Nov. 28 Sports Briefs

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Varlamov stars in goal as as Avalance beat Nashville 3-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon scored twice and Semyon Varlamov made 36 saves for streaking Colorado in a 3-2 win obver the Nashville Predators on Tuesday. Tyson Jost had the other goal for the Avalanche, who have now won five straight games. Colorado also ended an 11-game losing streak to Nashville in regular season play. Ryan Hartman and Kevin Fiala scored for the Predators. Pekka Rinne finished with 22 saves.

Arizona rallies for 4-3 win over Minnesota Wild in NHL action

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Josh Archibald had two goals and an assist, and Arizona rallied from a two-goal, thirdperiod deficit for a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday. Lawson Crouse and Michael Grabner also scored for Arizona, which snapped a four-game losing streak. Charlie Coyle, Zach Parise and Jason Zucker scored for the Wild. Jared Spurgeon assisted on all three Minnestora goals, matching his career high for assists. Devyn Dubnyk, who missed Minnesota’s last game with a stomach bug, stopped 10 of 14 shots. Arizona goalie Antti Raanta stopped 17 of 20 shots before leaving with a lower-body injury after two periods. Adin Hill stopped all five Minnesota shots in the third and final period.

Redskins claim troubled LB Reuben Foster off waivers

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have claimed Reuben Foster off waivers after the San Francisco 49ers released the linebacker following a domestic violence arrest. The Redskins announced the personnel move Tuesday in a statement acknowledging that they “fully understand the severity of the recent allegations made against Reuben.” They say that Foster will have to go through the full legal process, as well as an investigation and potential discipline from the NFL. He will also be required to attend meetings with team counselors before he’ll have the opportunity to play in a game.

MLB to vet political donations after Hyde-Smith contribution

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will put in place new procedures for vetting political contributions after giving $5,000 to Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Republican senator from Mississippi, and then asking for the money back following her controversial remarks. MLB’s political action committee donated $472,500 from the start of 2017 through this Oct. 17, according to Federal Election Commission records. Among the distributions were two $2,500 contributions to Hyde-Smith’s Senate campaign on June 26 and Sept. 24 this year. MLB intends to have its legislative affairs committee discuss new procedures before making any decisions.