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National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman, left, speaks to members of the media , Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 07, 2020 - 5:34 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are all weighing plans to restrict access to locker rooms as a precaution to protect players from exposure to the coronavirus, as concern over the situation continued escalating Saturday. Further, the NBA has told its teams...
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Washington Capitals' Nic Dowd, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring on Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
March 07, 2020 - 1:59 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The playoffs are still a month away. It just feels like they've already started for the Washington Capitals. Dominant at the start and disciplined at the finish, the Capitals pushed the Pittsburgh Penguins around 5-2 on Saturday to give them a little breathing room over their...
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=New Jersey Devils defenseman Dakota Mermis, right, celebrates with defenseman Damon Severson (28) after scoring against St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Newark. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 06, 2020 - 6:48 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Dakota Mermis scored his first NHL goal, fellow defenseman Connor Carrick got his first of the season and the New Jersey Devils stunned St. Louis 4-2 on Friday night to snap the Blues' eight-game winning streak. Cory Schneider made 31 saves in helping New Jersey end a 12-game...
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Yeshiva University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute vie for the opening tipoff during the first half in a first-round game at the men's Division III NCAA college basketball tournament at Johns Hopkins University's Goldfarb Gymnasium, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Baltimore. The university held the tournament without spectators after cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Maryland. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)
March 06, 2020 - 4:47 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — In what was believed to be the first U.S. sports event held without fans because of the new coronavirus, Yeshiva University beat Worcester Polytechnic Institute in a Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament game Friday in an empty gym at Johns Hopkins University. Players on...
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Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Provorov celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 05, 2020 - 9:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The label has a nice ring to it around Philly: The first-place Flyers. It's a tie, for now, in the Metropolitan Division and it's still March, but for a franchise that 15 months ago was nestled at the bottom of the standings and fired their coach, their GM, and ran through...
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New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin and center Mika Zibanejad (93) celebrate after Zibanejad scored in overtime of the team's NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in New York. The Rangers defeated the Capitals 6-5 in overtime; Zibanejad scored five goals. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 05, 2020 - 7:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mika Zibanejad scored five goals to match the New York Rangers’ record, capping the scoring spree 33 seconds into overtime in a wild 6-5 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Zibanejad is the second player in NHL history to score his fifth goal in OT, joining...
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Anaheim Ducks left wing Rickard Rakell (67) celebrates his overtime goal with defenseman Christian Djoos (29), as Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard (49) skates by at the end of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Denver. The Ducks won 3-2. (AP Photo/John Leyba)
March 04, 2020 - 10:21 pm
DENVER (AP) — Rickard Rakell didn't need a clock to tell him how much time remained as he skated up the ice. He had his Anaheim teammates on the bench counting down the seconds. Rakell scored with 1.2 seconds remaining in overtime, Ryan Miller stopped 32 shots and the Ducks snapped the Colorado...
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Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar, second from right, celebrates after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 01, 2020 - 11:29 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Anze Kopitar scored twice, rookie Calvin Petersen made 42 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-1 on Sunday night. The Kings improved to 6-2-1 in their last nine games, a winning stretch that came on the heels of a 1-9-1 skid that spanned from Jan. 11 to...
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EvergreenHealth Medical Center is seen Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, where a person died of COVID-19, in Kirkland, Wash. State health officials announced the death Saturday, marking the first such reported death in the United States. State officials issued a terse news release announcing the death, and gave no details before a scheduled news conference later in the day. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 29, 2020 - 3:23 pm
Major North American professional sports leagues are talking to health officials and informing teams about the coronavirus outbreak that has led to the first reported death in the U.S. Officials from the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball say they are...
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New York Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev (40) blocks a shot by Philadelphia Flyers' Kevin Hayes (13) as Jacob Trouba (8) and Travis Sanheim (6) battle during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 29, 2020 - 12:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Voracek wore a T-shirt in the locker room for a beer named in honor of teammate Kevin Hayes. The occasion seemed appropriate, a win streak is brewing in Philly, and a playoff push is on tap for a franchise whose recent playoff history has been dry. Claude Giroux scored...
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