Mats Sundin and Luc Robitaille scored in a penalty shootout yesterday to give the NHL Worldstars a win in a two-game exhibition series...
Worldstars prevail in penalty shootout: Mats Sundin and Luc Robitaille scored in a penalty shootout yesterday to give the NHL Worldstars a win in a two-game exhibition series against the Russian All-Stars.
The Worldstars won the game in St. Petersburg, Russia, 5-4 and then triumphed 2-1 in the penalty shootout in the second game of the two-game exhibition series.
The game was marred by two occasions when officials had to get a banana or a banana peel off the ice after the items were thrown by fans. Both times Los Angeles forward Anson Carter, who is black, was on the ice.
“It’s no big deal,” Carter told the Canadian Press. “I’m not surprised look around.”
The Worldstars, who are backed by the International Management Group, lost 5-4 to the Russian All-Stars on Saturday in Moscow.
In the second game, Sundin, John-Michael Liles, Mattias Nostrom, Ray Whitney and Glen Murray scored in regulation for the Worldstars.
The game was the third of the Worldstars’ 10-game, seven-country tour. They are 2-1.
Crowd cheers Bertuzzi: Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi returned to action for the first time since being suspended by the NHL for a March 8 on-ice attack on Colorado’s Steve Moore.
Bertuzzi played in a charity game in Vancouver, B.C., that included more than 30 locked-out NHL players. He received a standing ovation from the crowd of 16,878 during pregame ceremonies at Pacific Coliseum.
Complaint against Tyson dropped: A complaint against former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson for damaging a car was dropped after the vehicle’s owner was reimbursed.
Tyson was cited Tuesday on suspicion of criminal damage for allegedly jumping on the hood of Asaf Alikadich’s car outside a Scottsdale, Ariz., nightclub, the Pussycat Lounge, on Nov. 27.
Alikadich told police he had stopped his car to let Tyson cross the street when the boxer screamed and jumped on the hood of the vehicle on his hands and knees and began to pound on it.
Alikadich said he contacted police the next day, and an auto-body shop estimated the damage to his car at $1,400.
“I’ve been compensated for my damages and those were my only intentions,” Alikadich said Saturday, adding that officials with the nightclub reimbursed him for the damages.
Scottsdale police said that without a complaint, it will be difficult to move forward with the case.
Muindi, Morgunova set course records in Honolulu: Defending champion Jimmy Muindi of Kenya and Lyubov Morgunova of Russia won Honolulu Marathon titles in event-record times.
Muindi ran 26.2 miles in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 12 seconds 31 seconds faster than the old mark set by Ibrahim Hussein in 1986. Muindi is the first man to win the race four times.
Morgunova won the women’s division in 2:27:33, bettering her record of 2:28:33 set in 2000.
Redwood is suspended: Chelsea Redwood of Big Bear Lake, Calif., has accepted a two-year suspension for testing positive for the appetite suppressant phentermine.
Redwood, 34, tested positive Sept. 26 during the mountain-bike national championships in Mammoth Mountain, Calif.
Williams loses in semifinals: Walter Ray Williams Jr. failed to match the late Earl Anthony’s record of 41 career wins again.
Williams lost 256-205 to Mike Wolfe in the semifinals at the Earl Anthony Medford Classic in Medford, Ore. Williams has made two attempts at tying the record set by Anthony, who was from Tacoma.
Wolfe, who is from New Albany, Ind., beat Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., 214-212 in the final. Wolfe had a two-game score of 470 and earned $40,000.
Texans triumph: Speed Williams and Rich Skelton of Llano, Texas, won their record eighth straight world team-roping title, finishing the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas with a season total of $150,426 each.
Dustin Elliott of Tecumseh, Neb., won his first world bull-riding title, earning $193,779.
Zack Oakes of Tonasket finished sixth in the world standings at $138,954, and Myron Duarte of Auburn was 11th at $101,208.
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