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Francouz steps in, Avs beat Wild in SO, 14th home win in row

Jan. 17, 2022 19:41 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A disputed goal, a questionable hit and a thrilling finish — the Wild-Avalanche rivalry is still going strong after 19 years. Colorado goaltender Pavel Francouz stopped 25 shots in relief of injured Darcy Kuemper and three more in the shootout, and the Avalanche...

Sweat inactive for Eagles after having 'emergency procedure'

Jan. 16, 2022 12:29 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia defensive end Josh Sweat is inactive for Sunday’s NFC wild-card game after being admitted to the hospital earlier in the week for what the team described as a “life-threatening situation." The Eagles released a statement before the game saying...

Kazakhstan activists recall path from protest to bloodshed

Jan. 15, 2022 14:18 PM EST

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — The mass protests in Kazakhstan began peacefully over the New Year's weekend, with marchers denouncing a sharp rise in fuel prices. They spread quickly from the western part of the Central Asian nation to more populous areas, eventually reaching its largest city of...

Wild score 4 in 3rd, twice in 4 seconds, to rout Ducks 7-3

Jan. 14, 2022 23:55 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Matt Boldy and Mats Zuccarello scored four seconds apart early in a four-goal third period, and the Minnesota Wild routed the Anaheim Ducks 7-3 on Friday night. Zuccarello finished with two goals and an assist, Boldy and Ryan Hartman had one of each, and...

Brady, SB champions focused on Eagles, not personal success

Jan. 14, 2022 16:46 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady’s looking ahead, though not beyond this weekend. No one’s had more success in the NFL playoffs than the seven-time Super Bowl champion, who says his focus is on trying to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Philadelphia Eagles and not a dazzling...

Ovechkin, McDavid, Draisaitl headline NHL All-Star roster

Jan. 13, 2022 19:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington star Alexander Ovechkin and high-scoring Edmonton teammates Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl headline the rosters for the NHL All-Star Weekend announced Thursday. Selected for the eighth time, Ovechkin led voting in the Metropolitan Division to earn the...

No NHL boosts Russian hopes for Olympic gold in men's hockey

Jan. 12, 2022 13:46 PM EST

When the National Hockey League and its players agreed to pause the season and participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics, it came with the caveat of pandemic conditions not making it impractical to go to China. Seven weeks before puck drop at what was supposed to be the first Olympics...

Bucs beat Panthers 41-17, earn No. 2 playoff seeding in NFC

Jan. 09, 2022 22:21 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Once the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took care of their own business, the defending Super Bowl champions allowed themselves to become scoreboard watchers. Sunday's 41-17 rout of the Carolina Panthers set a franchise record for regular-season victories, and the win —...

Capitals score on own net; Wild come back to win in shootout

Jan. 09, 2022 00:08 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kevin Fiala and Frederick Gaudreau scored in the shootout as the short-handed Minnesota Wild took advantage of a Washington Capitals own-goal in a 3-2 win on Saturday night. Kaapo Kahkonen made 29 saves and stopped two attempts in the shootout for Minnesota,...

South Africa's ruling party must regain support, says leader

Jan. 08, 2022 09:59 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the ruling party, the African National Congress, must work to regain popular support after being embroiled in corruption scandals and divided by bitter factional rivalries. Marking the ANC's 110th anniversary...