Sharks fall to Ducks on road
ANAHEIM — Dustin Penner had two goals and an assist to lead the Anaheim Ducks past the Sharks 6-3 in a preseason game Wednesday night.
Milan Michalek, Patrick Marleau and Garrett Stafford scored for San Jose.
Joe Thornton and Jonathan Cheechoo did not dress for the game.
» Columbus Blue Jackets center Sergei Fedorov will be out four to six weeks after injuring his left shoulder during an exhibition game. Columbus opens Oct. 6 at home against Vancouver and the team hopes the 36-year-old veteran will be back early in the season.
» Michal Rozsival, one of the New York Rangers’ top defensemen last season, underwent surgery on his right knee and is expected to be sidelined for the rest of the preseason.
Hall of Famer Waters dies at age 83
SAGINAW, Mich. — Frank “Muddy” Waters, the College Football Hall of Fame coach who had a successful run at Hillsdale College and finished his long career at Michigan State, died. He was 83. Waters died of congestive heart failure in Saginaw, where he had lived several months at an assisted living facility after moving from the Lansing area, Hillsdale spokesman Brad Monastiere said.
» Florida defensive tackle Marcus Thomas was suspended indefinitely for a second violation of the school’s substance-abuse policy, leaving the fifth-ranked Gators without their top pass rusher.
» Connecticut starting safety Marvin Taylor has been suspended from the team indefinitely following his arrest on larceny charges related to the illegal use of a credit card. It is the second time Taylor has been arrested in just over a year.
S.F. State draws again, this time with Monterey Bay
San Francisco State played its third straight overtime game, but the Gators had to settle for their second consecutive tie after their
1-1 draw with Cal State Monterey Bay in a California Collegiate Athletic Association men’s soccer match at Cox Stadium.
» English soccer officials opened an investigation into a television report that a Premier League manager and others took bribes from soccer agents as incentive to sign their players. The Football Association and the Premier League said they would ask the BBC to provide details from Tuesday’s program “Undercover: Football’s Dirty Secrets.”
Three soccer agents secretly filmed by the BBC said Bolton manager Sam Allardyce took bribes from agents to complete lucrative player transfer deals. In English soccer, a player under contract with one club may sign with another, so long as both teams agree on a cash payment akin to a buyout.