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Minnesota Wild's Mats Zuccarello, left, is checked by Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Galchenyuk scores in shootout, Wild beat Canucks 4-3

Feb. 20, 2020 3:11 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alex Galchenyuk scored the tying goal and the shootout winner as the Minnesota Wild beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Wednesday night and delivered new coach Dean Evason his first win as an NHL coach. "It's amazing," Evason said. "You hear things happen for a reason and...

A man snowboards down a slope overlooking Mount Yotei at a ski resort Feb. 5, 2020, in Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan. “There’s a lot less snow,” said Nguyen Nguyen, a skier visiting from Hong Kong. “This is definitely the worst I’ve ever seen it.” (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

AP PHOTOS: Olympic bidder Sapporo has erratic snowfall

Feb. 20, 2020 2:23 AM EST

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — After two months of almost no snow, Japan's northern city of Sapporo was overwhelmed with the white stuff. Earlier this month, about 14 inches (34 centimeters) fell in just six hours following the nearly barren months of December and January. The snowfall was good news for tourism,...

President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Los Angeles 2028 organizers, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump vows to 'clean up' LA at Olympic meeting briefing

Feb. 18, 2020 10:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday veered into politics during a briefing on preparations for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, criticizing the city's political leadership for failing to curtail its homelessness epidemic. Trump said if Los Angeles doesn't “clean it up...

Carlijn Achtereekte, of the Netherlands, reacts after competing during the women's 3,000 meters at the world single distances speedskating championships Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Kearns, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Sablikova, Bloemen win world speedskating titles

Feb. 13, 2020 6:59 PM EST

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic and Ted-Jan Bloemen of Canada won individual gold medals Thursday on the first day of the ISU World Single Distances Speedskating Championships at the Utah Olympic Oval. The Netherlands set a world record in women’s team sprint, finishing...

Summer Britcher from the USA cheers at the finish line after finishing third at the luge world cup in Oberhof, Germany, Sunday, Feb.2, 2020. (Martin Schutt/dpa via AP)

USA Luge hopeful heading into world championships

Feb. 13, 2020 3:38 PM EST

USA Luge has been waiting for its breakthrough moment this season. If recent results are any indication, the team might be peaking at the right time. Luge’s world championships start Friday in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia — the track used for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. And the Americans are coming off a...

FILE - In this April 9, 2007 file photo, former Olympic figure skating gold medalist Scott Hamilton arrives for Figure Skating In Harlem's annual gala

1980 Lake Placid Olympics still resonate four decades later

Feb. 13, 2020 1:39 PM EST

Scott Hamilton gets goosebumps at the mention of Lake Placid. He was a 21-year-old Olympic newcomer and sitting in a darkened theater when he felt a tap on his shoulder. “Halfway through the movie I get pulled out by our team captains," the figure skating great recalled. "They tried to make me think that...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, National Hockey League Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly speaks to the media prior to the ice hockey NHL Global Series match between the Florida Panthers and the Winnipeg Jets in Helsinki, Finland. The NHL remains reluctant to reverse course and compete at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing despite new assurances from Olympic officials to lift various major stumbling blocks, which also have the backing of the league’s players. (Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva via AP, File)

NHL, players schedule more labor talks for next week

Feb. 12, 2020 3:46 PM EST

The NHL and NHL Players' Association have scheduled another round of labor talks next week after concluding two days of negotiations in Toronto on Wednesday. In an email to The Associated Press, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly wrote he wasn't prepared to comment on what was discussed and whether the additional...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2002, file photo, Simon Ammann, of Switzerland, competes in the men's K90 Individual ski jump at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah.  Salt Lake City may shift its focus to bidding for the 2034 Winter Olympics rather than the games four years earlier following the announcement last month that Sapporo, Japan will bid for 2030, organizing committee members said Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Salt Lake City eyes 2034 Olympics after Sapporo bid for 2030

Feb. 12, 2020 3:29 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City may shift its focus to bidding for the 2034 Winter Olympics rather than the Games being held four years earlier following the announcement last month that Sapporo, Japan, will bid for 2030, organizing committee members said Wednesday. A new organizing committee unveiled...

Nathan Chen performs his men's free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey)

Is figure skating becoming acrobatics on ice?

Feb. 11, 2020 3:29 AM EST

There are times when Brian Boitano marvels at what he sees on the ice. And there are times — far too many times nowadays — when he shakes his head and wonders where figure skating is headed. Boitano was one of the sport's greats as a competitor, winning four straight U.S. titles, two world...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, National Hockey League Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly speaks to the media prior to the ice hockey NHL Global Series match between the Florida Panthers and the Winnipeg Jets in Helsinki, Finland. The NHL remains reluctant to reverse course and compete at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing despite new assurances from Olympic officials to lift various major stumbling blocks, which also have the backing of the league’s players. (Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva via AP, File)

NHL cool to Olympic participation despite IIHF assurances

Feb. 10, 2020 9:09 PM EST

The NHL remains reluctant to reverse course and compete at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing despite new assurances from Olympic officials to lift various major stumbling blocks, which also have the backing of the league’s players. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly significantly tamped down hopes of the...