Professional hockey

June 07, 2018 - 11:07 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Washington Capitals win their first Stanley Cup title, beating Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5.
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Vegas Golden Knights left wing David Perron, center, tussles with Washington Capitals defenseman Christian Djoos, right, before scoring on Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby during the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Harry How/Pool via AP)
June 07, 2018 - 10:29 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest from Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights (all times local): 7:25 p.m. The odds are in Vegas' favor. The Golden Knights are 10-0 this postseason when leading after two periods, as they do 3-2 against Washington in...
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President Donald Trump sings the national anthem during a "Celebration of America" event at the White House, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Washington, in lieu of a Super Bowl celebration for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles that he canceled. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 07, 2018 - 5:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For victorious sports teams these days, the confetti and champagne are apt to be accompanied by a politically fraught question: Are you going to the White House? What used to be one of the most innocuous photo-ops in sports is anything but. Going — or not going — has become a...
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FILE - In this May 8, 1990, file photo, Washington Capitals winger John Druce, right, skates off after the Boston Bruins scored their third goal in Game 3 of the Prince of Wales final at the Capital Centre in Landover, Md. The puck finally seems to be bouncing the right way for the Capitals, who built a 3-1 lead in the Final against Vegas after some rare postseason fortune. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)
June 07, 2018 - 10:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As checkered playoff histories go, the Washington Capitals haven't been around nearly as long as some NHL teams. The track is still long and sad. There was Pat Lafontaine of the Islanders beating them in the four-overtime "Easter Epic" back in 1987. Esa Tikkanen missing a wide-...
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Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) warms up during an organized team activity at the NFL football team's facility, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 06, 2018 - 9:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles players and officials made individual decisions to not go to the White House for a scheduled celebration of their Super Bowl title, leaving two players actually planning to make the trip to Washington before the visit was canceled by President Donald Trump, according to...
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Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly (25) celebrates his goal against Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the first period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, June 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 06, 2018 - 8:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Count out Devante Smith-Pelly if the Washington Capitals win the Stanley Cup and are invited to the White House to celebrate with President Donald Trump. "The things that he spews are straight-up racist and sexist," Canada's Postmedia quoted Smith-Pelly as saying Wednesday as the...
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Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz, right, talks with Alex Ovechkin, left, during an NHL hockey practice Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. The Capitals lead the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Finals series. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
June 06, 2018 - 7:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Washington Capitals will play for a Stanley Cup championship Thursday night for the first time in 43 NHL seasons. Alex Ovechkin is one win away from carving his name into history at the peak of his incredible hockey career. With a 3-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Final and a city...
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Fans watch the Vegas Golden Knights during an NHL hockey practice Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 06, 2018 - 5:28 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Aaron and Rhonda Hawley never truly embraced how much the Vegas Golden Knights meant to them until late in the season. On March 29, their 17-year-old daughter Brooke and two classmates were killed in a traffic accident in Huntington Beach, California. Since then, the Golden Knights...
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June 06, 2018 - 9:07 am
Mike Smith knows the feeling. A headache. Maybe some dizziness. As a younger jockey he got concussions, felt better and went back to riding. "I've had several," Smith said. "It's just like you hit your head playing any sport." Smith is currently in the international spotlight as he goes for the...
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Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault, left, tries to shoot the puck past Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, of Russia, during the second period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday, May 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 06, 2018 - 3:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Stanley Cup Final is a block party for the Washington Capitals. For all of Evgeny Kuznetsov's points on offense and Braden Holtby's saves in net, the Capitals are one win away from blocking their way to the Cup. They've gotten in front of almost a third of the Vegas Golden...
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