Canucks top Kings to open pre­sea­son

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Brock Boeser scored at 4:38 of over­time to give the Van­cou­ver Canucks a 4-3 comeback vic­tory over the Kings yes­ter­day in Los An­ge­les in the first NHL ex­hi­bi­tion game of the pre­sea­son. Sven Baertschi tied it for Van­cou­ver with 2:54 left in regulation. Markus Gran­lund and Jake Vir­ta­nen also scored for the Canucks.

Jake Muzzin, Dustin Brown and Os­car Fan­ten­berg scored for Los An­ge­les.

Van­cou­ver led 2-0 mid­way through the sec­ond pe­riod. Muzzin scored with 4:51 left in the pe­riod, and Brown tied it with 57 sec­onds left in the pe­riod.

Fan­ten­berg gave Los An­ge­les the lead 1:25 into the third.

An­ders Nils­son was cred­ited with the win for Van­cou­ver. He made 10 saves and had the pri­mary as­sist on Boeser’s goal. Starter Ja­cob Mark­strom stopped all 19 shots he faced.

Jonathan Quick started for Los An­ge­les and made nine saves on 11 shots. Darcy Kuem­per took the loss, al­low­ing two goals on nine shots in the third and over­time.

Rac­ing: All­gaier takes Chicagoland

Justin All­gaier pulled away off the fi­nal restart and won the NASCAR Xfin­ity Se­ries race at Chicagoland Speed­way.

All­gaier, from nearby River­ton, won for the sec­ond time this sea­son in NASCAR’s sec­ond-tier se­ries. JR Mo­tor­sports had a ban­ner day with All­gaier’s win and the of­fi­cial coro­na­tion of El­liott Sadler’s reg­u­larsea­son cham­pi­onship.

“This is a race track I’ve loved dearly for a num­ber of years,” All­gaier said. “The whole con­nec­tion of be­ing from Illi­nois and get­ting to go to vic­tory lane was in­cred­i­ble.”

Xfin­ity opens its post­sea­son next week at Ken­tucky Speed­way . . . .

Josef New­gar­den moved a step closer to his first IndyCar ti­tle by lead­ing a Penske pa­rade into the IndyCar sea­son fi­nale in Sonoma, Calif.

Four of the five driv­ers still math­e­mat­i­cally el­i­gi­ble to win the cham­pi­onship to­day are from Team Penske. In qual­i­fy­ing, they showed they have the raw speed to grab this ti­tle.

But it’s New­gar­den, in his first sea­son driv­ing for Penske, who led the charge. He’s the points leader and three times broke the track record in yes­ter­day’s qual­i­fy­ing ses­sion. His fi­nal run in his Chevro­let was at 1 minute, 15.5205 sec­onds and gave New­gar­den just the sec­ond pole of his ca­reer.

Ten­nis: France, Aus­tralia in Davis semis

Two-time Grand Slam cham­pi­ons Ni­co­las Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Her­bert beat Filip Kra­ji­novic and Ne­nad Zi­mon­jic 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (3) for France to lead Ser­bia, 2-1, in the Davis Cup semi­fi­nals in Lille, France.

Apart from a scare in the third set when the Serb pair won four games in a row, Mahut and Her­bert were in con­trol on the in­door clay court and put France one win away from its 18th Davis Cup fi­nal.

In the other semi­fi­nal in Brus­sels, Aus­tralia also needs just one more point to reach the fi­nal for the first time since it won the ti­tle in 2003 af­ter John Peers and Jor­dan Thomp­son breezed past Arthur de Greef and Ruben Bemel­mans of Bel­gium 6-3, 6-4, 6-0.

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