hockey

No disciplinary hearing expected for Wilson

• A person with direct knowledge of the decision says there will not be a disciplinary hearing for Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson for his hit to the head of Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin.

The person spoke to the Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because the NHL does not announce when there is no hearing for a player.

Wilson struck Dumoulin in the head with his left shoulder 4:36 into the second period of Game 2 Sunday. No penalty was called. Dumoulin adjusted his positioning at the last second to brace for a hit from Alex Ovechkin, which was enough to keep Wilson from being suspended. Wilson will be available for Game 3 on Tuesday at Pittsburgh.

Wilson said after the game he watched replays and didn’t know what he could have done to avoid hitting Dumoulin’s head. Dumoulin remained down on the ice for several minutes, went down the tunnel and never returned.

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and teammates expected the league to take a look at Wilson’s hit on Dumoulin in part because of the Capitals winger’s track record. Wilson was suspended twice this season stemming from incidents in exhibition games.

• Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Lou Lamoriello will not return next season.

Team President Brendan Shanahan announced the decision Monday. He said he was sticking to a plan that called for the 75-year-old Lamoriello to serve as GM for three years and then transition to senior adviser for four years.

The Maple Leafs set franchise records for points (105) and wins (49) in the regular season, but were eliminated in seven games by the Boston Bruins in the first round of the playoffs last week. Coach Mike Babcock, Shanahan and the rest of the team expected more this year after getting back to the postseason a year ago.

track and field

Doping suspension could be extended for Russia

• Russia’s doping suspension from international track and field could be extended as top athletes face accusations they continued to work with a banned coach.

Russia was suspended from international competition in 2015 for widespread doping and had been nearing reinstatement. That process could be disrupted after the Russian anti-doping agency said athletes were training with Viktor Chegin, who has been linked to more than 30 doping cases and is banned for life.

The IAAF’s Russia task force says “if it is confirmed that Russian race walkers are still working with Viktor Chegin ... then it would appear that there has been no real change in culture.”

The task force adds it expects Russian track officials’ “full cooperation in bringing disciplinary proceedings against any athlete who has knowingly associated with a banned coach.”

— ABJ/Ohio.com wires