• Group hoping to bring hockey to Maine says it has investor

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group that wants to bring a new minor league hockey team to Portland says it has found an investor who will bankroll most or all of the deal.

  • Avalanche, forward Mikhail Grigorenko agree to 1-year deal

    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a one-year deal with forward Mikhail Grigorenko on Wednesday.

  • Ryan Harrison beats 10th-seeded Viktor Troicki in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Back when Ryan Harrison participated in the 2011 edition of the hard-court ATP tournament in the nation’s capital, he was still a teen, still considered the next big thing in American men’s tennis, and still talking about wanting to be, in his words at the time, a “multiple Grand Slam champion.”

  • David Freeman, right, talks to his lawyer, Ed Yarbrough, in a courtroom Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Lawyers argued that Freeman, an investor in the Nashville Predators' NHL hockey ownership group, should be able to continue suing the team's chairman in Tennessee rather than leave the issues to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to arbitrate. (Samuel M. Simpkins/The Tennessean via AP)

    Attorneys disagree on NHL’s role in Predators’ legal dispute

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A chancellor will rule within the week on whether a co-owner of the Nashville Predators can keep his lawsuit against the team’s ownership group in a Tennessee court or have to submit to arbitration.

  • Groundbreaking held for Mike Ilitch School of Business

    DETROIT (AP) — A groundbreaking has been held for the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University in Detroit.

  • In this March 5, 2016 file photo, Washington Capitals' Marcus Johansson (90) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston. The Washington Capitals narrowly avoided arbitration with Marcus Johansson, re-signing the forward to a $13.75 million, three-year contract. Johansson will count $4.583 million against the salary cap.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Capitals re-sign Johansson to $13.75M, 3-year deal

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Marcus Johansson was back in Toronto for another arbitration hearing with the Washington Capitals, but this time he didn’t have to go through with it.

  • In this Dec. 13, 2014, file photo, Ottawa Senators center Mika Zibanejad skates during the third period of the Ottawa Senators 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins in a shootout in an NHL hockey game in Boston. Mika Zibanejad  was stunned after learning the Senators were dealing him to New York. After all, he just had built a home near the Canadian capital, Tuesday, July 19, 2016.  (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

    Trade to the Rangers caught Mika Zibanejad off guard

    NEW YORK (AP) — Derick Brassard wasn’t the only one surprised after being traded by the Rangers to Ottawa in the team’s biggest move in the offseason.