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While the NHL holds its annual monthlong Hockey Fights Cancer campaign, the Ottawa Senators are a reminder the fight doesnt stop.The Senators have been particularly hard hit by the disease. Assistant coach Mark Reeds died last year at 55, former general manager Bryan Murray is fighting terminal colon cancer and public address announcer Stuntman Stu Schwartz has battled leukemia. Recently, goaltender Craig Andersons wife, Nicholle, was diagnosed with cancer.Its been a rough few years for us, and a lot of things have happened to a lot of people that we are very close to, captain Erik Karlsson said. Its one of those things that weve been unfortunate to have to deal with. But I think that the organization -- the management, the coaches and all the players -- has handled it as good as possible.While theres no good way to deal with this, Murray made it a point with his announcement two years ago that even though cancer would end his life, he was determined to save others. Murray, now 73, crusaded for men to get colonoscopies and relayed phone calls he got from several former players who listened to that plea.Anderson has remained more private about his wifes battle. On the ice, he has been Ottawas best player since returning from a leave of absence to be with Nicholle, going 4-2-1 with a 1.54 goals-against average and .955 save percentage.There was an initial shock. It was emotional for everybody, coach Guy Boucher said. But to be honest with you, right now its every day a normal day. He wants to be all about hockey when he comes to the rink, and thats how we leave it.The Senators have, for the most part, done a good job of limiting shots on Anderson, a recipe to help him play like the elite starter they believe he is. Defense, not scoring, has to be the hallmark of Ottawas game.We want to make his game a normal game, not a game where he has to every game live with 35 shots and above, Boucher said. That really wears out a goaltender, and we certainly dont want to have that.Off the ice, teammates are rallying around the Andersons by going about their daily jobs.Hes here, his wife wants him to be here, forward Mark Stone said. Were taking it normal, and were just trying to play and win hockey games.OLYMPICS DECISION LOOMINGOfficials from the NHL, NHL Players Association, International Ice Hockey Federation and International Olympic Committee are meeting Wednesday in New York to discuss participation in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The primary issue is paying for NHL players travel, accommodations and insurance, which has been the IOCs responsibility for the past five Olympics but something it has said it wont do this time.For us I think thats the big problem, American-born center Ryan Kesler of the Anaheim Ducks said in September. We got guys going over there and the NHLs stalling the season to go over and play in the Olympics. We dont see any revenue from that or anything, so I think the least that they can do is pay for our insurance.IIHF president Rene Fasel volunteered to pay those costs, but NHL commissioner Gary Bettman argued it would take away from grassroots programs around the world. Bettman would like a decision by January.STREAKINGA 2-1 overtime victory over the Capitals on Tuesday night was the Blue Jackets sixth in eight games. Columbus has scored 33 goals in eight games, so add some more powder to the cannon.SLUMPINGThe Capitals have lost three of four, and six-time Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy winner Alex Ovechkin has no points in four games, a rarity given his consistent production. He played a season-low 14:12 in Washingtons OT loss at Columbus.LEADERSGoals, Patrik Laine (Winnipeg), 12; Points, Mark Scheifele (Winnipeg) and Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay) 21; Time on ice, Dustin Byfuglien (Winnipeg), 28.30; Save percentage, Carey Price (Montreal), 0.948; Goals-against average, Tuukka Rask (Boston), 1.54.GAME OF THE WEEKThe red-hot New York Rangers visit the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night. Additions Mika Zibanejad, Michael Grabner and Jimmy Vesey make New York much stronger than it was during a first-round loss to Pittsburgh last spring.---AP Hockey Writer John Wawrow contributed to this report.---Follow Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SWhyno Matt Breida Super Bowl Jersey . The nimble-footed quarterback got his wish, dashing through the snow and a weary defence all the way into the NCAA record book. Solomon Thomas Super Bowl Jersey . P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period to help the Avs edge Toronto 2-1 on Tuesday night. Cory Sarich also scored for Colorado (3-0-0), which is off to its best ever start. http://www.authenticsf49erspro.com/Jimmy-garoppolo-49ers-jersey/ .Y. -- Injured Buffalo Sabres forward Marcus Foligno did not practice with the team Monday and head coach Ron Rolston said its unlikely hell play in Wednesdays season opener in Detroit. Nick Mullens Super Bowl Jersey . The Australian is competing in his final season in Formula One and still looking for his first win this year. He will look to end Vettels run of six straight race wins on Sunday. Webber, who is fifth in the championship, earned his second pole from the past three races and 13th of his career. Joe Staley Super Bowl Jersey . Anthony Calvillo, through 20 CFL seasons, was frequently invincible and largely stoic in the heat of competition. But underneath the professional exterior he was, and is, compellingly human. CARACAS, Venezuela -- Crisis-wracked Venezuela has been barred from hosting a Davis Cup tie against Peru by the International Tennis Federation over security concerns.The Venezuelan Tennis Federation considers the decision baseless, and plans to appeal.We dont deny were in the worst crisis in our countrys history, said an angry Luis Contreras, president of the Venezuelan federation, but that only affects a sector of the population. There no justification for this.Venezuela has until Thursday to choose a neutral location to host the Americas Group II final from Sept. 16-18 that was scheduled for the central city of Puerto La Cruz. If it fails to do so, the tie will be moved to Peru, Contreras said.He said the ITF decision by email on Friday came as a shock because Venezuela hosted events this year without incident, including a home tie against Paraguay in March, and always had fluid and cordial communications with tennis governing body.This is something you only see in countries paralyzeed by war, Contreras said.ddddddddddddITF spokesman Nick Imison, in an email to The AP, said the tie was being moved from Venezuela on the advice of independent risk assessment advisers regarding security concerns. He didnt elaborate.Venezuelas political unrest has already disrupted some sporting competitions in the country.In June, the U.S. junior wrestling team withdrew from a regional tournament over security concerns, and in recent days speculation in the media has been rife that Argentina could skip a World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday in the city of Merida.In addition to rampant crime, Venezuelans are suffering from a deep economic crisis marked by 700 percent inflation and widespread food shortages. This week, hundreds of thousands of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro poured into the streets to demand a recall referendum cutting short his terms. ' ' '
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