Farjestad beats World Stars
Left wing Jesper Mattsson scored two goals and leading Swedish club Farjestad routed the World Stars 6-1 on Thursday in Karlstad, Sweden. Ray Whitney of the Detroit Red Wings scored for the World Stars. Per Hallberg notched the only goal in the first period before a crowd of 6,037, beating Dominik Hasek with a wrister under the Ottawa goalie's arm at 9:44. Mattsson, a Calgary Flames draft pick, picked up a loose puck and fired in a slap shot from the slot at 7:07 in the second period. Sergei Fedorov of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks hit the post in the period, then Whitney lifted the locked-out NHL players into the game with 23 seconds left of the session.
Charges levelled in death
The French coach and starter present when French skier Regine Cavagnoud was fatally injured during training will both be charged with manslaughter, judicial officials said Thursday. Coach Xavier Fournier and starter David Fine are to appear before a court in the alpine French town of Annecy before the summer. Cavagnoud, Super-G world champion in 2001, collided with German coach Markus Anwander on the Pitzkal glacier in Austria in October 2001 during a co-training exercise with the German team. Fine allegedly cleared Cavagnoud to start without being sure that his German counterpart, Tjesimir Peranic, had warned Anwander that Cavagnoud was beginning her descent. Peranic will not be charged. Cavagnoud, who allegedly wasn't warned of Anwander's start either, crashed into him at 80km per hour. She died of her injuries two days later. The date for that trial has not been set.
Lineup card auctioned
The Boston Red Sox lineup card from Game 4 of the 2004 World Series brought a site-record bid of US$165,000 on MLB.com. A collection of World Series championship memorabilia went on sale Dec. 7 on MLB.com, the official Web site of Major League Baseball. The bidding for the lineup card, which ended Wednesday night, was a record for a game-used and autographed item. The bidder was not identified. Other Red Sox memorabilia included a game-issued World Series base signed by series MVP Manny Ramirez, an ALCS base signed by series MVP David Ortiz, and baseballs and bases from all four World Series games against the St. Louis Cardinals. Also auctioned were framed World Series locker name plates of Derek Lowe, Trot Nixon and Keith Foulke, and commemorative home plates from Games 2 and 3 of the World Series that were used for first pitch ceremonies.