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Ice hockey: Next wave of Chinese hockey players eye 2022

A crop of young Chinese players have their eyes firmly fixed on a more distant prize: the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Coaching great Al Arbour dies at 82

Coaching great Al Arbour dies at 82

NHL coaching great Al Arbour, who guided the New York Islanders to four straight Stanley Cup titles in the 1980s, has died at the age of 82, the Islanders said Friday.

Danny Briere retires after 17 years

Danny Briere retires after 17 years

Former Philadelphia Flyers star Danny Briere brought the curtain down on his 17-year professional hockey career on Monday, confirming his retirement from the sport after nearly 1,000 NHL games. 

Song becomes first Chinese-born player drafted in National Hockey League

Song Andong became the first Chinese-born player to be drafted into the National Hockey League when the New York Islanders chose the sturdy defenceman in the sixth round of the entry draft on Saturday.

Canada seek to end medal drought at Ice Hockey World Championships

Canada seek to end medal drought at Ice Hockey World Championships

Led by Sidney Crosby, Canada will be looking to end their five-year medal drought at the ice hockey world championships as the 2015 edition starts in the Czech Republic on Friday.

Nashville Predators` Shea Weber wins hardest shot competition in NHL

Nashville Predators` Shea Weber wins hardest shot competition in NHL

Canada`s Olympic star Shea Weber blitzed the field in the hardest shot event Saturday as the National Hockey League`s all-star skills competition made a triumphant return after a two-year absence.

San Jose Sharks` John Scott slapped with four game suspension

San Jose Sharks` John Scott slapped with four game suspension

The National Hockey League slapped San Jose Sharks enforcer John Scott with a four game ban Wednesday for hitting an opponent with the butt end of his stick.

Canadian hockey legend Jean Beliveau dies at 83

Canadian hockey legend Jean Beliveau dies at 83

Canadian ice hockey legend Jean Beliveau died at his Quebec home on Tuesday at the age of 83 following a long illness, his former club the Montreal Canadiens have announced.

LA Kings' Slava Voynov charged with felony domestic violence

LA Kings' Slava Voynov charged with felony domestic violence

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was charged with felony domestic violence for allegedly attacking his wife at their Southern California home last month, prosecutors said on Thursday.

NBA's first openly gay player retires at 35

NBA's first openly gay player retires at 35

Jason Collins, who became the National Basketball Association`s first openly gay player, retired aged 35 Wednesday but vowed he would continue the fight to make US sports more tolerant.

Todd Bertuzzi settles suit with Steve Moore: report

Steve Moore, whose career ended when he suffered a serious concussion in a hockey altercation, has reached a settlement in a lawsuit against his attacker, media reports said.

Canucks hire Benning as new GM

Jim Benning, who played nine seasons in the NHL for Vancouver and Toronto, has been named the new general manager of the Vancouver Canucks, the NHL club announced Wednesday night.

Carter scores three as Kings rally to rout `Hawks

Jeff Carter scored three third period goals as the Los Angeles Kings rallied to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 in game two of their NHL semi-final playoff series on Wednesday.

Sabres` Konopka banned 20 games for doping

Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka has been suspended for 20 games for violating the NHL`s anti-doping programme, the league said Thursday.

Blackhawks` Seabrook banned three games

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook was banned for three games on Sunday for a hit that levelled St. Louis forward David Backes the night before.

Leafs welcome Shanahan as new president

The Toronto Maple Leafs introduced Brendan Shanahan as the new team president Monday, saying the three-time Stanley Cup winner has what it takes to turn the club around.

Mumbai Indians among top-150 most valuable team brands

IPL franchise Mumbai Indians is among the world`s 150 most valuable sports team brands according to a list topped by English football giants Manchester United, which has a brand value of USD 852 millions.

Olivia Munn calls it quits with boyfriend Brad Richards

NHL star Brad Richards and Olivia Munn have split after a brief romance, according to a source.

Former NHL player Belak hanged himself

Former NHL player Wade Belak hanged himself, according to a person familiar with the case.