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Gagner joins good group

Sam Gagner still can’t believe his name is in the Edmonton Oilers record book alongside the likes of Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey. Gagner (pictured right) moved himself into such …


WHL suspends Chiefs defenseman Baldwin

WHL: Spokane Chiefs defenseman Corbin Baldwin received a two-game suspension by the Western Hockey League after a major checking to the head penalty and a game misconduct in Wednesday night’s …


Gaborik’s hat trick helps Team Chara win NHL All-Star game

OTTAWA – Marian Gaborik got the best of New York Rangers teammate Henrik Lundqvist, and Zdeno Chara scored the winning goal for the NHL All-Star team named after him. Even …


Team Alfredsson wins All-Star skills

OTTAWA – Patrick Kane’s Superman cape and Zdeno Chara’s blistering hot slap shot weren’t enough to beat Daniel Alfredsson and his team stocked with hometown favorites in the NHL All-Star …


Rubio lifts Minnesota over Spurs

NBA: Ricky Rubio scored nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and dished out 10 assists to lift the host Minnesota Timberwolves to an 87-79 victory over the …


Expensive cheap shot

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been suspended for three games for a charging incident in which he launched himself to hit Pittsburgh defenseman Zbynek Michalek during Sunday’s 4-3 overtime …


In brief: Seguin nets shootout goal for Bruins’ win

NHL: Tyler Seguin scored the decisive goal against Ilya Bryzgalov in a shootout and Tim Thomas and the Boston Bruins beat the Flyers 6-5 on Sunday in Philadelphia. Patrice Bergeron, …


NHL-less Olympics possible

LOS ANGELES – While the NHL and NHL Players Association squabble over last season’s hockey-related revenue and future realignment, Rene Fasel watches from afar and hopes their disagreements won’t spill …


Crosby stays the course as Olympic glory fades

PITTSBURGH – The moment is etched in Canadian hockey lore. There’s Sidney Crosby, standing in the corner of the ice after scoring the biggest goal in a life filled with …


Howard carries Magic past Lakers

NBA: Dwight Howard scored 21 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic survived a tough shooting performance for a 92-80 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday …


Newsmakers

Hired Former Montana and Idaho assistant Jonathan Smith has been hired as the quarterbacks coach at Boise State. The former Oregon State quarterback was the Grizzlies’ offensive coordinator the past …


Nowitzki hits milestone in Mavericks’ win

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki went over 23,000 career points, Vince Carter had his highest-scoring game in Dallas and the Mavericks stretched their winning streak to four with a 102-76 victory over …


Stricker opens year with win in Hawaii

Golf: Steve Stricker kicked off the new PGA Tour season Monday with a victory in the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii, though he didn’t make it easy on himself. …


Flyers, Rangers face off outdoors in Winter Classic

PHILADELPHIA – Claude Giroux and Jaromir Jagr hit the ice looking more ready to shag flies than practice the power play. The Philadelphia Flyers stars smeared eye black to fight …


In brief: Anderson, Magic rally past Raptors

NBA: Ryan Anderson scored 24 points and led a fourth- quarter rally on Sunday that sent the Orlando Magic past the Toronto Raptors 102-96 in Orlando, Fla. The Magic trailed …


Engel leads Chiefs

CRANBROOK, B.C. – It didn’t look good for Mac Engel and the Spokane Chiefs after the first round of a shootout against the defending Western Hockey League champion Kootenay Ice …


Lesnar retires after loss to Overeem

Mixed martial arts: Brock Lesnar retired from mixed martial arts after Alistair Overeem stopped him with one vicious kick to the body in the first round of their heavyweight bout …


Aldridge helps Trail Blazers win opener

NBA: LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and seven rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers opened their season with a 107-103 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night in Portland. …


Davidson shocks No. 12 Jayhawks

Men’s basketball: Nik Cochran scored 21 points, including a clutch 3-pointer in the closing minutes, and Davidson shocked No. 12 Kansas 80-74 on Monday night in Kansas City, Mo., to …


In brief: Oral Roberts tops depleted Musketeers

Men’s basketball: Oral Roberts doesn’t mind the asterisk that will get attached to this one. Dominique Morrison scored 19 points Sunday in Cincinnati, leading the Golden Eagles (8-4) to a …


Cooperstown comes calling for Santo

Baseball: Ron Santo always kept rooting for the causes dearest to him – for his Chicago Cubs to win the World Series, for doctors to find a cure for diabetes …


Holloway’s big OT burst leads Xavier to win

Men’s college basketball: Tu Holloway scored eight of his 24 points in overtime and No. 11 Xavier rallied from 10 down to beat 20th-ranked Vanderbilt 82-70 Monday night in Nashville, …


Newsmakers

Fired, hired The last-place Carolina Hurricanes fired coach Paul Maurice for the second time in less than a decade Monday and replaced him with former All-Star Kirk Muller. Muller begins …


Syracuse fires Fine in wake of allegations

Syracuse University associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine was fired Sunday in the wake of an investigation of child molestation allegations against him. “At the direction of Chancellor Cantor, Bernie …


Djokovic eliminated in London

Tennis: All that success finally caught up to Novak Djokovic. A weary Djokovic finished his spectacular season Friday by losing more matches in three days than he did in the …


Crosby gets through first game with no ill effects

PITTSBURGH – Sidney Crosby woke up on the first day of the rest of his hockey life and felt something he hadn’t experienced in a long, long time. Tired. In …


Penn St. asks ex-FBI director to investigate

Former FBI director Louis Freeh, tapped to lead Penn State’s investigation into the child sex-abuse allegations against a former assistant football coach, said his inquiry will go as far back …


In brief: Crosby set for long-awaited return to ice

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby will make his season debut today against the New York Islanders, his first game in nearly a year since being sidelined with concussion-like symptoms. …


Chiefs’ Hauptman makes most of second chance

Shortly after the Spokane Chiefs’ three-day camp in August they sent young forward Jarid Hauptman back to his Junior A team. Maybe the 17-year-old rookie they expected to challenge for …


Busch fined $50,000, put on probation for rest of NASCAR season

Auto racing: NASCAR fined Kyle Busch $50,000 on Monday and placed him on probation through the end of the year for wrecking Ron Hornaday under caution in the truck race …