Alexei Yashin snapped a tie early in the third period and the New York Islanders beat the Capitals 5-4 Sunday night for their first victory in Washington since 1997. \nThe Islanders, who broke a two-game losing streak and a six-game road skid, had not won a road game against the Capitals since beating them 2-0 on March 2, 1997. \nJustin Papineau, Mark Parrish, Kenny Jonsson and Czerkawski also scored for New York, which had been outscored 10-2 in two previous losses to the Capitals this season. \nRobert Lang had two power-play goals, and Brian Willsie and Kip Miller also scored for Washington, which had a 1-0-2 unbeaten streak halted. \nThrashers 4, Flyers 1 \nIn Atlanta, Ronald Petrovicky scored twice and Byron Dafoe made 25 saves to help Atlanta beat Philadelphia. \nIlya Kovalchuk added his NHL-leading 21st goal and Slava Kozlov also scored for the Thrashers, who won their second straight after a three-game losing streak, during which they were shut out in each. \nJohn LeClair had a power-play goal for the Flyers, who fell behind 1-0 for the 13th straight game. Philadelphia has won just once in seven games (1-2-2-2), but stayed tied with Toronto for the points lead in the NHL (47). \nDevils 2, Blackhawks 2 \nIn Chicago, Ville Niemenen scored with 3:49 remaining in the third period to rally Chicago to a tie with New Jersey. \nChicago ended a two-game losing streak but has only one win in its last 20 games (1-12-4-3). New Jersey finished its five-game road trip with three wins and a tie. \nSharks 2, Mighty Ducks 1 \nIn Anaheim, California, Niko Dimitrakos set up goals by Patrick Marleau and Vincent Damphouse and Evgeni Nabokov made 24 saves as San Jose beat Anaheim. \nMarleau opened the scoring at 11:40 of the first period with his 13th goal and fifth in seven games. He got a pass in the right circle from Dimitrakos and beat Jean-Sebastien Giguere to the stick side with a one-timer from 15 feet. \nThe Sharks received a two-man advantage less than four minutes into the second period after Michael Holmqvist and Keith Carney were sent off for high-sticking 29 seconds apart. Damphousse beat Giguere with a 20-foot backhander from the left circle for his third goal of the season, just as Holmqvist stepped out of the penalty box. \nDimitrakos also got an assist on that goal, giving the rookie seven points in his last 14 games.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said that he had called in the “third umpire” as he announced that recreational cricket would be allowed to resume next weekend. In a radio interview earlier on Friday, Johnson angered thousands of club cricketers by saying that the amateur game was still not safe to play amid the COVID-19 pandemic because of issues surrounding communal teas and dressing rooms. “It’s the teas, it’s the changing rooms and so on and so forth. There are other factors involved that generate proximity which you might not get in a game of tennis,” he said. Johnson had already
Hong Kong media reported that police briefly detained a man in a Liverpool team jersey who shouted “long live Liverpool” during anti-government protests on Wednesday, over suspicion that he was inciting independence. In-Media reported that the man was across the street from police officers who were conducting stop-and-searches on a group of protesters, when he shouted: “Long live Liverpool.” Others reportedly cheered and joined in the chant, before officers detained him. The man told In-Media that police had accused him of inciting Hong Kong independence, which now is a punishable crime. He said that he has been a fan of the English soccer
Indian police are investigating an alleged betting scandal in which a sham cricket tournament was held in an Indian village and passed off as a Twenty20 contest played in Sri Lanka. Players portrayed as Sri Lankan cricketers played two matches on Monday last week that were broadcast with live commentary on YouTube, media reports said, along with ball-by-ball coverage on top Indian sports Web sites. The organizers hung Sri Lankan advertisements at the ground for added authenticity and put up tents to block the view from outside the remote rural venue, set in farmland next to a busy highway. Police said that they
Taipower on Sunday charged to their third straight win and took over first place in the Taiwan Football Premier League as previous leaders Taichung Futuro suffered their first defeat of the season, while Hang Yuan rallied from two goals down to complete a thrilling 3-2 victory over National Taiwan University of Sport (NTUS). Heading into the 10th round of matches, unbeaten Taichung Futuro led the league with 21 points, but they fell to their first defeat of the season, a 1-0 loss to Tatung at the National Stadium in Kaohsiung. In a match in which both defenses were on top and there