Marchand Lifts Bruins in Overtime
Brad Marchand scored a power-play goal 4:29 into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins over the Dallas Stars, 2-1, on Monday night.
David Pastrnak also scored on the man-advantage for Boston, which had lost two of three. Tuukka Rask made 24 saves.
Radek Faska had a short-handed goal for the Stars, who are 3-1-1 on a six-game trip. Former Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin stopped 33 shots.
The teams were tied 1-1 just over five minutes into the game.
In OT, the Bruins had a two-man power play after Jason Dickinson and Esa Lindell were whistled for minors 11 seconds apart. Marchand banked in a shot off the far post from the bottom of the right circle.
With the Red Sox World Series trophy in the house pregame, “Dirty Water” was played briefly over the sound system -- a song played after victories at Fenway Park. Earlier in OT, Patrice Bergeron hit a post with just over two minutes to play before Rask made a glove save on Jamie Benn at the end of a 2-on-1 break on the ensuing rush.
Steinbrenner on ballot
Late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, former managers Lou Piniella, Davey Johnson and Charlie Manuel, and six players headed by Lee Smith are on the 10-man ballot for the baseball Hall of Fame’s Today’s Game Era committee to consider next month.
Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Will Clark, Orel Hershiser and Joe Carter also are on the ballot for the 16-man committee, which meets Dec. 9 at the winter meetings in Las Vegas.
Shohei Ohtani is a finalist for the AL Rookie of the Year award along with two New York Yankees infielders. Ohtani figures to be in a tight race with Yankees infielders Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres after a historic first season with the Los Angeles Angels.
Gymnastics under scrutiny
The U.S. Olympic Committee took steps to decertify USA Gymnastics as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, choosing the nuclear option for an organization that botched its own rebuilding attempt in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar.
In an open letter to the gymnastics community, USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland said “you deserve better,” and that the challenges facing USA Gymnastics are more than it is capable of overcoming as currently constructed.
Cavs’ Drew gets security
Larry Drew’s awkward impasse with the Cleveland Cavaliers is over.
The team relented to Drew’s requests by restructuring his contract and signing him to be their coach for the remainder of this season -- and perhaps beyond. Drew and his agent, Andy Miller, had been negotiating since the Cavs’ top assistant asked for security and guarantees if he was going to become the rebuilding team’s interim coach and replace Tyronn Lue, who was fired on Oct. 28 following a 0-6 start.
The New York City Marathon has set a record for the most finishers of any marathon worldwide -- 51,812. Organizers said the total topped the mark of 51,394 from the 2016 NYC Marathon. The race through the city’s five boroughs Sunday was watched by more than one million spectators on a crisp fall day.