NHL '17: What to watch for as season begins

The 101st NHL season opens Wednesday night and there are endless story lines to follow. The Associated Press asked a handful of its writers to suggest some of the top things to watch as play gets underway:

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

After missing camp, Josh Anderson signs with Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets re-signed Josh Anderson to a $5.55 million, three-year deal after the forward missed training camp and the preseason because he didn't have a contract.

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Basketball ref sues Kentucky media company over harassment

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A college basketball referee filed a federal lawsuit against a Kentucky media company on Tuesday, accusing it of creating conditions that led to the harassment of him and his family after he worked an NCAA Tournament game between Kentucky and North Carolina in March.

  • Written by By ERIC OLSON , AP Sports Writer

Talent management group: Dismiss ex-football star's lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal lawsuit linking a talent management company to alleged improper use of ex-Ohio State athletes' photos should be tossed out because there's no evidence the company did anything wrong, according to a court filing.

  • Written by By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press