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File- This May 16, 2018, file photo shows Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt skating with the puck against the Winnipeg Jets during Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference finals hockey playoff series in Las Vegas. The NHL has suspended Schmidt the first 20 games of the regular season for violating the league and Players’ Association’s performance enhancing substances policy. The league announced the suspension Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. Schmidt released a statement saying he did not intentionally take a banned substance, adding, “I will not accept being labelled a cheater.” (AP Photo/David Becker, File)
September 02, 2018 - 10:41 am
Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt has been suspended for 20 games for violating the NHL's performance-enhancing substances policy. The league announced the penalty on Sunday. Schmidt says in a statement he did not intentionally take a banned substance and "will not accept being labeled a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2008, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is seen on the giant replay screen during a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Florida Marlins at Chase Field in Phoenix. The sight of McCain sitting in the stands at Chase Field became so commonplace few people seemed to even notice. The senator from Arizona would get handshakes and take pictures with fans, but he was there just to be one of them, cheering on the home team. McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, after battling brain cancer and the Arizona sports community mourned him across the Valley of the Sun. He was 81. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 25, 2018 - 8:26 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The sight of John McCain sitting in the stands at Chase Field became so commonplace few people seemed to even notice. The senator from Arizona would get handshakes and take pictures with fans, but he was there just to be one of them, cheering on the home team. McCain died Saturday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2014, file photo, Canada's Hayley Wickenheiser celebrates with the Canadian flag after beating the USA 3-2 in overtime at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Wickenheiser is the Toronto Maple Leafs new assistant director of player development. (AP Photo/Paul Chiasson, The Canadian Press, File)
August 23, 2018 - 1:50 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Hayley Wickenheiser, one of the top players in women's hockey history, joined the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office on Thursday. The longtime star of Canada's national team is the NHL club's new assistant director of player development. She will monitor prospects in the Western...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2018, file photo, members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team attend a news conference in Las Vegas. Even before the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup, Saskatchewan native Chandler Stephenson said if they did, he’d like to take it to Humboldt months after that community was devastated by the bus crash of the junior Broncos that killed 16. Stephenson will have his day with the Cup on Friday, Aug. 24, joined by more than a dozen current and former NHL players from the area in what amounts to a small piece of the healing process. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 22, 2018 - 10:50 pm
Chandler Stephenson of the Washington Capitals will take the Stanley Cup to Canada on Friday in hopes of providing a lift to the community of Humboldt. The town in Saskatchewan is home to the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. A bus crash in April killed 16 people, including 11 members of the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24 2017, file photo, Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee gestures while speaking at a memorial service for former coach and general manager of the Senators, Bryan Murray, at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. Lee has resigned amid charges of harassment dating from an incident at the NHL scouting combine in May. The team announced Lee’s resignation in a news release Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
August 22, 2018 - 6:07 am
Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee resigned Tuesday amid charges of harassment stemming from an incident at the NHL scouting combine in May. The team announced Lee's resignation and added a search is underway to find his replacement. The team said it would have no further comment...
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FILE - In this Jan 3, 2018, file photo, Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., smiles after being administered the Senate oath of office during a mock swearing in ceremony with Vice President Mike Pence in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. The sudden downfall of Sen. Al Franken amid the rise of the #MeToo movement could set up a two-woman race for his seat, part of an unusual primary featuring both of Minnesota's Senate seats on the same ballot. Franken's successor, Democrat Tina Smith, and the endorsed Republican candidate, state Sen. Karin Housley, were heavy favorites in their respective races. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 14, 2018 - 4:40 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The sudden downfall of Sen. Al Franken amid the rise of the #MeToo movement set the course for what could be a two-woman race to finish his term, part of an unusual primary Tuesday featuring both of Minnesota's Senate seats on the same ballot. Franken's successor, Democrat Tina...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2018 file photo NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference prior to Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals in Las Vegas. Bettman says the league wants a cut of gambling profits if its intellectual property, data or video from games are used. Bettman tells guest host Larry Lage in the in the latest episode of “PodcastOne Sports Now” on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 those who want to conduct gambling business with NHL assets will need to negotiate. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
July 31, 2018 - 8:47 am
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league wants a cut of gambling profits if its intellectual property, data or video from games are used. Bettman tells guest host Larry Lage in the in the latest episode of "PodcastOne Sports Now" those who want to conduct gambling business with NHL assets will...
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