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Volunteer Jenifer Murias yells into a megaphone as Culinary Union members file into a university arena to vote on whether to authorize a strike Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Las Vegas. A potential strike would affect 34 casino-hotels. A majority yes vote would not immediately affect the casinos, but it would give union negotiators a huge bargaining chip by allowing them to call for a strike at any time starting June 1. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
May 23, 2018 - 1:38 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted Tuesday to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1, a move that could cripple the city's world-famous resorts. About 25,000...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane waits for play to resume during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in San Jose, Calif. The Sharks are closing in on a seven-year contract with Kane that will keep the high-scoring forward off the free-agent market. A person familiar with the negotiations says the contract is expected to be finalized on Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday night, May 22, on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been completed. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 22, 2018 - 10:13 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are closing in on a seven-year contract with Evander Kane that will keep the high-scoring forward off the free-agent market. A person familiar with the negotiations says the contract is expected to be finalized on Wednesday. The person spoke to The...
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New Minnesota Wild NHL hockey team general manager Paul Fenton smiles during an introductory press conference in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (Shari L. Gross/Star Tribune via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 6:19 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After working a quarter-century in the NHL, including two decades in management, Paul Fenton finally has the opportunity to run a team. The new general manager of the Minnesota Wild has been tasked with retooling a roster that has produced a consistent regular season winner...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello speaks to reporters during a news conference on the first day of NHL hockey training camp, in Toronto. Longtime NHL executiveLamoriello has joined the New York Islanders and will have full authority in all hockey matters. The team on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, announced the hiring of the 75-year-old Lamoriello as president of hockey operations. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 22, 2018 - 1:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lou Lamoriello is back in charge of an NHL team and will have full control with the New York Islanders. The Islanders hired Lamoriello president of hockey operations Tuesday, saying the 75-year-old longtime executive will have "full authority over all hockey matters with the...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, hits Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi (5) with Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan (24) nearby during the first period of Game 6 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Monday, May 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 21, 2018 - 10:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie and Devante Smith-Pelly scored, Braden Holtby stopped all 24 shots he faced and the Washington Capitals beat up the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 Monday night to even the Eastern Conference final and force a deciding Game 7. Alex Ovechkin, Tom Wilson and Brooks Orpik led the...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy (88), of Russia, celebrates with Ryan McDonagh (27), Yanni Gourde (37) and Chris Kunitz (14) after Game 3 of the team's NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Washington. The Lightning won 4-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 20, 2018 - 5:52 pm
Jon Cooper didn't blame Andrei Vasilevskiy for the Tampa Bay Lightning digging a deep hole early in the Eastern Conference final. Two games and two losses brought plenty of criticism of the young Russian goaltender. Cooper wasn't thrilled about that. "The questions were coming from the other side...
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Sweden's Patric Hornqvist, second from left, celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the Ice Hockey World Championships semifinal match between Sweden and the United States at the Royal arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
May 19, 2018 - 12:12 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden strode into the final of the ice hockey world championship by crushing the United States 6-0 on Saturday. The defending champion set up a gold medal game on Sunday against Canada or Switzerland. The Swedes set up the victory with three goals in three minutes and...
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Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith celebrates after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Western Conference finals Friday, May 18, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 19, 2018 - 12:41 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights were a 500-to-1 long shot to win the Stanley Cup before the NHL season began in October. Their surprisingly successful inaugural season is still rolling along, and they're one win from a berth to the Stanley Cup final. Reilly Smith scored on a breakaway...
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) celebrates his goal with center Tyler Johnson (9) next to Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) during the first period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference finals Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 17, 2018 - 10:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Killorn scored the tiebreaker with about 8 minutes left, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning weathered the equivalent of more than a period without a shot on goal to edge the Washington Capitals 4-2 on Thursday night, evening the Eastern Conference...
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Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey playoffs Western Conference finals Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
May 17, 2018 - 2:36 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury gave Blake Wheeler quite an earful. During a scrum behind Vegas' net with 2:34 left in the second period of the Golden Knights' 4-2 victory over Winnipeg on Wednesday night, Fleury reached over with his left hand and tickled the left ear of the Jets' unsuspecting...
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