MALMO, SWEDEN – Bringing Griffin Reinhart to the World Junior Hockey Championship, even though he would miss the first three games due to a suspension, was a major gamble. And it almost backfired. Without the big Edmonton Oil Kings defenceman in the lineup, Team Canada stumbled in a shootout loss to the Czech Republic and then trailed Slovakia 3-1 late in the second period of its third roundrobin game. A loss to the Slovaks would have meant Canadas hopes of topping Group A would be dashed and a date with the Russians in the quarter-finals would be looming.
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DETROIT -- Don Mattingly wouldnt mind a rematch. The Los Angeles manager knows full well that if his Dodgers face the Detroit Tigers again this year, it can only happen in the World Series, so despite Wednesdays 4-1 loss in Motown, Mattingly would be happy to return. "Well take that right now, and Im sure the Tigers would, too," Mattingly said. "Wed love to be here again." The Dodgers split two games against the Tigers in Los Angeles in April, and Detroit swept the two-game series this week.
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans and safety Dashon Goldson are both ruled out for Sundays game in New Orleans. Both players missed practice all week as Evans has a groin injury while Goldson has an ankle injury. Also, Mike Glennon is expected to start under center again as quarterback Josh McCown is questionable with a right thumb injury. Glennon was under center in last weeks win over Pittsburgh. Linebacker Mason Foster is listed as questionable as he was a limited participant in practice all week with a shoulder problem.
Kansas Jayhawks freshman Andrew Wiggins has been named one of ten semifinalists for the 2014 Naismith Trophy. The Naismith trophy is awarded yearly by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to the college basketball Player of the Year. Wiggins was also named a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, awarded to the U.S. Basketball Writers Associations player of the year, and named one of six finalists for the USBWAs Wayman Tisdale Award, given to the player named top freshman of the year. The Vaughn, Ontario native leads Kansas and all Big 12 freshmen with a 16.3 scoring average.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Alan Gordon hit the crossbar in the opening minute for San Jose and that was as close as the Earthquakes and the Colorado Rapids got to scoring in their 0-0 draw Saturday. Chris Wondolowskis header cleared the crossbar late in the first half for San Jose (0-2-3). The Earthquakes are off to their worst start in 14 seasons. They opened 0-3 as the San Jose Clash in 1998. Colorado (3-1-2) had its modest two-game winning streak snapped. The Rapids had few scoring chances until the final two minutes and the stoppage time at the end of the game.
TORONTO - Ben Thomsen and Morgan Pridy were among nine skiers formally nominated Monday to the Canadian team for the upcoming Sochi Olympics. Thomsen, from Invermere, B.C., finished 12th in a World Cup downhill over the weekend to meet the criteria for nomination in the final race before the qualification window closed. Pridy, from Whistler, B.C., recorded a 21st-place finish in the super-G at Kitzbuhel, Austria. They were joined on the nomination list by Torontos Phil Brown, Mike Janyk of Whistler, and Trevor Philp and Brad Spence, both of Calgary.
The Winnipeg Jets will bring their 2013-14 season to a close on Friday evening as they visit the Calgary Flames. Viewers in the Jets region can watch the game on TSN and listen to it on TSN 1290 starting at 7:30pm ct/8:30pm et. The Jets are hoping to conclude their schedule with a fourth victory in six games as they will miss the playoffs for a seventh straight season. The franchise has made the postseason only once since joining the NHL as the Atlanta Thrashers in 1999-2000 and this marked the clubs third season since relocating to Winnipeg.
NYON, Switzerland - UEFA says Greek referee Tasos Sidiropoulos did not show a yellow card to the wrong CSKA Moscow player in Wednesdays Champions League game against Manchester City.Reports of CSKAs 2-1 win suggested Sidiropoulos should have sent off Pontus Wernbloom by showing the Sweden defender a second yellow card for his 77th-minute foul on City forward Sergio Aguero.Instead, Sergei Ignashevich was booked in what was widely reported — including by Man Citys official website — as a case of mistaken identity.UEFA says Sidiropoulos explained in his written match report that Ignashevich wa
STANFORD, Calif. -- Matt Besler and Geoff Cameron might hear it from every angle if they were paying any attention or had a moments spare time. They could be reminded every day that this is the first time since 1990 the U.S. heads to a World Cup with no central defenders having played previous minutes in soccers showcase event. And that makes an already daunting task in Group G much more challenging for the Americans, who face Ghana, Portugal and Germany next month in Brazil. The competition for spots on the Americans back line is fierce, leaving no time to analyze the groups inexperience.
PHILADELPHIA -- Jonathon Niese stayed warm, and the surprising New York Mets cooled off Philadelphia. Niese pitched seven steady innings on a rainy Tuesday night and Daniel Murphy had three hits to lead New York to a 6-1 victory over the Phillies. Ruben Tejada doubled and had two RBIs for the Mets, who chased Cole Hamels in the fifth and have won seven of nine. They improved to 15-11 overall, marking the first time New York has been four games over .500 since July 14, 2012. "Conditions are really tough and Jon just keeps cruising along," Mets manager Terry Collins said.