Friday, October 31, 2014

Sports

Saints need road wins

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have to find a way to win on the road if they plan to take over first place in the NFC South.
That’s something they haven’t been able to do this season.
The Saints are 3-0 at home but 0-4 away from the Superdome entering tonight’s critical division game at Carolina (3-4-1).

Oilers’ win streak snapped

EDMONTON—Being in the Western Conference doesn’t make life easy for the Edmonton Oilers.
Craig Smith had a pair of goals as the Nashville Predators bounced back from their first regulation loss of the season by beating the Oilers 4-1 last night.
Taylor Hall scored the lone goal for the Oilers (4-5-1), who have yet to defeat a fellow Western Conference team so far this season.

Selinger facing unrest

WINNIPEG—More Manitoba cabinet ministers openly are questioning Premier Greg Selinger’s continued leadership of the governing NDP.
Selinger has been adamant about running in the next election—slated for April, 2016—but unrest with his leadership has surfaced within the last few day.
Health minister Erin Selby is the latest to suggest the premier needs to think about his future plans.

Redskins pull off OT upset

ARLINGTON, Tex.—Colt McCoy did it again.
The small-town West Texas kid calmly led a winning drive at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
McCoy’s successful return to his home state trumped Tony Romo’s dramatic return to the game.

Oilers blank Habs

EDMONTON—The Edmonton Oilers may have stumbled out of the gate to start the season, but they seem to have hit their stride now.
Ben Scrivens made 29 saves, and Benoit Pouliot had a goal and an assist, as the Oilers continued to turn their season around with a 3-0 victory over the league-leading Montreal Canadiens last night.

‘Junior’ grabs emotional win

MARTINSVILLE, Va.—Dale Earnhardt Jr. recognized the emotional impact his win at Martinsville Speedway had on Rick Hendrick when he met his boss in Victory Lane.
The team owner embraced the driver who delivered the win at the track that has caused so much heartbreak and joy.

Bombers to miss playoffs

WINNIPEG—The B.C. Lions clinched a spot in the CFL playoffs on Saturday night with a 28-23 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
But the win may have come at a cost.
The Lions (9-7) lost starting quarterback Kevin Glenn to a big hit from Bombers’ Johnny Sears.

Jets score OT win

WINNIPEG—Bryan Little had to watch the replay to make sure he scored the overtime winner in a 2-1 Winnipeg Jets’ victory over the Colorado Avalanche yesterday afternoon.

Broncos tighten grip on division

DENVER—With this much speed and acceleration, it’s no surprise Emmanuel Sanders is so adept at catching up.
Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning.
Now he has four in less than a week.
Manning and Sanders connected for a trio of touchdowns last night in the Denver Broncos’ 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers.

Nash ruled out for entire season

LOS ANGELES—Steve Nash hoped for one more chance to show off his play-making skills after fighting injuries and time for two miserable years with the L.A. Lakers.
Instead, Nash couldn’t even make it to opening night in the 19th season of his remarkable career.

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