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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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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.

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.

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.

FILE - This is an Oct. 24, 2012, file photo,  showing New York Islanders owner Charles Wang addressing the media during a press conference at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. In a statement Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, the team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin has reached an agreement to buy a "substantial" minority interest in the team. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Islanders announce sale of minority stake of club

- Associated Press

The New York Islanders are selling a minority stake of the team, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years.

NHL Calendar

Associated Press

Oct. 8 - Regular season begins.

Monday's Sports In Brief

- Associated Press

Johnny Manziel struggled to hit open receivers and added another gesture to his repertoire - a middle finger apparently aimed at the opponents' bench - in the Cleveland Browns' 24-23 loss to the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 8, 2009, file photo, a bottle of Maker's Mark bourbon is dipped in red wax during a tour of the distillery in Loretto, Ky. Kentucky bourbon makers have stashed away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation due to resurgent demand for the venerable brown spirit. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s

- Associated Press

In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.