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Mavs crushed in Nowitzki’s season debut

NBA: Danny Green scored a career-high 25 points and the San Antonio Spurs spoiled former league MVP Dirk Nowitzki’s return with a 129-91 rout of the visiting Dallas Mavericks on …


NHL players vote toward dissolving union

NEW YORK – NHL players are a step closer to dissolving their union. Union members voted this week to give the players’ association’s executive board the power to file a …


NHL takes fight to the players

NEW YORK – Anticipating a possible antitrust suit, the NHL has brought its labor fight against hockey players to federal court. The league filed a class action suit Friday in …


As NHL lockout continues, more eyes turn to AHL

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Bare-chested and dripping with sweat after a brief morning skate, Syracuse Crunch left winger Cory Conacher stood at the edge of the rink and tested the feel …


NHL suggests two-week break

TORONTO – Negotiations had already hit a wall in the ongoing hockey labor fight, and now the NHL has suggested the sides take an official two-week break before getting back …


Let’s do lunch

The NHL and the players’ association weren’t quite ready to return to the bargaining table Saturday in New York. But they put aside their differences long enough to at least …


NHL talks resume

After more than two weeks apart and the hockey season hanging in the balance, the NHL and the players’ association are returning to the bargaining table Saturday after more than …


Wagner takes home Skate America title

Figure skating: Ashley Wagner won the women’s title in Skate America on Sunday, teaming with Christina Gao for a 1-2 U.S. finish in Kent, Wash. Competing in her first Skate …


NHL offers 50-50 split of revenues

TORONTO – The stalled talks between the NHL and the players’ association finally got a jumpstart on Tuesday. After watching 34 days pass without a new proposal being offered from …


Plenty interested in bringing the NHL to Seattle

SEATTLE – The arena debate brought out the extremes in Seattle sports. On one side, avid basketball fans wearing Sonics attire cheered in support of the plan to build a …


NHL, union might resume negotiations on Tuesday

Labor negotiations between the NHL and the locked-out players’ association may resume Tuesday after a four-day break. The location and the agenda for the meeting have yet to be determined.


NHL cancels first two weeks of the season

NEW YORK – What seemed inevitable for the NHL has now become reality. The league canceled the first two weeks of regular season on Thursday. It isn’t clear if those …


Alabama named unanimous No. 1; Huskies enter poll

College Football: Alabama is a unanimous No. 1 and LSU slipped another spot in The Associated Press college football poll. The Crimson Tide received all 60 first-place votes for the …


NHL cancels rest of its preseason

NEW YORK – The NHL canceled the rest of the 2012 preseason Thursday, just a day before negotiations were set to resume in an effort to end the lockout. The …


Bettman downplays threat of Edmonton moving to Seattle

Hockey: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman downplayed the threat of the Oilers moving to Seattle on Tuesday as the Edmonton mayor predicted that an NHL team in Seattle wouldn’t sell out …


NFL coaches closing in on boiling point

NFL: New England coach Bill Belichick was confused about a decisive field goal he thought was off-target. Detroit’s Jim Schwartz couldn’t understand a 27-yard penalty walk-off for unnecessary roughness. Philadelphia’s …


Ducks soar over LSU into No. 2 spot

College football: Oregon has slipped past LSU to No. 2 in The Associated Press Top 25 behind Alabama after the Ducks rolled to a victory and the Tigers struggled to …


Red Wings draws fine for senior VP’s quotes

The NHL fined the Detroit Red Wings for comments made by senior vice president Jim Devellano in an interview about the lockout. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says in a …


One-sided NHL talks favor owners

Every time I consider quitting the sports commentary business – a notion forwarded by many, many readers many, many times – the National Hockey League comes along with one of …


Utah QB Wynn calling it quits after 4th injury

College Football: Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn has decided to end his football career after yet another shoulder injury – and possibly a fourth operation. Coach Kyle Whittingham made the announcement …


Former Chiefs Spurgeon, Falk Wild about chances

Four years ago Justin Falk and Jared Spurgeon weren’t old enough to drink a beer in the United States. But the Canadian hockey players – who spent over half of …


Former Chiefs Spurgeon, Falk wild about chances

Four years ago Justin Falk and Jared Spurgeon weren’t old enough to drink a beer in the United States. But the Canadian hockey players – who spent over half of …


Predators keep defenseman Shea Weber

The Nashville Predators have matched the staggering offering sheet made by the Philadelphia Flyers for defenseman Shea Weber. The Predators made sure Tuesday they will keep their star defenseman when …


Blue Jackets trade Nash to Rangers

NHL: Months after asking the Columbus Blue Jackets to trade him, star forward Rick Nash had his wish granted and is headed to the New York Rangers. Blue Jackets general …


NFL claims nine referees not dismissed

NFL: The NFL says nine former on-field officials have not been fired from part-time jobs. Former NFL referee Jerry Markbreit said Friday that he and eight other retired officials were …


NHL, union will resume labor talks Wednesday

NEW YORK – The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association are set to resume labor talks today at the league offices in New York. Total revenue of the league’s operations …


Newsmakers

Acquired The active Atlanta Hawks improved their long-distance shooting, acquiring small forward Kyle Korver from the Chicago Bulls for a trade exception and cash. Korver averaged 8.1 points for the …


Mahan cool leader at hot Congressional

Golf: A punishing golf course. Temperatures that topped 100. Hunter Mahan still managed to make Friday at Congressional feel like a breeze. Mahan finally had a good score to match …


NHL draft closes with little drama

PITTSBURGH – Anthony Stolarz tried to drink in the biggest moment of his life. The crowd inside Consol Energy Center never gave him a chance, booing the lanky 6-foot-5 goaltender …


Oilers pick Russian Yakupov with NHL draft’s first pick

PITTSBURGH – Nail Yakupov is ready to live with the pressure of being a No. 1 pick. On the night he was chosen first in the NHL draft, he had …