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Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (25) argues with Chicago Blackhawks fans from the penalty box during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 7-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
February 18, 2018 - 5:27 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — This wasn't the first time Devante Smith-Pelly has had racial taunts directed at him during a hockey game. And the Washington Capitals forward knew immediately what the intent of the message was when a few fans began chanting "basketball, basketball, basketball," while Smith-...
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Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (25) argues with Chicago Blackhawks fans from the penalty box during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 7-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
February 18, 2018 - 3:31 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly is disgusted and saddened black athletes such as himself continue to be the targets of racial taunts from fans. "It's sad that in 2018 we're still talking about the same thing over and over," Smith-Pelly said Sunday, a day after...
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Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (25) argues with Chicago Blackhawks fans from the penalty box during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 7-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
February 18, 2018 - 3:11 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly says he is disgusted and saddened black athletes such as himself continue to be the targets of racial taunts from fans. "It's sad that in 2018 we're still talking about the same thing over and over," Smith-Pelly said a day after...
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Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (25) argues with Chicago Blackhawks fans from the penalty box during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 7-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
February 18, 2018 - 11:37 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league condemns the behavior of four male fans chanting a racial taunt against a black player, and backs the Chicago Blackhawks for ejecting the offenders. Bettman says no one "should ever have to endure such abuse at one of our games."...
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Medalists in the women's super-G, from left, Austria's Anna Veith, silver, Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka, gold, and Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather, bronze, pose during their medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
February 18, 2018 - 1:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: OOPS: Instead of laughing off or owning up to making a wrong call the night before in the women's super-G, NBC's ski announcers seemed intent on justifying themselves Saturday night. In that Alpine race, little-known Ester...
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Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (25) argues with Chicago Blackhawks fans from the penalty box during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 7-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
February 18, 2018 - 12:52 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A visiting black player was taunted by four male fans shouting "basketball, basketball, basketball" Saturday night during the Chicago Blackhawks' game against the Washington Capitals. Washington's Devante Smith-Pelly was serving a major penalty for fighting Chicago's Connor Murphy...
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Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith (19) shoots for a goal against Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
February 17, 2018 - 11:34 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It was a great time for Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley to visit the locker room after their latest win. The Golden Knights had just beaten one of the NHL's Original Six teams, set another record for an expansion team in its inaugural season, and they also leapfrogged the...
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February 17, 2018 - 6:06 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings took advantage of the Buffalo Sabres' second-period meltdown to snap a three-game skid and keep pace in the tightly contested Western Conference playoff race. Kopitar and rookie Michael Amadio each had two goals in a 4-2 win, which...
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Ottawa Senators left wing Magnus Paajarvi (56) celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers with defenseman Ben Harpur (67), defenseman Cody Ceci (5) and left wing Tom Pyatt (10) during third-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 5:23 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Derick Brassard had a goal and two assists and the Ottawa Senators defeated the New York Rangers 6-3 on Saturday. Matt Duchene and Mark Stone both added a goal and an assist for Ottawa. Craig Anderson also stopped 35 shots and Johnny Oduya, Magnus Paajarvi and Thomas Chabot...
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Supporters of Russian athletes cheer as goalie Ryan Zapolski (30), of the United States, waits during the first period of the preliminary round of the men's hockey game between the team from Russia and the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 17, 2018 - 10:39 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Ilya Kovalchuk scored two back-breaking goals as the Russians outplayed, outhit and outclassed the United States in a convincing 4-0 shutout Saturday night as each team wrapped up pool play at the Olympics. With the loss, the United States now must play in the...
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