SINGAPORE - Eugenie Bouchard's brilliant season on the WTA Tour came to an anticlimactic end.
Bouchard was defeated 6-1, 6-1 by Serena Williams on Thursday, eliminating her from semifinal contention at the season-ending WTA Finals.
The native of Westmount, Que., struggled at the prestigious tournament, failing to win a set in three straight losses against Simona Halep, Ana Ivanovic and Williams.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Connor McDavid tries not read what's written about him, following the advice of agent Bobby Orr and so many people around him. But it's hard after Buffalo Sabres games.
"Whenever the Sabres lose, my Twitter just kind of blows up with fans kind of talking about me and stuff like that," McDavid said.
It goes beyond social media. Some fans have already had "McDavid 97" Sabres jerseys made up and wear them to games that he's not even eligible to play in.
TORONTO - Toronto FC veteran Dwayne De Rosario has been suspended for one game and fined for kicking out at a Montreal Impact player on the weekend.
The 36-year-old Canadian attacking midfielder was yellow-carded in stoppage time Saturday for flicking out a leg at defender Hassoun Camara, who was ejected after receiving a second yellow for the initial challenge on the play.
Chad (Money) Mendes has waited 33 months for another crack at UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.
And five men have paid the price since Mendes was stopped by Aldo with one second remaining in the first round at UFC 142 in Rio de Janeiro on Jan. 14, 2012.
"It's been a fight I've prepared myself for since that first night in Brazil," the 29-year-old Mendes said in an interview. "Every camp I've trained for, every person that I fought — all that training was for Jose.
SINGAPORE - Serena Williams rebounded from the worst beating of her professional career to rout Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at the WTA Finals on Thursday, yet her title defence remain in the balance.
Williams was humbled by Simona Halep the previous day, when the 18-time Grand Slam champion won only two games.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins played "O Canada" before their game Wednesday night against Philadelphia to pay tribute to a Canadian soldier killed during an attack in Ottawa.
A sell-out crowd belted out the Canadian national anthem as the Canadian flag was flashed on the scoreboard and projected onto the ice.
PARIS - A French physician who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after the Formula One champion struck his head in a ski accident says he is no longer in a coma and predicted a possible recovery within three years.
Jean-Francois Payen, a doctor at the Grenoble hospital that treated Schumacher after his injury in December 2013, said he has visited the Schumacher family at home in Switzerland to track his patient's progress.
(All Times Eastern)
Kansas City 7 San Francisco 2
(Series tied 1-1)
Toronto at Ottawa, postponed.
Philadelphia 5 Pittsburgh 3
Edmonton 3 Washington 2
Anaheim 4 Buffalo 1
Binghamton 3 St. John's 2 (OT)
Rochester 3 Rockford 2
Utica 3 Adirondack 0
Houston 90 Orlando 89
Boston 100 Brooklyn 86
New York 103 Washington 100
Toronto 92 Maccabi 85
Memphis 96 Cleveland 92
EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers are improving — but they're still struggling with defensive lapses.
Ben Scrivens made 32 stops as the Oilers won their second game in a row, handing the Capitals their first loss in regulation this season with a 3-2 victory over Washington on Wednesday.
Scrivens faced 13 shots in the third alone, safeguarding Edmonton's narrow one-goal lead in the scoreless period.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.
Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones, the neutral arbiter selected to hear the appeal, informed the parties of her decision Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public.