News archive from 31 October 2016

Johansson scores 2, Capitals hand Canucks 5th straight loss

Johansson scores 2, Capitals hand Canucks 5th straight loss

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Washington Capitals have avoided long losing streaks the last 1 1/2 seasons, and did it again Saturday night. Marcus Johansson scored twice and the Capitals beat Vancouver 5-2 to avoid their first three-game skid...

 

Michigan remains No. 2 in polls, waiting for CFP rankings

As the ranks of undefeated college football teams thinned Saturday, Michigan remained. And Sunday, the Wolverines stayed No. 2 in both the Amway Coaches Poll, administered by USA TODAY and the Associated Press poll. The debut rankings from the College...

 
No. 3 Clemson rallies for 37-34 win over No. 12 Florida St.

No. 3 Clemson rallies for 37-34 win over No. 12 Florida St.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Dabo Swinney has mastered winning close games during his tenure at Clemson. Saturday's victory over Florida State might be the sweetest of all. The third-ranked Tigers rallied to beat the No. 12 Seminoles 37-34 and won for the...

 
Close wins becoming routine for No. 3 Clemson

Close wins becoming routine for No. 3 Clemson

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Clemson has five wins by seven points or less and a negative turnover ratio on the season. But right now the only thing that matters to coach Dabo Swinney is that the Tigers are still unbeaten. With Saturday's 37-34 win at No. 19...

 
AP Top 25: Alabama, Michigan, Clemson, Washington at top

AP Top 25: Alabama, Michigan, Clemson, Washington at top

Alabama, Michigan, Clemson and Washington are at the top of The Associated Press Top 25 college football poll and the Big 12 was left without a top-10 team after a weekend during which four unbeaten teams lost. Two days before the College Football...

 
Mancosu scores, Impact beat Red Bulls 1-0 in Game 1

Mancosu scores, Impact beat Red Bulls 1-0 in Game 1

MONTREAL — Matteo Mancosu scored in the second half and the Montreal Impact beat the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Sunday in the opening match of their MLS Eastern Conference semifinal series. Montreal will take a one-goal lead into the second leg of the...

 

Villarreal's unbeaten record in Spanish league ends at Eibar

BARCELONA, Spain — Complacency cost Villarreal its unbeaten record in the Spanish league on Sunday after it conceded two late goals to lose 2-1 at Eibar. Eibar fought back by scoring twice in the final 11 minutes to deal the visitors their first loss...

 

Balotelli proves value once more as Nice beats Nantes 4-1

PARIS — Mario Balotelli further underlined his real value since joining Nice on a free transfer, scoring his sixth goal in five league games as the French leader thrashed Nantes 4-1 on Sunday. The Italian striker was also directly involved in two...

 

Skorupski heroics as parent club Roma loses ground on Juve

MILAN — Roma was thwarted time and time again by Empoli goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski, who is on loan from the capital club, as it was held 0-0 on Sunday and failed to keep pace with Serie A leader Juventus. Skorupski flew to fingertip Edin Dzeko's...

 
Matsuyama finishes off dominant victory in Shanghai

Matsuyama finishes off dominant victory in Shanghai

SHANGHAI — Hideki Matsuyama waved to a cheering crowd from the top balcony of a corporate suite over the 18th green at Sheshan International, where moments earlier he finished up a thorough beating of a world-class field in the HSBC Champions. He...

 
China's Shanshan Feng wins Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

China's Shanshan Feng wins Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Shanshan Feng won the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia on Sunday to cap a string of high finishes that started with an Olympic bronze medal. The 27-year-old Chinese star beat Suzann Pettersen by three strokes at TPC Kuala Lumpur for...

 
McIlroy pulls out of Turkish Airlines Open

McIlroy pulls out of Turkish Airlines Open

SHANGHAI — Rory McIlroy pulled out of the Turkish Airlines Open next week, leaving him a long shot to capture the Race to Dubai on the European Tour. McIlroy presumably withdrew over security concerns. A car explosion in the parking lot of the Antalya...

 

Boxers up and running to win

On the road. Playing a higher seed. Starting quarterback injured. None of it fazed No. 7 Brockton yesterday as the Boxers took on No. 2 Newton North in the opening round of the Division 1 South football playoffs. The Boxers used a stellar rushing...

 

H.S. football Stars of the Week

DIVISION 1-1A • E.J. Perry threw for 376 yards and five touchdowns, while adding 184 rushing yards and three more scores, as Andover defeated Lexington, 54-48, in overtime. Cedric Gillette caught nine passes for 276 yards and three of the touchdowns...

 
Murray beats Tsonga in Vienna for 3rd straight ATP title

Murray beats Tsonga in Vienna for 3rd straight ATP title

VIENNA — Andy Murray closed in on the No. 1 ranking by winning his third straight ATP title at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday. The Scot can overtake Novak Djokovic atop the ATP rankings next week if he wins the Paris Masters and the Serb doesn't reach...

 

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