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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Looming in a suburban parking lot just off Interstate 70, some 16 miles east of the gleaming, 10-year-old Sprint Center in Kansas City, is the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, which serves, for now, as the area’s mecca for professional ice hockey. The Sprint Center, with a seating capacity for hockey of 17,500,
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AUSTIN, Texas — The NHL’s Dallas Stars have become the first Texas professional sports franchise to officially oppose a “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people. Team President James Lites said in a statement Wednesday that the Stars are “strongly opposed to any legislation perceived as discriminatory.” The NFL and NBA have previously joined dozens of powerful
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He’s no longer Sid the Kid. Sidney Crosby turns 30 on Aug. 7, and as the Pittsburgh Penguins captain celebrates by welcoming the Stanley Cup to his native Nova Scotia for a third time, his place in the pantheon of the game’s greats is already assured. As it parades through Pittsburgh, returns to Russia with
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12:16 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN PLYMOUTH, Mich. — The NHL won’t have a presence at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, so the United States men’s hockey team unveiled a contingency plan. On Friday, USA Hockey introduced former Colorado Avalanche and current Wisconsin Badgers head coach Tony Granato as its Olympic coach and
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Tony Granato, former coach of the Colorado Avalanche and current coach of the Wisconsin Badgers, has been tapped to coach the U.S. men’s team for the 2018 Olympics, a source told ESPN’s John Buccigross. Granato, 53, left a job as an assistant coach for the Detroit Red Wings to take the Wisconsin position in March
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Defenseman Brett Pesce has turned his breakout season into a new contract. The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Tuesday that the 22-year-old has agreed to a six-year extension that pays $4.025 million per season. The deal starts in the 2018-19 season. Brett Pesce, left, celebrates a Jaccob Slavin goal last season. AP Photo/Frank Franklin II Pesce had
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As the calendar turns to August, the NHL is in the dog days of its summer sojourn. Here are five storylines I’m stoked about before training camps open in September: 1. Olympic absence NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has held firm on not sending players to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, citing participation
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