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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 …


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 …


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, …


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 …


West Virginia filing suit to dump Big East

College athletics: West Virginia University filed a lawsuit Monday seeking an immediate divorce from the Big East so it can become a member of the Big 12 before the 2012 …


McCourts OK divorce; he gets team

Baseball: A settlement has been reached between Frank and Jamie McCourt in a costly and nasty feud over control of the Los Angeles Dodgers, paving the way for a showdown …


In brief: Montreal ruins Winnipeg’s NHL return

NHL: The NHL returned to Winnipeg with a cold reminder of the challenge that lies ahead. Carey Price stopped 30 shots and the Montreal Canadiens put a damper on a …


Flyers spoil Bruins’ banner-raising celebration

Hockey: Jaromir Jagr returned after three years in Russia and scored his 1,600th career NHL point on Thursday night, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 victory over host Boston …


NHL opens with emphasis on blows to the head

LOS ANGELES – The Stanley Cup has been hugged, kissed and photographed thousands of times and dented at least once since June, when the Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks …


Simmonds gets attention again

PHILADELPHIA – Rangers forward Sean Avery says Wayne Simmonds of Philadelphia uttered a homophobic slur at him on the ice. Avery told ESPN.com Simmonds made the remark during the first …


Vick’s hand bruised, but not broken

Football: Michael Vick’s injured right hand is bruised, not broken as originally thought. Eagles coach Andy Reid said a CT scan Monday showed the star quarterback bruised his hand in …


Former NHL enforcer Belak hanged himself

TORONTO – Former NHL player Wade Belak hanged himself, according to a person familiar with the case. The 35-year-old Belak, an enforcer who had played with five NHL teams before …


Blanchette: Ex-Chief Grabner proves how quickly luck changes

Anyone skeptical that hockey is the sport in which fortunes can change the quickest might want to consider the recent career arc of Michael Grabner: From waived to rescued to …


Grabner on good side of hockey’s fortune

Anyone skeptical that hockey is the sport in which fortunes can change the quickest might want to consider the recent career arc of Michael Grabner.


Prosecutors allege dead NHL player Derek Boogaard’s brother provided drugs that contributed to death

MINNEAPOLIS – NHL enforcer Derek Boogaard had been out of drug rehab for just one day before his younger brother gave him an unprescribed narcotic pain pill at the start …


Businessman reportedly wants to build arena in Bellevue

The search for a new sports arena in the Puget Sound has reportedly headed east. Beyond Seattle’s Eastside, even, and all the way to Chicago. Don Levin, an Illinois businessman …


Substitute Levesque powers Sounders to victory

MLS: Second-half substitute Roger Levesque scored twice in the second half to give the Seattle Sounders a 4-2 win over the visiting New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer …