• FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 file photo, Russian ice hockey player Alexander Ovechkin, left, and retired Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko attend the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko says she has broken off her planned wedding to Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals. The two had been together since 2011 and became engaged in December 2012. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

    Alex Ovechkin, Maria Kirilenko split; engagement called off

    By Associated Press

    Kirilenko says in comments distributed by the Russian Tennis Federation that there were “a lot of reasons” behind her decision. Ovechkin had faced questions from Russian media about the relationship when he did not accompany Kirilenko to Wimbledon last month.

  • Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburg Penguins poses with the Ted Lindsay Award, the Hart Trophy and the Art Ross Trophy after winning the awards at the NHL Awards on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Sidney Crosby doesn’t need wrist surgery, Penguins say

    By Associated Press

    Crosby dealt with a wrist injury during the playoffs. The Penguins announced Tuesday on Twitter that "after seeking additional medical advice, doctors have decided not to perform surgery on Sidney Crosby's wrist."

    Nathan Walker waits to take the ice during the Capitals' development camp at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington on Monday, July 9, 2012. (Ryan M.L. Young/The Washington Times)

    Nathan Walker’s NHL dreams send him around the world

    By Brian McNally - The Washington Times

    Seven years after leaving his home in Australia for the Czech Republic, where he was a 13-year-old who didn't speak the language, Walker became the first Australian drafted by an NHL team.

    Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates his goal with right wing Patrick Kane (88) during the second period in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins, Monday, June 24, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane get 8-year extensions from Blackhawks

    By Jay Cohen - Associated Press

    Chicago selected Toews with the No. 3 pick in the 2006 draft, and grabbed Kane with the No. 1 overall selection the following year. They combined to lead the Blackhawks to Stanley Cup titles in 2010 and 2013.

    Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Tim Gleason, left, defends against Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    Capitals’ Tom Wilson had surgery for fractured fibula: agent

    By Chuck Gormley - CSNwashington.com

    Wilson's agent said Wilson "rolled his ankle" but did not elaborate on how the injury occurred. Wilson played in all 82 games for the Capitals last season, recording three goals, seven assists and 151 penalty minutes, ranking seventh in the NHL in penalty minutes.

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