Alex Ovechkin scored his 500th and 501st goals to become the 43rd NHL player with at least 500 and the league-leading Washington Capitals routed the visiting Ottawa Senators 7-1 on Sunday.

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Washington Capitals superstar Ovechkin scores his 500th goal

Alex Ovechkin scored his 500th and 501st goals to become the 43rd NHL player with at least 500 and the league-leading Washington Capitals routed the visiting Ottawa Senators 7-1 on Sunday.

Ovechkin scored his milestone goal during a second-period power play and teammates mobbed him. He got an extended standing ovation and took a skate around the rink, acknowledging a cheering crowd that included his parents.

“It’s a great feeling, obviously, to do it in front of our fans,” Ovechkin said

At 801 games, the 30-year-old winger is the fifth-fastest player to 500 goals, trailing Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky (575 games), Mario Lemieux (605), Mike Bossy (647) and Brett Hull (693).

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Ovechkin has 26 goals this season and is the league leader in career goals by a Russian-born player.


Elite women’s players are ailing as Australian Open approaches

It has been an injury- and illness-filled start to 2016 for the top six women in tennis — and the Australian Open starts this weekend in Melbourne.

Defending Sydney International champion Petra Kvitova, who has won two Wimbledon titles, pulled out of the Sydney event, the second straight week she has had to quit because of a stomach virus. She was joined a few hours later by Agnieszka Radwanska, the No. 2-seeded player in Sydney, who has a left-leg injury.

“I’m really disappointed to have to withdraw … but unfortunately I am still not feeling well,” Kvitova said in a statement.

Radwanska is ranked fifth in the world, one place in front of Kvitova.

Last week, the world’s four top-ranked women retired or withdrew from tournaments because of injuries on the left side of their bodies: No. 1 Serena Williams (Hopman Cup/knee), second-ranked Simona Halep (Brisbane/ankle), No. 3 Garbine Muguruza (Brisbane/foot) and fourth-ranked Maria Sharapova (Brisbane/forearm).

• Milos Raonic of Canada beat Roger Federer of Switzerland 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Brisbane International in Australia.

• Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland won the Chennai Open in India for the fourth time, beating 19-year-old Borna Coric of Croatia 6-3, 7-5.

Coric, No. 44 in the world, is the youngest player ranked among the top 50.


Vonn has spectacular weekend

After two dominant World Cup victories over the weekend in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria, Lindsey Vonn of Vail, Colo., feels she has finally completed her comeback from the injuries that kept her away from the 2014 Olympics.

Vonn won a World Cup super-giant slalom Sunday, a day after taking the downhill.

“The best Lindsey ever? I am definitely stronger mentally and I think I am matching my form from the 2011-12 season,” said Vonn, 31, a four-time World Cup overall champion. “The only difference is, I am a little bit older now and a little bit smarter.”

Vonn won the Super-G in 1 minute, 12.75 seconds, beating runner-up Lara Gut of Switzerland by 0.70 seconds.

• Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway edged Marcel Hirscher of Austria by .06 seconds in a World Cup slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland.


Oxford stuns Swansea in FA Cup

Swansea was humbled by fourth-tier Oxford for the first big shock of the English FA Cup third round, while Tottenham needed an 89th-minute penalty-kick goal from Harry Kane to salvage a 2-2 draw against Leicester.

The world’s oldest knockout soccer competition was short of upsets Saturday. But a surprise finally arrived at Kassam Stadium, where host Oxford won 3-2 to leave Swansea to concentrate on its relegation fight in the English Premier League.

Fifty-four places separated the teams in the English soccer pyramid. Swansea made 10 changes to its lineup.

“All credit to Oxford, they were more energetic than us and passed the ball better,” Swansea manager Alan Curtis said. “We made changes, but we still had lots of experience . . . Oxford thoroughly deserved to beat us.”

Atletico Madrid moves into lead

Atletico Madrid returned to the top of the Spanish league, as second-half goals by Antoine Griezmann and Yannick Carrasco secured a 2-0 victory over Celta Vigo.

Atletico has 44 points, two more than FC Barcelona.


• Italian Maria Teresa de Filippis, the first woman to drive in Formula One events, has died at the age of 89.

De Filippis made three starts for the Maserati team in 1958, finishing 10th at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium for her best result.

Lella Lombardi, another Italian, is the only other woman to have started an F1 race. Lombardi, who died in 1992, started 12 races from 1974 to 1976.

• Australian Bob Oatley, an America’s Cup Challenger of Record aspirant in 2014 and owner of eight-time Sydney-to-Hobart-winning yacht Wild Oats XI, died Sunday of an unspecified illness. He was 87.

John-Henry Krueger of Pittsburgh and Jessica Smith-Kooreman of Melvindale, Mich., won overall titles at the U.S. short-track speedskating championships in Kearns, Utah.

Three-time Olympic medalist J.R. Celski of Federal Way suffered a right-knee injury in qualifying events Friday.

Of Celski’s injury, U.S. short-track coach Jonathon Cavar told The Salt Lake Tribune: “We’ll assess what’s going on. I think it’s probably looking better than what we initially expected, which is good. (We) now have to get a timeline of his return to training.”