Penguins F Simon out 6-7 months following shoulder surgery

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins forward Dominik Simon is out six to seven months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Simon initially hurt the...

Detroit-area residents lift spirits with costumed parades

FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) — Sarah Ignash spends her days looking after dogs in normal times. With her business temporarily shuttered because of the coronavirus, though, she's taken to walks on the wild sid...

Zoos turn to social media to delight, raise money amid virus

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Zoo, struggling like others worldwide during coronavirus closures, has found an unlikely savior in a sloth. While Fernando may be a slow mover offline, the...

Rinne, other NHL veterans hope for final shot at Stanley Cup

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Goaltender Pekka Rinne scratched scoring a goal off his NHL bucket list this season. Winning the Stanley Cup? That remains on the list with the season suspend...

Longtime NHL forward Joel Ward retires

Longtime NHL forward Joel Ward announced his retirement on Monday. The 39-year-old Ward last played in the NHL in 2018 for the San Jose Sharks. He went to training camp with Montreal...

Photo of the Day: Whale shark spotted in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Last week, diving enthusiasts captured video of a massive whale shark gliding through the waters off the coast of southern Taiwan, a rare sight that some are attributing t...

NHL goalies trying to stay sharp during break

TORONTO (AP) — Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom is using a tennis ball machine as part of his training to stay sharp. Columbus Blue Jackets counterpart Joonas Korpisalo doesn...

Miss watching sports? Cricket final going live in Vanuatu

PORT VILA, Vanuatu (AP) — They’re ready to go live in Vanuatu. A tropical island in the South Pacific is very likely to be the only venue in the world hosting a competitive cricket f...

Thailand's tourist drought leaves space for shy sea mammal

BANGKOK (AP) — It's rare to see a threatened species of sea mammal in shallow waters in southern Thailand but thanks to travel restrictions that have stripped popular destinations of crowds of tourist...

NHL stoppage has Devils' Fitzgerald waiting on two fronts.

The suspension of play in the NHL because of the coronavirus pandemic has put Tom Fitzgerald of the New Jersey Devils in a strange situation. The 51-year-old is waiting to see if the...

Sharks GM gives Boughner `upper hand' to take over as coach

San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson isn’t ready to remove the interim head coach tag from Bob Boughner’s title yet. Noting the Sharks’ season is not officially over with the ...

Sharks sign college free agent D Brinson Pasichnuk

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have agreed to a contract with free agent college defenseman Brinson Pasichnuk. General manager Doug Wilson announced the deal Tuesday to ...

Uncertainty for Sunwolves, others as Super Rugby put on hold

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Japan's Sunwolves epitomize the uncertainty hanging over Super Rugby following governing body SANZAAR's decision to suspend the tournament "for the foreseeable future" b...

NHL 'pausing' season amid coronavirus concerns

The NHL is following the NBA’s lead and suspending its season because of the coronavirus pandemic. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Thursday it is pausing its season, one day ...

Pietrangelo's two goals lifts Blues to 4-2 win over Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo scored two goals, Jake Allen made 36 saves and the St. Louis Blues defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Wednesday night. This was the game that w...