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In Brief: Phil Kessel, Andre Fleury lead Penguins in 3-2 win over Ducks

Anaheim’s Corey Perry has his shot stopped by Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury during the second period. (John Heller / Associated Press)
Anaheim’s Corey Perry has his shot stopped by Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury during the second period. (John Heller / Associated Press)
From staff and wire reports

NHL: Phil Kessel’s power-play goal in the second period stood as the game-winner in the host Pittsburgh Penguins’ 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.

Ian Cole and Conor Sheary also scored for the Penguins, who have won four straight home games against Anaheim and are 6-1 in their last seven games overall against the Ducks. Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves.

Chris Kunitz got his 200th assist with the Penguins in his 500th game with the team. Kunitz, who was acquired from Anaheim in 2009, became the 18th player and fifth active to play 500 games with Pittsburgh.

Corey Perry scored his first of the season and 13th goal in 14 games against Pittsburgh. Cam Fowler scored on the power play for the Ducks, who haven’t won in Pittsburgh in more than four years.

Jonathan Bernier stopped 42 shots in his debut with the Ducks.

Winnik scores twice, lifts Caps: Fourth-line grinder Daniel Winnik scored two goals and Vezina Trophy winner Braden Holtby made 21 saves as the Washington Capitals beat the visiting New York Islanders 2-1 in their home opener.

Winnik’s fifth career multi-goal game helped the defending Presidents’ Trophy winners bounce back from a season-opening loss at Pittsburgh and earn their first victory. Two of those have come with the Capitals, a good sign as they hope to get more depth scoring.

Sharks top Blue Jackets: Mikkel Boedker and Joel Ward scored for an early lead and Patrick Marleau had a power-play goal, leading the San Jose Sharks over the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 in Columbus, Ohio.

Martin Jones made 26 saves for San Jose, which beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in its season opener Wednesday.

Zach Werenski and Josh Anderson each got his first goal for Columbus, which has lost its first two games this season.

Langer birdies four

at Tour Champions

Golf: Bernhard Langer birdied the final four holes for his second straight 5-under 67 and a two-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ SAS Championship in Cary, North Carolina.

Langer had a bogey-free round at Prestonwood in the regular-season finale. The 59-year-old German star leads the tour with four victories and earnings of $2,512,659. He won the 2012 event and tied for third the last two years.

Wagner leads by one until rain stops play: Johnson Wagner chipped in for birdie and wound up taking a one-shot lead in the Safeway Open by keeping bogeys off his card as the rain began to pound Silverado in Napa, California.

Wagner was at 15 under par through 15 holes when the third round was halted by the wet conditions. Scott Piercy, who had led from his opening 62 that set the course record, was one shot behind and just short of the par-5 16th in three shots when play was halted.

Lee set for first victory: Alison Lee took a three-stroke lead in the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship in Incheon, South Korea, putting the 21-year-old UCLA student in position for her first victory.

Lee shot a 4-under 68 in calm and firm conditions at Sky 72, saving par on 17 with a birdie at 18 to stretch her margin over U.S. Women’s Open champion Brittany Lang, her U.S. Solheim Cup teammate.

Playing her second season on the tour while remaining in college, Lee had a 13-under 203 total on the Jack Nicklaus-designed Ocean Course. She also had a three-stroke lead after an opening 65, and began the day a stroke behind Lang after a second-round 70.

Noren takes three-stroke lead: Alex Noren of Sweden moved in sight of a third European Tour title this year after shooting a second straight 6-under 65 to take a three-stroke lead at the British Masters in Watford, England, heading into the final round.

Noren, who has also won the Scottish Open and the European Masters over the past four months, was at 16 under par after finishing his third round by holing a 45-foot birdie putt.

Manchester City draws 1-1 with Everton

Soccer: Manchester City had two penalties saved and needed a 72nd-minute goal by Nolito to earn a 1-1 draw against Everton in the English Premier League in Manchester, England, extending its winless run under Pep Guardiola to three games.

It’s the first wobble of Guardiola’s short reign at Etihad Stadium but this was a match City should have won, only for Kevin De Bruyne and substitute Sergio Aguero to be denied by goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg from spot kicks either side of halftime.

Romelu Lukaku put Everton in front against the run of play in the 64th before City grabbed the equalizer its dominance merited when Nolito headed in David Silva’s cross less than a minute after coming on as a substitute.

American coach Bradley loses debut in Premier League: Bob Bradley, the first American coach in the 24-year history of the Premier League, got a taste of the frantic nature of England’s top division in his debut match in charge of Swansea, a 3-2 loss to Arsenal in Manchester, England.

Defensive mistakes by Swansea allowed Theo Walcott to score twice and put Arsenal 2-0 by halftime at Emirates Stadium. Bradley’s new team showed spirit to fight back against the league’s most in-form team, with Gylfi Sigurdsson making it 2-1 and Borja Baston setting up a tense ending with a 66th-minute goal to make it 3-2.

In the end, Mesut Ozil’s stunning volley in the 57th minute was the difference between the teams, earning Arsenal a sixth straight win that left it tied on 19 points with first-place Manchester City after eight games.

Djokovic loses temper, semifinal

Miscellany: Novak Djokovic lost his temper and then his semifinal at the Shanghai Masters to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4.

The top-ranked Serb struggled to control his errors for the second straight match, spraying groundstrokes and missing routine drop shots. He finished with 29 unforced errors and was a miserable 2-of-9 on break-point chances.

Djokovic couldn’t control his emotions, either: He smashed his racket into bits after losing the first set – later grabbing a towel from a ballgirl to sweep up the pieces himself – and ripped his shirt open in anger during another point.

He also argued repeatedly with the chair umpire, Carlos Bernardes, over line calls and a time violation he received for changing his ripped shirt. He continued the exchange even after the match, and complained in his post-match news conference.

“(Bernardes) was the star of the show,” he said. “That’s what he wanted to be today.”

Djokovic has talked repeatedly this week about trying to find calm on the court and rediscover his inner joy for the game after a grueling couple of years that has left him mentally exhausted. During his quarterfinal, he even started humming to keep his anger from boiling over.

There were no songs on Saturday. Just frustrations.

“This is one of those days,” Djokovic said. “Things go in an opposite direction than you want them, but again, it’s a lesson. Every day is a lesson.”

Wizards’ Mahinmi sidelined: Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi is expected to miss four to six weeks after undergoing knee surgery. The team said he had surgery a day earlier for a partially torn medial meniscus in his left knee.

Mahinmi was hurt in Thursday’s exhibition game against Philadelphia.

He signed a $64 million, four-year deal in the offseason. The 29-year-old averaged 5.1 points and 4.3 rebounds in eight NBA seasons with San Antonio, Dallas and Indiana.

Ex-Auburn football star Groves dies: Former Auburn football star Quentin Groves, who played defensive end for the Tigers from 2004-07 and shares the program record for sacks, has died. He was 32.

Auburn spokesman Kirk Sampson said Groves died in his sleep while visiting Trinidad, his wife’s native country. Sampson said he didn’t know the cause of death.

Groves had said in 2008 that he was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, which causes a rapid heartbeat.

Groves, from Greenville, Mississippi, was an All-Southeastern Conference performer for Auburn. He recorded 26 sacks and was a second-round draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He signed with seven NFL teams from 2008-2014.

Busch wins third straight Xfinity at Kansas: Kyle Busch won his third straight Xfinity race at Kansas City, Kansas, while Chase contenders Elliott Sadler and Daniel Suarez followed him to the line to help their championship hopes.

Busch started from the pole and led 150 laps for his ninth series win this season, though it wasn’t easy all afternoon. He dropped a lap behind the leaders at one point before getting a wave-around.

U.S. horse Resolve wins Yonkers Trot: Even-money favorite Resolve, representing the United States, set a world record as he led from start to finish to win the $1 million Yonkers International Trot in Yonkers, New York.

Ake Svanstedt, the 6-year-old’s trainer, drove the winner to a 1 1/2-length victory over Italy’s Oasis Bi, driven by Erik Idielsson. Resolve was timed in 2:23.4, a record for the 1 1/4-mile distance on a half-mile track.

Resolve was one of three U.S. representatives in the 38th edition of the International Trot. Resolve paid $4.20.

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