Vancouver Sun

Canada unbeaten at hockey worlds


Jack Quinn scored the winning shootout goal as Canada edged Slovakia 2-1 Monday at the world hockey championsh­ip.

Canada goaltender Sam Montembeau­lt clinched the win by stopping Martin Chromiak on Slovakia's final shootout attempt.

Jake Neighbours scored in regulation for Canada, which leads Group A with eight points (two regulation wins, one overtime win) in three games.

Peter Cehlarik scored for Slovakia, which is fourth in the group with four points (one win, one loss, one overtime loss). Montembeau­lt made 23 saves for Canada in regulation and overtime.

Canada next plays Wednesday against Kazakhstan.

The Oakland Athletics have reached

agreement to put their new ballpark on part of the site of the current Tropicana property along the Las Vegas Strip.

Bally's Corp. announced Monday that, in conjunctio­n with Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc., it has reached a binding agreement with the A's for the site. Plans call for a 30,000seat ballpark projected to draw an attendance of more than 2.5 million people per year, per Bally's.

Before ground can be broken, legislatio­n must be approved for public financing, and Major League Baseball must grant approval for the A's to leave Oakland.

The Athletics have played in Oakland since 1968 after previous stays in Philadelph­ia (1901-54) and Kansas City (1955-67). Oakland's average attendance of 9,449 ranks last in the major leagues this year.

Golden State Warriors All-Star Stephen

Curry is among the five finalists for the 2022-23 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award, announced Monday by the NBA.

The other finalists are Jaren Jackson Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies, Tre Jones of the San Antonio Spurs, Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns and Grant Williams of the Boston Celtics.

They were chosen for their work as social justice advocates, continuing the work of NBA legend Abdul Jabbar, whose mission is to “engage, empower and drive equality for individual­s and groups who have been historical­ly marginaliz­ed or systemical­ly disadvanta­ged,” per the league.

The winner will be announced during the NBA conference finals and receive a US$100,000 donation from the NBA to commit to a social justice organizati­on of his choice. The other finalists' organizati­ons receive a $25,000 contributi­on.

A horse died Sunday after

a race at Churchill Downs, making it the eighth fatality in recent weeks at the home of the Kentucky Derby.

Rio Moon “suffered a catastroph­ic injury to his left foreleg a few strides after the wire,” according to notes in the Equibase chart for the sixth race. The three-year-old colt was euthanized, the chart said.

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