Thursday, April 24, 2014
NHL gives out awards, Ovechkin gets Hart Trophy
Alexander Ovechkin has won his third Hart Trophy, given to the NHL's most valuable player.
The Washington Capitals right wing beat out Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and John Tavares of the New York Islanders for the award on Saturday night. Ovechkin also won the Hart in 2008 and 2009.
In other awards, announced before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals, Montreal's P.K. Subban won his first Norris Trophy, given to the NHL's top defenseman. Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets won the Vezina Trophy, given to the NHL's top goaltender. And Florida's Jonathan Huberdeau won the Calder Trophy, given to the NHL's top rookie.
Crosby won the Ted Lindsay Award, which recognizes the league's most outstanding player as voted by fellow members of the NHL Players' Association.
• Edmonton Oilers team officials confirmed that prospect Kristians Pelss has died. He was 20.
Pelss went missing Tuesday and was feared drowned in a river near his home in Riga, Latvia.
NECBL: Will Cooper had two RBI to propel the Sanford Mainers (2-3) to a 4-0 victory over the Plymouth Pilgrims (1-5) at Sanford.
Mainers starter EJ Ashworth went seven innings allowing three hits while striking out five.
Sam Balzano had a double and scored a pair of runs.
AMERICAN LEGION: Casey Twomey and Corey Creeger each had a pair of hits in a 14-5 win for Biddeford-Saco Savings Bank (1-0) over Bonanza (0-1) at Sanford.
• Max McCoomb hit a bases-loaded triple in the bottom of the 12th to give Staples Crossing (1-0) a 12-7 win over Massabesic (0-1) at Waterboro.
• Mike Scala hit a go-ahead RBI double in the sixth, and Nick DiPalma pitched seven strong innings as Andrews Post earned a 4-2 win over Bristol Seafood in Portland.
• Damon Wallace stuck out six and allowed just one hit through six innings, and drove in a pair of runs to power Moody's (1-0) to a 10-0 win over Libby-Mitchell (0-1) at Gorham.
Nick Greatorex had three RBI with two triples and a double.
JUNIOR LEGION: JP Nutting threw a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts to lead Fairfield (2-0) to a 9-0 win over Biddeford Savings Bank (0-2) at Biddeford.
Cody Martin had four hits with two doubles and a triple.
• OA Yarmouth (2-0) scored four runs in the top of the seventh and went on to a 9-5 win over First Title of Maine (0-2) at Portland.
• Caleb Chambers tossed a five-hitter with 10 strikeouts and added an RBI triple to lead the Lyman Eagles (1-0) to a 4-1 victory over Standish Post 128 (0-1) at Standish.
• Jordan Ward's two-run single helped Chase Custom Homes (2-0) to an 8-5 win over host Falmouth Post 164 (0-1).
• Noah Jacques struck out 11, walked one and held Libby-Mitchell (0-2) to three hits as Fayette-Staples (1-1) won 7-2 at Scarborough.
• Alex Landry doubled in Evan Plummer with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth, giving the Post 86 Patriots (2-0) an 8-7 win over Cape Elizabeth (0-2) at Gray.
• Joe Fusco and Dom Fagone each drove in two runs as Bruno's (1-0) took a 14-1 win in five innings against Schwartz & Schwartz at Portland.
• Cole Robinson had two hits and three RBI and threw a two-hitter to lead visiting Smith-Tobey (2-0) to a 10-0 five-inning win over Schwartz & Schwartz (0-3).
QUEEN'S CLUB: Top-seeded Andy Murray and defending champion Marin Cilic will play in the final at London. Murray beat fourth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, and fifth-seeded Cilic held off former four-time winner Lleyton Hewitt 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.
GERRY WEBER OPEN: Roger Federer rallied past defending champion Tommy Haas 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final at Halle, Germany.
Federer will play Mikhail Youzhny in the final on Sunday.
NURNBERGER VERSUCHERUNGSCUP: Simona Halep defeated Andrea Petkovic 6-3, 6-3 to win at Nuremburg, Germany, for her first WTA title.
-- From staff and news services