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Capitals sign Nicklas Backstrom for 5-year, $46M deal

Capitals sign Nicklas Backstrom for 5-year, $46M deal

WASHINGTON — The Capitals have signed Nicklas Backstrom for the long term, agreeing to a $46 million, five-year contract extension on Tuesday. The deal through the 2024-25 season carries a $9.2 million salary-cap hit.
Australian Open qualifying begins despite poor air quality

Australian Open qualifying begins despite poor air quality

MELBOURNE, Australia — Smoke haze and poor air quality caused by wildfires temporarily suspended practice sessions for the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Tuesday, but qualifying began later in the morning in “very poor” conditions and amid comp
Burrow, LSU cap magical season, beat Clemson 42-25 for title

Burrow, LSU cap magical season, beat Clemson 42-25 for title

NEW ORLEANS — From small-town Ohio kid to Louisiana legend, Joe Burrow capped his record-breaking, Heisman-winning season by bringing a national championship to LSU.
Gilgeous-Alexander's first triple-double leads Thunder

Gilgeous-Alexander's first triple-double leads Thunder

MINNEAPOLIS — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's goal was to play a better all-around game. He did that and then some.
Monday's Games

Monday's Games

Monday's Games NHL Montreal 2 Calgary 0 N.Y. Rangers 6 N.Y. Islanders 2 Philadelphia 6 Boston 5 (SO) Washington 2 Carolina 0 St.
Hinch, GM fired for Astros sign stealing after MLB bans pair

Hinch, GM fired for Astros sign stealing after MLB bans pair

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal cost manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow their jobs, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora could be next.
Price earns shutout with 31 saves, Canadiens snap Flames' win streak

Price earns shutout with 31 saves, Canadiens snap Flames' win streak

MONTREAL — The Calgary Flames were determined to build on a very emotional game their last time out. Instead, they came out flat.
Trump cheered loudly at college football title game

Trump cheered loudly at college football title game

NEW ORLEANS — President Donald Trump turned sports fan for an evening as he watched No. 1 Louisiana State University and No. 3 Clemson battle it out in the College Football Playoff championship.
A look back at other infamous cheating scandals in sports

A look back at other infamous cheating scandals in sports

The fallout from baseball's latest sign-stealing scandal is beginning to take shape. Houston manager AJ Hinch is out of a job, and so is general manager Jeff Luhnow.
Tkachuk on turtling against Kassian: 'It was probably the right thing to do'

Tkachuk on turtling against Kassian: 'It was probably the right thing to do'

Edmonton Oilers winger Zack Kassian was suspended for two games by the NHL on Monday, two days after he rag-dolled and slobberknocked a turtling Matthew Tkachuk on national TV.