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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, former gymnast Rachael Denhollander, left, is hugged by Kaylee Lorincz after giving her victim impact statement during the seventh day of Larry Nassar's sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. More than 150 female athletes testified at Nassar's sentencing hearing in January 2018 for convictions on child-porn and sex-abuse charges. It marked a turning point in a crisis that has inflicted untold damage. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
December 24, 2018 - 10:25 am
The depths of Larry Nassar's depravity began to emerge some 15 months before the calendar flipped to 2018 — when reports of his sexual abuse first appeared in newspaper stories that would eventually lead to a trial and, ultimately, to the doctor's imprisonment. But it was January 2018, the month...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, file photo, Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame Class of 2012 inductee Rick Jeanneret helps salute the crowd with fellow inductee Dale Hawerchuk before an NHL hockey game between the Sabres and the Winnipeg Jets in Buffalo, N.Y. Sabres broadcaster Jeanneret was taken out of the press box on a stretcher early in the third period of an NHL hockey game between the Sabres and Anaheim Ducks, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. It was unclear what happened to the 76-year-old Jeanneret. He has been the team's play-by-play man since 1971 — the longest tenure with a single team in NHL history. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
December 23, 2018 - 8:42 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres say Rick Jeanneret is resting and doing well a day after the team's Hall of Fame broadcaster was taken out of the press box on a stretcher. The team's update Sunday came about 12 hours after the 76-year-old Jeanneret was transported to the hospital during the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, file photo, Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame Class of 2012 inductee Rick Jeanneret helps salute the crowd with fellow inductee Dale Hawerchuk before an NHL hockey game between the Sabres and the Winnipeg Jets in Buffalo, N.Y. Sabres broadcaster Jeanneret was taken out of the press box on a stretcher early in the third period of an NHL hockey game between the Sabres and Anaheim Ducks, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. It was unclear what happened to the 76-year-old Jeanneret. He has been the team's play-by-play man since 1971 — the longest tenure with a single team in NHL history. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
December 22, 2018 - 10:39 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret was taken out of the press box on a stretcher Saturday night during the third period of Buffalo's game against the Anaheim Ducks. The team did not provide an immediate update on his condition following a 3-0 victory, but one was expected. WGR...
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Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo (1) watches as the puck goes past him, scored by Detroit Red Wings left wing Thomas Vanek of Austria during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
December 22, 2018 - 5:01 pm
DETROIT (AP) — With the top two lines taking the lead, the Florida Panthers found a style of play that suits them Saturday. Roberto Luongo made 33 saves, Mike Hoffman and Evegnii Dadonov each scored and the Panthers beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1. Hoffman, Dadonov, leading scorer Jonathan Huberdeau...
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Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates his goal with teammates Matt Grzelcyk (48), Charlie McAvoy (73), Brad Marchand (63) and Danton Heinen (43) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
December 22, 2018 - 4:02 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Patrice Bergeron explained to his teammates they should be thankful anytime they're able to play. And they should be even more grateful he's back with them. Bergeron scored two goals to reach 300 for his career, returning to the lineup Saturday after missing 16 games and leading the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar appears for his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
December 21, 2018 - 1:03 pm
Wanted: a host for the sixth annual Newby awards. Yes, we're in a bit of a bind, though nothing like the good folks at the Academy Awards. You see, we never even got to the point where Kevin Hart accepted the honor, then had to withdraw because people capable of working the screengrab function...
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Philadelphia Flyers' Carter Hart, left, blocks a shot as Detroit Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader, center, and Travis Sanheim look for the rebound during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 19, 2018 - 6:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carter Hart had a night he'll never forget, and the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers had a night they really needed. Hart made 20 saves in his NHL debut and Shayne Gostisbehere and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist as Philadelphia defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2...
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Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (50) passes the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks Sunday Dec. 16, 2018, in Chicago. Crawford left the game with 1:30 left in the first period after the back of his head struck the right post during a goalmouth pile-up. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
December 18, 2018 - 4:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks added another difficult question to their long list of problems when Corey Crawford suffered another concussion. Suddenly, their goaltending situation is completely up in the air. There was no update on Crawford's status a day after he was placed on injured...
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Anaheim Ducks' Kiefer Sherwood (64) skates past Pittsburgh Penguins' Jack Johnson (73) as he heads to the bench after Sherwood scored during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
December 17, 2018 - 9:41 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks would love to stop playing from behind. It's just not happening. And somehow it's not a problem, either. Particularly on the road. The Ducks spotted the Pittsburgh Penguins two first-period goals and then roared back for a 4-2 victory on Monday for their ninth...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol gives instructions during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Pittsburgh. The Flyers fired head coach Dave Hakstol Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
December 17, 2018 - 3:52 pm
It took less than two weeks as general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers for Chuck Fletcher to see what he needed to see with coach Dave Hakstol. The Flyers were still making too many mistakes, still not playing up to their talent level and it was all too clear the message wasn't getting across...
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