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In brief: Tyler Seguin hat trick ignites first victory for Dallas

Dallas Stars' Tyler Seguin celebrates one of his three goals against the Columbus Blue Jackets. (Associated Press)
Dallas Stars' Tyler Seguin celebrates one of his three goals against the Columbus Blue Jackets. (Associated Press)
From Staff And Wire Reports

NHL: Tyler Seguin scored three goals, including the tiebreaker with 7:44 left in the third, lifting the visiting Dallas Stars to a 4-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night for their first win of the season.

Seguin redirected Jamie Benn’s shot to give the Stars the lead then added an empty-netter. Seguin opened the scoring in the first.

Islanders’ Okposo scores 100th goal: Kyle Okposo scored his 100th NHL goal to snap a tie 48 seconds into the third period, and the undefeated New York Islanders netted four goals on seven shots in the final frame to beat the sliding New York Rangers 6-3 at Madison Square Garden.

Kings rout Oilers: Tanner Pearson had two goals and an assist, and linemates Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli added a goal and an assist apiece in the Los Angeles Kings’ 6-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

Kessel connects in OT: Phil Kessel scored 34 seconds into overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs earned a 3-2 win over the visiting Colorado Avalanche.

Sabres earn first win: Marcus Foligno had two goals, Zemgus Girgensons scored to end a long shootout, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 for their first victory of the season at Raleigh, North Carolina.

Girgensons was Buffalo’s eighth shooter in the tiebreaker.

Devils win third straight: Cory Schneider made 26 saves, Mike Cammalleri had a tiebreaking goal in the third period, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 to extend their season-opening winning streak to three games, all on the road.

Tampa Bay’s Alex Killorn tied it 1-all by beating Schneider from in close off a nifty pass from Tyler Johnson 8:59 into the third.

Ducks edge Flyers: William Karlsson and Jakob Silfverberg each scored in the shootout to lift the visiting Anaheim Ducks to a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Sharks win shootout: Matt Irwin and John Scott were unlikely goal-scorers, and the previously stingy San Jose Sharks finally sprung a leak or two before coming away with a 6-5 shootout win over the host Washington Capitals.

Colborne hits winner: Joe Colborne scored the only goal of the shootout to lift the visiting Calgary Flames to a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators.

Woods, Mickelson on task force

Golf: The PGA of America has created an 11-member task force to look into every aspect of the Ryder Cup.

The task force includes Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, the best two players of their generation who have spent most of their careers on the losing end at the Ryder Cup. It also has Rickie Fowler, who has yet to win a match in his two Ryder Cups. The other two players are Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker.

Davis Love III, Tom Lehman and Raymond Floyd are the past captains on the task force. The PGA of America has included three of its officers.

Winston adviser challenges FSU

College football: In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, the adviser for the family of Jameis Winston has asked Florida State why it has chosen now to engage in the Title IX process and accuses the school of trying to protect its own interests and responding to media pressure.

Florida State announced last week it will use an independent official in a student code of conduct hearing.

A female student said Winston sexually assaulted her in December 2012.

Attorney David Cornwell notes in a letter that university and federal policy requires a timely investigation. He asks university officials why Florida State ignored those guidelines and writes that Winston deserves a prompt explanation.

NBA plans 44-minute exhibition

Basketball: The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will play a 44-minute preseason game on Sunday as the NBA experiments with a shorter game.

The contest will be four minutes shorter than the NBA’s standard 48-minute game.

Wizards pick up options on pair: The Washington Wizards have exercised their fourth-year contract option on guard Bradley Beal and their third-year option on forward Otto Porter.

Pistons’ Meeks out eight weeks: Detroit Pistons guard Jodie Meeks is expected to miss about eight weeks because of a stress reaction of his lower back.

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