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France: Ex-champ swimmer admits 'shame' at child rape trial

Jan. 22, 2019 12:38 PM EST

BORDEAUX, France (AP) — A court in southwest France heard on Tuesday how a French former swimming champion who went on to manage one of France's most successful ice hockey teams wormed his way into the trust of admiring families to sexually abuse their children. Vincent Leroyer, 61, spoke of his "very...

Bruins look to stay healthy after mid-winter break

Jan. 22, 2019 12:11 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins almost made it into their mid-winter break completely healthy. Forward Joakim Nordstrom is recovering from a fractured lower leg and goaltender Tuukka Rask is dealing with a concussion sustained against the New York Rangers on Saturday. Otherwise, the Bruins' lineup from the...

Coyle's third-period goal sends Wild past Golden Knights 4-2

Jan. 21, 2019 11:15 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights' home arena has a reputation among some NHL players as being one of the toughest to play in and loudest in the league. The Minnesota Wild don't mind it a bit. Charlie Coyle scored his second game-winning goal of the season with 5:31 remaining Monday to lift the...

Vatrano's 4-point game leads Panthers over Sharks 6-2

Jan. 21, 2019 11:12 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — For the Florida Panthers, the All-Star break arrives when they are in the middle of a win streak. Frank Vatrano had a goal and three assists for a career-high four points to lift the Panthers over the San Jose Sharks 6-2 on Monday night, their third straight win after losing their...

Coyle scores, Wild beat Golden Knights 4-2

Jan. 21, 2019 10:38 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Charlie Coyle scored his second game-winning goal of the season with 5:31 remaining to lift the Minnesota Wild past the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Monday. With the win, the Wild moved past Colorado and Vancouver into the top wild-card slot in the Western Conference. Minnesota takes on...

LaDue scores go-ahead goal, Kings rally to beat Blues 4-3

Jan. 21, 2019 8:18 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are going into their 11-day break with a bit of momentum. The Kings rallied for a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday and are 3-1-1 in their last five games. Quick stopped 33 shots to earn his 302nd NHL victory, which is fourth-best...

Predators beat Avalanche 4-1, Laviolette earns win No. 600

Jan. 21, 2019 7:16 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Peter Laviolette and his goaltender had a lot in common — both were skillful in the art of deflecting. In Laviolette's case, it was too much of the credit after earning victory No. 600 as an NHL coach. "Tonight was a team win," the Predators coach said. On a milestone Monday for...

Predators beat Avalanche 4-1, Laviolette earns win No. 600

Jan. 21, 2019 5:51 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped a penalty shot in making 35 saves and the Nashville Predators knocked off the reeling Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Monday to help Peter Laviolette capture win No. 600 of his NHL coaching career. Nick Bonino and Viktor Arvidsson scored 1:34 apart in the second period, while...

Carolina, Teravainen agree to terms on 5-year extension

Jan. 21, 2019 3:02 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes and forward Teuvo Teravainen have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension worth $27 million. General manager Don Waddell said Monday that the deal begins next season, runs through the 2023-24 season and has an average annual value of $5.4 million. The...

Former French swimming champion on trial for child sex abuse

Jan. 21, 2019 11:13 AM EST

BORDEAUX, France (AP) — A former French swimming champion is on trial in southwest France for the alleged rape and sexual abuse of young boys and adolescents during the decade he ran an ice hockey club in northern France. Vincent Leroyer told a jury as his three-day trial got underway in Bordeaux on Monday...