freshman Joel Farabee had a natural hat trick in a 6:52 span of the first period and the United States beat Kazakhstan 8-2 on Friday night in Victoria, British Columbia, to improve to 2-0 in the world junior hockey championship.
whelmed Arsenal’s meek challenge in a 5-1 victory at Anfield to claim a ninth straight Premier League win and open a nine-point lead at the top of the standings. Second-placed Tottenham unexpectedly lost 3-1 at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers in its firstmatch since seriously entering the title-race conversation. Manchester City will climb back into second spot if it beats Southampton on Sunday, but there is an ominous feel about Liverpool’s ruthless performances.
FloydMayweather is ● promising entertainment when he fights Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasu- kawa in three rounds of exhibition boxing on New Year’s Eve, but not necessarily a knockout. The American was adamant that his opponent wasn’t going to knock him out or down on Monday.
Former UFC light● weight champion BJ Penn tapped out for the first time in his 17-year mixed martial arts career. He lost to Ryan Hall in the first round at UFC 232 in Inglewood, Calif., dropping the Hall of Famer to 0-6-1 in his past seven fights since 2010.