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Pacioretty, Canadiens beat Kings

After struggling for offense throughout their road trip, the Montreal Canadiens finally found a whole bunch of goals at Staples Center. So did the Los Angeles Kings, which left goalie Carey Price both frustrated and grateful after a high-volume victory. Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist, and Paul ...

Brady earns record 201st win as Patriots beat Rams

Dec 5, 2016

Brady earns record 201st win as Patriots beat Rams

Tom Brady now stands alone when it comes to career wins by an NFL quarterback. Brady became the league’s leader in victories among QBs, earning his 201st by throwing for 269 yards and a touchdown to lead the New England Patriots past the struggling ...

Hataoka earns LPGA Tour card

Dec 5, 2016

Hataoka earns LPGA Tour card

Nasa Hataoka earned an LPGA Tour berth on Sunday, making her eligible to play in the majority of tournaments on the U.S. women’s golf tour next season. The 17-year-old finished in a five-way tie for 14th place with a total score of 5-under-par 355 ...

Matsuyama holds on to win third straight tournament

Dec 5, 2016

Matsuyama holds on to win third straight tournament

Hideki Matsuyama was only 5 when he first saw Tiger Woods, watching that 1997 Masters victory on videotape. Even sweeter was standing next to Woods in his Sunday red shirt to receive yet another trophy. Right now, the Japanese star can’t seem to lose. ...

Asahina edges Sone at Grand Slam Tokyo

Dec 4, 2016

Asahina edges Sone at Grand Slam Tokyo

Sara Asahina defeated 16-year-old Akira Sone after an extra period in the final of the women’s over-78-kg category to claim her maiden Grand Slam Tokyo crown on Sunday. In the repeat of the Kodokan Cup final three weeks ago, 20-year-old Asahina again came out ...

Kitagawa bags 100th Top League try in Panasonic win

Dec 4, 2016

Kitagawa bags 100th Top League try in Panasonic win

Tomoki Kitagawa became just the second player to score 100 Top League tries Sunday as Panasonic Wild Knights overcame a controversial red card to beat Kubota Spears 34-25. Kitagawa’s try came in the 54th minute of the game at Ota Sports Park 10 minutes ...

Blue Jackets fire 60 shots at Senators in victory

Dec 4, 2016

Blue Jackets fire 60 shots at Senators in victory

The Columbus Blue Jackets led 13 seconds in and then poured on a flurry of shots — and still needed a late rally and shootout to beat Mike Smith and the Arizona Coyotes. Columbus pummeled Smith with a franchise-record 60 shots, Alexander Wennberg scored ...

Penn State makes case for playoff spot by winning Big Ten

Dec 4, 2016

Penn State makes case for playoff spot by winning Big Ten

As Penn State’s band played and Lucas Oil Stadium rocked, thousands of fans clad in their traditional white shirts chanted “We Are Penn State.” It might have been more fitting if had it been “We are Penn State — and we are back.” Five ...

Dec 4, 2016

Japan claims junior table tennis double

Japan won both the men’s and women’s team events at the world junior table tennis championships for players aged 18 and under on Saturday. In the women’s final, Rio Olympic bronze medalist Mima Ito alongside Miu Hirano and Hina Hayata defeated five-time defending world ...