Major League Baseball

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, center, of Sweden, celebrates his goal on Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, left, during first period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday, May 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Harry How/Pool via AP)
May 28, 2018 - 10:41 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Vegas and Washington are putting on a show in the Stanley Cup Final opener. Tom Wilson put the Capitals ahead early in the third period and Ryan Reaves...
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Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, center, of Sweden, celebrates his goal on Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, left, during first period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday, May 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Harry How/Pool via AP)
May 28, 2018 - 10:17 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights (all times local): 7:10 p.m. It's all tied up after the first two periods in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Vegas Golden Knights killed their first penalty with a little help from...
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Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson, right, of Sweden, celebrates his goal with left wing James Neal, center, as Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie skates away during first period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday, May 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 28, 2018 - 9:58 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights (all times local): 6:45 p.m. One of the hottest shows on the Strip isn't showing signs of slowing down. Reilly Smith put the Vegas Golden Knights ahead early in the second period and...
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference prior to Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals, Monday, May 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 28, 2018 - 8:58 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Commissioner Gary Bettman says an NHL team in Seattle would have the same favorable expansion terms given to the Vegas Golden Knights. Bettman says the league could vote on adding its 32nd franchise in Seattle later this year, although it won't happen in June. Bettman remains just...
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Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson, right, tries to knock the puck out of the air and away from Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb during first period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Monday, May 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 28, 2018 - 8:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The Vegas Golden Knights have jumped out to a 1-0 lead less than 10 minutes into the opening game of the Stanley Cup Final against Washington. Colin Miller...
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Fans gather outside T-Mobile Arena prior to Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals, Monday, May 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 28, 2018 - 8:17 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights (all times local): ___ 5:16 p.m. The Strip was packed with people fired up about the Stanley Cup Final. Fans began filling up the plaza outside T-Mobile Arena several hours before Game...
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Lady Liberty wears a Vegas Golden Knights jersey in front of the New York New York resort prior to Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey game Monday, May 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 28, 2018 - 6:06 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Washington Capitals or Vegas Golden Knights will win the Stanley Cup for the first time. History suggests the winner of Game 1 has the odds in its favor. The team winning the opener the previous six years ended up hoisting the Cup. Since the Stanley Cup Final went to a best-of-...
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May 28, 2018 - 5:30 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — This city means business when it comes to hockey and is stating its (lower) case — no capital letters. In a shot at the Vegas Golden Knights' opponent — the Washington Capitals — city officials are dispensing with capital letters on the official Twitter account. The city posted a...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane waits for play to resume during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in San Jose, Calif. The Sharks are closing in on a seven-year contract with Kane that will keep the high-scoring forward off the free-agent market. A person familiar with the negotiations says the contract is expected to be finalized on Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday night, May 22, on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been completed. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 24, 2018 - 5:14 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Evander Kane knew San Jose was a good fit when Joe Thornton showed up for a late-night airport pickup following a trade deadline deal. That comfort was only reinforced over the next 10 weeks on the ice and in the dressing room. It left Kane with an easy choice as he headed...
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Washington Capitals celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 24, 2018 - 6:22 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin lifted the Prince of Wales Trophy, spun around and set it back down on a table. The rest of the Capitals joined him for a team photo after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final, a victory that sent...
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