Defending Olympic champion Canada got past Latvia to advance to the semifinals of the men’s ice hockey tournament in Sochi, where host Russia was ousted by Finland in the quarterfinals and failed to medal for the third straight Winter Games.
Maria Sharapova lost her second- round match at Wimbledon as men’s sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and women’s No. 2 seed Victoria Azarenka were among a record seven players who dropped out of the grass-court tournament today.
The Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the first time in their 44-season history, beating the New Jersey Devils in six games to become the lowest- seeded team to capture the National Hockey League title.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Goalie Ryan Miller, MVP of the 2010 silver medalists, and high-scoring Patrick Kane were among those selected to the U.S. men's Olympic hockey team Wednesday. Miller, of the Buffalo Sabres, backstopped the U.S. team to the championship game of the Vancouver Winter Olympics before falling to Canada 3-2 in overtime. The Chicago Blackhawks' Kane is the reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the NHL's most valuable player. The pair were among 13 Olympic veterans chosen for the 25- player squad for next month's Sochi games unveiled by General Manager David Poile after the NHL's 2014 Winter Classic game in Ann Arbor, Mich. "We're fortunate to have probably the deepest talent pool we've ever had in our country and that made for some very difficult decisions," Poile said. Forwards making the team include David Backes, Dustin
The Los Angeles Kings completed a four-game sweep of the second-seeded St. Louis Blues to return to the National Hockey League’s Western Conference finals for the first time since the Wayne Gretzky-led 1993 team.
Tennis has never seen a day of defeats and defections like what happened at Wimbledon, when seven-time winner Roger Federer joined former champions Maria Sharapova and Lleyton Hewitt as second-round casualties.