SOPOT, Poland - Perhaps people know Calvin Smith Jr, and even then likely because his father was a famous runner a generation back. And David Verburg ran on the 4x400 world outdoor gold medal team last year.
But Kyle Clemons? Kind Butler III?
Like so many on this U.S. team at the world indoor championships which was low on glamour yet deep in talent, they produced beyond expectations on Sunday and now have a 4x400 indoor world record to show for it.
To figure out two things NHL general managers will be discussing at their annual March meeting, look no further than the controversial game the Los Angeles Kings and Detroit Red Wings played in mid-January.
First, the Red Wings scored the tying goal after officials missed the puck hitting the protective netting, then the Kings wound up losing in a shootout. That could affect playoff positioning in the Eastern and Western Conferences, and that's a concern for everyone.
TORONTO - Playing three games in four nights is a test for any team. It gets even tougher when the opponents are the top three teams in the Atlantic Division.
The Toronto Maple Leafs left Sunday for California, where they'll face the Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings.
INZELL, Germany - Canadian Olympic star Denny Morrison won his 38th individual World Cup medal Sunday, placing second in the men's 1,500 metres.
The 28-year-old Fort St. John, B.C., skater recorded a time of one minute 45.28 seconds. Brian Hansen of the United States won in 1:44.58. Koen Verweij of the Netherlands was third in 1:45.68.
DETROIT - William Clay Ford, the last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford and owner of the Detroit Lions, has died. He was 88.
Ford Motor Co. said in a statement Sunday that Ford died of pneumonia at his home in Grosse Pointe, Mich. Ford helped steer the family business for more than five decades. He bought one of his own, the NFL franchise in the Motor City, a half-century ago.
He served as an employee and board member of the automaker for more than half of its 100-year history.
TORONTO - England striker Jermain Defoe has arrived in Canada and is slated to train with Toronto FC for the first time Monday.
The 31-year-old, who landed in Toronto on Saturday, missed all of the MLS team's pre-season due to commitments to Tottenham Hotspur and England.
Defoe was on the bench for England's friendly against Denmark last Wednesday at Wembley but did not get a chance to earn a 56th cap in the 1-0 win over Denmark.
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia - Michael Janyk's last World Cup race went so well, he almost had to postpone his retirement for a week.
The Canadian slalom skier was 2.67 seconds off on Sunday before clocking the fastest second-run time and finishing in 15th.
The result left him seven slalom ranking points short of qualifying for the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, where only the top-25 racers of each discipline are allowed to start.
SOCHI, Russia - Canada won two medals on the slopes and the sledge hockey team continued to roll Sunday at the Sochi Winter Paralympic Games.
Visually-impaired skier Mac Marcoux of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and guide Robin Femy Mont-Tremblant, Que., won their second bronze medal in as many days, finishing third in the super-G. The pair finished with a time of one minute 20.77 seconds.
Teammate Caleb Brousseau of Terrace, B.C., took bronze in the super-G men's sitting division, winning his first career Paralympic medal. Brousseau put down a time of 1:22.05.
BARRIE, Ont. - A man faces charges after police say two referees at a women's hockey game in Barrie, Ont., were berated by an angry spectator and locked themselves in a dressing room for fear they'd be attacked.
Police say the refs were accosted throughout the teenage women's game last Sunday, with the male spectator then confronting them after they got off the ice.
It's alleged he threatened to attack one of them, hurled insults at the pair and then tried to enter their changing room.
TORONTO - Georges St-Pierre is picking Johny (Bigg Rigg) Hendricks to succeed him as UFC welterweight champion.
Hendricks, who lost a controversial split decision to St-Pierre at UFC 167 last November, fights again for the 170-pound crown next Saturday when he faces veteran (Ruthless) Robbie Lawler at UFC 171.
The 32-year-old St-Pierre vacated the title in December, saying he needed time away from the sport.
St-Pierre has been making the most of his time off, travelling and speaking his mind about what he believes needs to be fixed in the world of mixed martial arts.