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Lemieux says NHL failed in punishments for fight

NEW YORK — Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux said the NHL failed in its punishment of the New York Islanders following a fight-filled game between the teams – and went …


Ex-Chief Grabner has hat trick for Islanders

Michael Grabner and the New York Islanders showed they have plenty of punch left in them. And this time they limited it to the offensive part of the scoresheet. Putting …


Cavs beat Clippers, end record losing streak

NBA: Nearly two months after it started innocently, the Cleveland Cavaliers stopped their NBA-record losing streak at 26 games Friday night with a 126-119 win in overtime against the visiting …


Cavaliers continue downward spiral with loss to Mavericks

NBA: Over one season or two, no team in NBA history has lost as many games in a row as these Cleveland Cavaliers. The surging Mavericks beat Cleveland 99-96 on …


Team Lidstrom wins NHL All-Star game

Unfazed by having to pick second in the inaugural NHL All-Star fantasy draft, Nicklas Lidstrom built and went on to lead another winning team — though this was the first …


NHL discovers accidents lead to increase in concussions

RALEIGH, N.C. – Sidney Crosby is hardly the only NHL player felled by a concussion this season. In fact, he has lots of unwanted company. The NHL board of governors …


No wrong choices here

RALEIGH, N.C. – Nicklas Lidstrom’s first pick in the inaugural NHL All-Star fantasy draft was his only bad one – choosing the wrong side of a flipped puck with the …


Chiefs’ home streak ends

Kelowna Rockets outhustled the Spokane Chiefs for a 5-3 win at the Arena.


Flyers end 22-year drought

NHL: James van Riemsdyk, Daniel Carcillo and Scott Hartnell scored to help the Philadelphia Flyers win for the first time in Detroit in more than 22 years, 3-2 over the …


In brief: Mavs lose Dirk, earn win at Oklahoma City

NBA: The Dallas Mavericks lost Dirk Nowitzki to a knee injury in the second quarter, but beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-93 on Monday night for their 17th victory in …


In brief: Boozer, Rose lead Bulls past Pistons in OT

NBA: Carlos Boozer had 31 points and 11 rebounds, and Derrick Rose added 23 points and a career-high 12 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 95-92 …


Lindbergh’s girlfriend, teammates recall fatal crash 25 years ago

PHILADELPHIA – A full 4,000 miles away from the city that grew to love him, Pelle Lindbergh’s spirit lives on in the body of a teenager who has no biological …


NHL veterans educate youth

DENVER – Laundry day in the Foote family falls in the middle of the week and Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene dutifully brings his clothes up from the basement to …


Goalie wants Hjalmarsson punished for blind-side hit

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A day after watching teammate Jason Pominville carted off the ice on a stretcher, Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller urged the NHL on Tuesday to “change the culture” …


Babcock signs four-year extension

Former Spokane Chiefs coach Mike Babcock signed a four-year extension Monday with the Detroit Red Wings.


NHL preview: Salary cap hurts Chicago’s chance to repeat

NEW YORK – Forget about celebration hangovers and short summers, the biggest threat to the Chicago Blackhawks’ hopes to repeat as Stanley Cup champion might be the salary cap. The …


Hall first, Seguin next

LOS ANGELES – The Edmonton Oilers selected forward Taylor Hall with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft on Friday, finally ending a yearlong debate about the two best …


Blackhawks take home Cup for first time since 1961

PHILADELPHIA – After nearly half a century, the Stanley Cup again belongs to Chicago. The Blackhawks brought it home for themselves and their fans – both long-suffering and those who …


Blackhawks wouldn’t care where they end up celebrating

PHILADELPHIA – In a city where the Stanley Cup drought is 49 years and ticking, the temptation is to say it’s OK to win the silver trophy at home. Win …


Chicago takes lead

CHICAGO – Big Buff got bumped from a struggling top line and responded with a performance that has lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to within one win of the Stanley Cup. …


Flyers tie up Blackhawks

PHILADELPHIA – In a series that has felt like a swap meet with the way the Flyers and Blackhawks have traded goals, Philadelphia found itself with some extra room to …


Flyers close gap on Hawks with OT win

PHILADELPHIA – Twice, the Philadelphia Flyers needed video replay to decide if a goal counted. One did, one didn’t.


Niemi gets Hawks a 2-0 lead

CHICAGO – Antti Niemi’s days of driving a Zamboni are long gone. Instead of cleaning the ice as he once did in his native Finland to make a few extra …


Flyers win to join Blackhawks in finals

PHILADELPHIA – They have dressed seven goalies because of injuries, gone through two head coaches, and endured a regular season that defined mediocrity. For the Flyers, none of that matters …


Blackhawks head to finals

CHICAGO – Dustin Byfuglien has emerged as a force for the Chicago Blackhawks and now he is taking his game to the highest level. He and his teammates are headed …


Cowen gets his Canadian wish

As if getting drafted in the top 10 of the National Hockey League draft wasn’t enough of a dream come true, Spokane Chiefs standout Jared Cowen got his wish of …


Sports in brief: Yzerman, Hull, Robitaille, Leetch get Hall

HOCKEY: Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, Luc Robitaille and Brian Leetch are going into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The selection committee announced on a conference call Tuesday it had elected …


Penguins celebrate with city

PITTSBURGH — Just call it the city of champions. Four months after celebrating the Steelers’ Super Bowl victory, tens of thousands of people converged on downtown again for a parade, …


Crosby not apologizing for handshake snub

PITTSBURGH – Sidney Crosby isn’t apologizing for unintentionally failing to shake hands with some Detroit players after Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final, saying he didn’t realize the Red …


Penguins nip Red Wings to force Stanley Cup Game 7

PITTSBURGH – The Penguins wouldn’t let the Red Wings celebrate with the Stanley Cup, not again. Not in this Game 6 in their arena. Not without going the distance in …