Compiled from wire reports
Crosby hit by puck, has oral surgery
•?Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby lost several teeth and needed oral surgery after he was hit in the mouth with a puck during a 2-0 victory against the New York Islanders on Saturday. Coach Dan Bylsma wasn’t sure if the injury affected Crosby’s jaw and didn’t know if he would miss any more time. A bloodied Crosby, who did not return to the game, skated off the ice with a towel covering his mouth after Brooks Orpik’s slap shot from the point deflected off a stick and hit the Canadian center just 1:28 into the game. Crosby immediately fell to the ice and tossed his stick in the air. He then went to the hospital for surgery.
•?The underachieving Buffalo Sabres began retooling for the future by trading defenseman Jordan Leopold to the contending St. Louis Blues. In exchange for Leopold, Buffalo received a second-round pick and a conditional fifth-round selection in the June draft.
•?Tampa Bay forward Nate Thompson was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL for an illegal check to the head against New Jersey’s Matt D’Agostini. No penalty was assessed on the play Friday.
•?The Dallas Stars recalled veteran forward Toby Petersen from their American Hockey League affiliate.
•?The Detroit Red Wings traded veteran defenseman Kent Huskins to the Philadelphia Flyers for a conditional seventh-round pick in next year’s NHL draft.
New Mexico coach?Alford off to UCLA
•?From disbelief to disappointment, the emotions were all over the map as New Mexico basketball fans tried to digest the fact that coach Steve Alford was hired away by UCLA. Alford told his team about the move Saturday morning and explained to reporters a few hours later that it was a tough decision. The move was a shock to Lobos fans because Alford had just signed a new 10-year contract that could have been worth up to $2 million a year. The Lobos have won back-to-back conference championships and have made three NCAA tournament appearances.
•?Louisiana State’s Kimberlyn Duncan defended her title in the Texas Relays women’s 100 meters, and Texas A&M’s Ameer Webb capped an impressive week for the Aggies by winning the men’s 100. Duncan, who was second in the 100 meters at the 2012 NCAA championships, won with a wind-aided 11.06 seconds. Webb, who also ran in two winning relays for Texas A&M, won with a wind-legal 10.14.
Bellew, Chilemba draw title eliminator
•?Britain’s Tony Bellew and Malawi’s Isaac Chilemba fought to a 12-round draw in their world light-heavyweight title eliminator in Liverpool, England. The boxers were bidding to become the No. 1 challenger for Chad Dawson’s WBC belt, but the three judges couldn’t split the two boxers. Bellew, who lost to WBO champion Nathan Cleverly in 2011 in his previous shot at a world title, appeared to have done enough in his home ring despite rarely getting through Chilemba’s resilient defense.
•?Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan stopped Nobuhiro Ishida of Japan in the third round to successfully defend his WBA and IBO middleweight titles in Monaco. Golovkin’s punching power was evident in the second round as he caught Ishida with two big rights and an uppercut, cutting him under the right eye.
American horse wins Dubai race
•?Animal Kingdom showed that an American horse can win the world’s richest horse race on an all-weather track, pulling away down the straight in the $10 million Dubai World Cup. The 2011 Kentucky Derby winner overtook the Bill Mott-trained Royal Delta with about 500 yards left, opened up a three-length lead and held off Red Cadeaux to win by two lengths. “He’s a tremendous horse,” Animal Kingdom jockey Joel Rosario said. An American horse hadn’t won the race since 2009.
•?Orb caught Itsmyluckyday inside the eighth pole and drew clear to win the Grade 1 Florida Derby by 2¾ lengths at Gulfstream Park. Trained by Shug McGaughey and ridden by John Velazquez, Orb ran 1 mile in 1:50.87 for his fourth straight victory.
•?Revolutionary made a late surge to hold off a charging Mylute in the 100th running of the $1 million Grade II Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds.
•?Alajmal surged at the end, pulling away in the final yards to win the Carolina Cup steeplechase.
— From wire reports