Adam Gaudette scored in overtime because the USA beat Sweden, 3-2, at the world championships in men’s ice hockey on Saturday in Tampere, Finland, while Switzerland won Canada, 6-3, in a match between previously undefeated teams. Gaudette, a former Northeastern star who plays for the Ottawa Senators, was involved in all three U.S. goals when he scored first and assisted Nate Schmidt for the other. The victory improved the United States to 4-1 overall; the lone loss came against host Finland. Canada scored all of its goals in the first period before Switzerland came together with four unanswered goals from a 3-2 deficit. It places Switzerland in first place in Group A as the only undefeated team left in the championship. The Olympic gold medalists, the Finns, lead Group B after winning their fifth victory in six matches, 3-0 over Austria. In other matches, the Czech Republic beat Norway, 4-1, Denmark beat France, 3-0, and the 18-year-old Olympic tournament MVP Juraj Slafkovsky had two assists when Slovakia beat Italy 3-1.
Mbappé stays at PSG
Kylian Mbappé will stay in Paris Saint-Germain after once again turning down the chance to join Real Madrid. The French forward agreed to a three-year extension of the contract that is close to being signed, a person with knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the contract negotiations in public. The 23-year-old Mbappé’s contract expires in June and he would have been available on a free transfer. Instead of joining 13-time European champions Madrid, who have chased him for so long, Mbappé stops to try to deliver PSG his first Champions League title. The Spanish league La Liga called in a statement the deal “scandalous”, given that PSG had reported huge financial losses last season, and said they would lodge a complaint with the governing body of European football, UEFA, as well as other authorities, including EU.
Violence erupts during the Greek Cup
Violence and tear gas ruined the Greek cup final in Athens where Panathinaikos held a penalty in the first half and beat PAOK 1-0. Also penalty shooter Aitor Cantalapiedra must have been hit in the hand by a piece of cement that was thrown from the crowd. Only 43,000 tickets were sold to the Athens Olympic Stadium with 70,000 seats to keep fans from both clubs apart. Despite this, Panathinaikos fans tried to get close to PAOK fans before the final and ran out onto the field around the pitch. Riot police forced them back with tear gas, and PAOK supporters threw flares at the retreating Panathinaikos fans. The clashes and the heavy air of tear gas affected many fans and caused a half hour delay to the start of the final … Tiomanna Leipzig came from a goal during the German Cup final in Berlin and beat Freiburg 4-2, on penalties for the football club’s first trophy in its short history … French club Lyon beat defending champion and favorite Barcelona, 3-1, to earn a record overtime eighth Champions League trophy for women Turin, Italy.
Reddick takes Xfinity
Ordinary Cup Tyler Reddick led the final 31 laps of the NASCAR Xfinity race in Fort Worth, Texas, after a two-car pass, giving second-year Big Machine Racing their first victory and ending a three-race series in which three different JR Motorsports drivers took the checkered flag. Reddick finished 1.8 seconds ahead William Byron … Jimmy Johnson advanced to Sunday’s shooting for the Indianapolis 500 pole with some of the fastest laps ever swung on Indy. His one-lap speed of 233,961 miles per hour in the morning training was the 14th fastest lap ever on the track. Hours later, he posted a four-lap qualifying average of 232,398 mph to lock in on his first Indy 500. Johnson was the sixth fastest qualifier and has the chance to win pole on Sunday. The fastest 12 in the field with 33 cars have two Sunday shots and “Fast Six” to put the first two lines for the race on May 29.
Ruud defends the Geneva title
Casper Ruud retained its Geneva Open title by hitting Joao Sousa, 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 7-6 (7-1) in the final. One day before the French Open starts in Paris, eighth-placed Ruud’s seventh career title on gravel courts raised his record in the final to 8-3 … Cameron Norrie won his second ATP title of the year when he struck Alex Molcan, 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, in the Lyon Open final in France… Formerly No. 1 Angelique Kerber by far the first time WTA finalist Kaja Juvan7-6 (5), 6-7 (0-7), 7-6 (7-5), over more than three hours in the Strasbourg International final in France.
Portland shuts out senators
Pedro Castellanos and Devlin Granberg combined for five hits and three RBIs to help host the Portland Sea Dogs defeat the Harrisburg Senators, 4-0, in Double A baseball … Yolmer Sanchez hit a grand slam in the seventh round but the Worcester Red Sox comeback bid failed when they lost to visiting Scranton / Wilkes-Barre, 7-6, in Triple A … Bryan Rust, the veteran forward who was scheduled to become a free agent this summer, signed a six-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins that will keep him at the club until 2028. The deal has an average annual value of $ 5.125 million. . . In the NCAA Men’s Division 1 lacrosse tournament, Rutgers beat Penn, 11-9, and Princeton topped Yale, 14-10, to advance to the Final Four. . . A 30-year-old man who crossed the finish line of a half marathon in Brooklyn collapsed and died, New York officials said. It was unclear what caused the runner to collapse. A 30-year-old man who crossed the finish line of a half marathon in Brooklyn collapsed and died, New York officials said. It was unclear what caused the runner to collapse … In the NCAA Men’s Division 1 lacrosse tournament, Rutgers beat Penn, 11-9, and Princeton topped Yale, 14-10, to advance to the Final Four.