Hockey

CORRECTS THAT MOVIE'S TITLE IS TWO WORDS, "SLAP SHOT," NOT "SLAPSHOT." - FILE - In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Johnstown hockey fans celebrate at Cambria County War Memorial arena after the announcement that Johnstown, Pa., was named the Kraft, Hockeyville, USA winner of their online contest that awarded $150,000 worth of arena upgrades and an NHL preseason hockey game. A regional bank and Cambria County officials announced on Tuesday Aug. 29, 2017, that the bank is paying $720,000 for naming rights to the rink made famous in the 1977 cult hockey comedy film "Slap Shot." The deal means the building will now be known as 1st Summit Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial. (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP, File)
August 30, 2017 - 11:05 am
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A regional bank is paying $720,000 for naming rights to a Pennsylvania hockey rink made famous in the cult hockey comedy "Slap Shot." The deal means the building will now be known as 1st Summit Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial. The 67-year-old arena was home to the defunct...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2014 file photo, fans enjoy pre-game festivities along Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park in Boston. Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry says he wants to take steps to rename all of Yawkey Way, a street that has been an enduring reminder of the franchise's complicated racial past. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
August 17, 2017 - 6:35 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will ask the city to rename Yawkey Way, the street alongside Fenway Park, to erase what owner John Henry called a haunting reminder of the ballclub's history of racial intolerance. Henry told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he welcomes changing the name of the...
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August 16, 2017 - 2:57 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have signed center Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract extension with an average annual value of $8.5 million. The extension runs through the 2024-25 season, similar to the eight-year, $100-million extension superstar captain Connor McDavid signed...
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Rescue personnel help injured people after a car ran into a large group of protesters after an white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 13, 2017 - 1:42 am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the white nationalist rally being held in Charlottesville (all times local): 11:54 p.m. Three more men have been arrested in connection to the violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville. The Virginia State Police...
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Rescue personnel help injured people after a car ran into a large group of protesters after an white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 12, 2017 - 11:06 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the white nationalist rally being held in Charlottesville (all times local): 11 p.m. A white nationalist blames police for the violence that erupted before and after a rally where he was scheduled to speak before it turned deadly. Richard Spencer told The...
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Rescue personnel help injured people after a car ran into a large group of protesters after an white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 12, 2017 - 9:52 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the white nationalist rally being held in Charlottesville (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Authorities say a 20-year-old Ohio man accused of driving a car into a group of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally has been charged with second-degree murder...
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Rescue personnel help injured people after a car ran into a large group of protesters after an white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 12, 2017 - 9:36 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the white nationalist rally being held in Charlottesville (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Virginia state police said one of their agency's helicopters crashed Saturday outside Charlottesville, killing two troopers. Police said the helicopter was assisting law...
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In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2017 - 9:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that's largely been framed by Netflix: Providing the stuff you want to watch, when you want to watch it. The Magic Kingdom is launching its own streaming service for its central Disney and Pixar...
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In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2017 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that's so far largely been framed by Netflix: stuff I want to watch, when I want it. The Magic Kingdom is launching its own streaming service for its central Disney and Pixar brands and another...
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Jim Johannson speaks during a news conference in Plymouth, Mich., Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Longtime USA Hockey executive Jim Johannson will serve as general manager for the U.S. men's hockey team at the 2018 Olympics. Tony Granato will be the team's coach. . (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 07, 2017 - 1:42 pm
Players with NHL contracts, even those in the minors, will not be allowed to participate in the Winter Olympics next February. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that all players under contract will be treated the same. The league announced in April it wouldn'...
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