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FILE - In this Feb. 24 2020, file photo, fans leave the Staples Center after a public memorial for former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, in Los Angeles. Staple Center is one of the possible locations the NHL has zeroed in on to host playoff games if it can return amid the coronavirus pandemic. The league will ultimately decide on two or three locations for games, with government regulations, testing and COVID-19 frequency among the factors for the decision that should be coming within the next three to four weeks. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

NHL monitoring situation before choosing where to play games

May. 27, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

Concerns about Canadian coronavirus restrictions could push hockey south of the 49th parallel into the U.S. this summer. Seven of the 10 locations the NHL has zeroed in on to hold playoff games if it resumes are American cities not restricted by Canada’s 14-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival. As 24...

A general view of the Philippe-Chatrier tennis court with its new retractable roof during a media tour at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The French open will moving to September from the end of May because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The Latest: NBA reminding teams players overseas can return

May. 27, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The NBA reminded its teams Wednesday that players who are currently outside the U.S. have been cleared to return, though quarantine rules may apply in some areas. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf signed an...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34), of the Czech Republic, blocks New York Rangers right wing Jesper Fast, of Sweden, with Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin (74) slowing Fast during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C. Carolina was one of two teams (along with Tampa Bay) that voted against the current playoff format, which doesn't reward it for being in a playoff spot when the season was paused. But the Hurricanes shouldn't need emergency goaltender David Ayres anymore with Mrazek and James Reimer healthy in net. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Sweet 16: NHL playoffs qualifying round tough to predict

May. 27, 2020 2:58 AM EDT

The NHL's regular season is over and the chase for the Stanley Cup is on if hockey returns this summer. The league settled on a 24-team postseason format that Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano supported back in March as the coronavirus was shutting down sports. “You can’t eliminate teams who are...

FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Jason Hackedorn looks into Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, in Cleveland. With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests a majority of U.S. fans wouldn't feel safe attending games anyway without a coronavirus vaccine.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

The Latest: Former NHL enforcer Laraque tests positive

Apr. 30, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque has tested positive for COVID-19. The 43-year-old Laraque made the announcement on social media Thursday in a post showing him in a hospital gown. “I guess I’m not invincible,...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins, of Latvia, makes a stop against the Tampa Bay Lightning during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio.  The Blue Jackets have signed rookie goaltender Merzlikins to a two-year contract worth a reported $8 million. The 26-year-old Latvian became a fan favorite while successfully filling in for an injured Joonas Korpisalo in the second half of the season. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

NHL goalies trying to stay sharp during break

Apr. 26, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom is using a tennis ball machine as part of his training to stay sharp. Columbus Blue Jackets counterpart Joonas Korpisalo doesn’t have that technology at his disposal during the coronavirus pandemic, so a wall has had to do the trick. Toronto's...

Northeastern's Patrick Schule (25) celebrates his goal with teammates Grant Jozefek (15), Julian Kislin (8) and Tyler Madden (9) during the second period of the Beanpot Tournament championship NCAA college hockey game against Boston University in Boston, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Tyler Madden signs 3-year contract with Los Angeles Kings

Mar. 30, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Madden has signed a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings. The forward recently completed his sophomore season at Northeastern University before signing Monday with LA. Madden was originally selected by the Vancouver Canucks in third round of the 2018 draft, but the Kings...