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Bruins sign DeBrusk to 2-year deal, annual cap hit $3.675M

Nov. 23, 2020 5:36 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have signed forward Jake DeBrusk to a two-year deal with an annual cap hit of $3.675 million. The 2015 first-round draft choice had 19 goals and 16 assists last season. Since joining the Bruins in 2017, the 24-year-old DeBrusk is fourth on the team with 62 goals and sixth...

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, United States' Kendall Coyne Schofield skates during the Skills Competition, part of the NHL All-Star weekend, in San Jose, Calif. The Chicago Blackhawks on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, hired Kendall Coyne Schofield as player development coach. She's the first woman to hold that job in the organization's history. The former U.S. women's national team player will additionally serve as the team's youth hockey growth specialist. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Chicago hires Coyne Schofield as player development coach

Nov. 23, 2020 4:30 PM EST

Kendall Coyne Schofield figures there will be a time in her new role as player development coach that a Chicago Blackhawks prospect will razz her for preaching one thing and doing the opposite on the ice herself. She's not worried about how she'll be received as a woman in a men's professional sport....

FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, fans sing the Canadian national anthem before Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Orlando Magic and the Toronto Raptors in Toronto. The Canadian government has denied a request by the NBA and the Raptors to play in Toronto amid the pandemic. An official familiar with the federal government’s decision told The Associated Press on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, there is too much COVID-19 circulating in the United States to allow for cross-border travel that is not essential. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Raptors denied permission to play in Canada, head to Tampa

Nov. 20, 2020 4:56 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors will start the NBA season next month in Tampa, Florida, because of travel restrictions by the Canadian government stemming from the pandemic. The Raptors had been looking at other sites for several weeks, including Sunrise, Florida, the home of the NHL's Florida...

Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus cheer during Game 1 of the Korean Series, the Korea Baseball Organization's championship round, between Doosan Bears and NC Dinos at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. South Korea says it will tighten social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area and some parts of eastern Gangwon province to try to suppress a coronavirus resurgence there. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Ohio Stadium off limits to family and friends

Nov. 18, 2020 2:34 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Ohio State will prohibit family and friends of players and coaches from attending football games this season because of the dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases in the state. The school has allowed a few hundred people at the first...

This image provided by the Wasserman Media Group shows Brett Peterson, who was hired as an assistant general manager by the Florida Panthers NHL hockey club on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (Wasserman Media Group via AP)

Panthers hire Peterson, NHL's first Black assistant GM

Nov. 17, 2020 7:41 PM EST

The Florida Panthers on Tuesday hired Brett Peterson as an assistant general manager, making him the first Black executive to hold that position in the NHL. Peterson's hiring comes days after the nearby Miami Marlins hired Kim Ng as the first female GM in Major League Baseball. The NFL's Miami Dolphins have a...

FILE  - In this Sept. 28, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov (86) hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Dallas Stars in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals, in Edmonton, Alberta. This has been a year for Tampa Bay sports like no other, though the area's three successful professional teams haven't had a chance to truly capitalize on the boom and connect with re-energized fan bases. It has been — and continues to be —- a missed opportunity because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Hockey champions laying off 30 workers because of virus

Nov. 16, 2020 5:13 PM EST

Just months after winning the Stanley Cup, officials with the Tampa Bay Lightning said Monday that they are eliminating 30 positions in a sign that even winning a championship does not spare a team from the effects of the coronavirus. The positions were across the company and effective immediately, team officials...

Sabres sign 1st-round pick, Jack Quinn, to 3-year contract

Nov. 16, 2020 12:27 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres signed their first-round draft pick, forward Jack Quinn, to a three-year entry-level contract on Monday. Quinn was selected with the No. 8 pick in the draft last month. Listed at 6 feet and 176 pounds, he is coming off a season in which his 52 goals in 62 games...

This undated photo provided by Adidas shows the Colorado Avalanche’s newest NHL hockey jersey featuring the logo and design of the Quebec Nordiques, which the team was known as until moving to Denver in 1995. The NHL and Adidas on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, unveiled a “Reverse Retro” jersey for all 31 teams, a way to spark interest before the next season begins. (Courtesy of Adidas via AP)

NHL jersey launch creates buzz with season 6-plus weeks away

Nov. 16, 2020 10:29 AM EST

The NHL on Monday displayed a new jersey for each of its 31 teams, looking to create some buzz at a time when there are no games. The league and players are still targeting a Jan. 1 start for the 2021 season, though there's plenty of uncertainty about when and where fans might be able to attend. These...

Miami quarterback D'Eriq King passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

No. 9 Miami rallies behind King, D to beat Va. Tech 25-24

Nov. 14, 2020 5:32 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — After coming precariously close to not being able to play Virginia Tech because of COVID-19 issues, No. 9 Miami came away with one of its gutsiest victories of the season. D’Eriq King threw for 255 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score, rallying the Hurricanes to a 25-24...

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers leave the field after warm-ups during an NFL game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in Tampa, Fla. The Saints defeated the Buccaneers 38-3. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Column: Half a season and a Super Bowl ahead for NFL

Nov. 12, 2020 1:53 AM EST

It feels like another time, but it was only a few months ago that the NFL managed to pull off what seemed like a minor miracle. With Roger Goodell leading the cheers from his basement, the league conducted a virtual draft that stocked teams with new players and, more importantly, infected no one. The actual...