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Newgarden wins IndyCar pole at Gateway, his third of season

Aug. 23, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Josef Newgarden won the pole for Saturday night's IndyCar race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. It was the second pole in succession for the series points leader, his third of the season and the eighth of his career. Newgarden sat on the pole last week at Pocono by points...

Capitals star Kuznetsov banned from Russia team for 4 years

Aug. 23, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the world championship and has been banned from the Russia team for four years. Kuznetsov failed a doping test after a sample was taken on May 26, the day Russia won the bronze medal game against the Czech Republic in...

Getting another chance: Wild, Guerin good match a year later

Aug. 22, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Interviewing for the same job twice in as many years is a rare occurrence in any profession, yet there was Bill Guerin going to Minnesota once again this summer as a candidate for the general manager vacancy. As the Wild delved deeper this time, burned by their previous pick, Guerin...

Sabres Dahlin tells AP he's better prepared for 2nd season

Aug. 22, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Last season didn't sit well with Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin. Unaccustomed to losing and no longer a rookie, Dahlin told The Associated Press on Thursday he feels better prepared and is far more driven to help transform the Sabres into contenders. "I'm putting more pressure...

Islanders agree to terms with C Brassard on 1-year deal

Aug. 21, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders agreed to terms with Derick Brassard on a one-year contract Wednesday. Brassard, who will turn 32 on Sept. 22, had 14 goals and nine assists in 70 games last season while with Pittsburgh, Florida and Colorado. He also had an assist in nine playoff games with...

Wild hire Bill Guerin as new general manager

Aug. 21, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

The Minnesota Wild have hired Bill Guerin, who won two Stanley Cups as a player and two more titles in the front office with the Pittsburgh Penguins, as their new general manager. Guerin was announced Wednesday as the fourth GM in the team's 19-year history, three weeks after predecessor Paul Fenton was fired by...

Forward Colin White signs six-year deal with Ottawa Senators

Aug. 21, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

OTTAWA (AP) — The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Colin White to a six-year contract with an average annual value of $4.75 million. White had 14 goals and 27 assists in 71 games last year in his first full season in the NHL, his 41 points fifth best among rookies. The 21st overall pick in 2015, White...

Former Rangers and 'Miracle on Ice' player charged in attack

Aug. 21, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — Mark Pavelich, a forward on the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic hockey team who went on to play for the New York Rangers and two other NHL teams, has been charged with assault for allegedly beating a neighbor with a metal pole and breaking several of the man's bones. The...

Hall of Famer Hefford to oversee new women's hockey union

Aug. 21, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

The Professional Women's Hockey Players' Association has selected Hockey Hall of Fame player Jayna Hefford to oversee its daily operations in a leadership shuffle three months after the union was founded. Hefford becomes the operations consultant and succeeds Bryan Hicks, who was hired on July 1. Her duties will...

Russ Conway, writer who brought down hockey union boss, dies

Aug. 20, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Russ Conway, a hockey writer who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1992 for his stories about corruption in the NHL Players Association that helped bring down union head Alan Eagleson, has died. He was 70. His death was reported by the Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, Massachusetts, where...