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Padres set mark for futility

SAN DIEGO—So much joy and so much agony in one game.

Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda homered in the second at-bat of his debut with the L.A. Dodgers last night and beat the Padres 7-0—making San Diego the first team in major-league history to be shut out in its first three games.

“I’m just very happy that I got a ‘W’ in my major-league debut,” Maeda said through a translator.

Koe rink clinches first place

BASEL, Switzerland—Canada’s Kevin Koe clinched first place at the world men’s curling championship with a 6-4 win over Norway’s Thomas Ulsrud earlier today.

Koe now will play in tomorrow’s 1 vs. 2 Page playoff game for a chance to advance to Sunday’s final.

The Canadian rink had last-rock advantage to open their Draw 15 game, but had to settle for a single in the first end.

Wildcats win on buzzer-beater

HOUSTON—Kris Jenkins is one of those players who believes every shot is going in.

Sometimes, it feels so right to be right.

The Villanova junior answered a double-clutch, game-tying three-pointer by North Carolina’s Marcus Paige with a buzzer-beating “three” of his own last night to lift the Wildcats to a 77-74 victory and the national championship.

Villanova tops Carolina 77-74 on Jenkins’ buzzer-beater

HOUSTON — One good shot deserved another.

Kris Jenkins of Villanova wasn’t about to be outdone.

Jenkins overcame the shock of watching North Carolina’s Marcus Paige hit a double-clutch 3 to tie it by spotting up behind the right side of the arc and draining a 3 of his own at the buzzer to lift Villanova to a 77-74 victory and the national championship Monday night.

Canada, U.S. meet yet again for gold

KAMLOOPS, B.C.—Canada and the U.S. extended their streak of clashing for gold at the women’s world hockey championship.

The international women’s hockey archrivals square off in tonight’s final for the 17th time in as many tournaments.

Canada worked harder to get to this year’s final and has less recovery time after a 5-3 semi-final win last night over tenacious Finland.