AP Updated 4:58 PM EDT Mar 25, 2019 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Alex Ovechkin and the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office on Monday to congratulate them for winning the Stanley Cup in June. Trump said it was an honor to host the team because he is a hockey fan and a Capitals fan. The president called the Capitals "winners" and said there is "an awfully good chance" they will repeat this season. "You brought the Stanley Cup home," Trump said. "Thousands of adoring fans greeted you. They were all over the place. And I have a feeling you're going to be doing it again. You're champions. You have a champion's heart." Players, coaches and staff members took a private 45-minute tour of the White House and met with Trump in what was a last chance to be around hockey's sacred trophy as defending champions. "It's a good reminder of the special things that our group did," coach Todd Reirden said after practice earlier Monday. "That will … [Read more...] about Trump hosts Stanley Cup champion Capitals at White House
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Sport by Press Association January 25, 2019, 12:07 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Sport newsletter The FA Cup fourth round takes centre stage this weekend, with plenty of potential for some more high drama. Here, Press Association Sport looks at some talking points going into what could prove another memorable set of fixtures. Stanley set for Rams raid Sky Bet League One outfit Accrington Stanley were rewarded for their scalp of Ipswich with a home tie against another Championship side as promotion-hopefuls Derby head to the Wham Stadium, which will kick off Saturday’s action. Owner Andy Holt knows just how vital an additional significant cash boost is to the third-tier club – where once the floodlights failed because a shower had been turned on. Another winning goal from Billy Kee to send the Rams home empty handed would give Holt the chance to finally get that drainage on the lower field sorted once and for all. It’s a squad game Given … [Read more...] about 5 talking points ahead of the FA Cup fourth round
Opinion PUBLISHED: 18:00 04 January 2019 Spud Thornhill Action from the last time Norwich City won an FA Cup tie - in the third round against Peterborough in 2013. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images ©Focus Images Limited www.focus-images.co.uk +447814 482222 The first weekend of the year means one thing, the third round of the FA Cup. Another great time of the year for us football fans up and down the country. The oldest club competition in the world maybe slowly losing its magic, but I’m sure there are many fans like myself who will still have the buzz of the FA Cup and who may be thinking, maybe, just maybe, this is the year where we finally get some cup magic.It may be a competition which has not given us Norwich fans much to shout about in the last 25 odd years, but I still have a lot of happy memories on why this great competition will always have a place in my heart.I’m just old enough to remember when the FA Cup draw would … [Read more...] about Spud Thornhill: It’s not always been kind to us but the FA Cup is still special to me
1. Vladimir Putin Aleksey Nikolskyi/Sputnik He is arguably the most famous Russian, and his name today is almost a brand. A nature lover and pet enthusiast; a judo master and a hockey player; a former intelligence officer and a performer; Putin is Russia’s most popular and famous leader, whose daring actions, self-assured manner, limitless power, and strong charisma have made him a rock star of international politics. He’s landed on Time’s cover nearly a dozen times, and for years he has dominated the headlines of the most influential publications. His colossal personality has served as an inspiration to songwriters, movie makers, fashion designers, alcoholic beverage producers, and etc. 2. Mikhail Gorbachev Boris Kavashkin/Russian Look This man ended the Soviet Union, as well as the Cold War. Although No. 1 on this list called the dissolution of the USSR “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century,” Gorbachev is … [Read more...] about 10 of the most successful and famous people in Russian civilization
The first round draw for the FA Cup is tomorrow evening. After yesterday's fourth qualifying round, non-league teams from up and down the country will be eagerly waiting to see who they draw, with League One and League Two teams set to enter the competition. Bristol Rovers will be involved in the draw, and could well face local opposition with the likes of Weston-super-Mare and Taunton Town still involved in the competition. The Gas will be keen to improve on last year's performance in the competition, when they exited to Notts County, going down to a 4-2 defeat. Here are the ball numbers for the draw, with a list of every team the Gas could play. 1 ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 AFC WIMBLEDON 3 BARNSLEY 4 BLACKPOOL 5 BRADFORD CITY 6 BRISTOL ROVERS 7 BURTON ALBION 8 BURY 9 CAMBRIDGE UNITED 10 CARLISLE UNITED 11 CHARLTON ATHLETIC 12 CHELTENHAM TOWN 13 COLCHESTER UNITED 14 COVENTRY CITY 15 CRAWLEY TOWN 16 CREWE ALEXANDRA 17 DONCASTER ROVERS 18 EXETER CITY 19 FLEETWOOD TOWN 20 FOREST GREEN ROVERS … [Read more...] about Who could Bristol Rovers face in the first round of the FA Cup?