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HOCKEYAnaheim overcomes Philadelphia

William Karlsson scored and Jakob Silfverberg scored in the shootout to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers last night. The Flyers (0-2-2) are winless through the first four games for only the fourth time in franchise history . . . Matt Irwin and John Scott were unlikely goal-scorers, and the previously stingy San Jose Sharks finally sprung a leak before coming away with a 6-5 shootout victory over the Washington Capitals . . . Cory Schneider made 26 saves and Mike Cammalleri had a tiebreaking goal in the third period as the Devils beat the Lightning, 2-1, extending their season-opening winning streak to three, all on the road.

Ex-Isle Trevor Gillies gets 12-game AHL ban

Trevor Gillies, who once played for the Islanders, has been suspended 12 games by the American Hockey League for slamming an opposing player's head onto the ice during a game. The Adirondack Flames' winger skated up to Rochester rookie forward William Carrier during a scrum, punched him several times and slammed his head on the ice as he went down. Carrier did not throw a punch during the melee. While playing for the Islanders during the 2010-11 season, Gillies (no relation to Clark Gillies) was suspended nine games for punching a player. The first game back, he was ejected for a hit and suspended another 10 games.

GOLFKaymer takes lead in PGA Grand Slam

U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer seized control with a tap-in birdie followed by an eagle on his way to a 6-under 65 and a two-shot lead over Bubba Watson in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. British Open and PGA champion Rory McIlroy fell back after a strong start and had a 69. Jim Furyk, the alternate in the 36-hole exhibition for the year's four major champions, was seven shots behind after a 73.

COLLEGESSEC commissioner Slive to retire

Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive will retire next summer after 13 years leading the league to unprecedented success and prosperity. The 74-year-old Slive said his retirement will take effect July 31, and also announced he plans to begin treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer. Slive has become one of the most powerful figures in college sports. Under his leadership, the SEC became the nation's most premier football conference, dug out from under a pile of NCAA compliance issues and won seven consecutive BCS titles. -- AP

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