Skip to Content

Sports

Hernandez trial resumes after brief delay

Judge questions jurors in trial of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez
Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press

FALL RIVER, Mass. - The murder trial of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez resumed Friday after a brief delay while the judge questioned nine jurors.

The reason for the delay was not immediately explained by the judge. It came the day the former New England Patriots star's fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, was expected to be called to the stand.

Beijing assures Olympic security as 2022 bid inspections end

Beijing offers Olympic security, anti-terrorism assurances as 2022 bid inspections end
Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press

BEIJING, China - Chinese officials said Friday they can provide a secure environment for a Winter Olympics in Beijing, as IOC evaluators wrapped up their five-day inspection tour of the city's 2022 bid.

Bid official Zhang Jiandong said Beijing had a proven track record in providing security for the millions of visitors and thousands of events the city hosts annually.

Brook makes 1st title defence after life-threatening attack

Recovered from life-threatening knife attack, British boxer Kell Brook makes 1st title defence
Steve Douglas, The Associated Press

As he lay on the ground, blood pouring from a gash across his left thigh, British boxer Kell Brook's concern wasn't whether he would fight again. It was whether he would live to see his pregnant girlfriend and child again.

Kentucky overwhelms West Virginia 78-39 in NCAA Sweet 16

Perfectly powerful: Kentucky pulverizes West Virginia 78-39 in NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16
Tom Withers, The Associated Press

CLEVELAND - Like a massive, unstoppable blue wave, Kentucky hit quickly and just kept coming. There was no escape for West Virginia, no place to hide.

The Wildcats were as advertised: too big, too strong, too everything. Just too good.

Perfect and pulverizing.

Top-seeded Wisconsin, Notre Dame advance to Elite Eight

Wisconsin beats North Carolina, Notre Dame downs Wichita State to move on to Elite Eight
The Associated Press

CLEVELAND - Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 on Thursday night and advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

Reserve Zak Showalter scored six points in the Badgers' 19-7 run that sent them into the West Regional final Saturday against No. 2 seed Arizona.

Thursday's Scoreboard

Thursday's Scoreboard
The Canadian Press

Thursday's Games

NHL

Anaheim 3 Boston 2 (OT)

Arizona 4 Buffalo 3 (OT)

Los Angeles 3 N.Y. Islanders 2

Washington 3 New Jersey 2 (OT)

Carolina 5 Pittsburgh 2

Florida 4 Toronto 1

N.Y. Rangers 5 Ottawa 1

San Jose 6 Detroit 4

Nashville 3 Tampa Bay 2

Winnipeg 5 Montreal 2

Colorado 4 Vancouver 1

---

NBA

Milwaukee 111 Indiana 107

---

NCAA men's basketball

Sweet 16

Notre Dame 81 Wichita State 70

Wisconsin 79 North Carolina 72

Kentucky 78 West Virginia 39

Thursday's Scoreboard

Thursday's Scoreboard
The Canadian Press

Thursday's Games

NHL

Anaheim 3 Boston 2 (OT)

Arizona 4 Buffalo 3 (OT)

Los Angeles 3 N.Y. Islanders 2

Washington 3 New Jersey 2 (OT)

Carolina 5 Pittsburgh 2

Florida 4 Toronto 1

N.Y. Rangers 5 Ottawa 1

San Jose 6 Detroit 4

Nashville 3 Tampa Bay 2

Winnipeg 5 Montreal 2

Colorado 4 Vancouver 1

---

NBA

Milwaukee 111 Indiana 107

---

NCAA men's basketball

Sweet 16

Notre Dame 81 Wichita State 70

Wisconsin 79 North Carolina 72

Kentucky 78 West Virginia 39

Pavelec leads Jets in 5-2 win over Canadiens

Pavelec makes 39 saves to propel Jets to 5-2 victory over Canadiens
Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg's Ondrej Pavelec earned the full support of the hometown crowd Thursday night against Montreal.

Pavelec made 39 saves for his sixth consecutive win as the Jets downed the Canadiens 5-2 at the MTS Centre.

Fans were already chanting "Pavy, Pavy" after he stopped 20 shots in the first period alone to keep a 1-0 Winnipeg lead alive.

"Yes, I heard it. It's always nice," Pavelec said with a small smile.

Canucks fall flat in loss to Avalanche

Landeskog, Tanguay lead the way as Canucks fall flat in loss to Avalanche
Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER - Gabriel Landeskog and Alex Tanguay each had a goal and an assist, and Reto Berra made 33 saves as the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night.

Jarome Iginla also scored and Ryan O'Reilly added two assists as Colorado (34-28-12) snapped a three-game losing streak. John Mitchell added a late empty-net goal.

Hammond suffers first regulation-time loss

Andrew Hammond's streak ends, Senators fall to Rangers 5-1 in regulation
Darren Desaulniers, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - The streak is over— and Patrick Lalime's record is still safe.

Ottawa's Andrew Hammond suffered his first regulation-time loss on Thursday as the Senators fell to the New York Rangers 5-1.

"We didn't help him and that was ultimately the difference," Senators defenceman Marc Methot said.

Syndicate content