HOCKEY

Penguins rally in third, defeat Capitals 3-2

• Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel scored in a 4:49 span to help the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins rally to beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the second-round series.

Down 2-0 early in the third period and playing without Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin, Pittsburgh turned it around with all three of its top-line forwards chipping in a goal. Crosby scored the tying goal when the puck bounced to him off Alex Ovechkin’s stick, and assisted on Guentzel’s go-ahead goal.

• The Columbus Blue Jackets played one more playoff game this season than last, but it’s all the same to general manager Jarmo Kekalainen and coach John Tortorella. Not good enough. And apparently there’s plenty of blame to go around.

“Everybody has to give skin here, from the coaches right on through, as far as what happened,” Tortorella said in his exit interview with reporters.

OTHER SPORTS

Nadal defeats Spaniard, goes to quarterfinals

• Rafael Nadal cruised into the Barcelona Open quarterfinals by defeating fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1, 6-3. The top-ranked Nadal converted on his second match point to clinch his 16th straight victory on clay and set up an encounter with Martin Klizan, who eliminated Novak Djokovic in the second round.

• New rules for female athletes with high natural testosterone levels could force two-time Olympic 800-meter champion Caster Semenya to stop running middle-distance races, and were denounced as racist by South Africa’s ruling political party. The IAAF said that from Nov. 1 it will limit entry for all international events from 400 meters through the mile to women with testosterone levels below a specified level. Women with elevated testosterone must reduce their level for “six months (e.g., by use of hormonal contraceptives)” before being eligible to run, and maintain that lowered level.

• Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis is not being charged after falsely claiming to have explosives while checking in for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport this month. Los Angeles City Attorney Office spokesman Frank Mateljan said that Davis appeared at an informal hearing and was given an opportunity to explain what happened.

• San Diego State said that its proposed new 35,000-seat football stadium could be expanded to 55,000 seats if the NFL ever returns to the city. SDSU has proposed building a $250 million stadium to replace aging SDCCU Stadium, formerly known as Qualcomm Stadium.

The stadium would be part of a campus expansion via an initiative on the November ballot that seeks to buy the site from the city. A competing initiative calls for a $4 billion development that would include a stadium for a possible MLS team.

— ABJ/Ohio.com wires