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Ryan Miller wins final home start, Ducks beat Kings 6-2

May. 02, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Miller made 23 saves to win the final home start of his 18-year NHL career, and the Anaheim Ducks snapped their 23-game streak without a home regulation victory Saturday night, beating the Los Angeles Kings 6-2. Trevor Zegras scored his...

USA Luge picks national team for 2021-22 Olympic season

Apr. 30, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — USA Luge’s national team for the looming Olympic season is set, with five members of the 2018 Olympic team now closer to being selected to compete in next year’s Beijing Games. Reigning men’s Olympic singles silver medalist Chris Mazdzer...

Ryan Miller's time: Ducks goalie to retire at end of season

Apr. 29, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Miller smiled and choked up a bit when he considered how his career as the winningest American-born goalie in professional hockey history almost never happened. When Miller first became fascinated with goaltending as a youngster growing up in...

Miroslav Frycer, Czech defector who joined NHL, dies at 61

Apr. 27, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

Miroslav Frycer, who defected from Czechoslovakia and spent most of his eight seasons in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs, has died. He was 61. He died after an unspecified brief illness, the Czech league team Orli Znojmo said on its website Tuesday. Frycer had been...

The Latest: Olympic champ bobsledder in hospital with virus

Apr. 24, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Olympic champion bobsledder Alex Kopacz of Canada has been hospitalized with COVID-19. The 31-year-oldbrakeman entered London (Ontario)...

Tokyo under 'emergency orders' with Olympics 3 months away

Apr. 23, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Only three months before the postponed Olympics are set to open, Tokyo and Japan's second largest metropolitan area of Osaka have been placed under emergency orders aimed at stemming surging cases of the coronavirus. The measures, which take place during...

IOC reluctantly accepts plan for 2026 Cortina bobsled track

Apr. 19, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The International Olympic Committee reluctantly accepted plans to spend 50 million euros ($60 million) to rebuild an abandoned bobsled track in Cortina d’Ampezzo for the 2026 Winter Games — as long as the funds stay out of the official games’ budget. ...

Chen tops Hanyu to win men's free skate at World Team Trophy

Apr. 16, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Three-time world champion Nathan Chen won the free skate at the figure skating World Team Trophy on Friday to continue his dominance of two-time Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu. First after the short program, Chen opened with a quadruple flip and...

Super-G ace Andrew Weibrecht back on skis for Make-A-Wish

Apr. 15, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — It's been three years since Andrew Weibrecht retired from the U.S. Ski team, but the mountains always beckon. So, the two-time Winter Olympic medalist is back on his skis for a unique fundraising event — he's skiing the summits of all 46 high...

Russia's flag banned but national colors on Olympic uniforms

Apr. 14, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian flag is barred from the Olympics in a doping dispute. You wouldn't know it to look at the Russian uniforms. The International Olympic Committee told The Associated Press that Russian athletes in Tokyo will be allowed to wear a range of uniforms...