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U.S. hockey player Haley Skarupa, front, demonstrates a drill during a hockey clinic presented by the Washington Capitals and the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association, Friday, March 4, 2022, in Arlington, Va. The growth of girls and women's hockey in the Washington area is still a work in progress almost two decades into a boom of youth participation in the sport credited to Alex Ovechkin and the NHL's Capitals.(AP Photo/Nick Wass). **FILE**

Women’s hockey programs show promise in nontraditional markets

- Associated Press

NHL playoff hockey started last week in Dallas, Tampa, Nashville, Raleigh and the District, where girls hockey has expanded over the past decade but still lags far behind traditional hotbeds like New England and the Midwest.

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden take photographs with members of Team USA during an event with the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden says Olympians brought a bit of unity to weary nation

- Associated Press

President Biden on Wednesday hailed Team USA for bringing a bit of unity to a pandemic weary nation as he hosted a White House celebration with about 600 athletes from this year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing and the coronavirus-delayed Summer Games held in 2021 in Tokyo.

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