Posts Tagged Professional hockey

Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions

Kasey Hayes lies on the ground after falling from his ride on Shaft during the Professional Bull Riding Tour stop at the Denny Sanford Premier Center on March, 13, 2015 in Sioux Falls, S.D.  Serious injuries are occupational hazards for bull riders, but doctors, riders and researchers say the most pervasive injuries are concussions. The Professional Bull Riders' circuit provides a stable of doctors, requires helmets for anyone born after 1994 and insists concussed riders pass a test before getting back in the saddle.  (AP Photo/Dave Eggen)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he’d done hundreds of times. He adjusted a tight rope on his left hand, found his balance and signaled he was ready to dominate the bull for the next eight seconds — or, at least, hoped to.

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Ducks bounce back after tough OT loss for 2-1 series lead

Anaheim Ducks players celebrate after defeating the Chicago Blackahwks 2-1 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau knew the answer without having to ask the question.

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Mike Babcock faces ‘massive challenge’ as Maple Leafs’ coach

Toronto Maple Leafs' new head coach Mike Babcock laughs during an NHL hockey press conference in Toronto, Thursday, May 21, 2015.  Babcock spent the last 10 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, where he won the Stanley Cup in 2008. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock believes restoring the team will be a “massive, massive challenge.”

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KHL looks to expand into China

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kontinental Hockey League wants to expand into China, hoping to use a successful Chinese Winter Olympic bid to conquer the vast market.

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Rangers lose 6-5 in overtime to Lightning

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle (22) celebrates his game-tying goal during the third period of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. At right is Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), of Russia. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning’s top players came up big — again. The New York Rangers’ Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis continued their postseason goal-scoring struggles.

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