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Ovechkin, Kuznetsov support Russians playing under neutral flag at Olympics
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Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov believe Russian athletes should compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics, at all costs. On Tuesday the IOC banned Russia from the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, removing the flag, the anthem, and any athletes with a history of doping. However, clean athletes from Russia will still have the opportunity […]

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Canadiens owner would support having NHL team in Quebec City
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Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson told the city's chamber of commerce Friday he would be supportive if the NHL wanted a team in Quebec City, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. Molson was adamant that the club wouldn't ask for any additional compensation if a franchise were to move into their territory. Geoff Molson emphatically says […]

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Sixers Owner's Letter Defends Meek Mill as Philadelphians Plan Rally to Support Rapper
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The co-owner of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers became the latest high-profile voice to support rapper Meek Mill after he was sentenced to two to four years in prison last week. Michael Rubin, who is also the executive chairman of the apparel company Fanatics and the co-owner of the NHL's New Jersey Devils, penned a letter to Judge Genece E. Brinkley, […]

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A raised fist has generated more backlash than Alex Ovechkin's support of Vladimir Putin
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On Thursday, in the hours before his Washington Capitals took the ice against the New York Islanders, Alex Ovechkin announced his plan to start a social media movement in support of Russian president Vladimir Putin. It wasn’t really a bombshell, as Ovechkin has a healthy relationship with his nation’s president, and he’s always been a […]

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Ovechkin announces 'social movement' in support of Vladimir Putin
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Alex Ovechkin took to Instagram on Thursday to declare a "social movement" in support of Russian President Vladimir Putin. A post shared by Alexander Ovechkin (@aleksandrovechkinofficial) on Nov 2, 2017 at 9:07am PDT In the caption, as translated by The Washington Post, Ovechkin says he's never hid his relationship with Putin and has "always openly […]

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Capitals' Alex Ovechkin voices support for Vladimir Putin
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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin says he isn't trying to make a political statement by voicing his support for Vladimir Putin ahead of the Russian presidential election. Ovechkin posted a message in Russian on his Instagram account Thursday saying that he's starting "a social movement called Putin Team. On Thursday night, Ovechkin painted it as […]

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Stars, Golden Knights players stand together to support Vegas shooting victims
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The Dallas Stars have Vegas‘ back. Prior to the playing of the national anthem at the Stars' home opener and the Golden Knights' inaugural game, the entire Stars team made their way over to Vegas' blue line, and stood behind them in a show of support for the recent shooting in Las Vegas that killed […]

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NHL, Golden Knights donate $300,000 to support victims of Las Vegas shooting
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The NHL and the Vegas Golden Knights have come together to support the victims and families of Sunday's mass shooting.

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Union boss Fehr: NHL players have full support to peacefully protest
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If an NHL player wants to make a statement during the playing of the national anthem, he will have the full backing of his union bosses. “We believe each player may choose to speak out or engage in peaceful protest on matters that are important to him,” NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr wrote in a […]

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Regardless of protest type, Barry Trotz will support his Capitals
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Wednesday's preseason contest between the Washington Capitals and New Jersey Devils will be Washington's first game since the widespread protests have broken out across the sports world in response to President Donald Trump's comments on protests during the national anthem. It will be our first chance to see if any Capitals players decide to join […]

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Has Donald Trump found support from hockey?
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Amid the brouhaha caused by his repeated attacks on the NFL and NBA over the weekend, Donald Trump sought support from an unlikely source Sunday evening. “Please [sic] to inform that the Champion Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL will be joining me at the White House for Ceremony. Great team!” Trump tweeted Sunday. The Penguins, led by […]

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Penguins still plan to visit White House; support rights of others to protest
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The Pittsburgh Penguins still intend to visit the White House as Stanley Cup champions, despite the animosity against President Donald Trump swirling in the sports world. Tensions have risen in the past couple days after Trump revoked the Golden State Warriors‘ invitation to visit the White House and called out NFL owners and players regarding […]

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