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Former gymnast Sarah Klein, former Michigan State softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez and gymnast Aly Raisman, from left in front, and others who suffered sexual abuse accept the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)
July 19, 2018 - 6:48 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2011 file photo Chicago Blackhawks goalie Ray Emery keeps his eyes on a shot by the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Tampa, Fla. Emery has drowned in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. He was 35. Hamilton Police confirmed Emery was identified as the victim of the swimming accident Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, file)
July 16, 2018 - 12:01 pm
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — The drowning of former NHL goalie Ray Emery does not appear suspicious, police said. The 35-year-old player whose career spanned 11 seasons drowned in Hamilton Harbour on Sunday. He jumped off a boat near the Leander Boat Club to go swimming, and friends called emergency...
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July 15, 2018 - 4:53 pm
Former NHL goaltender Ray Emery has drowned in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. He was 35. Hamilton Police said Emery was identified as the victim of the swimming accident Sunday morning. Staff sergeant Paul Evans said police received a call just after 6 a.m. that an adult swimmer did not surface...
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Croatia's Luka Modric celebrates after scoring a penalty spot in a shootout at the end the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
July 07, 2018 - 5:00 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Croatia has beaten host Russia 4-3 in a penalty shootout to advance to a World Cup semifinal against England. The quarterfinal at Sochi was tied 1-1 after regulation and 2-2 after extra time, forcing both Croatia...
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Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, holds the Stanley Cup trophy at the fan zone in Moscow ahead of the the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup that is being played in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Ovechkin is bringing the Stanley Cup to the World Cup. Fresh off winning the NHL title, the Washington Capitals forward is taking the trophy to Moscow on Saturday, where it will be exhibited at a "fan fest" public viewing site ahead of Russia's quarterfinal game against Croatia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov)
July 07, 2018 - 10:28 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Alex Ovechkin has brought the Stanley Cup to the World Cup. The Washington Capitals captain took the NHL trophy to a fan zone in Moscow where World Cup games are screened. With the Russian National Guard providing security, Ovechkin lifted the cup above his head in front of a crowd of...
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England fans react watching the round of 16 match between Colombia and England on a big screen in a fan zone at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. England ended its long run of penalty misery and reached the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 12 years. The English beat Colombia 4-3 in the shootout. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
July 03, 2018 - 6:44 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Moscow police say they have detained a person after a statue was vandalized with an "England" inscription at the stadium where England played Colombia in the World Cup. Russian social media users posted a picture of...
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Former NHL hockey player Nathan Oystrick speaks at a press conference in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Oystrick was named the new head coach of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. Oystrick says he's looking forward to leading the team, while never forgetting the tragic circumstances that brought him to the role. The Broncos' team bus collided with a semi-truck at a rural Saskatchewan intersection in April, killing 16 people and injuring 13. Head coach Darcy Haugan died in the crash. (Kayle Neis/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 03, 2018 - 4:39 pm
HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (AP) — The new coach and general manager of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team says he's excited to get started but will never forget the tragic circumstances that brought him to the role. The team announced Tuesday that former NHL defenseman Nathan Oystrick will fill...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2015, file photo, an NHL logo is shown before the start of the first round of the NHL hockey draft, in Sunrise, Fla. The NHL Free Agency period begins at noon Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
July 02, 2018 - 1:55 pm
The Calgary Flames have landed the top free agent still on the market, signing forward James Neal to a five-year, $28.75 million contract. The Flames announced the deal Monday, a day after the NHL's signing period opened. Neal has topped 20 goals in each of his 10 NHL seasons in a career that began...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) and Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Josh Anderson (77) skate to the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Glendale, Ariz. The Arizona Coyotes have signed All-Star defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson to an eight-year contract extension that averages $8.25 million per year. The contract, announced on Sunday, July 1, 2018, comes on the heels of a six-year, $33 million contract Ekman-Larsson signed in 2013. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
July 02, 2018 - 2:15 am
When John Tavares' contract ran out with the New York Islanders, he took the opportunity to talk with other teams. "I felt like I owed it to myself to see what else was out there," Tavares said. Tavares' exploration led him to rediscover his childhood affinity for the Maple Leafs, and his...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2012, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers' James van Riemsdyk (21), left, and Scott Hartnell (19) celebrate after van Riemsdyk's go-ahead goal as Chicago Blackhawks' Brent Seabrook (7) skates by in the third period of an NHL hockey game, in Philadelphia. Several players are returning to old teams and comfortable situations _ from James van Riemsdyk going back to Philadelphia on the second-richest July 1 deal to Matt Cullen taking a significant pay cut to rejoin the Pittsburgh Penguins he helped win the Stanley Cup twice. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
July 01, 2018 - 8:42 pm
John Tavares isn't the only free agent going back to a familiar place. Several players are returning to their former teams and comfortable situations — from James van Riemsdyk going back to Philadelphia on the second-richest July 1 deal to Matt Cullen taking a significant pay cut to rejoin the...
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