Pagano returns to sideline...US falls to Canada...Clippers hope to extend streak
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts coach Chuck Pagano received a warm welcome in his return to the sideline today, then watched his team score on its first drive. It was his first appearance on the sideline since he began treatment for leukemia Sept. 26. Pagano's Colts took the opening kickoff and went on a 75-yard drive that was capped by Andrew Luck's short touchdown pass to Coby Fleener.
UFA, Russia (AP) — The United States fell to 1-2 in the junior ice hockey world championships by losing to unbeaten Canada 2-1. Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent Hopkins and New York Islanders prospect Ryan Stome (STROH'-mee) scored for the Canadians, who sit atop Group B at 3-0. The Americans need to beat Slovakia on Monday in Group B to move on.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers will go for their 17th straight victory when they complete a home-and-home series with the visiting Utah Jazz later today. The Clippers stretched their team-record winning streak by turning a 19-point, third-quarter deficit into a 116-114 win over the Jazz in Salt Lake City on Friday. Chris Paul scored L.A.'s final seven points that night and finished with 29 as the Clippers improved to a league-best 24-6.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams and John Isner (IHZ'-nur) led the United States to a 2-1 victory over South Africa at the Hopman Cup mixed team competition. Williams rallied to defeat 60th-ranked Chanelle Scheepers 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. After Kevin Anderson beat Isner 7-6, 7-6, Williams and Isner topped the South Africans 6-3, 6-2.
MADRID (AP) — Spanish golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez has broken his right shinbone and will be sidelined for up to five months. Jimenez said in a statement today that he had surgery on his leg after injuring it while skiing Saturday.