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The Buffalo Sabres opened the second round of the NHL draft with a splash by acquiring defenseman Dmitri Kulikov in a trade with the Florida Panthers
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Sabres general manager Tim Murray filled his team's wish list by acquiring veteran defenseman Dmitri Kulikov in a trade with the Florida Panthers....

The Toronto Maple Leafs selected the Arizona-raised center Auston Matthews with the first pick in the NHL draft Friday night

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- On the heels of the NHL expanding into Las Vegas, the Toronto Maple Leafs pinned their future on Arizona-raised center Auston Matthews with the first pick in the NHL draft....

Column: Vegas has a team now it needs a name. From the Losers to Flying Elvi, here we go

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Sin City finally has its first major league sports team. Now the question is what to call it....

Keith Yandle signed with the Florida Panthers early Thursday, three days after the team acquired the high-scoring defenseman's negotiating rights in a trade with the New York Rangers

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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Keith Yandle signed with the Florida Panthers early Thursday, three days after the team acquired the high-scoring defenseman's negotiating rights in a trade with the New York Rangers....

Patrick Kane won the Hart Trophy on Wednesday night, becoming the first player born and trained in the U.S. to be named the NHL's most valuable player

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- After Patrick Kane added three more awards to his overflowing trophy case, he took a moment to appreciate his new place in American hockey history....

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player, becoming the first American to win the award

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Latest at the NHL Awards show from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (all times EDT):...

There are still a few days left before the draft and the free agent negotiating window that follows, and general managers are wasting no time making trades

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The echoes of a Stanley Cup parade in Pittsburgh have only just faded and NHL teams are already getting down to business preparing for next season....

Pavel Datsyuk is leaving the Detroit Red Wings with a year left on his contract, saying it's time to return home and play in the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League

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WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Pavel Datsyuk is leaving the Detroit Red Wings at least a year earlier than they'd like - but with plenty of dazzling memories from 14 seasons in the NHL....

NHL plan to expand to Las Vegas cheered by fans hungering for major pro sports in this neon capital

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The reality of the NHL's planned move to Las Vegas will hit home for hockey fan Sean Bollig once he finally sees ice on the floor at the new T-Mobile arena just off the Strip and he's able to buy a jersey for its fledgling home team....

What's in a name? For a pro sports team, quite a bit. Las Vegas could have some decisions to make

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What's in a name? When it comes to a pro sports team, quite a bit....


  • Basketball
  • Breanna Stewart took the time before the Seattle Storm's game Friday night to write the names of the 49 victims of the Orlando shooting on her colorful shoes

  • Golf
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  • Auto Racing
  • IndyCar returns to Road America on Sunday with the 202-mile Kohler Grand Prix. It's the first major open wheel race at the rural Wisconsin track since 2007

  • Tennis
  • The last time top-ranked Serena Williams won a Grand Slam was at Wimbledon a year ago, but the 21-time major champion appeared unconcerned about defending her title on the eve of the tournament

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  • Jack Miller of Australia won his first MotoGP race Sunday, triumphing in treacherous conditions of a restarted race in Assen after torrential rain forced the riders off the track after 14 laps


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