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Harden scores 39 points as Rockets beat Pelicans 122-116

Nov. 12, 2019 12:21 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As usual, scoring comes in concentrated bursts for James Harden. Harden scored 19 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 122-116 Monday night. The NBA's leading scorer has averaged 40.6 points in his last eight games, but...

Oshie OT goal wiped out, Caps lose to Coyotes in shootout

Nov. 11, 2019 11:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as T.J. Oshie skated to the bench and figured his overtime goal would be waved off, opposing goaltender Antti Raanta waited for official word. He'd been burned too many times before. A couple of Raanta's Arizona Coyotes teammates left the bench and turned toward their locker room...

Aho scores 2 to lead Hurricanes past Senators 8-2

Nov. 11, 2019 11:02 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes had been struggling to find goals and wins. Facing the Ottawa Senators for the second time in three days solved both problems. Sebastian Aho scored twice, Joel Edmundson had a goal and two assists, and the Hurricanes beat the Senators 8-2 on Monday night to snap...

Hockey commentator Don Cherry fired for rant over immigrants

Nov. 11, 2019 10:31 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Don Cherry, Canada's most polarizing, flamboyant and opinionated hockey commentator, was fired Monday for calling immigrants "you people" in a television rant in which he said new immigrants are not honoring the country's fallen soldiers. Rogers Sportsnet President Bart Yabsley announced the...

Longtime AP sports writer, editor Ben Olan dies at 96

Nov. 11, 2019 9:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Olan, a sports writer and editor at The Associated Press for more than 50 years who was honored by the NHL Hall of Fame, has died. He was 96. Known for being nattily dressed during his days when AP headquarters was located at 50 Rockefeller Plaza, Olan passed away early Monday morning...

Coyotes sign GM John Chayka to long-term extension

Nov. 11, 2019 6:17 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — John Chayka arrived in the desert with an analytics background and made a big splash when, at 26, he became the youngest general manager in North American sports history. As Chayka started to rebuild the Arizona Coyotes into playoff contenders, the recognition grew. On Monday, the...

Jackets' Foligno suspended 3 games for hit on Bellemare

Nov. 11, 2019 5:03 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The NHL has suspended Columbus forward Nick Foligno for three games for a hit that leveled Colorado Avalanche forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. The Department of Player Safety announced the penalty for the Blue Jackets captain on Monday. Foligno dropped Bellemare with the open-ice hit...

Injured Penguins star Sidney Crosby to miss Rangers game

Nov. 11, 2019 1:46 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penguins star Sidney Crosby will miss Tuesday night's game against the Rangers because of an undisclosed injury. Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said Monday that Crosby will not travel with the club to New York. The Penguins also play Friday at New Jersey, but Sullivan did not explicitly...

Kane, Lehner lead fast-starting Blackhawks past Maple Leafs

Nov. 11, 2019 1:11 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane got the Chicago Blackhawks off to a fast start. Robin Lehner kept them ahead at the finish. Kane had two goals and an assist, Lehner made 53 saves and the Blackhawks struck early and then held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Sunday night. Jonathan Toews, rookie Kirby Dach and...

McDavid scores hat trick, reaches 400 points in Edmonton win

Nov. 11, 2019 1:05 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although Connor McDavid makes amazing goals look routine, the Edmonton Oilers' star had a big milestone night on Sunday. The All-Star center had a hat trick and became the eighth NHL player to record 400 points before his 23rd birthday in the Oilers' 6-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks....