Kane scores twice, Sharks rout Canucks 7-2

Hockey 02/12/19, 00:51

Evander Kane scored twice, leading the San Jose Sharks to a 7-2 rout of the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.The victory moves San Jose into first place in the Western Conference and extends the Sharks' winning streak to six games.Timo Meier, Melker Karlsson, Tomas Hertl, Kevin Lebanc and Joe Pavelski ...

Nebraska RB Washington faces charges tied to assault video

Football 02/11/19, 18:59

California authorities have filed criminal charges against Nebraska running back Maurice Washington, who is suspected of possessing a video of his underage high school girlfriend being sexually assaulted by two other people and sending it to the girl less than a year ago.Clarissa Hamilton, supervisor of the sexual assault unit ...

More women come forward after Arias sexual assault complaint

America 02/07/19, 00:04

Two more women have accused former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, a Nobel peace laureate, of sexual misconduct after a criminal complaint alleging sexual assault against another woman was filed against him this week in the Central American nation.Eleonora Antillon, a well-known Costa Rican journalist and TV presenter, told The ...

Costa Rica ex-leader Oscar Arias accused of sexual assault

America 02/05/19, 14:13

Costa Rican former President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Oscar Arias was enveloped in scandal Tuesday after a sexual assault complaint was brought against him by a nuclear disarmament activist.Arias denied the allegation, saying he has never acted against the will of any woman and has fought for gender equality ...

Burns’ OT goal leads Sharks past Coyotes 3-2

Hockey 02/03/19, 01:14

Brent Burns scored 3:14 into overtime and the San Jose Sharks returned from a 10-day break to beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night.Joe Pavelski and Kevin Labanc scored goals less than a minute apart in the second period and Martin Jones made 31 saves to help San Jose ...

Lightning have ‘unfinished business’ after All-Star break

Sports 01/27/19, 13:37

For Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning, just about everything has gone right so far this season.But as they get ready to return from the All-Star break as the NHL's top team, the Lightning knows there is little they can do before April to make this a successful campaign.Tampa ...

Crosby, Lundqvist lead Metropolitan to All-Star win

Hockey 01/26/19, 23:01

Sidney Crosby had two goals and three assists, and Henriq Lundqvist pitched a first-half shutout to lead the Metropolitan Division to a 10-5 victory over the Central Division in the championship round of the NHL All-Star game Saturday night.Selected the MVP, Crosby finished the night with four goals and four ...

McDavid wins 3rd straight All-Star fastest skater race

Hockey 01/25/19, 23:52

Edmonton's Connor McDavid won the NHL's fastest skater competition for the third straight year, beating out U.S. women's hockey star Kendall Coyne Schofield and six other All-Stars.The other winners in the NHL All-Star skills competition Friday night were Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau in the puck control contest, the New York Rangers ...

Puck and player tracking coming to NHL next season

Sports 01/25/19, 12:36

Puck and player tracking is coming to the NHL next season.Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the long-expected news Friday during All-Star Weekend in San Jose, California. The league is partnering with German-based company Jogmo World Corp. to put microchips on player jerseys and inside game pucks. Antennas in all 31 NHL ...

Subban hosting TV special after All-Star Skills competition

Sports 01/25/19, 02:25

Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban has found a way to go beyond his more than 1.1 million followers on Twitter and 844,000 more on Instagram.He's hitting national television.The 2013 Norris Trophy winner will host "P.K. Subban's All-Star Special" Friday night on NBC Sports Network airing immediately after the NHL All-Star ...

Young scorers lead the way as NHL All-Star weekend arrives

Sports 01/24/19, 16:22

It is only fitting that Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Nathan MacKinnon are serving as captains for this weekend's NHL All-Star game.The three high-scoring forwards are all 23 or younger. They are part of a youth movement that is taking over the NHL and will be on center stage when ...

Hertl completes hat trick, Sharks beat Caps 7-6 in overtime

Hockey 01/22/19, 22:16

Tomas Hertl completed his hat trick by scoring in overtime, and the San Jose Sharks withstood Alex Ovechkin's hat trick to beat the Washington Capitals 7-6 on Tuesday night and hand the defending Stanley Cup champions their sixth consecutive defeat.Hertl scored 2:48 into the 3-on-3 session, and a handful of ...

Injured Karlsson could still take part in All-Star Weekend

Hockey 01/22/19, 18:22

There is still a chance San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson takes part in NHL All-Star Weekend despite missing the final three games before the break with an injury.Sharks coach Peter DeBoer says Karlsson went back to California for more tests on what the team is calling a lower-body injury. ...

Hertl’s hat trick leads Sharks past Penguins 5-2

Sports 01/16/19, 00:42

Tomas Hertl scored three goals and Joe Thornton celebrated his 1,000th game for San Jose by adding another that helped the Sharks win their seventh straight game, 5-2 over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.Marcus Sorensen also scored and the Sharks improved to 16-3-2 in their past 21 games with ...

Silicon Valley landlord rents $1,500 studio to 2 cats

Amazing 01/15/19, 22:13

Two cats are living large at a $1,500-a-month studio apartment their owner rents for them in Silicon Valley, where a housing shortage has sent rents skyrocketing.The Mercury News reports the 20-pound (9-kilogram) cats named Tina and Louise moved to the studio in San Jose after their owner moved away to ...

Burns, Jones lead Sharks to 4-1 win over Senators

Hockey 01/13/19, 00:58

Brent Burns scored his fourth game-winning goal, Martin Jones made 27 saves and the San Jose Sharks beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 Saturday night.The Sharks, who own the second-best home record this season at 16-4-4, have won six straight games and are 8-1-0 in their last nine along with a ...

Kane, Donskoi each score 2 goals as Sharks top Oilers 7-2

Hockey 01/09/19, 01:35

Evander Kane and Joonas Donskoi each scored two goals, Erik Karlsson had three assists again and the San Jose Sharks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 7-2 on Tuesday night.Marcus Sorensen, Brent Burns and Joe Thornton also scored for San Jose, which has won four straight and six of seven — totaling ...

Karlsson has 3 assists as Sharks top Kings 3-1

Hockey 01/08/19, 01:22

Erik Karlsson had three assists, Tomas Hertl scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period and the surging San Jose Sharks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Monday night.Joonas Donskoi and Joe Thornton also scored for San Jose. Martin Jones made 22 saves as the Sharks won their ...

Presidents, commissioners put brakes on CFP expansion talk

Sports 01/07/19, 16:41

The College Football Playoff is not close to expanding.After a month of chatter about possible changes to the four-team playoff, the conference commissioners and university presidents who constitute the playoff brain trust met Monday at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose and quelled the speculation.Mississippi State University President Mark ...

Column: Bay Area no place for college football championship

Sports 01/07/19, 04:52

The downtown streets were soaked and largely empty. Extra police officers loitered at the intersections, but they mostly just talked among themselves. On the weekend before one of the country's biggest sporting events, the host city appeared to have hit the snooze button.This shouldn't be a surprise.For some reason, the ...

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