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**FILE** Ted Leonsis, second from right, Jon Ledecky, right, and Dick Patrick, left, hold up Washington Capitals jerseys at a news conference Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at the MCI Center in Washington. Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at the MCI Center in Washington Leonsis heads an investment group, including Patrick and Ledecky, which purchased the Washington Capitals NHL team from Abe Pollin, second from left, (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

New York Islanders sold to Jon Ledecky, Scott Malkin

- Associated Press

The team says under the agreement, current owner Charles Wang will continue as majority stockholder for two years. At that point, ownership will transfer to the Ledecky-Malkin group.

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

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

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.”

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- Associated Press

If No. 7 UCLA can live up to the lofty expectations it carries into the new season, its first two road games will merely be trial runs for bigger and better things to come.

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Associated Press

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Senators seek federal help for Ferguson businesses

Associated Press

Gov. Jay Nixon's office says the state has begun the process of seeking federal help for businesses damaged during protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old by a police officer.

Predators hosting four-team rookie tournament

Associated Press

The Nashville Predators are hosting a rookie tournament Sept. 13-16 that will feature prospects from their own franchise as well as the Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins organizations.

FILE - In this March 8, 2004, file photo, Colorado Avalanche NHL hockey player Steve Moore is taken off the ice by medical staff  after he was hit by Vancouver Canucks'  Todd Bertuzzi during the third period of NHL action in Vancouver, British Columbia. A settlement has been reached in Moore's lawsuit against Bertuzzi for his career-ending hit during an NHL game 10 years ago. (AP Photo/The Canadian Presss, Chuck Stoody, File)

Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit

Associated Press

A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career.

Sharks F Torres undergoes surgery on right knee

Associated Press

San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will miss the start of the upcoming season after undergoing surgery for an infection in his previously surgically repaired right knee.

Tuesday's Sports In Brief

- Associated Press

A "substantial" minority interest in the New York Islanders was sold, pending approval by the NHL board of governors, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years.