President Barack Obama welcomed Landon Donovan as the U.S. national team soccer star returned from a four-month sabbatical Tuesday, reuniting with the Los Angeles Galaxy in a ceremony at the White House.

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BROSSARD, Que. – It was almost like Jeff Halpern never left the Montreal Canadiens. The 36-year-old centre, who spent the 2010-11 season in Montreal, was claimed off waivers by the Canadiens from the New York Rangers on the weekend. He had hi…

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CHICAGO – Marian Hossa has been ruled out for the Chicago Blackhawks’ game against the Los Angeles Kings due to an upper-body injury. Hossa left Chicago’s 5-2 victory at Colorado last Monday after he took a hit in the first period. The right …

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RALEIGH, N.C. – Alexander Semin has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Carolina Hurricanes. The team announced Monday that Semin will make $7 million per year through the 2017-18 season. Semin left Washington last summer and…

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The Tampa Bay Lightning named Jon Cooper the franchise’s eighth head coach Monday night. Cooper, 45, was coaching Tampa Bay’s affiliate in the American Hockey League, the Syracuse Crunch. Syracuse currently has the best record in the AHL at 39-…

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OTTAWA — Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson spoke with reporters Monday night to offer an update on his condition. Karlsson was sidelined with a partially cut Achilles tendon during a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Feb. 13. The…

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KINGSTON, Ont. – Mitchell Theoret scored twice and added an assist as the Barrie Colts dropped the Kingston Frontenacs 4-2 on Monday in Ontario Hockey League playoff action. Barrie now leads the best-of-seven series 3-0, with Game 4 in Kingst…

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – A third-period goal by defenceman Darnell Nurse gave the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds the 5-3 win over the Owen Sound Attack on Monday in Ontario Hockey League playoff action. The Greyhounds now trail the Attack 2-1 in…

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The Carolina Hurricanes have signed Alexander Semin to a five-year contract extension, which the team announced is worth $7 million per season. The 29-year-old signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the Hurricanes this past summer and has live…

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