• US women on ice after possible world championship boycott
    The Associated Press28 minutes ago

    US women on ice after possible world championship boycott

    Meghan Duggan and her U.S. hockey teammates were on the ice practicing, just where they wanted to be, two days after agreeing to a deal that avoided a boycott - and a little more than 24 hours before playing rival Canada in the world championship opener for both teams. ''It's our Stanley

  • Staley another chance vs VanDerveer in women's Final Four
    The Associated Press2 hours ago

    Staley another chance vs VanDerveer in women's Final Four

    Dawn Staley's first Final Four experience came as a player, and what happened in those three trips with Virginia in the early 1990s still motivate her as South Carolina's coach. ''The emotions, as I reflect on participating in the Final Fours, not being able to win a national championship

  • NHL looks at China as a 'very long-term relationship'
    The Associated Press4 hours ago

    NHL looks at China as a 'very long-term relationship'

    China wants to get its hockey program up to par before hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The NHL is using that as a starting point for a long-term vision to turn the country into a hockey nation. The Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks will play exhibition games in Shanghai and Beijing

  • Playing The Beatles, North Korean skaters aim for Olympics
    The Associated Press5 hours ago

    Playing The Beatles, North Korean skaters aim for Olympics

    North Korea's figure skaters are aiming for the Olympics - and they're using The Beatles. Ryom Tae Ok and her partner Kim Ju Sik impressed observers by finishing 15th of 28 pairs at the world championships on Thursday. Skating to The Beatles' ''A Day in the Life'' and music