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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 …


L.A. celebrates Kings’ crown

A celebration 45 years in the making ended in a blizzard of silver-and-black confetti when the Los Angeles Kings showed off the Stanley Cup. The Kings rode buses and flatbed …


Kings beat Devils to claim first Stanley Cup

The Los Angeles Kings have won their first NHL championship, beating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 Monday night in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.


Devils close Stanley Cup gap to 3-2

NEWARK, N.J. – Forget the Stanley Cup coronation ceremony for the Los Angeles Kings. The New Jersey Devils suddenly have made things a lot more uncertain.


Devils will try to keep Kings from winning Stanley Cup in Game 5

NEWARK, N.J. – There was a time when home-ice advantage wasn’t the New Jersey Devils’ best friend. If either the rival Rangers or Flyers were in New Jersey, there would …


Kings aim to keep thriving in Game 5

SHORT HILLS, N.J. – Darryl Sutter contorted his face in a display of disbelief and disgust, and let out an incredulous laugh shortly after the Los Angeles Kings failed in …


Devils avoid sweep with road win

LOS ANGELES – The Stanley Cup is back in its crate. The Los Angeles Kings still can’t get their hands on it for the first time. The New Jersey Devils’ …


Kings take 2-0 advantage over Devils

NEWARK, N.J. – The Los Angeles Kings are headed back to Hollywood, and the Stanley Cup is so close they don’t even want to think about it. Jeff Carter scored …


Devils drastically need some punch

NEWARK, N.J. – The New Jersey Devils are suddenly hoping that the Los Angeles Kings’ road magic is contagious. After rolling through Philadelphia and the New York Rangers in the …


Kings on top again as Stanley Cup finals take a break

NEWARK, N.J. – From Vancouver to St. Louis, on to Phoenix and now New Jersey, the Los Angeles Kings have been able to jump on their opponents and take away …


Red Wings’ Lidstrom retires

Nicklas Lidstrom retired Thursday after 20 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, ending one of the best careers in NHL history. The four-time Stanley Cup champion and seven-time Norris Trophy …


Kings win opener of Stanley Cup finals

NEWARK, N.J. – Anze Kopitar scored a spectacular goal on a breakaway with 11:47 left in overtime Wednesday night and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 …


Rangers set to counter Devils’ success in Game 3

NEWARK, N.J. – For one game, at least, in the Eastern Conference finals, the New Jersey Devils found a way to beat Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers. After …


Bruins, Capitals condemn racist comments

The Boston Bruins and the owner of the Washington Capitals are scolding hockey fans who let loose with a burst of racist comments directed at Joel Ward (pictured right) after …


Kings knock off top-seeded Canucks in 5

NHL: Jarret Stoll beat Cory Schneider with a wrist shot at 4:27 of overtime to give the Los Angeles Kings a 2-1 victory in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sunday night, …


NHL’s discipline makes little sense

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman’s vision of a bigger footprint for hockey is finally coming into focus. But it’s not just the skyrocketing TV ratings for these playoffs in markets both …


Kings know they can make playoff history

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Dustin Brown played in 431 regular-season games before he finally got into the NHL postseason two years ago. Although he has an Olympic medal, a lucrative …


Calgary Flames fire Sutter

Brent Sutter (standing at right) is out as coach of the Calgary Flames, who failed to make the playoffs in his three seasons with the team. The decision came Thursday …


Grizzlies snap Heat’s home streak at 17

NBA: Rudy Gay scored 17 points, Zach Randolph had 14 points and 14 rebounds off the bench, and the Memphis Grizzlies put seven players in double figures to snap Miami’s …


Robinson leads cast of All-Americans

Men’s basketball: Kansas forward Thomas Robinson is a unanimous pick for the Associated Press All-America team, while Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger is a repeat selection. Draymond Green of Michigan …


James helps Heat avoid huge collapse

NBA: LeBron James scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Miami held on to beat host Philadelphia 84-78. The Heat almost had an epic collapse …


Thunder rally to victory over Mavericks

NBA: Russell Westbrook scored 24 points, Kevin Durant added 22 and the Oklahoma City Thunder scored the final eight points to escape with a 95-91 victory over the Dallas Mavericks …


NHL promotes equality

TORONTO – Some of the NHL’s biggest stars are featured in a public service announcement promoting equality within the sport, regardless of sexual orientation. Rick Nash, Duncan Keith, Corey Perry, …


Duke, UNC women out of ACC tourney

Women’s basketball: The Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball semifinals in Greensboro, N.C., have a different look without both Duke and North Carolina. Both the Blue Devils and Tar Heels were …


Penguins’ ‘Flower’ no joke in goal

PITTSBURGH – Marc-Andre Fleury isn’t one for introspection. It’s not that the Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender doesn’t think about where he ranks among the top players at his profession; it’s that …


Coyotes surging again

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Phoenix Coyotes labored through the first half of the NHL season, slogging through a rash of injuries, a brutal schedule and inconsistency. Once the calendar flipped …


Spurs edge Jazz, push streak to 11

NBA: Tony Parker scored 23 points and Matt Bonner hit five 3-pointers as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Utah Jazz 106-102 at Salt Lake City for their 11th consecutive …


In brief: Durant scores career-high 51 to top Denver

NBA: Kevin Durant scored a career-best 51 points for the top performance in the NBA this season, Russell Westbrook added 40 and Serge Ibaka had his first career triple-double as …


Stuckey hits season-high 36 in victory

NBA: Rodney Stuckey scored a season-high 36 points and rookie Brandon Knight added 23 points and 10 assists as the Detroit Pistons rallied to beat the Sacramento Kings 114-108 Friday …


Red Wings looking to make history

DETROIT – Bill Barber was enjoying sunshine on a spectacular beach in Siesta Key, Fla., the day after the Detroit Red Wings joined his Philadelphia Flyers – and Boston Bruins …