Tag: World Cup

Crosby, Pens cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup

BY TERESA M. WALKER NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Even Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to be challenged trying to top this. Crosby was awarded his second consecutive Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and goalie Matt Murray made 27 saves for his second straight shutout as the Penguins became the first team to repeat as champion in nearly two decades with a 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 6. That doesn’t include Crosby also winning the World Cup of Hockey title before this season started, along with tournament MVP....

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Lindsey Vonn breaks arm in crash while training in Colorado

Lindsey Vonn broke her arm during a crash in training in Colorado and underwent surgery. The four-time overall World Cup champion has been battered by injuries in recent years and hopes to return to skiing "as soon as possible." She said on Facebook the wipeout happened on Copper Mountain on Thursday and she had surgery that night in Vail. She posted X-ray pictures of her right arm on her social media accounts. Vonn sustained three significant breaks near her knee joint during a super-G crash in Andorra late last February. She tried to keep skiing, only to end her...

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Penguins star Sidney Crosby diagnosed with concussion

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with another concussion and there is no timetable for his return. General manager Jim Rutherford made the announcement Monday as the team prepared for its regular-season opener Thursday night at home against Washington. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters that Crosby was concussed at practice Friday and said there is no timing for return of the two-time Stanley Cup champion and the reigning playoff MVP who led Team Canada to a World Cup of Hockey title two weeks ago. Crosby sat out a preseason game Saturday against Columbus because he wasn’t feeling...

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Chile wins Copa; Messi misses, says he’s quitting Argentina

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Lionel Messi put his penalty kick over the crossbar, grabbed his shirt, clenched his teeth and covered his face with both hands. A few minutes later he walked off the field, a dazed, pained look on his bearded face. The greatest player of his generation, perhaps soccer’s best ever, he was still without a title on Argentina’s national team — one he says may never come. “The national team is over for me,” he told the Argentine network TyC Sports after Chile beat the Albiceleste on Sunday night for the Copa America title. “It’s...

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FIFA acknowledges World Cup hosting bribes, asks US for cash

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA acknowledged Wednesday that past World Cups were awarded based on bribes, and the organization wants U.S. prosecutors to give it “tens of millions of dollars” seized from the former FIFA officials who took the cash. FIFA submitted a 22-page claim to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York on Tuesday that seeks a big share in restitution from more than $190 million already forfeited by soccer and marketing officials who pleaded guilty in the sprawling corruption case. Tens of millions of dollars more is likely to be collected by U.S. authorities when sentences are handed...

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