Selanne set to play in final NHL season
• Teemu Selanne is ready for his last skate.
Selanne is returning to the Anaheim Ducks for his 21st and final NHL season, the 43-year-old Finnish forward announced Friday.
After spending most of the summer contemplating his future, he released a humorous video on YouTube confirming he’ll be back for one more run at another Stanley Cup title. He also hopes to play for Finland in his record sixth Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February.
Selanne agreed to a one-year deal worth $2 million — and for the first time in his now-annual flirtations with retirement, the Finnish Flash insists he won’t be back.
“Now it’ll be easier to take advantage of every day,” Selanne said. “I think it’s good for everybody. My family, too. They’ve been asking some questions over the years, and now everybody knows.”
Two weeks before the Ducks open training camp, Selanne confirmed he’s still hungry for another season as the NHL’s oldest active player. The right wing has flirted with retirement every year since Anaheim won the Stanley Cup in 2007, but returned each season.
He is the 15th-leading scorer in NHL history with 1,430 points, and his 675 career goals are 11th-most in league history. Selanne has spent parts of 14 seasons with Anaheim in an NHL career than began in Winnipeg in 1992.
• The New Jersey Devils re-signed center Adam Henrique to a multiyear contract. Henrique, 23, had 11 goals and 16 points in 42 games last season with New Jersey, after a memorable rookie season with the Devils.
Bayern Munich wins UEFA Super Cup
• Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer saved a penalty by substitute Romelu Lukaku to give Champions League winner Bayern Munich a 5-4 victory over Chelsea in a shootout to win the UEFA Super Cup in Prague, after the game finished 2-2 following extra time. Ten-man Chelsea looked on the verge of victory after Eden Hazard made it 2-1 in extra time but substitute Javi Martinez equalized with the last kick of the game to force the shootout. All nine players converted their penalties before Lukaku stepped up, and Neuer dove to his left to keep the shot out.
• Major League Soccer fined the Montreal Impact and coach Marco Schallibaum for the team’s skirmish with the Houston Dynamo. Schallibaum was not at the Aug. 24 game because he was already serving a two-game suspension. He left the bench area and got into a shouting match in the previous game. He was fined nevertheless because this was the second time the Impact violated league rules regarding “mass confrontation.” The Dynamo were not fined. MLS also fined Toronto FC forward Robert Earnshaw and Philadelphia Union defender Sheanon Williams for making contact with opponent’s heads. Columbus Crew forward Federico Higuain was fined for failing to leave the field promptly after a red card.
EGR selects Larson to replace Montoya
• Kyle Larson was tapped to replace Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 42 car at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing. The announcement was made Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the 21-year-old Larson will compete this weekend in a Nationwide Series race. EGR dumped Montoya after only two wins in eight Sprint Cup seasons. The former Indianapolis 500 winner and Formula One driver is 22nd in the Cup standings. Larson ranks eighth in the Nationwide standings as a rookie. He has never competed in a Cup race, but team owner Chip Ganassi hopes to get the youngster some experience in the final 12 races of the season.
• Czech rider Zdenek Stybar won the seventh stage of the Spanish Vuelta, and Vincenzo Nibali of Italy maintained his overall lead. Stybar broke away with Philippe Gilbert in the final miles of the 128-mile stage from Almendralejo to Mairena del Alijarafe and edged the world road race champion at the finish line.
— From wire reports
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