Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Sports

Sports in brief

Hockey

Canadians capture world title

MOSCOW — Canada defeated previously unbeaten Finland 2-0 in Sunday's gold-medal game at the World Championship.

Oilers rookie Connor McDavid teamed with the Avalanche's Matt Duchene to score midway through the first period, cutting in from the right and flicking the puck over Finnish goaltender Mikko Koskinen's stick. It was McDavid's first goal of the tournament, but he racked up eight assists in 10 games. Duchene also had an empty-net goal in the final second.

Earlier, host Russia routed the United States 7-2 to win the bronze. Bruins prospect Frank Vatrano scored both American goals.

Soccer

Rowdies fall on road to Cosmos

The Rowdies lost 2-1 at the New York Cosmos in NASL play as Danny Mwanga's late, tying goal for Tampa Bay was waived off for offside. Forward Tommy Heinemann scored in the 18th minute, with an assist by Kalif Alhassan, to put the Rowdies (2-2-3 in the spring season) ahead 1-0. Yasmani Duk and Ruben Bover scored for the Cosmos.

U.S. wins: Paul Arriola had a goal and an assist in his national team debut and Tim Ream and Bobby Wood scored as the visiting United States defeated Puerto Rico 3-1 in an exhibition in Bayamon.

Spanish Cup: Jordi Alba scored seven minutes into extra time and Neymar added a goal to push Barcelona past Sevilla 2-0 in the final in Madrid. Barcelona extended its record to 28 Copa del Rey titles.

NFL

Jaguars, Ramsey agree to deal

Jaguars rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey, the fifth overall pick in the draft out of Florida State, signed a four-year contract. Under the league's rookie salary slotting system, the contract is expected to be worth more than $23 million and include a $15 million signing bonus. Ramsey suffered a torn meniscus in his knee during an onfield workout last week; it has not been determined if he will need surgery.

Obituary: Tom DeLeone, the tough-nosed center who made two Pro Bowls during 11 seasons (1974-84) with the Browns, died of cancer in Utah. He was 65.

ET CETERA

Cycling: Steven Kruijswijk led the Giro d'Italia by 2 minutes, 12 seconds after Stage 15, a 7-mile sprint from Castelrotto to Alpe di Siusi. Alexander Foliforov won the stage. … Julian Alaphilippe won the Tour of California, which ended with an 86-mile route to Sacramento. Megan Guarnier won the women's title.

Track and field: Caster Semenya set a world-leading time of 1 minute, 56.64 seconds to easily take the women's 800 meters at a Diamond League meeting in Rabat, Morocco. American LaShawn Merritt won the men's 400 in 44.66 seconds. … World champion Dafne Schippers set a world-leading time to win the women's 200 meters in 22.02 seconds at the FBK Games in Hengelo, Netherlands.

Motorcycles: World champ Jorge Lorenzo passed fellow Spaniard Marc Marquez on the final straight to win the MotoGP Italian Grand Prix in Scarperia.

Times wires

Comments
State baseball: Carrollwood Day comes up a run short in semifinals

State baseball: Carrollwood Day comes up a run short in semifinals

FORT MYERS — One swing.That's all it took for Carrollwood Day's historic season to come to an end.With two outs and two runners on in the third inning of the Class 3A state semifinal against Tallahassee North Florida Christian, Patriots starter...
Updated: 8 minutes ago
No. 2-seeded USF falls to Wichita State in AAC tourney opener

No. 2-seeded USF falls to Wichita State in AAC tourney opener

Second-seeded USF was greeted Wednesday morning at the American Athletic Conference tournament by a bright sky and bracket poised to burst.Yet on a day the Bulls (32-19-1) could've made real noise in this eight-team event, their bats elicited nary a ...
Updated: 8 minutes ago
NFL owners approve team-by-team anthem policy, will allow players to remain in locker room

NFL owners approve team-by-team anthem policy, will allow players to remain in locker room

ATLANTA — NFL owners approved a new national anthem policy Wednesday that gives individual teams the authority to set their own anthem-related rules and permits players to remain in the locker room during the playing of the anthem, the Washington Pos...
Updated: 25 minutes ago
NFL policy: Players can stay inside during anthem if they won’t stand

NFL policy: Players can stay inside during anthem if they won’t stand

NFL owners passed a new policy Wednesday with the hopes of moving on from boycotts and political turmoil related to some players protesting by not standing during the national anthem before games.Under the new policy, NFL players are not required to ...
Updated: 29 minutes ago
Rays put Jake Faria on DL, call up Vidal Nuno

Rays put Jake Faria on DL, call up Vidal Nuno

The Rays, as expected, are placing RHP Jake Faria on the 10-day DL with a left oblique strain that he sustained during Tuesday's game.Somewhat unexpectedly, they are calling up LHP Vidal Nuno to take his place.Nuno, 30, has pitched parts of five seas...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Gasparilla Bowl moving from Tropicana Field to Raymond James Stadium

Gasparilla Bowl moving from Tropicana Field to Raymond James Stadium

After a decade at Tropicana Field, the Gasparilla Bowl is moving across the bay to Raymond James Stadium, bowl officials announced Wednesday morning.The move begins this year, with RJS set to host ESPN's game at 8 p.m. on Dec. 20. The stadium's other...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Twitter agrees: This plaque looks nothing like Brandi Chastain

Twitter agrees: This plaque looks nothing like Brandi Chastain

A bronze plaque meant to honor U.S. soccer great Brandi Chastain is said to look more like actor Gary Busey or Biff from Back to the Future than it does the World Cup winner and Olympic athlete.In a ceremony hosted Monday at the Westin St. Francis Ho...
Updated: 2 hours ago
New Super Bowls: Arizona in 2023, New Orleans in 2024

New Super Bowls: Arizona in 2023, New Orleans in 2024

And you thought our headline would be "Mariota hosts NFL draft before Winston."The NFL owners are meeting in Atlanta this week, and that means a new batch of future Super Bowls getting announced for their homes.A year ago, Tampa got the huge news, an...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Rays morning after: Faria frustrated after latest letdown

Rays morning after: Faria frustrated after latest letdown

Whatever pain RHP Jake Faria was feeling as a result of the oblique muscle on the left side he strained throwing a fourth-inning slider to Boston's Hanley Ramirez couldn't compare to the hurt in his heart.Forced to leave Tuesday's game and likely hea...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Saint Leo softball in the hunt for Division II title

Saint Leo softball in the hunt for Division II title

ST. LEO — History, both recent and program-encompassing, would not have suggested Saint Leo's softball team get any farther than a few games into the postseason.But this has been a history-making kind of week for Lions athletics. After ear...
Updated: 5 hours ago