Maryland businesswoman leading launch of Japanese league

The woman leading Japan's ambitious effort to launch a professional women's soccer league lives some 6,700 miles away from where the players will ultimately take the field. Kikuko O...

Figure skater Medvedeva returns to coach Tutberidze

MOSCOW (AP) — Olympic silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva said Wednesday she has returned to working with Eteri Tutberidze, the Russian figure skating coach who first took her to stardom. ...

Couturier 3rd Flyers to be named NHL's top defensive forward

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Sean Couturier is the third Philadelphia Flyers player to be chosen as the NHL's top defensive forward. The center was revealed as the Frank J. Selke Trophy...

Stars need more scoring in series against Flames

Coach Rick Bowness is encouraged by the scoring chances the Dallas Stars had in their most recent game. Now they have to get some more of those pucks in the net. While Dallas scored ...

Maple Leafs shut out Blue Jackets 3-0 to even playoff series

TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews and John Tavares scored and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Tuesday to even their best-of-five qualifying series at one game. ...

ISU downsizes Grand Prix Series to more localized events

The Grand Prix of Figure Skating series is being downsized to more localized events due to the coronavirus. The International Skating Union said Tuesday that each of the six competit...

French figure skating rocked by sexual abuse findings 

France's Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports announced Tuesday that a fact-finding investigation into the country's Federation of Ice Sports (FFSG) turned up evidence indicating more than 20 ...

Sexual abuse: French investigation exposes skating coaches

PARIS (AP) — More than 20 coaches working with the French ice skating federation or its clubs have been identified following an investigation into accusations of sexual assault, harassment or violence...

NHL goalies scrambling to regain groove after 4-month break

With no ice time available during the NHL’s four-month pandemic-forced break, Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry had little choice but to let his game go to the dogs. Diesel an...

The Latest: Junior Grand Prix figure skating canceled

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world: The International Skating Union has canceled the Junior Figure Skating Grand Prix for the upcoming s...

Peggy Fleming Trophy becomes virtual figure skating event

AP Sports Writer (AP) — Peggy Fleming designed her namesake figure skating competition to highlight artistry in the sport, which the 1968 Olympic gold medalist thought had been pushed to the wayside i...

Panthers' Barkov invests in his former Finnish club

MIAMI (AP) — Aleksander Barkov started his hockey life as a 4-year-old for the Tappara club in his hometown of Tampere, Finland. Two decades later, Barkov is investing in his roots. ...

Mellow Matt; Penguins G Murray eyeing present, not future

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Murray's legacy with the Pittsburgh Penguins — such as it is at age 26 — is secure, as. That tends to happen when you have your name on the Stanley Cup. Twice. ...

'Legendary' heralds loud, proud ball culture

LOS ANGELES (AP) — FX’s fictionalized hit show “Pose” introduced many to the underground world of ballroom culture, in which historically black and Latino LGBT youths compete in elaborate performances...

NHL monitoring situation before choosing where to play games

Concerns about Canadian coronavirus restrictions could push hockey south of the 49th parallel into the U.S. this summer. Seven of the 10 locations the NHL has zeroed in on to hold pl...