AP Weekly Sports Calendar

EDITORS: These are among the top sports events of the week. Coverage of most of these events will move on this circuit: ...

Ovechkin's milestone goal leads Capitals past Toronto 3-2

TORONTO (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored the 650th goal of his career and Braden Holtby made 40 saves as the Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night. To...

Sharks jump on Penguins early in 4-0 victory

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored a pair of first-period power-play goals, Martin Jones stopped 26 shots and the San Jose Sharks took advantage of sloppy play by the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 4-0 vi...

Washington Capitals put playoff hero Smith-Pelly on waivers

The Washington Capitals have placed winger Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers ahead of next week's NHL trade deadline. Smith-Pelly was put on waivers Wednesday after winger Dmitrij Jaski...

Pavelski's 31st goal helps Sharks top Canucks 3-2

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture and Timo Meier each had a goal and an assist, and the San Jose Sharks topped the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Saturday night. Pavelski...

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AP Weekly Sports Calendar

EDITORS: These are among the top sports events of the week. Coverage of most of these events will move on this circuit: ...

Ovechkin scores NHL-leading 39th as Capitals beat Sharks 5-1

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 39th goal, T.J. Oshie had two goals and an assist, and the Washington Capitals beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on Thursday night. ...

World Cup to cast big shadow over Super Rugby season

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The southern hemisphere's Super Rugby season begins Friday under the shadow of the impending World Cup. But rather than providing an entertaining prelu...

Sunwolves prepare for Super Rugby season with higher purpose

TOKYO (AP) — With the Rugby World Cup looming, there's a renewed sense of urgency for the Sunwolves as the Japan-based club prepares for its fourth season in Super Rugby. The Sunwolv...

NHL goalies do best to prepare for unexpected, unpredictable

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NHL goaltenders prepare for the unexpected and unpredictable, ready for pucks deflecting off sticks, bodies, feet or even a divot in the ice past all the gear designed to help ...

Chinese Experts Urge Thais to Celebrate Lunar New Year with No Shark Fin

THAILAND (WildAid) - Building on the momentum of the “Celebrate with #NoSharkFin” (#ฉลองไม่ฉลาม) campaign, WildAid released a video message featuring a Thai-Chinese cultural expert and a t...

Kane scores twice, Sharks rout Canucks 7-2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Evander Kane scored twice, leading the San Jose Sharks to a 7-2 rout of the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night. The victory moves San Jose into firs...

Pettersson scores in shootout, Canucks best Flames 4-3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Elias Pettersson scored the shootout winner Saturday, lifting the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames. Canucks goalie Jacob ...

Labanc's hat trick leads Sharks past Oilers, 5-2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Kevin Labanc recorded his first career hat trick as the San Jose Sharks won their fifth straight, 5-2 over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. Evander Kan...