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Defending champion Blues surrounded by tough teams in West

Sep. 19, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

St. Louis had better dig in for its repeat bid. The defending Stanley Cup champion Blues will have their hands full in the Western Conference, which seems to have a slew of contenders. And, every team in the entire league is going to give the Blues its best shot each game. "There's going to be a whole different...

NHL camps opening with list of unsigned free agents

Sep. 10, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

P.K. Subban doesn't want to give advice to all the unsigned young players around the NHL. He just vividly remembers his own experience as a restricted free agent. Before he signed a short, so-called "bridge" contract, he took some motherly advice. "My mom picked up the phone and called me and said: 'P.K., listen,...

Packers dealing with injuries after preseason loss in Canada

Aug. 23, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — In keeping his starters in street clothes for Thursday's preseason game in Winnipeg, Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur decided to follow his instincts. "It was just something in my gut," LaFleur said on Friday, a day after a 22-21 loss to the Oakland Raiders. "I was told when you...

Manitoba premier on NFL game: 'a lot of disappointment'

Aug. 23, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The premier of Manitoba says there's a "lot of disappointment" from the Packers-Raiders exhibition game that was played on an 80-yard field because of safety concerns. Brian Pallister acknowledged during a campaign stop Friday that it "didn't work out the way they wanted." But he...

Raiders edge Packers on 80-yard field in Winnipeg

Aug. 23, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Daniel Carlson kicked a 33-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining, and the Oakland Raiders earned a bizarre 22-21 preseason victory over the Green Bay Packers on a field shortened to 80 yards for player safety. End zones were marked by bright orange pylons at the 10-yard lines...

Packers-Raiders game being played on 80-yard field

Aug. 22, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers are playing their exhibition game in Canada on a shortened field out of concern for the safety of the players. The game in Winnipeg on Thursday night is being played on an 80-yard field with the goal lines starting at the 10-yard lines and...

Raiders-Packers game lands in Winnipeg on Thursday

Aug. 21, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

The Raiders' worldwide tour gets started in the preseason when they play a "home" exhibition against Green Bay in Canada. The Raiders will be the first team to play games in three countries in one season; they also will play a "home" game in the regular season in London against Chicago on Oct. 6. "We'll treat it...

Rodgers: If LaFleur wants me to play Thursday, I'll play

Aug. 19, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers practiced on Monday after sitting out the Packers' second preseason game in Baltimore and being sidelined during practice Sunday with back tightness. But the verdict is still out on whether the two-time MVP will make his preseason debut Thursday night against the...

Canadian police scale down manhunt for fugitive teenagers

Jul. 31, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Canadian police said Wednesday they are scaling down but not abandoning the hunt in a remote and rugged part of northern Manitoba for two teenagers suspected of killing a college professor, a North Carolina woman and her Australian boyfriend. Over the last nine days, police and...

Canada police shift manhunt for teen slaying suspects

Jul. 30, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian police said Tuesday they have pulled out of a remote northern town after an intensive search turned up no sign of two fugitive teenagers suspected of killing three people — a college professor, a North Carolina woman and her Australian boyfriend. The Royal...