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Columbus Zoo announces birth of baby elephant

POWELL, Ohio — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has announced the birth of a baby elephant.

The zoo says the Asian elephant, born Thursday, appears strong. Its sex has not yet been determined because the zoo is giving it time to bond with its mother, Phoebe.

It is the first elephant born at the zoo in almost 10 years and joins a herd of six at the zoo.

Oilers win on McDavid's shootout goal

ST. LOUIS—Connor McDavid hasn't always looked like a natural in shootouts.

The work he's put in showed up last night.

McDavid scored in the shootout after Oscar Klefbom tied it late in the third period as the Edmonton Oilers edged the St. Louis Blues 3-2 last night.

McDavid improved to 7-for-13 in shootouts for his career. It was his fifth game-deciding shootout goal.

Rangers remain most valuable NHL franchise

TORONTO — The New York Rangers are the NHL’s most valuable franchise for a fourth consecutive year, according to Forbes.

The Rangers top the annual list of franchise valuations at $1.55 billion, up 3 per cent from last year.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are second at $1.35 billion, and Montreal Canadiens third at $1.3 billion, 4 per cent increases for both clubs.

Oilers end win streak

DALLAS—Jamie Benn kept up his scoring binge and helped the Dallas Stars get another win.

Benn scored his fifth goal in six games as the Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 last night.

“Jamie Benn has been phenomenal all year," Stars' coach Jim Montgomery lauded. ”It's getting close to 10 games now that he's winning so many battles.