Capitals beat Canucks to win NHL-best 10th in a row at home

Washington Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer, from Germany, deflects a Vancouver Canucks shot during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Washington. The Capitals won 3-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Philipp Grubauer conserved his energy during a lull of a second period and needed every bit of it in the third to keep the Washington Capitals’ streaks alive.

Djokovic returns from injury layoff with dominating win

FILE - In this July 12, 2017, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns to Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych during their Men's Singles Quarterfinal Match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Djokovic is back after the longest injury layoff of his career and he's clearly enjoying himself on the court again. Wearing a compression sleeve on his right arm to protect his troublesome elbow, Djokovic dominated the fifth-ranked Dominic Thiem 6-1, 6-4 on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in an exhibition match at the Kooyong Classic, a key tune-up event for next week's Australian Open. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic played his first competitive match in six months on Wednesday, a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Dominic Thiem at the Kooyong Classic. He couldn’t have been happier — or more impressive.

Jimmy Buffett sails to aid of regatta on storm-hit St. Barts

This undated image shows singer Jimmy Buffett on the Caribbean island of St. Barts. Buffett will serve as U.S. ambassador for the Les Voiles de Saint-Barth, an April sailing regatta and mainstay on the Caribbean yacht racing circuit. The island was hard hit by Hurricane Irma and Buffett says he hopes his support for the regatta will help as locals work toward getting back to normal. Buffett’s Broadway show "Escape to Margaritaville" begins previews on Feb. 16 in New York. (J.P. Piter via AP)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jimmy Buffett knows all about hurricanes and sailing, so it’s appropriate that the singer-songwriter has been enlisted to help promote a regatta on the Caribbean island of St. Barts and show that life is returning to normal after a direct hit from Hurricane Irma in September.

1 forecast says Germany, Norway benefit from Russia absence

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014 file photo, a Russian skating fan holds the country's national flag over the Olympic rings at Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has received 20 more appeals from Russian athletes against Olympic doping bans, taking the total to 42. The athletes' appeals will be fast-tracked. CAS said those cases will be heard together in the week beginning Jan. 22, and it expects verdicts will be issued by Jan. 31. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

TOKYO (AP) — It’s still unclear how many Russian athletes will compete next month in the Pyeongchang Olympics, but a few things seem certain.

Gruden welcomed back to Raiders

Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden answers questions during an NFL football press conference Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Jon Gruden was welcomed back for a second stint as Oakland Raiders coach with an elaborate introductory news conference.

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