Flyers’ Giroux wins NHL All-Star Most Valuable Player award | Sports


LAS VEGAS — Philadelphia captain Claude Giroux scored three goals and the Metropolitan Division beat the Central Division 5-3 on Saturday in the final 3-on-3 game to win the NHL All-Star Game.

New Jersey’s Jack Hughes, at 20 the youngest All-Star, also scored three goals for the Metropolitan team.

Giroux, 34, scored two goals in the final and another in the semi-final.


Goodell considers permanent probe

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told teams the league would seek to strengthen policies designed to encourage the hiring of minorities, particularly as head coaches, and he promised an investigation into allegations of tanking raised by Brian Flores in his discrimination lawsuit against the NFL.


3 lead shares at Pebble Beach

Jordan Spieth shot a 9-under 63 at Pebble Beach to get into the mix at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Spieth went from 10 shots behind Seamus Power to one shot behind the top three of Beau Hossler, Andrew Putnam and Tom Hoge, who were at 15 under 200. Power shot a 3 for 74 and was at 13 under 202.

Irish woman wins LPGA tournament

Leona Maguire became the first Irish winner in LPGA Tour history, closing with a 5-under 67 for a three-time victory in the LPGA Drive On Championship at Crown Colony in Fort Myers, Florida. She had seven birdies and two bogeys to finish 18-under 198. Lexi Thompson was second after a 65.

Varner leads in Saudi Arabia

Harold Varner III birdied the par-5 18th hole on Saturday to shoot a 2-under 68 and take a one-stroke lead over Adri Arnaus in the final round of the Saudi International at King Abdullah Economic City, Arabia saudi.


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