Jagr joins 700-goal club
Jaromir Jagr of the New Jersey Devils scored the 700th goal of his career in Saturday’s 6-1 victory over the host New York Islanders.
Jagr, 42, is the seventh player with at least 700 goals.
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Wayne Gretzky has the league record of 894, ahead of Gordie Howe (801), Brett Hull (741), Marcel Dionne (731), Phil Esposito (717) and Mike Gartner (708).
A joking Jagr, 42, said he expects to get to 800 goals in two years and Gretzky’s record in four.
62,921 see Chicago win
Jonathan Toews contributed two goals and an assist at a picturesque Soldier Field, and the host Chicago Blackhawks beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 in an NHL Stadium Series game.
A crowd of 62,921 watched the outdoor game at the home of the NFL Chicago Bears.
Federer wins in Dubai
Roger Federer of Switzerland won a record sixth Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships tournament — and 78th career ATP title — by beating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Federer, 32, has won at least one tournament in each of the last 14 years. He won one event last year.
“Things definitely went my way out here tonight,” Federer said. “I’ve had a lot of tough matches in the last year and a half, so it was nice to get a lucky break again.”
Chelsea beats Fulham
Andre Schuerrle scored all of Chelsea’s goals in a 3-1 English Premier League victory at Fulham.
After 28 league matches, Chelsea leads with 63 points. Liverpool and Arsenal have 59 each, but Liverpool is second based on superior goal differential.
Liverpool won 3-0 at Southampton and Arsenal lost 1-0 at Stoke.
Meanwhile, during a 4-1 victory, Newcastle manager Alan Pardew head-butted Hull midfielder David Meyler, leading to a swift formal warning and $168,000 fine from his team and the prospect of a lengthy suspension.
Track and field
Pistorius awaits trial
With past triumphs tarnished because he shot to death his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius will enter a court Monday in South Africa to be confronted with the jarring possibility he will be sent to prison for at least 25 years.
For the champion runner without legs, who trained himself to overcome all obstacles, nothing else matters but beating the murder charge against him.
Pistorius, 27, must fight allegations that, in a rage, he intentionally shot at girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp four times through a toilet door, killing her. Prosecutors allege Pistorius lied extensively about the shooting, throwing doubt on everything the world thought it knew about him.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel called Pistorius a man “willing and ready to fire and kill” as the state charged him with premeditated murder.
• Richie Incognito, suspended Miami Dolphins guard, is receiving treatment in the wake of the team’s bullying scandal, a person familiar with the situation said.
The person commented to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Incognito hasn’t discussed the situation publicly. The source said the NFL Players Association is supporting Incognito’s treatment.
• New England cornerback Alfonzo Dennard reported to a Lincoln, Neb., jail Saturday to begin his 60-day term for a 2012 assault on a police officer. Dennard, 24, will have to serve at least 35 days.
• U.S. gymnasts Elizabeth Price and Sam Mikulak won all-around titles at the American Cup in Greensboro, N.C.
• Samraat improved his career record to 5 for 5 when he beat Uncle Sigh by a neck in the $500,000 Gotham for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct in Jamaica, N.Y.
Samraat, trained by Rick Violette and ridden by Jose Ortiz, ran 1 1/16 miles in 1 minute, 44.44 seconds. The colt paid $6.40 to win in the Grade III race.
• Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. unanimously outpointed Bryan Vera in a super-middleweight rematch at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Chavez (48-1-1) had winning scores of 117-110, 117-110 and 114-113.
In September in Carson, Calif., Chavez beat Vera (23-8) in a disputed unanimous decision.
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