Hockey

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) tries to corral the puck, next to New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 8, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 22, 2019 - 1:10 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby said Friday he will not join his teammates next week for a White House celebration of their Stanley Cup championship. Holtby is the second player on the Capitals' active roster to decline, joining fellow Canadian Brett Connolly. "It...
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Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek (93) celebrates his goal with James van Riemsdyk (25) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday, March 15, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 21, 2019 - 4:54 am
Jakub Voracek was psyched at the mere suggestion the Philadelphia Flyers might play an NHL game in his native Czech Republic. "I'm not going to lie to you, it would be great," Voracek said with a smile. "Obviously to play an NHL game in your home country, it'd be awesome." Voracek will get that...
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Artemi Panarin, left, keeps Calgary Flames' Mikael Backlund away from the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 20, 2019 - 1:56 pm
Many NHL teams have plenty to play for down the final stretch of the regular season, trying to get in the playoffs or to improve their positioning, before 16 teams compete for the Stanley Cup. Some players have a lot at stake, too. Erik Karlsson, Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky are a few of the...
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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin celebrates his power play goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
March 19, 2019 - 9:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Washington Capitals will go to the White House on Monday to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team had not announced the decision...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration at the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises in the background. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Capitals will go to the White House on Monday, March 25, 2019, to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, March 19, 2019, because the team had not announced the decision.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 19, 2019 - 3:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Washington Capitals' decision to visit the White House (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The White House confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals are scheduled to visit President Donald Trump on Monday. White House...
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In this Feb. 21, 2019 photo Malakye Johnson takes part in a Snider Hockey practice at the Scanlon Ice Rink in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 15, 2019 - 2:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Megan Lincoln couldn't put her son into hockey right away when he wanted to play. She didn't have the time to take off from work to shuttle him to practice or the money to pour into a traditionally expensive sport. "Nothing is cheap," Lincoln said. "There's nothing about hockey...
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In this Feb. 21, 2019 photo Logan Johnson takes part in a Snider Hockey practice at the Scanlon Ice Rink in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 15, 2019 - 2:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a crowded hallway at Scanlon Ice Rink, Logan Johnson slid into his pads as his brother Malakye and sister Wylla skittered around sticks and bags bulging with hockey equipment. Their mother, April, tried to keep order and Wylla asked whether a board game of Candy Land might...
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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 13, 2019 - 1:53 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The cameras crowd around Sidney Crosby's stall, parting only to let the Pittsburgh Penguins captain slip through and tug on a baseball cap before the lights flip on, the microphones close in and the questions come. Fifteen feet away, Evgeni Malkin goes about his business quietly...
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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 - 6:13 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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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 - 2:12 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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