TRACK: Thousands of people joined Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay at a candlelight vigil Monday night on a Kentucky high school track honoring Gay’s 15-year-old daughter, Trinity, who was fatally shot over the weekend.
Gay stood on the track at Lexington’s Lafayette High School where he and his daughter excelled and he thanked people for showing support after the girl’s death early Sunday after gunfire erupted outside a restaurant in that city. The teen’s mother, Shoshana Boyd, also was present amid the crowd honoring her memory.
“I want you guys to love each other, have peace and protect each other,” said Gay, who added that he was numb from crying over her death. “That’s what Trinity would have wanted. … Life is not a joke.”
Three men charged in connection with the shooting pleaded not guilty and face an Oct. 25 court date.
Landeskog hands Penguins first loss
NHL: Gabriel Landeskog redirected a shot by Nathan MacKinnon 22 seconds into overtime to lift Colorado to a 4-3 win at Pittsburgh.
Landeskog tied the game with 6:32 left in regulation with a power-play goal and his second handed the defending Stanley Cup champions their first loss of the season.
Kreider sparks Rangers: For the third straight game, Chris Kreider had a goal and an assist as the Rangers beat visiting San Jose 7-4.
3 Mariners pitchers undergo surgery
MISCELLANY: Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker had surgery to remove a bone fragment from his right ankle, one of three Seattle pitchers to undergo surgery since the end of the regular season.
Reliever Steve Cishek underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip and reliever Tony Zych had surgery on his right shoulder.
Kyrgios suspended: Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios will miss the rest of the season after being suspended by the men’s tour and fined an additional $25,000 for “conduct contrary to the integrity of the game.”
The ATP announced the sanctions after an investigation into Kyrgios’ conduct during a second-round loss to German qualifier Mischa Zverev at the Shanghai Masters.
Kyrgios, 21, gave little effort during the 6-3, 6-1 defeat, even patting a serve over the net and walking off court before his opponent’s serve had crossed back over.
The 21-year-old had already been fined a total of $16,500 for failing to give a full effort, unsportsmanlike conduct and verbal abuse of a spectator.
Bulls, Bucks swap guards: The Chicago Bulls traded Tony Snell to Milwaukee in exchange for Michael Carter-Williams as the two Central Division foes swapped two guards going into their fourth NBA seasons.
Knicks’ Randle out: Chasson Randle, trying to make the New York Knicks’ roster as a backup guard, is expected to miss at least three weeks with a broken orbital bone around his left eye.
USC loses WR: Southern California receiver Steven Mitchell Jr. will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee.
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