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  • Vardy opens 2019 with winner for Leicester at Everton in EPL

    January 1, 2019 5:18 PM 111

    The former England striker slotted a low finish past goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and celebrated his 58th-minute goal with a somersault. This was Leicester’s third win in four games over the festive period — other victories over Chelsea and Manchester City were mixed in with a surprise home loss to Cardiff — and the team is now firmly in the top half of the standings

  • Advantage Federer against Williams in Hopman Cup mixed doubles

    January 1, 2019 4:29 PM 125

    PERTH, AUSTRALIA—Roger Federer won bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams in their first head-to-head match Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland’s 4-2, 4-3 (3) victory over the United States in a mixed doubles decider at the Hopman Cup. “I was nervous returning. People talk about her serve so much, and I see why it is such a wonderful

  • Gaudreau, Tkachuk have four points apiece to lead Flames over Sharks

    January 1, 2019 5:56 AM 110

    CALGARY—Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk each scored twice and added two assists to lift the Calgary Flames to a thrilling 8-5 win over the San Jose Sharks on Monday. Sean Monahan added five assists. His five-point nights was a career best while Gaudreau’s four tied a career best. The Flames finished the calendar year in top spot in the Pacific Division

  • Jets end 2018 with victory over Oilers

    January 1, 2019 5:55 AM 128

    Lemieux scored a pair, including the game winner, as the Winnipeg Jets ended 2018 on an upbeat note by defeating the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Monday. Lemieux, the 22-year-old son of former former NHLer Claude Lemieux, had previously scored just two goals in 31 career games. “It felt great, it’s good to be a difference-maker,” Lemieux said. “I thought our line played

  • Canada prepares for showdown with Russia at world juniors

    December 31, 2018 3:52 PM 118

    Lehmann, who had scored twice in the game, took the first one, but lost control of the puck at the crease. Then Then Swiss scoring star Philipp Kurashev took the next one, but failed to beat Danil Tarasov, so it remained a 3-3 game. The IIHF cleared up some confusion, saying had Lehmann scored on the first penalty shot, there would not have been a second

  • Oilers beef up defence with acquisition of Petrovic, Manning, Norell

    December 31, 2018 2:00 PM 124

    Manning, in his fourth season in the NHL but first with Chicago, has a goal and two assists in 27 games this year. The 28-year-old began his NHL career in Philadelphia and has played in 234 total games with 12 goals and 34 assists. Norell plays in the Swedish Hockey League, where the 23-year-old has three assists in 27 games. He was drafted by Chicago

  • Vancouver Canucks take overtime win over Calgary Flames

    December 30, 2018 4:39 PM 125

    “You have five power plays, you’ve got to get at least one or two, and especially on home ice,” said Calgary centre Sean Monahan. “It isn’t as sharp as it needs to be.” The Canucks made it 2-2 at 11:37 of the second when rookie sensation Elias Pettersson broke down the right side and whipped a 40-foot wrist shot past Rittich. “We trust each other, trust

  • Game Centre: Listless Maple Leafs schooled by Islanders in rout

    December 30, 2018 2:55 AM 128

    They were at 42 points exactly a year ago with him; they were at exactly 42 points this year, without him, before picking up two here. Slick soph Barzal has picked up much of the slack, leading the squad in points yet putting up only seven goals. Until he got to Toronto: Goal No. 8, No. 9, No. 10. Deflection through the pegs put Islanders up 2-0, redirection

  • Wizards’ John Wall likely to have heel surgery, out at least six months

    December 29, 2018 11:45 PM 111

    Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has been told he needs surgery to address bone spurs in his left heel, a procedure that would keep the five-time all-star sidelined for at least six months. Wizards coach Scott Brooks said it is “likely” Wall will have the surgery, though the team’s medical staff was still collecting information and going through

  • Saturday NHL preview: New York Islanders at Toronto Maple Leafs

    December 29, 2018 1:48 AM 120

    Two players who were the best of friends during John Tavares’ nine years with the Islanders will face off for the first time since Tavares signed with the Leafs. Winger Josh Bailey sat second on the Islanders in points with 28 through Thursday, while Tavares led the Leafs in goals with 24 before Friday’s date with the Blue Jackets. The Islanders had won four of their