NHL hockey

FILE - Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane (88) celebrates with teammate Jonathan Toews (19) after scoring a hat trick during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Chicago, in this Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, file photo. The Chicago Blackhawks are going to remain the Blackhawks — and there is no sign of any change coming anytime soon. Speaking publicly Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, for the first time since baseball's Cleveland Indians announced Monday they plan to change their name, Blackhawks CEO Danny Wirtz reiterated the same message the team shared this summer after lingering questions about Native American team names returned to the forefront. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
December 17, 2020 - 2:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are going to remain the Blackhawks and there is no sign of a change coming anytime soon. Speaking publicly for the first time since baseball's Cleveland Indians announced Monday they plan to change their name, Blackhawks CEO Danny Wirtz reiterated the same...
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FILE - New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist reacts after a save during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in New York, in this Sunday, March 1, 2020, file photo. The Flyers defeated the Rangers 5-3. Star goalie Henrik Lundqvist will sit out the upcoming NHL season because of a heart condition, announcing the news a little more than two months after joining the Washington Capitals. Lundqvist posted a written statement and a videotaped one on social media Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, saying it was a "pretty tough and emotional day." The 38-year-old from Sweden was bought out by the New York Rangers after 15 seasons and signed a $1.5 million, one-year deal with Washington in October. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 17, 2020 - 1:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Star goalie Henrik Lundqvist will sit out the upcoming NHL season because of a heart condition, he said Thursday, about two months after he joined the Washington Capitals following 15 years with the New York Rangers. Calling it “a pretty tough and emotional day” in a video posted...
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FILE - This March 12, 2020, file photo, shows the Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Capitals NHL hockey club in Washington. Time is running short for the NHL to start its season on Jan. 1. Various pandemic-related geographic and economic issues remain unresolved. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
December 08, 2020 - 4:12 pm
NHL players have balked at changing the collective bargaining agreement and the league is preparing to open the season Jan. 13 after starting training camp on New Year's Day, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Owners and players, with the hopes of getting...
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Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) celebrates with teammate DJ Moore (12) after catching a 41-yard touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
December 07, 2020 - 5:35 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green and No. 2 overall draft pick James Wiseman are sidelined with the coronavirus. While coach Steve Kerr didn’t actually say the two players had positive results, he made it...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers a question during a news conference for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami. Goodell says the league remains committed to finishing the regular season as scheduled. Goodell also said on a conference call that while the NFL is considering a bubble format for the playoffs, it wouldn’t necessarily resemble what the NHL and NBA used successfully in completing their seasons. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 02, 2020 - 3:24 pm
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday the league remains committed to finishing the regular season as scheduled. Goodell also said on a conference call that while the NFL is considering a bubble format for the playoffs, it wouldn't necessarily resemble what the NHL and NBA used in...
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens throws against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
November 30, 2020 - 3:34 pm
The San Francisco 49ers will play two home games in Arizona after new coronavirus regulations put in place by officials in Northern California forced the team to find a temporary new home. The 49ers (5-6) will host the Buffalo Bills next Monday night and Washington on Dec. 13 at State Farm Stadium...
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Empty seats at Levi's Stadium are shown during the first half of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
November 29, 2020 - 9:04 pm
San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan said the team was blindsided by new coronavirus regulations put in place by Santa Clara County officials that will force the 49ers to find a temporary new home for practice and games. The county announced the new rules Saturday that include a three-week ban on...
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This Oct. 4, 2020, file photo, taken with a fisheye lens, shows an empty Levi's Stadium before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers and other teams may need to find a temporary new home after Santa Clara County on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, banned all contact sports from holding games and practices for the next three weeks. County officials issued the directives in response to rising cases of the coronavirus in the area. The rules take effect Monday and will last for three weeks. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
November 28, 2020 - 10:25 pm
The San Francisco 49ers and other teams may need to find a temporary new home after Santa Clara County on Saturday banned all contact sports from holding games and practices for the next three weeks. County officials issued the directives in response to rising cases of the coronavirus in the area...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
November 28, 2020 - 7:17 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Wake Forest is pausing all football team activities until at least Wednesday because of recent positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing. The announcement came shortly after the Atlantic Coast Conference said...
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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Devin Duvernay, left, tries to bring down Tennessee Titans safety Amani Hooker after he intercepted a pass from Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
November 24, 2020 - 6:07 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Baltimore Ravens have placed outside linebacker Pernell McPhee on the reserve/COVID-19 list, making him ineligible to play Thursday night in Pittsburgh. McPhee joins running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins...
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