‘It’s become home’: Greg McDermott, Creighton announce multi-year extension | Creighton

After he signed a multiyear extension that would keep him at Creighton for several seasons to come, coach Greg McDermott started his explanation for signing the deal with a short, powerful phrase. “It’s become home,” McDermott said on a Zoom call of his 18 years in Nebraska, including 12 at Creighton and six at Wayne … Read more

DeBoer took a unique journey on the road to coaching 1,000 games in NHL

DeBoer could have been a lawyer. He gave up an opportunity to keep playing pro hockey to go to law school in the 1990s and earned two law degrees — one in Canada from the University of Windsor, one in the United States from the University of Detroit. But DeBoer roomed with a friend and … Read more

Ovechkin takes another shot at passing Jagr when Capitals host Islanders

ARLINGTON, Va. — Alex Ovechkin‘s 14 shots on goal and 20 shot attempts in the past two games weren’t enough for him to score the one goal he needs to pass Jaromir Jagr for third in NHL history. So the Washington Capitals forward will try again for No. 767 against the New York Islanders at … Read more

Marc Staal set to join brothers at 1,000 games played, make NHL history

They’d argue over who was who, but on any given day they were pretending to be Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Joe Sakic and Doug Gilmour. “We grew up like a normal Canadian family just playing hockey and having fun with it,” Jordan said. “It grew into something much bigger than us.” Bigger and now historic. … Read more

Nash has number retired by Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS — Rick Nash had his No. 61 retired by the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, the first jersey number sent to the rafters of Nationwide Arena in their 21-season history. “This banner doesn’t represent what I did,” he said, addressing the fans. “It represents what we did. … I am so humbled.” Considered the … Read more