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Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, right, moves the puck while under pressure from Los Angeles Kings defenseman Sean Walker during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Oilers won 4-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Oilers among winners, Panthers losers at NHL trade deadline

Feb. 25, 2020 3:54 AM EST

Mired in a run of one playoff appearance in 13 seasons, the Edmonton Oilers could really use some hockey deep into April and perhaps May and June. General manager Ken Holland took a few small steps toward making that happen at the NHL trade deadline by picking up defenseman Mike Green and forwards Andreas...

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) hangs from the rim after his dunk during the second half of an NBA basketball game next to Washington Wizards forward Moritz Wagner (21) and forward Troy Brown Jr. (6) , Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Bucks-Raptors, Zion vs LeBron headline rest of NBA's week

Feb. 25, 2020 3:44 AM EST

The Toronto Raptors have done it once already, chasing down a Milwaukee Bucks team that seemed to be sprinting to the NBA Finals. Catching them in the standings this season seems unlikely, with the Bucks (49-8) on their way perhaps to one of the best records in league history. But Toronto might get another shot...

Ontario Provincial Police officers make arrests at a rail blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, near Belleville, Ont., on Monday Feb. 24, 2020, as they protest in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en Nation hereditary chiefs attempting to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline on their traditional territories.(Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian police clear indigenous protest, tensions remain

Feb. 24, 2020 9:30 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police cleared an indigenous rail blockade in Ontario on Monday that has crippled freight and passenger rail traffic in most of eastern Canada for three weeks but tensions remained. Ontario Provincial Police arrested 10 protesters on Tyendinaga Mohawk territory near Belleville,...

San Jose Sharks right wing Barclay Goodrow (23) controls the puck ahead of New York Rangers right wing Kaapo Kakko (24) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

First-round picks not for rent on NHL trade deadline day

Feb. 24, 2020 8:13 PM EST

Not many first-round picks were in play at the NHL trade deadline Monday, except for contenders picking up players for now and the future. The New York Islanders traded a conditional first-round pick to Ottawa as part of their trade for center Jean-Gabriel Pageau. The Tampa Bay Lightning also parted with a...

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes' Lucas Wallmark plays against the Boston Bruins during an NHL hockey game in Boston. The Florida Panthers traded Vincent Trocheck to the Carolina Hurricanes for Erik Haula, Lucas Wallmark and prospects Chase Priskie and Eetu Luostarinen, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

NHL trade winds blow Hurricanes' way in completing 3 deals

Feb. 24, 2020 7:43 PM EST

Hurricanes president Don Waddell resisted the urge to sign Zamboni driver David Ayres — or acquire anyone else, for that matter — to address Carolina's injury-depleted goaltending ranks before the NHL trade deadline struck Monday. Waddell, however, did manage to upgrade the rest of his roster to...

Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour watches his team play the Dallas Stars with left wing Erik Haula (56) center Ryan Dzingel (18) and right wing Nino Niederreiter (21) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Hurricanes' Reimer, Mrazek, Pesce all 'longer term' injuries

Feb. 24, 2020 7:40 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina defenseman Brett Pesce and goaltenders James Reimer and Petr Mrazek are all dealing with “longer term” injuries suffered in a weekend win at Toronto, Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said Monday. Brind’Amour said it was unclear exactly how much time...

Chicago Blackhawks' Erik Gustafsson (56) skates away from Winnipeg Jets' Jacob Cederholm (78) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)

Flames answer Oilers' trades by acquiring two defensemen

Feb. 24, 2020 5:07 PM EST

The latest on the NHL trade deadline (all times Eastern): 4:35 p.m. The Calgary Flames have acquired defensemen Erik Gustafsson from Chicago and Derek Forbort from Los Angeles. The Flames sent a 2020 third-round pick to the Blackhawks for Gustafsson and a conditional 2021 fourth-rounder to the Kings for Forbort....

Indiana Pacers guard Jeremy Lamb (26) drives against Brooklyn Nets guard Chris Chiozza (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Pacers lose Jeremy Lamb with season-ending knee injury

Feb. 24, 2020 4:15 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers guard Jeremy Lamb will miss the rest of this season with a left knee injury. Lamb was injured in the second quarter of the Pacers' 46-point loss Sunday at Toronto. Team officials announced Monday that he had a torn anterior cruciate ligament, a torn lateral meniscus and a...

FILE - In this April 5, 2016 file photo, a man carries a sign before a rally opposing the Constitution Pipeline outside the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y. The nearly $1 billion Constitution Pipeline project that was designed to bring natural gas from Pennsylvania's shale gas fields to metropolitan New York and New England has been abandoned after years of legal regulatory challenges made it economically unfeasible, according to a statement Monday from a spokeswoman for project partner Duke Energy said Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Costs, delays scuttle 124-mile Constitution Pipeline project

Feb. 24, 2020 2:59 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The nearly $1 billion Constitution Pipeline project, which had been designed to take natural gas from Pennsylvania's shale gas fields to metropolitan New York and New England, has been abandoned after years of legal regulatory challenges made it economically unfeasible, a spokeswoman...

Vermont to hold 2 hearings on drug importation idea

Feb. 24, 2020 11:07 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials are planning to hold hearings to gather public input about a proposal to import prescription drugs from Canada as a way to save money for consumers. Two hearings will be held Tuesday and will be led by top officials from the administration of Republican Gov. Phil...