Professional hockey

Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) scores against San Jose Sharks goaltender Aaron Dell (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 28, 2018 - 10:02 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews had two goals and an assist in his return from a left shoulder injury that sidelined him a month and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. John Tavares also scored twice, former San Jose star Patrick...
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In this Nov. 20, 2018, photo a customer makes a sports bet at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Professional sports leagues that once vehemently fought sports betting are now partnering with gambling companies to get in on it now that it's legal. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
November 28, 2018 - 10:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Professional sports leagues, which once vehemently fought the prospect of legal sports betting, are now scrambling to get in on it. In a pact announced Wednesday morning, the National Basketball Association is partnering with Sportradar and Genius Sports to distribute NBA betting...
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Philadelphia Flyers President Paul Holmgren speaks with members of the media during a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Philadelphia, the day after the NHL hockey club fired general manager Ron Hextall. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 27, 2018 - 3:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall because — to swipe a page from their glory days — he was Broad Street Bullheaded. Hextall preached patience. The Flyers want to win now. That clash of ideology turned toxic in Philadelphia's front office, and it cost...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2016, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall speaks with members of the media during a NHL hockey news conference in Voorhees, N.J. The Flyers fired Hextall on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, FIle)
November 26, 2018 - 8:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Caught at a crossroads between a full-blown rebuild and a legitimate playoff push, the Philadelphia Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall on Monday, the latest front-office leader to fail to win the franchise's first Stanley Cup in 44 years. The Flyers might not be done...
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Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine (29), of Finland, is congratulated by Brendan Lemieux after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
November 24, 2018 - 9:46 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrik Laine scored five goals Saturday in the Winnipeg Jets' 8-4 victory at St. Louis, two short of the 97-year-old NHL record. It was the 61st five-goal game in league history. Darryl Sittler of the Toronto Maple Leafs was the last player to score six goals in a game, on April 22...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) collects a rebound off Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) and scores during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 21, 2018 - 9:30 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby's been around long enough to realize the issues currently plaguing the Pittsburgh Penguins can't be solved in one shift, one period or even one game. That sure didn't stop the Pittsburgh captain from trying. Crosby scored a spectacular goal and set up two others...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2016, file photo, St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock takes the ice for practice in preparation of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, in Dallas. The Edmonton Oilers have fired coach Todd McLellan and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock with the team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division. McLellan was in his fourth season behind the Oilers' bench. The team missed the playoffs in two of his previous three seasons despite having superstar Connor McDavid on its roster. The Oilers were just 9-10-1 entering its game Tuesday night, Nov. 20, 2018, at San Jose. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
November 20, 2018 - 3:32 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ken Hitchcock knows the routine well by now as he begins his tenure as new coach of the Edmonton Oilers. For the fourth time in his long coaching career, Hitchcock has been tasked with taking over a struggling team in the middle of the season. Hitchcock was hired Tuesday as...
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Craig Berube speaks during a news conference after being named interim head coach of the St. Louis Blues NHL hockey team Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in St. Louis. The Blues fired head coach Mike Yeo following a 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings Monday night. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
November 20, 2018 - 1:02 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues will be casting a wide net in their coaching search. General manager Doug Armstrong fired Mike Yeo after Monday's 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Craig Berube is the interim coach while Armstrong assembles a list of candidates for the permanent job. "There's going to...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, St. Louis Blues head coach Mike Yeo watches from the bench during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, in St. Louis. Early Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced that the team has fired Yeo and named Craig Berube as his interim replacement. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
November 20, 2018 - 12:39 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Amid a disappointing showing that fell well short of Stanley Cup expectations, the St. Louis Blues fired coach Mike Yeo a quarter of the way into the season and named Craig Berube as his interim replacement. St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong announced the change hours after...
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Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin (21) celebrates his goal with teammate Ryan Carpenter (40) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
November 15, 2018 - 2:12 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Last season, Cody Eakin didn't score his seventh goal until Feb. 21. He did it more than three months earlier this time. Eakin scored his sixth and seventh goals of the season, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots for his third shutout, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Anaheim...
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