DALLAS -- Anaheim Ducks defenceman Stephane Robidas says he will need surgery to replace a screw in his broken right leg. While talking to reporters during the first intermission of Game 4 on Wednesday night, Robidas got emotional when asked about the disappointment of missing the rest of the playoffs. Robidas was hurt early in the second period of Game 3 when he was undercut by Ryan Garbutt, who was diving for a puck. Robidas broke the same leg in the same building Nov. 29 while still playing for Dallas, which traded him to Anaheim last month.
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So the wait goes on for England to win their opening game at the European Championships. For the fifth time running, going back to 1996, England scored first, but could not hold on. Their opening match record is now played 9, won 0, drawn 5, lost 4.This was two points dropped, after a performance which at times was exhilarating. It was reminiscent of Euro 2004 in Lisbon when England led the defending champions France going into injury time, only for it all to go wrong. Wayne Rooney played that night up front.
SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Nam Nguyen of Toronto is in first place in mens competition after Thursdays short program at the ISU world junior figure skating championships. Nguyen, 15, earned 72.87 points with Jin Boyang of China second at 71.51 and Uno Shoma of Japan third at 70.67. "The short program felt awesome," said Nguyen, who is coached by former Canadian skating star Brian Orser. "I was feeling very relaxed throughout the whole program. I took one element at a time and that really paid off." The highlight was landing the triple Axel. "The triple Axel felt really big," he said.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Adam Lowry scored the winner in a shootout as the St. Johns IceCaps edged the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2-1 in American Hockey League play Saturday. Carl Klingberg also scored in the shootout for the IceCaps (40-20-4), while Jason Jaffray had the teams only goal in regulation. Adam Brace scored in the second period for Bridgeport (27-30-7) with John Persson finding the net in the shootout. Tyler Beskorowany kept St. Johns in the game with 36 saves. At the other end of the ice, Kevin Poulin stopped 20 shots.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Felix Hernandez has never felt better at the beginning of a season. That certainly bodes well for the former Cy Young Award winner. Hernandez took a shutout into the ninth inning, Dustin Ackley and Abraham Almonte hit home runs and the Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 Saturday. Hernandez (2-0) retired the first 11 batters on the way to his 16th career win over the Athletics, his most against any team. Hernandez walked one and struck out eight while allowing a run on six hits over 8 1/3 innings. "My pitches were looking good all day long," Hernandez said.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Crew hired former U.S. mens national team and Major League Soccer player Gregg Berhalter as their seventh head coach. The Englewood, N.J., native replaces interim coach Brian Bliss, who took over during the recently completed Crew season for the fired Robert Warzycha, who had led the team the past five years. "The Crew has a strong history of winning and a dedicated fan base, and I aim to bring a style of play that resonates with our supporters and results that will make the city proud," Berhalter said in a statement Wednesday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mark Buehrle allowed two walks and both runners ended up scoring. So despite pitching into the seventh inning Thursday night, and helping the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals that staved off a series sweep, the veteran left-hander still had something to ruminate over in the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium. "Id rather give up 10 hits and no walks. I hate it. Make them earn it," Buehrle said. "But you know, our offence bounced back and the defence played well behind me." Apparently, nobody is tougher on Buehrle than Buehrle.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Sabres re-signed centre Tyler Ennis on Thursday to a five-year contract worth about $23 million, addressing one of the final pieces of their off-season rebuilding plan. A person familiar with the agreement revealed the terms to The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Sabres referred to the contract only as a multiyear deal. Ennis was a restricted free agent after the Sabres retained his rights by tendering him an offer last month.
HARRISON, N.J. -- Toronto FC were a minute away from a big road victory against a team close to them in the standings before a veteran just back from the World Cup helped steal away what seemed a sure three points. Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill, who scored twice for Australia in Brazil just a week ago, knocked a header at the feet of New Yorks Bradley Wright-Phillips in the 93rd minute to beat Toronto goalkeeper Joe Bendik for a 2-2 draw Friday. The result left an often dominant Toronto (6-4-2) club with just a point in its first match following a league-wide World Cup break.
Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - PNC Arena hasnt been kind to Duke since 2010. The Blue Devils were 1-3 in their past four games at North Carolina States home court entering Sundays ACC clash, including two losses to the Wolfpack and an untimely defeat in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament against Mercer. Trevor Lacey scored 21 points and NC State upset No. 2 Duke 87-75, continuing its streak of strong play at home against the Blue Devils.