NRL bans Barba, police investigate domestic violence case

SYDNEY (AP) — Ben Barba has been deregistered by the National Rugby League in what is likely to be a life ban as Australian police investigate allegations of domestic violence involving the star fullb...

Burns' OT goal leads Sharks past Coyotes 3-2

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brent Burns scored 3:14 into overtime and the San Jose Sharks returned from a 10-day break to beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night. Joe Pavelski and...

NHL to celebrate Black History Month for 1st time

The NHL will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, shifting its focus in February from its wide-ranging "Hockey Is For Everyone" campaign to emphasize racial diversity in the sport. ...

Defending champion Capitals eager to stop losing streak

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin thinks the Washington Capitals were tired. Tired after losing seven consecutive games and tired in the middle of another long slog after winning t...

Sharks drawn to warm waters by Israeli coastal power plant

HADERA, Israel (AP) — A giant power plant with billowing smoke may not look like the most natural habitat for sea life. But the hot water gushing from an industrial plant in Israel's northern city of ...

Significant drop in shark bites reported worldwide in 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida researchers say far fewer shark bites were reported worldwide last year. According to the university's International Shark Attack File,...

Lightning have 'unfinished business' after All-Star break

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — For Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning, just about everything has gone right so far this season. But as they get ready to return from the All-Star bre...

Crosby, Lundqvist lead Metropolitan to All-Star win

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sidney Crosby had two goals and three assists, and Henriq Lundqvist pitched a first-half shutout to lead the Metropolitan Division to a 10-5 victory over the Central Division i...

For Taiwan tourism, Hualien is a great catch

Providing natural beauty within short drives all around the city’s center, Hualien is a gem on the east coast that stands head and shoulders above most other tourist destinations in Taiwan. N...

Young scorers lead the way as NHL All-Star weekend arrives

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — It is only fitting that Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Nathan MacKinnon are serving as captains for this weekend's NHL All-Star game. The three high-scor...

Uncharted waters: Scientists to explore Indian Ocean depths

BREMEVERHAVEN, Germany (AP) — Scientists prepared Thursday to embark on an unprecedented, years-long mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves that could ...

Venezuela's Guaido leaps from back-bench to center stage

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The rise of Juan Guaido from back-bench obscurity to the U.S-backed, self-declared interim president of Venezuela in just three weeks has been meteoric - and by his own recog...

Puck and player tracking gets TV test at All-Star Weekend

Twenty-three years after Fox's glowing puck made its debut, the NHL's next big technological advancement will be on display this weekend during All-Star festivities. NBC will showcas...

Hat tricks for Hertl, Ovechkin as Sharks beat Caps 7-6 in OT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tomas Hertl completed his hat trick by scoring in overtime, and the San Jose Sharks withstood Alex Ovechkin's three goals to beat the Washington Capitals 7-6 on Tuesday night and han...

Yao Ming’s Dedication to Wildlife is a Slam Dunk

CHINA (WildAid) - He's the world's biggest star from the most populous country. And he's been fighting to end the illegal wildlife trade for more than 12 years. NBA all-star and Olympian Y...