Professional hockey

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 08, 2018 - 11:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has spent time on the disabled list during each of the past three seasons. The Nats are hoping he doesn't make it four in a row. Strasberg exited after two innings because of tightness in his right shoulder, and the San Francisco Giants rapped...
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Vegas Golden Knights right wing Alex Tuch, right, consoles left wing Erik Haula after they lost to the Washington Capitals 4-3 in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
June 08, 2018 - 7:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — While the Washington Capitals celebrated their first Stanley Cup title amid strewn sticks and gloves Thursday night, the T-Mobile Arena fans rose and gave one more stirring ovation to the bowed, kneeling figures in grey sweaters on the other end of the ice. The Vegas Golden Knights...
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Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz, center, arrives with the team at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., Friday, June 8, 2018, the day after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 08, 2018 - 7:07 pm
DULLES, Va. (AP) — Barry Trotz thought of mentors and friends Jack Button, Tommy Ebright, David Poile and Wayne Fleming when he lifted the Stanley Cup over his head. The Washington coach didn't think about his future, the same approach he has taken all season and playoffs. "I wasn't getting...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, of Russia,, and center Nicklas Backstrom, of Sweden, right, hold up the Stanley Cup as the Capitols arrive at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., Friday, June 8, 2018, the day after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 08, 2018 - 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It sure looked as if Alex Ovechkin was slowing down, at least by his standards. This time a year ago, Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals were limping away from another early playoff exit. His 16 even-strength goals in the regular season tied for the lowest of his career...
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Washington Capitals' Andre Burakovsky (65) celebrates on the ice after the Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
June 08, 2018 - 1:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he expects to welcome the hometown Washington Capitals hockey team to the White House for winning the Stanley Cup. But he adds: "If they don't want to be here, I don't want them." Trump congratulated the Capitals on his Twitter feed after the...
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President Donald Trump points towards the White House balcony when asked by a reporter about first lady Melania Trump, before leaving the White House in Washington, Friday, June 8, 2018, to attend the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 08, 2018 - 10:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Whichever team wins the NBA championship, President Donald Trump says he won't be inviting them to the White House. LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors have both said their teams have no interest in a visit. Trump told reporters...
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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie hoists the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 08, 2018 - 2:23 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — T.J. Oshie found his father on the ice amid the jubilant madness of the Washington Capitals' postgame celebration and wrapped him in a fierce hug. Five years after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Tim Oshie's memory is inconsistent and cloudy. Anyone who saw the depth of...
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Washington Capitals pose with the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 08, 2018 - 1:17 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Ovechkin finally got to hoist the Stanley Cup. And then he raised the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup Final. Fellow Russian linemate Evgeny Kuznetsov and goaltender Braden Holtby certainly did some heavy lifting of their own. In helping deliver a championship...
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A Washington Capitals fan holds a sign in the streets outside Capital One Arena in Washington after Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights in Las Vegas, Thursday, June 7, 2018. The Capitals won the Stanley Cup. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
June 08, 2018 - 1:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unafraid of the impending closing of the subway, Capitals fans partied in the streets Thursday night and into Friday morning to celebrate the franchise's first Stanley Cup and the city's first title in the major four professional sports since 1992. After the Capitals beat the...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, hoists the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 08, 2018 - 12:48 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Ovechkin put both hands to his head and screamed while he left the bench and skated into the thick of the Washington Capitals' joyous celebration. And right before Ovechkin hoisted the Stanley Cup, the Washington captain put both hands on his head again in a gesture of...
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