How to hit that perfect wrist shot while playing ice hockey

WASHINGTON - A team of Canadian researchers believe that they have isolated the key components of a successful wrist shot in ice hockey, which is considered to be one of the hardest skills in sports to master, by using 3-D motion capture analysis.

Blackhawks start talks with Martin Havlat’s agent

CHICAGO — Chicago Blackhawks general manager Dale Tallon is wasting little time in trying to keep the team together after a strong run in the postseason.

A year older and wider, Crosby and Penguins set sights on Red Wings in Cup rematch

DETROIT — Don’t be fooled by the scraggly semblance of a beard that strains to cover chunks of Sidney Crosby’s 21-year-old face.

Red Wings expect bolstered blue line with Lidstrom, Ericsson in Game 1 against Penguins

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings’ chances to challenge Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin improved greatly the day before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals when their battered blue line got good news.

Red Wings stars Lidstrom, Datsyuk practice day before Stanley Cup opener against Penguins

DETROIT — Nicklas Lidstrom and Pavel Datsyuk have practiced the day before the opener of the Stanley Cup finals, an encouraging sign for the Detroit Red Wings.

From Commonwealth Games to hockey, M.S. Gill sets his priorities

NEW DELHI - For Sports Minister M.S. Gill, Thursday was not his first day in office but a continuation after a brief vacation. From the Commonwealth Games to forming an unified hockey body, Gill will have a busy time ahead as he took charge for his second stint in office.

Indian-origin Cricket Canada boss `retires’ in face of no-trust motion (Lead)

TORONTO - Indian-origin Cricket Canada president Banwarilal (Ben) Sennik Thursday announced his retirement from the body faced with a vote of no-confidence by his directors.

Cup over cash: Marian Hossa chose to chase Stanley Cup with Red Wings instead of Penguins

DETROIT — Marian Hossa’s combination of size, speed and skill helped the banged-up Detroit Red Wings finish off Chicago to set up a Stanley Cup finals rematch with the team he spurned.

Confident Penguins believe ‘08 loss prepared them for rematch with defending champ Red Wings

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins will travel Friday to the city called Hockeytown for their second Stanley Cup finals in as many seasons against Detroit, yet forgive them if they’re convinced they already live there.

Postseason NHL Schedule

N.Y. Rangers 4, Washington 3

N.Y. Rangers 1, Washington 0

Indian-origin Cricket Canada boss `retires’ before no-trust motion

TORONTO - Facing a summary ouster from the board of directors, Indian-origin Cricket Canada president Banwarilal (Ben) Sennik Thursday announced his retirement from the sporting body.

After India, Pakistan withdraws from Moscow hockey tournament

KARACHI - The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has withdrawn its team from next month’s four-nation tournament in Moscow because India pulled out of the event.

PCB wants T20 match with India for Swat Valley victims

KARACHI - Pakistani cricket officials are making efforts to stage an exhibition Twenty20 match against India or Sri Lanka on the sidelines of next months World Twenty20 Championship in England to raise funds for the thousands of displaced people in the Swat Valley in northwestern Pakistan.

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