October 13, 2009 in Sports

Sports in brief: Hawks match best NHL comeback

From Staff And Wire Reports
 
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Chicago erased a 5-0 deficit and beat Calgary 6-5 in overtime.
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Hockey: Brent Seabrook scored 26 seconds into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks matched the biggest comeback in NHL history, rallying from a five-goal deficit to beat the Calgary Flames 6-5 on Monday night at Chicago.

Chicago fell behind 5-0 in the first period to the Flames, the team they knocked out of the playoffs last April.

By rallying from five goals down, the Blackhawks tied the NHL record for biggest deficit overcome, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The previous club record had been a four-goal rally.

Patrick Sharp’s goal tied the game at 5-5 five minutes into the final period and sent the United Center into a frenzy.

Seabrook picked up the puck and shot it past Miikka Kiprusoff in overtime and was mobbed by his teammates as the crowd rocked.

McCoughtry leads U.S. women in Russia

Basketball: Angel McCoughtry scored 20 points to lead the U.S. women past UMMC Ekaterinburg 78-63 to capture the Ekaterinburg International Invitational title at Ekaterinburg, Russia.

The U.S. team used a 23-0 run to close the first half and open the third quarter.

Swin Cash added 13 points and Sue Bird 11 for the U.S. (3-0), which swept through the tournament after a six-day training camp.

The U.S. was without Candace Parker (dislocated shoulder) and Asjha Jones, who is under contract to UMMC and played for it Sunday after playing the first two games for the U.S.

Blake rallies to advance at Shanghai

Tennis: James Blake rallied to defeat Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the first round of the Shanghai Masters.

The American was broken early in the first set but won the second when Karlovic sent a forehand wide in the tiebreaker.

Despite serving 27 aces in the match, Karlovic allowed Blake to break serve in the third and ninth games of the third set.

Free Flying Soul wins Lou Rowan Stakes

Horse Racing: Free Flying Soul beat Golden Doc A by two lengths to win the $70,810 Lou Rowan Stakes at Santa Anita, Calif.

The 4-year-old mare, ridden by Mike Smith, covered the 6 furlongs in 1:15:26, and paid $5.40, $3.40 and $2.10. Golden Doc A returned $4 and $2.10, while Ashley’s Kitty was $2.10 to show.

The race was worth $40,146, raising Free Flying Soul’s career earnings to $115,646.

•Mine That Bird a go for BC Classic: Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird will remain at Santa Anita and point to the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 7.

Trainer Chip Woolley Jr. said he and the gelding’s owners were disappointed with Mine That Bird’s sixth-place finish in the Goodwood Stakes on Saturday. But they’ve decided to try the $5 million Classic, and Calvin Borel will remain as Mine That Bird’s rider.

Teen dies during basketball game

Miscellany: An autopsy is scheduled to determine what caused a California teen to collapse and die during a high school basketball game.

The county coroner’s office says 15-year-old Darius Jones of Pittsburg collapsed Sunday during a game at De La Salle High School in Concord, where he was a student.

Jones was down for about 30 seconds before CPR was started. He was pronounced dead at John Muir Medical Center.

•Court to hear challenge to planned arena land: New York’s top court will soon decide if the state has the power to seize private property to build the Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn, which includes a planned new arena for the New Jersey Nets.

The Court of Appeals will hear arguments Wednesday about whether the planned project constitutes legal public use of government authority to condemn property and force its sale for redevelopment.

Some small businesses and homeowners are challenging the Empire State Development Corp.’s move to force them out, saying it’s wrong simply to enrich developers.

Champion driver Mims dies at 82: Donna Mae Mims, the first woman to win a Sports Car Club of America national championship in 1963, has died. She was 82.

Mims died last Tuesday of complications following a stroke, said Aaron Beinhauer, director of Beinhauer Family Services, which is handling the arrangements.

Per her wishes, Mims’ body was seated behind the steering wheel of a 1979 pink Corvette for visitation hours at the funeral home in McMurray, Pa., Beinhauer said Sunday. She was known as the “Pink Lady” for her preferred color for cars.


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