• Olympics or not, NHL ready to make push into China
    Reuters10 minutes ago

    Olympics or not, NHL ready to make push into China

    By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - With or without the Olympics, the National Hockey League will join the sporting stampede into the coveted China market with the league expected to announce on Thursday preseason games in Beijing and Shanghai. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman dropped a hint of the league

  • Pairs competition wide open at figure skating worlds
    The Associated Press3 hours ago

    Pairs competition wide open at figure skating worlds

    The pain Alexa Scimeca Knierim felt in her abdomen was excruciating, the vomiting and sleepless nights that it produced draining, and figure skating was the farthest thing from her mind. Now, they're getting ready to step back into the spotlight at the world championships.

  • Motivated Brazil becomes 1st to qualify for 2018 World Cup
    The Associated Press3 hours ago

    Motivated Brazil becomes 1st to qualify for 2018 World Cup

    Less than three years after the most humiliating loss in its proud football history, a resurgent Brazil has become the first team to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. With a convincing 3-0 victory over Paraguay on Tuesday and results going its way elsewhere in South American qualifying, the Brazilians

  • USA Hockey, women's players reach agreement to avoid boycott
    The Associated Press6 hours ago

    USA Hockey, women's players reach agreement to avoid boycott

    USA Hockey and the women's national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott of the world championships on home ice that would've been a black eye for the sport. Players and USA Hockey finalized the deal Tuesday night and announced it in a joint statement just three