front and "Sick not weak" on the back, Daniel Carcillo eats an apple as his wife makes a cappuccino nearby and their oldest daughter scampers around the kitchen. This is the family he always wanted, just not the...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy gives instructions during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. Cassidy's Bruins will face the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 22, 2019 - 4:31 pm
BOSTON (AP) — It's been more than three months since the last championship parade in Boston, and the city is getting antsy. Sure, the Red Sox won the World Series last October. And the New England Patriots earned their sixth Super Bowl victory in February. But since then: Nothing. And Boston's...
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St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist (70), of Sweden; defenseman Colton Parayko (55); and Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, celebrate after the Blues scored a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the third period in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference final series Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in St. Louis. The Blues won 5-1 to win the series 4-2. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 22, 2019 - 12:00 am
Seeing the famous photo of Bobby Orr scoring the 1970 Stanley Cup-winning goal to beat his St. Louis Blues doesn't bring back bad memories for Scotty Bowman. "Not really," the legendary coach said. "Because we didn't have a big opportunity to win that series." Orr and the big, bad Boston Bruins...
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St. Louis Blues' Ryan O'Reilly (90), David Perron (57), celebrate with Jaden Schwartz (17), who scored a goal against the San Jose Sharks in the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
May 21, 2019 - 12:15 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz is on a scoring run that has the St. Louis Blues dreaming big. Schwartz's hat trick in Game 5 on Sunday helped give the Blues a 3-2 series lead against the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference final and set the single-season franchise record for playoff wins...
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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) makes a save against San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8) in the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
May 20, 2019 - 10:49 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks could be headed into their fifth elimination game of the postseason short-handed. The Sharks left town Monday to play Game 6 of the Western Conference final at St. Louis with questions about the status of captain Joe Pavelski, high-scoring forward Tomas...
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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) protects the puck as San Jose Sharks center Melker Karlsson (68), of Sweden, closes in during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference final series Friday, May 17, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 18, 2019 - 1:17 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have been at their best this postseason when they had little margin for error. That's probably why they feel comfortable heading home for Game 5 of the Western Conference final against the Blues after a lackluster start led to a Game 4 loss in St. Louis...
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