Women's hockey - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Women's hockey Knight among players on US Women's national hockey team TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — USA Hockey selected 23 players to the women's national team for the Olympics on Friday, and all but two helped the United States earn the gold medal at the Women's World Championship last month. Hilary Knight, who scored the overtime winner over Canada to give the U.S. women their fourth straight title at the world championship, is one ... Fri, 05 May 2017 19:59:00 GMT 2017-05-05T19:59:00Z Woman says she was sexually assaulted during Penguins game PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman says she was sexually assaulted in a bathroom during a Pittsburgh Penguins playoff hockey game. Police spokeswoman Sonya Toler says the woman walked into a police station near the PPG Paints Arena at 12:01 a.m. Thursday to make the report. Toler says police are investigating and no more details are available. N... Thu, 04 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT 2017-05-04T23:00:00Z Hilary Knight scores in OT, US tops Canada for worlds title PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. women's hockey players threw their sticks and gloves in the air and celebrated, capping an emotionally charged two-week stretch with a 3-2 overtime win over Canada in the women's world championship final Friday night. Hilary Knight made the postgame party possible by scoring 10:17 into the extra period to make the Americans... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 14:34:00 GMT 2017-04-08T14:34:00Z Sports no path to peace as the 2 Koreas face off in soccer PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — So you believe sports is a path to peace? If so, Pyongyang was the wrong place to be Friday, as the two Koreas — technically at war for nearly 70 years — faced off in a rare soccer match. On the field, Korean women fought to a 1-1 draw. But in the stands, more than 40,000 fans made clear the game didn't reflect a thaw in deep... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:45:00 GMT 2017-04-07T13:45:00Z Women's national team and US Soccer intensify talks Talks between the U.S. women's national team players and the U.S. Soccer Federation intensified over the weekend in the ongoing effort to reach a deal on a new contract. The latest negotiations come on the heels of an agreement between USA Hockey and its women's national team for better compensation following a threat by players to boycott the world championships. The Irish ... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:48:00 GMT 2017-04-05T12:48:00Z Females are facing an off-ice fight at all levels of hockey PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — The best women's hockey players in the U.S. can now make a living playing the sport they love thanks to a landmark agreement with USA Hockey reached after a threat to boycott the world championship. The deal will likely help their counterparts north of the border make more money in their next Olympic agreement with Hockey Canada. Ev... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 05:21:00 GMT 2017-04-03T05:21:00Z US women on ice after possible world championship boycott PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — Meghan Duggan and her U.S. hockey teammates were on the ice practicing, just where they wanted to be, two days after agreeing to a deal that avoided a boycott — and a little more than 24 hours before playing rival Canada in the world championship opener for both teams. "It's our Stanley Cup in any given year, in a non-Olympic year,"... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:55:00 GMT 2017-03-30T23:55:00Z US women's hockey agreement could have far-reaching impact Cammi Granato's biggest victory in hockey came 12 years after she retired. When USA Hockey and the women's national team agreed to a contract Tuesday night that ended a wage dispute, Granato couldn't put her happiness into words. The Hockey Hall of Famer and her teammates staged a similar fight in 2000 without success, and she hopes the... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:51:00 GMT 2017-03-30T11:51:00Z USA Hockey, women reach agreement; seek growth for sport Just three days before hosting the world championships, USA Hockey and the women's national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott on home ice. The four-year deal finalized Tuesday night pays players beyond the six-month Olympic period, up to $129,000 if they win Olympic gold and improves development of the sport. ... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:10:00 GMT 2017-03-29T14:10:00Z USA Hockey, women's players reach agreement to avoid boycott USA Hockey and the women's national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott of the world championships on home ice that would've been a black eye for the sport. Players and USA Hockey finalized the deal Tuesday night and announced it in a joint statement just three days before the tournament begins in Plymouth, Michigan. It's a four-year agreement... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:22:00 GMT 2017-03-29T03:22:00Z Senators urge USA Hockey to end dispute with women's team WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is mounting on USA Hockey in its wage dispute with the women's national team. On Monday, 16 U.S. senators wrote a letter to executive director Dave Ogrean, urging him to resolve the matter. The message came four days before the start of the women's world championship, which players threatened to boycott if significant progress was not made toward a... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:11:00 GMT 2017-03-28T01:11:00Z US women's hockey players hoping for wage dispute resolution The U.S. women's hockey team remains hopeful it can resolve its ongoing dispute with USA Hockey in time to participate in the world championships. The women also might be getting support in their quest for equitable pay from the men who wear the same jersey. The team met Sunday night to discuss its plan for a meeting with USA Hockey's b... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:51:00 GMT 2017-03-27T01:51:00Z Several women's players spurn worlds inquiry from USA Hockey As sports organizations and notable hockey figures express support of the U.S. women's team, several players say they rejected overtures from USA Hockey to serve as replacements for the upcoming world championships. Two players told The Associated Press on Friday that USA Hockey reached out to them to gauge their interest for the worlds, which begin next ... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:10:00 GMT 2017-03-26T03:10:00Z USA Hockey begins contacting potential women's replacements USA Hockey is beginning to reach out to potential replacement players in case the women's national team boycotts the upcoming world championships over an ongoing wage dispute. The organization said in a statement sent to The Associated Press on Thursday night that it's still prioritizing having the original team on the ice. The players responded by saying they're confident y... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:14:00 GMT 2017-03-24T01:14:00Z Women's players call negotiations with USA Hockey productive USA Hockey and the women's national team say their marathon meeting Monday was productive and they hope to have an agreement this week that will end their ongoing wage dispute and avoid a boycott of the upcoming world championships. The sides met for more than 10 hours Monday in Philadelphia and will continue discussions later this week. Players announced... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:22:00 GMT 2017-03-21T00:22:00Z USA Hockey, women's players to meet Monday in Philadelphia Top executives from USA Hockey will meet representatives of the women's national team to discuss a wage dispute that could lead to players boycotting the upcoming world championships. John Langel, a lawyer for the players, told The Associated Press on Sunday that they'll meet with USA Hockey officials in Philadelphia on Monday, two days before the scheduled start of training... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:21:00 GMT 2017-03-20T00:21:00Z Women players dispute USA Hockey numbers on wages Women players are calling USA Hockey's characterization of their wage demands "patently false" after the organization stated it would exceed $8 million in an Olympic year and $5.7 million in a non-Olympic year. USA Hockey posted compensation estimates on its website Friday and said it would contact players' lawyers in an effort to resolve the ongoing labo... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:28:00 GMT 2017-03-18T15:28:00Z Late goal ends Minnesota's run in women's Frozen Four ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Rhyen McGill scored with 1:31 left and Clarkson never trailed in its 4-3 win over Minnesota on Friday night in the women's Frozen Four. Minnesota was attempting to become just the second team in NCAA history to win three straight national titles. Genevieve Bannon, Loren Gabel and Savannah Harmon each added a goal... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 13:02:00 GMT 2017-03-18T13:02:00Z US women's hockey players stand firm in wage fight U.S. women's hockey players let a deadline to decide on whether they'll boycott the world championships pass Thursday without any indication they've changed their minds in a standoff with USA Hockey over wages. "We are focused on the issue of equitable support and stand by our position," the players said in a statement released shortly after the 5 p.m. ED... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 01:02:00 GMT 2017-03-17T01:02:00Z Ex-NHL goalie Robb Stauber to coach US women at worlds COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Former NHL goalie Robb Stauber will coach the U.S. women's hockey team at the world championships, which start March 31 in Plymouth, Michigan. "I'm excited to have this opportunity and continue what we've all been working toward with a talented group of players," Stauber said. "It's a great honor to represent USA Hockey in this capacity and def... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:03:00 GMT 2017-03-07T15:03:00Z US women's hockey team lacks coach with Olympics 1 year out BOSTON (AP) — Longtime NHL defenseman Ken Klee is out as the coach of the U.S. women's hockey team after leading the Americans to gold medals at the last two world championships. Who's in? The players are waiting to hear, less than a month before the world championships and less than a year before the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. ... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 22:04:00 GMT 2017-03-04T22:04:00Z Plane crashes that have claimed lives of athletes, coaches Members of Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense were among 81 people on board a chartered aircraft that crashed late Monday in Medellin, Colombia. It was not immediately clear how many players were among the casualties. A list of other sports teams involved in fatal plane crashes: Nov. 8, 1948 — Czechoslovak national ice hockey team, five members including I... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:38:00 GMT 2016-11-29T16:38:00Z