• June 30, 2016


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NHL free agent pool is deep even without Stamkos

The big fish is gone, so teams will circle around other targets when NHL free agency opens Friday.

Steven Stamkos decides to re-sign with Lightning

Steven Stamkos insisted all along that he wanted to stay put in Tampa Bay to win the Stanley Cup.

Predators acquire P.K. Subban from Canadiens for Shea Weber

P.K. Subban is taking his talents to Smashville as part of a major trade of two of the NHL's top defensemen.

Devils acquire former No. 1 pick Taylor Hall from Oilers

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Devils finally have a legitimate goal scorer, and this one is coming to New Jersey with a chip on his shoulder after a surprising trade.

Dustin Johnson equipped with a major and confidence

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Open trophy was on the kitchen table in Dustin Johnson's home in South Florida. That was by design.

Lindros' wait over as he headlines Hockey Hall of Fame class

Eric Lindros is finally a Hockey Hall of Famer.

Ex-Bruins star Bourque pleads not guilty to drunken driving

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Former Boston Bruins star Ray Bourque (bork) has pleaded not guilty to a drunken driving charge.

NHL teams' focus turns to 'Big Fish' in free agency: Stamkos

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — As team executives began gathering on the arena floor an hour before the start of the NHL draft's second round Saturday morning, a video highlighting former No. 1 selections began playing on the big-screen video boards.

Sabres acquire defenseman Kulikov in trade with Panthers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have opened the second round of the NHL draft with a splash by acquiring defenseman Dmitri Kulikov in a trade with the Florida Panthers.

Arizona-born Matthews goes 1st in NHL draft; Finns follow

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

Maple Leafs' overhaul continues with 1st pick in NHL draft

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Hiring coach Mike Babcock and general manager Lou Lamoriello last offseason was the Toronto Maple Leafs' first major step in their high-priced bid to restore relevance to one the NHL's most recognized franchises.

Panel studying stadium plan in Vegas gets changing numbers

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A day after Las Vegas won a bid for an NHL hockey team, a governor's panel studying a proposal for a 65,000-seat stadium to lure the NFL's Oakland Raiders was met with a cascade of changing figures.

Panthers sign free-agent defenseman Keith Yandle

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.

Chicago's Patrick Kane wins the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

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.

The Latest: Patrick Kane takes home Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

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

NHL coming to Las Vegas; new team to start play in 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NHL is making a big bet on Las Vegas.

WNBA undefeated: Lynx host Sparks for 20th anniversary game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Lynx visit the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday, it will be just another regular-season game for two undefeated teams with championship aspirations.

The Latest: LeBron, Cavs beat Warriors 93-89, capture title

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Game 7 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers (all times local):

Datsyuk leaving Red Wings to play in Russia-based KHL

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.

Name game: Sports teams wrestle with getting right nickname

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

Gordie Howe's life and legacy celebrated at Detroit funeral

DETROIT (AP) — Gordie Howe could break a lobster claw with his fingers, one of his sons said, and make people melt in his hands with his kindness and humility.

400,000 fans greet Pittsburgh Penguins at Stanley Cup parade

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins turned around a once-disappointing season and fired a coach before winning a fourth Stanley Cup, adversity that seemed to make Wednesday's city-wide celebration that much sweeter.

AP Source: NHL settles on Las Vegas for expansion

The NHL is ready to roll the dice on Las Vegas.

The Great One among those to pay respects to Mr. Hockey

DETROIT (AP) — Gordie Howe's casket was guided down a hallway, flanked by some of the biggest names in sports: Wayne Gretzky, Scotty Bowman and Al Kaline.