DUBLIN - Europe captain Paul McGinley selected Sam Torrance and Des Smyth as two of his vice captains on Thursday for this year's Ryder Cup against United States at Gleneagles.
Torrance captained Europe to victory in the 2002 event, when McGinley holed the winning putt at the Belfry. The 61-year-old Smyth has played in the Ryder Cup twice and was Ian Woosnam's assistant in the 2006 competition at the K Club.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Shaq wants to be back in a video game.
Shaquille O'Neal says he's seeking redemption for "Shaq Fu," his infamous fighting game originally released in 1994 that's now considered to be among the worst games ever made. The four-time NBA champion is launching a crowd-funding campaign to create a "Shaq Fu" follow-up titled "Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn."
CALGARY - It was a night of Finnish firsts.
Markus Granlund's first NHL goal helped fellow rookie Joni Ortio record his first NHL win Wednesday night as the Calgary Flames beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1.
Born exactly two years apart, 20-year-old Granlund and his older countryman are key parts of the future for the rebuilding Flames. Their memorable night comes six days after they made their NHL debut together in Calgary's first game back from the Olympic break.
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - It's crunch time on Thursday for two of the top teams at the Canadian men's curling championships as they fight for the right to play in the one vs. two game on Friday.
Should B.C.'s John Morris win, he would be guaranteed a top-two finish, most likely No. 1 since he handed Alberta their only loss.
That victory gave both teams 8-1 records, with Morris getting an edge because his rink won the head-to-head matchup.
"We want that one-two game," he said. "If we win tomorrow morning we're in the one-two game."
(All Times Eastern)
Toronto 3 N.Y. Rangers 2 (OT)
Philadelphia 6 Washington 4
Calgary 4 Ottawa 1
Montreal 4 Anaheim 3 (SO)
Grand Rapids 4 Chicago 2
Utica 4 Oklahoma City 3 (SO)
Texas 4 Abbotsford 3 (OT)
Houston 101 Orlando 89
Washington 104 Utah 91
Charlotte 109 Indiana 87
Brooklyn 103 Memphis 94
Golden State 108 Boston 88
Chicago 105 Detroit 94
Denver 115 Dallas 110
New York 118 Minnesota 106
Sacramento 116 Milwaukee 102
Team Canada isn't just another team, and the Heritage Classic isn't just another game.
Because of that, no two decisions had a bigger impact on the NHL trade deadline than the original Team Canada roster and the Vancouver Canucks' starting goaltender for last weekend's outdoor game.
Martin St. Louis may have had an Olympic gold medal hanging around his neck, but he still wouldn't say the bitterness he felt being left off Team Canada's original 25-man roster had subsided.
That it was his general manager with the Tampa Bay Lightning — Steve Yzerman — serving as executive director in charge of that final call still seemed to resonate for the 38-year-old winger. St. Louis talked only about the "tough job" Yzerman had to do and mentioned vague discussions the two men had.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Martin St. Louis' day started way better than it finished.
The former Tampa Bay Lightning star got his wish when he was dealt to the New York Rangers on NHL trade deadline day. He then got into the lineup with his new team right away, but wasn't able to celebrate his first home win on Broadway.
LONDON - Daniel Sturridge's late header gave England a 1-0 victory over Denmark on Wednesday on a largely ineffective night for the World Cup-bound team in its final friendly before the squad is named.
The Liverpool striker netted his 20th goal in 28 games for club and country this season when he met Adam Lallana's cross at the far post in the 82nd minute, making a greater contribution in a central position than earlier on the left wing.
CALGARY - In a trade deadline twist, the Ottawa Senators acquired a player who had just dealt a blow to their playoff aspirations.
Less than 24 hours after Ales Hemsky scored twice against the Senators in Edmonton, Ottawa acquired the 30-year-old winger for a pair of draft picks.
"I said to him 'didn't you get the message that I was trying to trade for you?'" Senators general manager Bryan Murray told reporters at a downtown Calgary hotel Wednesday.