Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Sports

Sports in Brief

HOCKEY

lightning prospect raddysh scores 4 goals for canada

Taylor Raddysh scored four goals and had an assist as Canada crushed Latvia 10-2 in the World Juniors on Thursday in Toronto. Raddysh, 18, was a second-round pick for the Lightning in this year's draft. Other Lightning prospects excelled as Anthony Cirelli scored a goal and Matthew Joseph had two assists. Canada and the United States both improved to 3-0-0 and play Saturday to determine the Group B winner.

Colin White and Troy Terry scored second-period goals and Tyler Parsons made 25 saves to help the United States beat Russia 3-2. Clayton Keller also scored in the United States' first victory over Russia in the tournament since 2007. All four Americans have been drafted by NHL teams: White by Ottawa in the first round in 2015, Terry by Anaheim in the fifth round in 2015, Parsons by Calgary in the second round this year, and Keller by Arizona in the first round this year.

Kirill Urakov and Kiirill Kaprizov scored for Russia, and Ilya Samsonov made 34 saves.

In Group A play in Montreal, Mathias From scored 47 seconds into overtime to give Denmark a 3-2 victory, its first tournament win over the Czech Republic. Sweden beat defending champions Finland 3-1 to win the group.

SOCCER

Agent: Ronaldo nixes $100M yearly offer

Cristiano Ronaldo's agent says the four time Ballon d'Or winner earlier this month rejected an offer from a Chinese Super League club that would have paid him more than $100 million per year. Jorge Mendes confirmed to Sky Sports Italia that the unnamed club was willing to pay Real Madrid a transfer fee of $300 million. Ronaldo, 31, is reported to make $18.3 million a year. In completed deals, Shanghai Shenhua signed Argentine striker Carlos Tevez for an $11 million transfer fee to Boca Juniors. The 32-year-old would be paid $40 million over two years, the Associated Press reported.

ET CETERA

ALPINE SKIING: U.S. coach Sasha Rearick said that six-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller informed him through a text message that he no longer plans on coming to Europe for training in January. Miller, 39, has not raced since severing his right hamstring tendon in February 2015. … Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin won her third World Cup slalom race in three days at Semmering, Austria, beating Veronika Velez Zuzulova by 0.64 seconds.

HORSES: Haul Anchor was the 13-1 upset winner of the $100,000 Damon Runyon Stakes for New York-bred 2-year-olds at Aqueduct in New York. The colt ran the mile and 70 yards in 1:45.69.

Times wires

Comments
How Mississippi State football changed Florida Gators’ Dan Mullen

How Mississippi State football changed Florida Gators’ Dan Mullen

Not long after Dan Mullen took over the Gators in November, we began to look ahead to Sept. 29 when the new Florida coach would face his former Mississippi State team in Starkville.With that in mind, I asked Mullen over the offseason about how his ni...
Updated: 3 minutes ago
New forward Danick Martel hoping to stick with Lightning

New forward Danick Martel hoping to stick with Lightning

TAMPA — Danick Martel didn't have much of an opportunity to ease his way into his time with the Lightning.On Sunday, 10,164 Lightning fans flocked to Amalie Arena to watch Martel's debut practice, also known as Fan Fest.As if there was not alre...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Rays journal: Jake Faria struggles in loss to Yankees

Rays journal: Jake Faria struggles in loss to Yankees

ST. PETERSBURG — After being formally eliminated Monday from the postseason chase, the Rays on Tuesday turned their focus to addressing some issues for next season.One is what to make of RHP Jake Faria, whose follow-up season to his impressive ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Lightning journal: Kucherov leaves preseason game with lower-body injury

Lightning journal: Kucherov leaves preseason game with lower-body injury

F Nikita Kucherov played in the first period against the Panthers, but he did not return for the second.Midway through the second, the Lightning ruled him out for the rest of the game with a lower-body injury.Lightning coach Jon Cooper did not want t...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Already playing well, Rays’ Tommy Pham promises more

Already playing well, Rays’ Tommy Pham promises more

ST. PETERSBURGTommy Pham has been doing some impressive things for the Rays since coming off the DL after coming over from the Cardinals in a July 31 trade.Like hitting .357 in 32 games, posting a 1.087 OPS and reaching base in a career-best 27 strai...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Playing well, Pham promises even more

Playing well, Pham promises even more

ST. PETERSBURGTommy Pham has been doing some impressive things for the Rays since coming off the DL after coming over from the Cardinals in a July 31 trade.Like hitting .357 in 32 games, posting a 1.087 OPS and reaching base in a career-best 27 strai...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Sports on TV/radio for Wednesday, September 26

TODAYBaseballAstros at Blue Jays4 p.m.MLBMarlins at Nationals4 p.m.FSFYankees at Rays7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMBrewers at Cardinals7 p.m.ESPNDodgers at Diamondbacks10 p.m.ESPNCollege volleyballAuburn at Mississippi State7 p.m.ESPNUFlorida at LSU8 p.m.SECK...
Updated: 6 hours ago

High school scoreboard for Tuesday, September 25

Tuesday’s scoreboardBoys swimmingShorecrest 181, Tampa Prep 133Girls swimmingShorecrest 159, Tampa Prep 135
Updated: 6 hours ago
Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Tuesday’s Rays-Yankees game

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Tuesday’s Rays-Yankees game

LHP Jalen Beeks didn't make a good showing with his pitching, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks over 32/3 innings and throwing 65 pitches to do so. But he did open eyes with a running, sliding catch of a pop-up near the Rays dugout.Manag...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Ryan Fitzpatrick played better than you may think

TAMPA — The announcement of which Bucs quarterback will start at Chicago Sunday will have to wait.Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick met with Dirk Koetter Tuesday and were given the news."So we know what we're going to do,'' Koetter said. "Bot...
Updated: 9 hours ago