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Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone (61) celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks with teammates Shea Theodore, left, and Jonathan Marchessault (81) during the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
August 29, 2020 - 9:45 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Robin Lehner stopped 32 shots and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series Saturday night. Alex Tuch, got his seventh goal of the postseason, and Mark Stone and Zack Whitecloud also scored to help Vegas...
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Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) looks back as the puck crosses the goal line on a shot by New York Islanders center Leo Komarov as Flyers center Sean Couturier (14) reaches into the net during second-period NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
August 29, 2020 - 6:52 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Matt Martin and Leo Komaro scored in the second period as the New York Islanders rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Saturday night, taking a 2-1 lead in their conference semifinal series. Anders Lee also scored, and Semyon Varlamov had 26 saves to rebound after a rocky...
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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates his second goal of the game with teammate right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) during the second period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game against the Boston Bruins in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
August 29, 2020 - 6:33 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Well-rounded winger Ondrej Palat is scoring, reigning MVP Nikita Kucherov is defending and the Tampa Bay Lightning have taken over their series against the Boston Bruins. Palat scored two goals to give him four in the past three games, Kucherov was part of a strong defensive effort...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates after a dunk as Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic (9) looks back during the first half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Associated Press
August 29, 2020 - 4:56 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Brook Lopez sensed bonds between Milwaukee Bucks players strengthening after their decision to boycott a playoff game sent ripples across the NBA and other major pro sports leagues, which joined in suspending play to protest against racial injustice. And when it was...
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A video message about racism is played before an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game between the Boston Bruins against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 29, 2020 - 2:05 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Before playoff hockey returned to its usual intensity, the NHL and its players took time Saturday to highlight racial injustice and the sport's role in confronting it. Players pushed to postpone two days worth of games to protest the police shooting of Black man Jacob Blake...
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Players prepare for a skate at the NHL hockey playoffs venue in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara hopes players and fans take a step back to pause and reflect on racial justice issues as the NHL takes a second day off from second-round series action on Friday, before games resume on Saturday. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 28, 2020 - 3:20 pm
Braydon Coburn was polite but stern in declining to answer the question. A day after NHL players showed a united front, prompting the league to postpone two nights of playoff games to focus on racial injustice concerns, the veteran Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman wasn’t deviating from the message. “...
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FILE - This is a July 2, 2019, file photo showing Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon at a news conference in Sunrise, Fla. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly has confirmed to The Associated Press that the league is investigating allegations made against former Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon for making racially insensitive comments. Daly, in an email on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, did not provide any details of the allegations. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
August 28, 2020 - 12:09 pm
The NHL is investigating whether former Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon made racially insensitive comments during the team's two-week stay in the playoff hub city of Toronto. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the investigation to The Associated Press on Friday. In an email,...
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FILE - Bubba Wallace, center, stands on pit road during the playing of "America the Beautiful" prior to a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, July 19, 2020. NASCAR drivers don't plan to boycott Saturday night's, Aug. 29 race at Daytona International Speedway to raise awareness of social and racial injustices. Bubba Wallace, the only fulltime Black driver in the elite Cup Series, said that decision should not be interpreted as "turning away from the dark and evil acts that have taken over our nation.” (AP Photo/Ray Carlin, File)
August 28, 2020 - 11:41 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Major sports across North America ground to a halt in the wake of another police shooting of a Black man, this time in Wisconsin. Auto racing was not among them. NASCAR drivers do not plan to skip Saturday night's race at Daytona International Speedway to raise awareness of...
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Vegas Golden Knights right wing Alex Tuch (89) fights with Vancouver Canucks right wing Jake Virtanen (18) during the third period in game two of the second round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place.
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Associated Press
August 28, 2020 - 5:56 am
Vegas won its second-round opener against Vancouver by scoring five goals. The Canucks returned the five-goal favor in Game 2.
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FILE - In this July 27, 2015, file photo, Minnesota Vikings defensive line coach Andre Patterson walks to the practice fields at an NFL football training camp on the campus of Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and Patterson have worked together for four different teams, a football friendship of white and Black coaches renewed when Zimmer was hired by the Vikings and put Patterson on his staff. As Vikings players initiated deep discussions about race and justice on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, Zimmer was startled to hear Patterson reveal his own frightening history of being pulled over by police for no apparent infraction. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
August 27, 2020 - 11:21 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Zimmer and Andre Patterson have worked together for four different teams, a football friendship first struck 32 years ago and renewed in 2014 with Zimmer's inclusion of Patterson on his staff with the Minnesota Vikings. There they were at team headquarters on Thursday, as...
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