'Mr. Game 7' Justin Williams back in Cup Final as an analyst
Stanley Cup-Notebook Hockey FILE - Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams, of Slovenia, carries the Stanley Cup after defeating the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final series, June 13, 2014, in Los Angeles. Williams is joining NHL Network as a guest analyst for Games 3 and 4 of the final between the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning. Game 7” is back in the Stanley Cup Final, but in a much different role than before. Three-time champion and 2014 playoff MVP Justin Williams is joining NHL Network as a guest analyst for Games 3 and 4 between the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning. When approached about a TV role, he figured it would be next season and jumped at the opportunity to make a cameo appearance in the Stanley Cup Final.wftv.com
Record onslaught: Dodgers score 11 in 1st to rout Cards 14-3
Cody Bellinger had a grand slam and six RBIs as the Dodgers scored their most runs in one inning of a regular-season game since moving to Los Angeles, piling up 11 in the bottom of the first during a 14-3 blowout over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Scherzer's 9 K's, Avila RBI double lift Nats past Cards 1-0
Max Scherzer struck out nine in six scoreless innings to move up to No. 21 on the career Ks leaderboard, and Alex Avila drove in the game’s lone run with one of his two doubles, helping the Washington Nationals edge the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0.
Illness and injury uncertainty abound as NHL camps open
Voluntary player workouts have been going on for more than a month, but full NHL teams will be together Monday for the first time since March. (Its about) trying to make sure that when you come back your hips and groins are all right, Copp said. Its a two-week sprint from home cities to Toronto for Eastern teams and Edmonton, Alberta, for their Western counterparts. The NHL is prohibiting teams from revealing injury or illness information as a way to project player privacy with the novel coronavirus. But I think everyone is just kind of amped and ready to go.___For more AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
IIHF encouraged by NHL's potential return to Olympics in '22
FILE - This Aug. 23, 2019, file photo shows International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel watching the opening ceremony of the 2019 Sirius Junior Club World Cup ice hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia. Fasel is encouraged upon learning the NHLs tentatively agreed to labor deal opens the possibility of the league allowing its players to return to Olympic competition. The Olympics are a special event in itself, but having NHL players there, even as actual players, we love to see the best on best. Fasel, whose term as IIHF president was extended a year to September 2021, praised the NHL and players for addressing the Olympics in the CBA. Im happy that in the end they understand this is important for the development of ice hockey in the future.___AP Sports Writer Aaron Beard contributed from Raleigh, North Carolina.
Hotel general manager, cancer survivor shares tips on keeping troubled youth on track
He currently serves as the general manager of the four-star diamond Grand Bohemian Hotel in downtown Orlando. As a proud husband and a father of five children, Williams prides himself on being an advocate for teen success while mentoring at-risk youth. It's a breakfast aimed at connecting at-risk youth to mentors and positive influencers in the community, while allowing them to partake in a four-course meal. Williams said moving to Orlando was a bit of a transition, though it fueled his passion to work with at-risk youth even more. He said besides relocating or Orlando, he's faced other hardships.