San Francisco Chronicle

Grandson of race co-founder prevails


Ryan Redington won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, bringing his six dogs off the Bering Sea ice to the finish line on the main street of Nome, Alaska.

Redington, 40, is the grandson of Joe Redington Sr., who helped co-found the arduous race across Alaska that was first held in 1973 and is known as the “Father of the Iditarod.”

Hockey: Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov is out for the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs because of a torn ligament in his right knee, a significan­t blow for a Stanley Cup contender. The 22year-old top-line forward is tied for second on the team with 55 points and third with 23 goals

In NHL games on Tuesday, Brandon Hagel had a goal and two assists, Andrei Vasilevski­y made 22 saves and Tampa Bay scored the last four goals in a 4-1 victory at New Jersey.

Elsewhere, Mika Zibanejad scored twice in the first period as the New York Rangers beat visiting Washington 5-3. Anthony Richard scored the winning goal in the third period as Montreal won at Pittsburgh 6-4 to snap a seven-game losing streak. Jesperi Kotkaniemi had two goals and an assist, and host Carolina beat Winnipeg 5-3. Ivan Barbashev scored two goals to lead Vegas to a 5-3 win at Philadelph­ia.

Boxing: Canelo Alvarez will return to the ring May 6 in his native Guadalajar­a, Mexico, to defend his four super middleweig­ht title belts against Britain's John Ryder.

The bout will be at Akron Stadium, the home of Mexican soccer club Chivas, and will be the first fight for the 32-year-old Alvarez in Mexico in 11½ years.

Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) is fighting for the first time since he won the final bout in his famed trilogy with Gennady Golovkin by unanimous decision last September. Alvarez also will be fighting one year after his one-sided upset loss to Dmitry Bivol in a light heavyweigh­t bout.

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