Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin voices support for Vladimir Putin
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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin voices support for Vladimir Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has voiced his support for Vladimir Putin ahead of the Russian presidential election. Ovechkin posted a message in Russian on his Instagram account Thursday announcing he’s starting “a social movement called Putin Team.” Ovechkin says he has never hidden his feelings about Putin and has “always supported … Continue reading

Ovechkin, NHL players grudgingly accept Olympic absence
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Ovechkin, NHL players grudgingly accept Olympic absence

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer With 644 words and two exclamation points, Alex Ovechkin put a final period on his and other NHL players’ dreams of playing in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Washington Capitals’ Russian superstar acknowledged in a lengthy statement released by the team Thursday night that, although he’d love to represent his … Continue reading