American Women Confuse Japan To Reach World Hockey Championship Semifinals
Alex Charpentier, Hilary Knight, and Grace Zumwinkle scored two goals each on Saturday as the United States beat Japan 10-2 to advance to Monday’s semifinals at the women’s world hockey championships in Calgary. The Americans are aiming for a sixth consecutive world title. Switzerland also reached the semi-finals, beating Russia, 3-2, on an overtime goal by Laura Zimmerman in Calgary. Her goal at 5:29 in overtime sent the Swiss to the semifinals on Monday. Switzerland’s previous best result at the world championship was a bronze medal in 2012. Switzerland also won an Olympic bronze medal in 2014. Russia led 2-0 after the first period on goals from Elizaveta Rodnova at 1:18 and Ilona Markova at 8:32. Switzerland tied in the third period on goals of Evelina raselli and Phoebe staenz. Canada-Germany and Finland-Czech Republic will be the other matches in the quarter-finals on Saturday.
Hurricanes hurt Kotkaniemi
Hurricanes offer one-year $ 6.1 million offer to Canadiens restricted free agent forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi, a response to Montreal trying to poach Sebastien aho the same way two years ago. Montreal has seven days to match or receive Carolina’s first and third round picks in 2022 as compensation. Kotkaniemi, 21, had five goals and 15 assists last season, adding five goals and three playoff assists as the Canadiens reached the Stanley Cup final. Montreal signed a five-year, $ 42.3 million offer with Aho in the summer of 2019.
Haley explodes to earn Xfinity
Justin haley just sat down and helped one of his Kaulig Racing teammates win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway. But then he received a massive push from nowhere from Daniel Hemric, a bumper shot that sent his No.11 Chevrolet to the outside lane and his teammates passed AJ Allmendinger and Jeb burton in Florida. Not only did Haley win for the third time on the famous track, but the powerful team won three of the top four spots and Allmendinger took a leap forward. Austin Cindric for the series points at the head. Allmendinger was .023 seconds behind in second. Burton was fourth, just behind Justin allgaier in a three-width finish. Hemric and Burton secured playoff spots … Max Verstappen had a brilliant last lap in the rain to clinch pole position at Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix and deny Georges russel a first pole in Formula 1 in his career. World champion Lewis hamilton third at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Hamilton had the best time with the drivers in their last runs, but Verstappen crossed the line 0.321 seconds ahead of Russell and 0.334 ahead of Hamilton… The Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix, originally scheduled for 3 October, will take place on October 10. The Mexican Grand Prix is moved from October 31 to November 7, with the Brazilian Grand Prix being moved from that date to November 14. There will be a race the following weekend, but the venue has yet to be released given reports that it could be Qatar. The changes were triggered by the cancellation of the Japanese Grand Prix on October 10 due to coronavirus concerns.
US Soccer head Cone running for full term
Cindy Parlow Cone will seek a full four-year term as president of the American Football Federation in February. The former national team midfielder became president on March 11, 2020, when Carlos Cordeiro resign following a backlash over the role of the federation in a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the players of the women’s national team. Parlow Cone was elected vice president in February 2019 and progressed when Cordeiro stepped down. She ran unopposed last winter for Cordeiro’s last year in office. Parlow Cone helped settle the unfair working conditions lawsuit while leaving the unequal pay dispute for further litigation. A four-year term would last up to months before the United States co-host the 2026 World Cup with Mexico and Canada … Kai Havertz scored in the 22nd minute and Chelsea managed to save a 1-1 draw at Liverpool in the English Premier League despite playing with just 10 men for half of the game after Reece james was sent off for blocking the ball on the line with his right hand. Mohamed Salah equalized on a penalty spot in stoppage time in the first half … Ferran Torres scored twice as Manchester City beat Arsenal, 5-0, in the Premier League, leaving the visiting team scoreless in the first three games of a season for the first time in their 128-year history … Robert lewandowski pulled off a hat trick and set a Bayern Munich record for scoring in consecutive games as they led the hosts to a 5-0 rout of Hertha Berlin in the German Bundesliga. Lewandowski, 33, has scored in 16 consecutive matches. Former West German Grand Gerd Muller, who died on August 15 at the age of 75, scored 15 games for Bayern in 1969-70 … Leonard Mancuso scored in the 21st minute to give the promoted Empoli a 1-0 victory over Juventus in the Italian League, upsetting the host team in their first game since Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United.
Jake haener threw for three touchdowns and 331 yards and host Fresno State began his 100th year of college football with a 45-0 victory over UConn. Haener, who left the game early in the second half with noticeable leg cramps, threw all of his touchdown passes in the second quarter and, in the intermission, collected 299 passing yards. It was UConn’s first game since November 30, 2019 after not playing last season due to the pandemic … Illinois beat visiting Nebraska, 30-22, to kick off the college football season. Illinois starting quarterback Brandon peters left the game holding his left shoulder (non-pitcher) after being sacked at the end of the first quarter. Artur Sitkowski, a sophomore transfer from Rutgers, replaced him and had 12 of 15 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns.
Grizzlies forgo newly acquired Rondo
Memphis Grizzlies have waived veteran custody Rajon Rondo less than two weeks after acquiring the veteran Clippers’ keeper in the trade who sent the keeper Eric Beldsoe in Los Angeles. According to several reports, the Lakers are the first to sign Rondo after allowing the waivers … ESPN reports that Jeff Schwartz, Kevin love agent, said the five-time All-Star striker is not looking for a buyout for the remaining two years and $ 60 million on his contract with the Cavaliers … Anett kontaveit won the Tennis in the Land final for his second WTA Tour title, beating Irina-Camellia Begu, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, in Cleveland… French cyclist Romain Bardet won the 14th mountainous stage of the Spanish Vuelta, completing the 103 mile stage in western Spain in 4 hours, 20 minutes, 36 seconds. Race leader strange christian eiking of Norway limited the damage to his overall advantage, with the two-time defending champion Primoz Roglic of Slovenia grabbed Eiking’s 20-second lead to stay third, 1 minute, 36 seconds behind. from France Guillaume Martin is second at: 54 behind.