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Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8) takes a shot past Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

HBO: No ‘24/7’ for Capitals-Blackhawks Winter Classic

Associated Press

The network said in an email to The Canadian Press on Thursday “there was never an expectation” that HBO would do such a show leading to the Winter Classic every year. The NHL said it will announce plans Sept. 23 for its new Winter Classic show partner.

Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau gives instructions in the first period of a NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. The Penguins won 3-1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Bruce Boudreau, Ducks agree on 2-year contract extension

- Associated Press

The former Capitals coach is 111-55-22 in nearly three seasons with the Ducks, transforming an underachieving club into a championship contender. Anaheim won the Pacific Division title in each of the past two seasons.

Jets fly over Nationals Park before the start of an opening day baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals on Thursday, April 12, 2012 in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Nationals Park officially named venue for Caps-Blackhawks Winter Classic

- The Washington Times

While a variety of locations in the area had been suggested in the media for months, including FedEx Field, RFK Stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore and even the National Mall, it always seemed apparent that Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals, would host the game.

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NHL Calendar

Associated Press

Oct. 8 - Regular season begins.

Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) returns a kickoff for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

Spiller, Watkins spark Bills' 29-10 win over Miami

- Associated Press

C.J. Spiller gave a knowing wink when assessing the impact the Buffalo Bills' dynamic "Clemson Connection" made in a home-opening 29-10 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

UCLA quarterback Jerry Neuheisel, top, is carried off the field after UCLA's 20-17 win over Texas in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 13,  2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Perfect script for Neuheisel and No. 12 UCLA

- Associated Press

What a perfect Hollywood script for Jerry Neuheisel, the backup quarterback and former coach's son who helped UCLA avoid an upset.

Miami head coach Al Golden, right, sings the alma mater with the team after Miami defeated Florida A&M 41-7 in an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Miami not looking past Arkansas State

- Associated Press

Miami visits Nebraska next week, the first meeting between those schools since the Hurricanes won their fifth and most recent national championship to end the 2001 season.

Rangers re-sign D Moore, add veteran F Malone

Associated Press

Just days before the start of training camp, the defending Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers reached deals with restricted free agent defenseman John Moore and veteran forward Ryan Malone.

NHL rules changes crack down on diving

Associated Press

Repeat offenders for diving and their coaches will face increasingly steeper fines as part of a series of rule changes announced by the NHL.

FILE - In this April 13, 2013, file photo, Buffalo Sabres' owner Terry Pegula and his wife, Kim Pegula, pose for cameras during groundbreaking ceremonies at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. The next step in the sale of the Buffalo Bills happens on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, when prospective ownership groups face a deadline to submit their formal bids. Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula are among at least three candidates still in the running to buy the franchise, which is for sale after Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson died in March.(AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File)

Pegulas' $1.4 billion bid to buy Bills pays off

- Associated Press

The NFL-record bid Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula have made to buy the Bills is already paying off. Their offer of $1.4 billion has quickly resulted in an outpouring of support generated in their adopted home.