Alex Ovechkin came through as a captain should—scoring a big goal and rescuing a win for his streaking Washington Capitals.
Ovechkin scored with 6:26 left in regulation time in the Capitals’ 3-2 win over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning yesterday, giving Washington a franchise record-tying 10th-consecutive victory.
SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont.—Jennifer Jones didn’t take long making herself at home in Sault Ste. Marie.
Accompanied by a contingent of friends and family from her native Winnipeg, Jones also won over a number of the locals in the stands at the 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
Even at times during games, she acknowledged their support with a smile, wave, or a quick word.
SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - Jennifer Jones is off to a good start in her quest for a third straight Canadian women's curling title.
Jones won a pair of games on Sunday as her Canada rink remained perfect at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. She leads the standings at 3-0, along with Ontario's Krista McCarville. Prince Edward Island is third at 3-1.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Joao Barbosa powered Action Express Racing to the 24 Hours of Daytona title Sunday, finishing an improbable victory in the organization's first appearance in the sports car endurance race.
ASPEN, Colo. - Chris Del Bosco and the rest of Canada's skicross team are in prime form heading into the Olympics.
Del Bosco, of Sudbury, Ont., led a men's podium sweep Sunday in the skiercross event at the Winter X Games. Del Bosco edged Dave Duncan of London, Ont., in the final, while Brady Leman of Calgary placed third.
SAN DIEGO—Scott Piercy had the best score yesterday at Torrey Pines because he made nine birdies.
Robert Allenby might have had the best round because he made no bogeys.
For all his accomplishments in his young but stellar career, Sidney Crosby has not been able to figure out the Ottawa Senators.
Brian Elliot made 30 saves to win his sixth-consecutive start, Crosby was held without a point, and the Senators tied a club record with their eighth straight win—a 4-1 triumph over the host Pittsburgh Penguins last night.
NEW YORK—Toronto Raptors’ forward Chris Bosh is headed back to the NBA all-star game.
Bosh and Utah’s Deron Williams, both Dallas natives, will take part in the showcase event in their hometown, which will include seven first-time selections.
Bosh was named to the all-star game for the fifth-straight season, tying Vince Carter for the most appearances in Raptors’ history.
ASPEN, Colo. - Young, well-spoken, an envelope-pushing sex symbol and, most of all, extremely talented in a popular action sport, Canadian Sarah Burke has everything the Olympics supposedly wants these days.
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland - Canadian skier Georgia Simmerling crashed in the opening super-G portion of a World Cup super-combined event Friday.
The 20-year-old from West Vancouver was airlifted to a hospital. No details of her injuries were immediately available. Simmerling is not part of Canada's Olympic ski team, which already has lost five members to injury.