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Sanity restored in Slouch’s world: NHL lockout ends

Our long national nightmare is over; check that – Canada’s long national nightmare is over: The National Hockey League is back, baby!


Welcome back, NHL, Norman Chad missed you

Our long national nightmare is over; check that – Canada’s long national nightmare is over: The National Hockey League is back, baby! Midweek Predators-Coyotes games. John Tortorella news conferences. Andy …


Lockout over, NHL players return to ice

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – On a sheet of ice a few miles from sandy beaches, the Los Angeles Kings finally got to begin their quest to hoist the Stanley Cup again. …


Capacity crowd greets Jackets’ official return

Quite a few of the Columbus Blue Jackets worried about how the fans would react once the NHL lockout was officially over and the team returned to the ice. A …


NHL has 48 games in mind

The NHL appears set for a 48-game season for the second time in two decades. “I think 48 is most likely at this point, unless the players can expedite their …


Wild eager to get going

MINNEAPOLIS – Before everyone settled in for their fireworks on the Fourth of July, the Minnesota Wild put on quite a show themselves. Eschewing patience and pragmatism for go-for-it-all aggressiveness, …


NHL, players union continue marathon talks

NEW YORK – Marathon talks between the NHL and the players’ association stretched deep into Saturday night after the sides stayed apart for most of the previous two days. Once …


NHL, players meet with mediator, but don’t negotiate

NEW YORK – A federal mediator held over 12 hours of separate talks with the NHL and the players’ association Friday before stopping for the night with a promise to …


NHL, players’ union meet again

NEW YORK – The proposals are flying back and forth between the NHL and the players’ association. Whether significant progress is being made in the process still isn’t all that …


Players give NHL counterproposal, expect response today

NEW YORK – The NHL and the players’ association will start the new year right where they ended the old one – at the bargaining table. The sides got together …


NHL, union spend day on conference calls

NEW YORK – Lots of questions, but still no answers in the NHL labor fight. The league and the players’ association spent much of Saturday talking to each other via …


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 …