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To jab or not to jab? Vaccinations still hot topic in sports

Oct. 19, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman let out a faint cough and assured those seated at least 6 feet away that it was allergies, not COVID-19. He had tested negative for the coronavirus three times in the previous week. It allowed the fully vaccinated 69-year-old the opportunity...

Vaccines in sports at a glance

Oct. 19, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

A vast majority of players in the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, yet a handful of cases have brought attention to those who have refused. A look at some of the most prominent examples: NBA Kyrie Irving ...

Jets captain Wheeler has COVID-19, out at least 10 days

Oct. 19, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler will miss at least four games while sidelined for COVID-19. The Jets said before their game Tuesday at Minnesota that Wheeler was symptomatic after testing positive for the virus. According...

Avs' MacKinnon clears COVID-19 protocol, set to play at Caps

Oct. 19, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon has cleared NHL coronavirus protocols is set to make his season debut Tuesday night against the Washington Capitals. MacKinnon tested positive for the coronavirus last week and had been in the league’s...

Kyrou, Kostin score 2 apiece in 2nd as Blues top Coyotes 7-4

Oct. 19, 2021 01:58 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jordan Kyrou had two goals and two assists, and the St. Louis Blues scored five times in a 5:07 span of the second period for a 7-4 victory over Arizona in the Coyotes’ home opener Monday night. “I want to be an impact player,” Kyrou said....

Drysdale scores in OT, leading Ducks past Flames 3-2

Oct. 19, 2021 01:33 AM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Jamie Drysdale scored in overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday night. Drysdale tapped in a pass from Troy Terry at 3:26 of overtime for the winner. “Troy kind of did all the...

Flyers spoil Hakstol's return in 6-1 win over Kraken

Oct. 18, 2021 22:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The final months of Dave Hakstol's time coaching the Flyers came with angry fans chanting “Fire Hakstol! Fire Hakstol!" With this kind of lopsided score in his return, Philly fans might just throw out a welcome mat. Claude Giroux and Travis Konecny...

NHL suspends Evander Kane 21 games for COVID violations

Oct. 18, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The NHL has suspended San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. The league on Monday announced the suspension without pay and said Kane will not be eligible to play until Nov. 30 at New...

Blue Jackets C Domi will miss 2 to 4 weeks with rib fracture

Oct. 18, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets forward Max Domi will miss two to four weeks with a rib fracture, the team said Monday. The 26-year-old center was injured in the Blue Jackets’ 2-1 win over Seattle on Saturday. Domi was playing well after recovering from...

The NHL has suspended San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card.

Oct. 18, 2021 18:23 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The NHL has suspended San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card.