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Ex-Blues rooting for St. Louis to win Stanley Cup

May. 27, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie went through five early playoff exits with the St. Louis Blues who could never seem to break through. Four years after being traded, the Capitals winger hopes the Blues winning the Stanley Cup will ease their pain. "They put in a lot of hard work," said Oshie, who won the Cup with...

Bruins, Blues set to clash in bruising Stanley Cup Final

May. 26, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When the NHL altered its rules with an eye toward speed and skill, this is not the Stanley Cup Final it had in mind. Hockey is becoming less of a big man's game, offense is up and it's faster than ever. Then there's the big and tough St. Louis Blues facing off against the bigger and tougher...

The Latest: Sunny the dog stars at Cup Final media day

May. 26, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on media day at the Stanley Cup Final (all times Eastern): 3:45 p.m. The biggest star at Stanley Cup Final media day doesn't play for the Boston Bruins or St. Louis Blues. He's 18-month old "Today" show dog Sunny, who roamed the interview room the day before the Cup Final begins,...

Rep. John Lewis tells graduates to 'get in trouble'

May. 26, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Lewis urged graduates of Framingham State University in Massachusetts on Sunday to "get in trouble" and to build "bridges, not walls." The Georgia Democrat, a veteran of the 1960s civil rights movement, was the keynote speaker at the school's commencement at the DCU...

AP Was There: Game 4 of 1970 Blues-Bruins for Stanley Cup

May. 26, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE — On May 10, 1970, the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup for the first time in 29 years. The Bruins won it at the expense of the St. Louis Blues, who were swept in the final for the third straight year. The Game 4 win at the Boston Garden went to overtime and ended when...

Marchand says left hand is 'good' heading into Cup Final

May. 26, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bruins winger Brad Marchand says his left hand is fine heading into the Stanley Cup Final. He sat out Boston's practice Sunday after being given a "maintenance day" by coach Bruce Cassidy. But Marchand showed no visible signs of discomfort and didn't wear any braces on his hand as he met...

State prosecutors struggle with human trafficking cases

May. 26, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Laws cracking down on human trafficking are on the books in all 50 states, but convictions are notoriously elusive, and state prosecutors haven't come close to matching the success their federal counterparts have had in winning cases. States need to add resources into support trafficking...

Rooney gives DC United 1-1 tie with New England

May. 25, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Wayne Rooney converted a penalty kick in the 90th minute to give D.C. United to a 1-1 tie with the New England Revolution on Saturday night. D.C. United (7-4-4) took over sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference. Rooney scored after taking a hard hit from New...

Bruins' veteran quintet could be key in latest Cup bid

May. 25, 2019 2:56 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When the Boston Bruins take the ice against the St. Louis Blues, they will do it with a core group of veterans who know what it's like to hoist the Stanley Cup — and have it slip from their fingers. Patrice Bergeron can still remember the instant euphoria and accompanying adoration...

Boston arts museum bans 2 visitors for offensive language

May. 24, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has banned two visitors and vowed to change protocols for guards after minority middle school students said they were subjected to racism by staff and patrons during a field trip last week. Principal Arturo Forrest told The Boston Globe one museum staff member...