Jorien ter Mors broke the Olympic record by a half-second while leading a Dutch sweep of the women’s 1500-meter speedskating race, continuing the Netherlands’ dominance of that sport and putting the nation atop the medals standings at the Sochi Games.
Phil Kessel scored three goals to propel the U.S. men’s hockey team into the quarterfinals of the Sochi Winter Games with a 5-1 defeat of Slovenia as the host Russians defeated Slovakia 1-0 in a shootout. Canada beat Finland 2-1 in overtime as Drew Doughty scored twice.
The Josh Harris-controlled Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils signed a multiyear marketing agreement with partypoker, becoming the first major U.S.-based professional sports teams to align themselves with online gambling.
Rogers Communications Inc., Canada’s largest wireless carrier, reached a 12-year, C$5.2 billion ($4.9 billion) deal with the National Hockey League for broadcasting rights in the country starting in the 2014-2015 season.
Tim Leiweke, the new chief of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., is so confident the Toronto Maple Leafs will soon end a 46-year Stanley Cup drought that he’s mapped a victory-parade route for the hockey team.
Rogers Communications Inc. , Canada’s largest wireless carrier, is in talks to buy the Toronto Maple Leafs National Hockey League team and the Raptors basketball club for about C$1.3 billion ($1.28 billion), the Toronto Star reported, citing people it didn’t identify.