Men's hockey

The Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews (34), Connor Brown (12) and others leave the ice after their overtime loss to the Washington Capitals in Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 22, 2017 - 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Babcock didn't say goodbye to Verizon Center. He said see you soon. The highest paid coach in the NHL has a Stanley Cup ring and has been around the block a few times. He knows his Toronto Maple Leafs aren't out of their first-round series against the Washington Capitals...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Michael Beasley reacts after making a three-point basket during the first half of game 3 of their NBA first-round playoff series basketball game against the Toronto Raptors Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
April 22, 2017 - 11:19 am
Say this about the NBA playoffs: It's usually quite predictable. Nothing wrong with that. It's a star-driven league built around enticing matchups. Quite frankly, the Finals will be a letdown if we don't get the rubber match of a Cleveland-Golden State trilogy. But there's nothing wrong with a...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Michael Beasley reacts after making a three-point basket during the first half of game 3 of their NBA first-round playoff series basketball game against the Toronto Raptors Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
April 22, 2017 - 8:26 am
Say this about the NBA playoffs: It's usually quite predictable. Nothing wrong with that. It's a star-driven league built around enticing matchups. Quite frankly, the Finals will be a letdown if we don't get the rubber match of a Cleveland-Golden State trilogy. But there's nothing wrong with a...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, is helped off the ice by a trainer and Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, after he was injured during the first period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 21, 2017 - 11:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Alex Ovechkin lay face down on the ice, the Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup hopes stopped. Coach Barry Trotz was concerned as Ovechkin clutched at his left knee and put no weight on his left leg after the borderline hip check from Nazem Kadri before limping down the tunnel...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Thon Maker and Toronto Raptors' Cory Joseph dive after a loose ball during the second half of game 3 of their NBA first-round playoff series basketball game Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 106-77. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
April 21, 2017 - 8:27 pm
Say this about the NBA playoffs: It's usually quite predictable. Nothing wrong with that. It's a star-driven league built around enticing matchups. Quite frankly, the Finals will be a letdown if we don't get the rubber match of a Cleveland-Golden State trilogy. But there's nothing wrong with a...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, is helped off the ice by a trainer and Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, after he was injured during the first period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 21, 2017 - 8:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin returned for the second period of Game 5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night after an apparent leg injury late in the first. Ovechkin drew a roar from the crowd as he stepped on to the ice after the first intermission and hit...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, lies on the ice after he was injured during the first period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 21, 2017 - 8:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin left Game 5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night with an apparent left leg injury after taking a hit from Nazem Kadri. Ovechkin went down at 17:32 of the first period when a hip check from Kadri made contact with his left knee...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, and Dmitry Orlov (9), also of Russia, warm up before Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 21, 2017 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin has left Game 5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs after taking a hit from Nazem Kadri. Ovechkin went down at 17:32 of the first period when a hip check from Kadri made contact with his left knee. He remained on the ice for several minutes...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Thon Maker and Toronto Raptors' Cory Joseph dive after a loose ball during the second half of game 3 of their NBA first-round playoff series basketball game Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 106-77. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
April 21, 2017 - 7:40 pm
Say this about the NBA playoffs: It's usually quite predictable. Nothing wrong with that. It's a star-driven league built around enticing matchups. Quite frankly, the Finals will be a letdown if we don't get the rubber match of a Cleveland-Golden State trilogy. But there's nothing wrong with a...
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Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle celebrates after scoring during the first period in Game 4 of the team's NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 21, 2017 - 5:33 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Charlie Coyle has that enviable blend of size and skills, a 25-year-old forward on the verge of realizing the potential of a former first-round draft pick. Without Coyle's clutch contributions, the Minnesota Wild would have been bounced already from their first-round series...
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