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FILE - In this May 27, 2019, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to the media before Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins in Boston. Bettman said getting to those quarantined bubbles and resuming play are just two more steps in the process with the goal of awarding the Stanley Cup in late September or early October. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
July 24, 2020 - 4:42 pm
NHL officials acknowledged Friday there is a long way to go before celebrating hockey's return during the COVID-19 pandemic. Teams must submit rosters and full 52-person traveling parties Friday and travel to the hub cities of Toronto or Edmonton, Alberta, on Sunday. There are 12 exhibitions games...
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July 23, 2020 - 12:17 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The NHL’s newest team finally has its name: the Seattle Kraken. The expansion franchise unveiled its nickname Thursday, ending 19 months of speculation about whether the team might lean traditional or go eccentric with the name for the league’s 32nd team. “The Kraken is a name born...
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Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl (29) takes part in a drill during NHL hockey training camp in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 21, 2020 - 1:46 pm
The NHL Hart Trophy voters agreed with NHL players in selecting Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl, Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon and Artemi Panarin of the New York Rangers as MVP award finalists. The finalists were announced by the NHL on Tuesday, and determined by members of the Professional Hockey Writers...
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Cutout photos of Brighton fans fill the empty stands during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Newcastle United at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, England, Monday, July 20, 2020. (Glyn Kirk/Pool via AP)
July 20, 2020 - 7:05 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world: ___ The Mountain West has postponed its football virtual media days which were scheduled for July 27-29. The league didn’t say when the online event would take place, saying only that “any future decisions and...
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Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby skates during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. Crosby did not practice on Sunday, July 19, 2020 a day after leaving a team scrimmage with an undisclosed health issue. The team captain and two-time NHL MVP scored during an organized scrimmage on Saturday. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
July 19, 2020 - 2:09 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby did not practice on Sunday, a day after leaving a team scrimmage with an undisclosed health issue. The team captain and two-time NHL MVP scored during an organized scrimmage on Saturday. Head coach Mike Sullivan declined to offer specifics on...
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July 18, 2020 - 11:24 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world: ___ Edmonton Oilers defenseman Caleb Jones says he tested positive for the coronavirus before training camp. Jones said Friday he tested positive when he returned to Edmonton from his home in Dallas. He says he was...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2020, file photo, Boston Red Sox players sit apart for social distancing during baseball practice at Fenway Park in Boston. Public health experts have mixed feelings about baseball’s hopes to open its season July 23. There is optimism because of the nature of the sport itself, which produces less on-field risk than basketball, football or hockey. Then again, players and their families face a daunting task staying safe away from the ballpark, especially with teams traveling to and from hard-hit regions including Florida and Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 18, 2020 - 10:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty baseball teams from 28 cities, trying to play 60 games each amid a coronavirus pandemic that seemingly hasn’t peaked in the United States. Plausible? Worthwhile? Unconscionable? Even among experts, it depends on who's talking: “Baseball games can work,” said Dr. David Hamer,...
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Miami Marlins' Adam Conley pitches during a baseball workout at Marlins Park, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 17, 2020 - 10:16 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Major League Baseball's COVID-19 testing sweep appears to be having some success even as large swaths of the United States continue to struggle with containing the fast-spreading virus. MLB and the players' union released statistics Friday saying six of 10,548 samples were new...
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July 16, 2020 - 9:40 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Parts of Rogers Place were flooded early Thursday night, with the Edmonton Oilers saying the damage wouldn't affect plans to use the arena as an NHL hub when the season resumes. Oilers Entertainment Group spokesman Tim Shipton said the storm that also brought hail caused...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 10, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor runs the bases after hitting a home run during a simulated game at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Cleveland Indians seem to be standing in an uncomfortable on-deck circle. Now that the NFL's Washington Redskins have retired their contentious nickname and logo after decades of objection and a recent uproar triggered by nationwide social protests, the Indians appear to be the next major sports franchise in line to change their identity.(AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
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July 13, 2020 - 9:40 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The spotlight for change is shining on the Cleveland Indians. Now that the NFL's Washington Redskins have retired their contentious nickname and logo after decades of objection and amid a nationwide movement calling for racial justice, the Indians appear to be the next major sports...
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