Compiled from wire reports

HOCKEY

New Jersey Devils player?announces his retirement

•?Patrik Elias, the New Jersey Devils’ all-time leading scorer, is retiring after a career that spanned almost two decades and included two Stanley Cup titles. The 40-year-old native of the Czech Republic announced his retirement in a statement Friday. He has not played this season. Elias played all of his 18 NHL seasons with the Devils, becoming the team’s franchise leader in goals (408), assists (617) and points (1,025). He ranks third in games played with 1,240, behind Ken Daneyko (1,283) and Martin Brodeur (1,259). He also is the Devils’ single-season leader in points, scoring 96 in 2000-01, when he was named to the NHL’s First All-Star Team at left wing.

•?The Philadelphia Flyers signed sought-after college center Mike Vecchione to an entry-level contract. General Manager Ron Hextall announced the signing Friday. Agent Lewis Gross confirmed in a text message to the Associated Press that Vecchione will play for the Flyers this season. He could make his NHL debut as soon as Saturday against the New Jersey Devils.

FIGURE SKATING

Women’s world records set?at skating championships

•?Evgenia Medvedeva retained her world figure skating title on Friday to make her the standout for Olympic gold next year. Medvedeva broke her own world record total score with 233.41 points as she became the first woman to win back-to-back titles in 16 years. Canadian skaters left with silver and bronze as Kaetlyn Osmond took second place with 218.13 points, and Gabrielle Daleman was third with 213.52. They were Canada’s first women’s medalists since 2009.

•?Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took the lead in the ice dance competition at the world figure skating championships. Skating to a hip-hop soundtrack, the Canadian pair scored a record 82.43 points, beating their own short dance mark by almost two points.

CYCLING

British cyclist Mike Hall?dies after being hit by car

•?Veteran British endurance cyclist Mike Hall died early Friday after being struck by a car during the Indian Pacific Wheel race from Perth to Sydney, event officials said. Organizers called off the remainder of the race several hours after the accident.

TENNIS

Rafael Nadal lands spot?in the final at Miami Open

•?Rafael Nadal is back in the final at Key Biscayne for the fifth time, still looking for his first championship in the tournament. The four-time runner-up beat unseeded Fabio Fognini 6-1, 7-5 in the semifinals at the Miami Open. Nadal’s opponent Sunday will be the winner of Friday night’s match between Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios.

— From wire reports