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St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo , right, competes for the puck against Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in St. Louis. The Capitals won 4-1. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee) EDWARDSVILLE OUT  ALTON OUT

Tom Wilson’s return unknown as he recovers from broken left leg

- The Washington Times

Wilson broke the bone in an accident in Ontario in July and underwent surgery to repair the break on July 8. He has just recently begun to skate by himself, doing so once in Toronto and once at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, where the Capitals began training camp on Friday.

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.

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Bozak, Clarkson miss start of Maple Leafs camp

Associated Press

Tyler Bozak and David Clarkson both missed the first practice day of Toronto Maple Leafs training camp with lower-body injuries, and coach Randy Carlyle didn't say when he expects either player to be ready.

New programs boost enrollment at private colleges

Associated Press

Private schools across northern Indiana are using tuition incentives, new programs and competitive sports to boost enrollment this year as many public schools see their numbers decline.

The Dallas Stars participate in an afternoon work out session at the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena on opening day of  NHL hockey training camp, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Young Dallas Stars open camp more confident group

- Associated Press

Jamie Benn and the young Dallas Stars are definitely a more confident group, though it took the captain a long time to get over how last season ended.

Gallant's era with Panthers gets underway

- Associated Press

Gerard Gallant never had a coach that he didn't enjoy playing for, and he wants the Florida Panthers to feel that way about him.

Stars' Peverley working out but not back on ice

Associated Press

Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley is doing off-ice workouts but still is unable to skate with the team six months after an irregular heartbeat led to him collapsing on the bench during a game.

Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom, of Finland, kneels on the ice during NHL hockey training camp in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Wild goalie situation still in flux

- Associated Press

The Minnesota Wild have started the season with the same big question as they finished the last one: Who can they count on in the net?

Events center opening its doors in Sioux Falls

Associated Press

Doors were scheduled to open Friday for a $117 million events center in Sioux Falls that will feature events such as hockey, arena football, basketball, rodeos and concerts.

Baseball Capsules

- Associated Press

Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics fell out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas on Thursday that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep.

NHL Calendar

Associated Press

Oct. 8 - Regular season begins.

Hurricanes begin Peters' 1st training camp

- Associated Press

It didn't take long during Carolina's first practice of training camp for the Hurricanes to figure out what new coach Bill Peters wants.

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2006, file photo, Major League Baseball union head Donald Fehr, left, speaks as MLB Commissioner Bud Selig listens to details of their new labor contract before Game 3 of baseball's World Series in St. Louis. Game 3 of the World Series in St. Louis. The recent spate of high-profile domestic violence cases involving Ray Rice and other NFL players prompted Major League Baseball and the players' union to open talks about the way that sport should deal with such episodes. Baseball's CBA includes a voluntary treatment program for certain alcohol-related and off-field violent conduct. It also allows the commissioner or a team to impose discipline, but doesn't say of what sort, if a player is charged with a crime "involving the use of physical force or violence, including but not limited to, sexual assault, domestic violence, resisting arrest, battery, and assault." (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

After NFL, baseball addresses domestic violence

- Associated Press

The recent spate of high-profile domestic violence cases involving Ray Rice and other NFL players prompted Major League Baseball and the players' union to open talks about the way that sport should deal with such episodes.