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Inaugural Aurora Games ready to kick off in Albany, NY

Aug. 18, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When former UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field was asked to be part of the inaugural Aurora Games, she jumped at the chance. Celebrating the female athlete is right up her alley. "The thing that really struck me is that we do celebrate these high-level athletes so infrequently...

Swedish hockey players boycott training, tournament over pay

Aug. 15, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The top female hockey players in Sweden refused to attend training camp Thursday or play in an upcoming international tournament in Finland, the latest such move by a women's national team to get better compensation. The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation said it had been informed of the...

Red Wings get F Adam Erne from Lightning for 4th-round pick

Aug. 14, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have acquired forward Adam Erne from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft. Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman made the move Wednesday, adding a player he drafted in the second round in 2013 while running Tampa Bay's front office. The...

Tentative deal set to allow NWHL resume use of Beauts logos

Aug. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The National Women's Hockey League is close to resuming use of the Buffalo Beauts logos and marketing material after reaching a tentative agreement of its lawsuit against the team's former owners. Documents filed in federal court Aug. 5 show the league and Pegula Sports and...

Blues' inspirational fan in school for first time in 2 years

Aug. 14, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The suburban St. Louis little girl who became the inspiration behind the St. Louis Blues' improbable run to the Stanley Cup championship is back in school for the first time in two years. Laila Anderson has a rare auto-immune disease that forced her to miss two school years. Until...

Bahamas Bowl sponsorship pays off again for Illinois village

Aug. 14, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chad Bruner is a huge football fan. One day last December, he was sitting in a big leather chair in his Oklahoma City home when the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl caught his attention. It wasn't anything about the play on the field. Looking back, Bruner couldn't even remember which schools were...

Carolina signs GM Don Waddell to 3-year extension

Aug. 12, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have signed team president and general manager Don Waddell to a three-year contract extension. Owner Tom Dundon announced the signing Monday. Terms were not disclosed. The 60-year-old Waddell had been mentioned as a candidate for the Minnesota Wild's GM vacancy....

Panthers to retire goalie Roberto Luongo's number in March

Aug. 12, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo regrets not having more friends and family at his last game with the Florida Panthers. If he had known he was retiring, a decision he didn't make until weeks later, he would have ensured that more of the people closest to him were there that night. They're all invited...

NY state approves $1.3 billion arena project for Islanders

Aug. 9, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state board responsible for economic development has approved a $1.3 billion project to build a 19,000-seat arena for the New York Islanders hockey team at Belmont Park. Newsday reports the six members of the Empire State Development board voted Thursday in favor of the...

Play resumes at Jets-Giants after 59-minute weather delay

Aug. 8, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Jets-Giants preseason game resumed after a 59-minute delay for severe weather that sent the teams to the locker rooms and forced fans to take shelter in the covered areas of MetLife Stadium on Thursday night. Referee Clete Blakeman announced the delay with 1:23 left in the...