Pittsburgh began its defense of the Stanley Cup with a 3-2 victory over Washington on Thursday, with Phil Kessel beating Braden Holtby in the fourth round of the shootout for the winning tally.
Argentina's pain is Barcelona's gain as Lionel Messi returns for the Spanish champions when Deportivo la Coruna visit the Camp Nou on Saturday after being sidelined for three weeks with a groin injury.
Colorado's Kevin Doyle scored twice to lead the Rapids over San Jose 2-1 on Thursday, taking the MLS overall lead and eliminating the Earthquakes from playoff contention.
Scott Piercy launched the U.S. PGA Tour's 2016-17 season with a bang on Thursday, firing a 10-under par 62 to take a two-shot lead early in the first round of the Safeway Open.
A Fiji team will join Australia's National Rugby Championship in 2017, laying the platform for a potential future push for a Pacific island team in Super Rugby.
Brittany Lang hit driver for a tap-in eagle on the par-4 15th and birdied the last for a 7-under 65 and the second-round lead Friday in the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship.
Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo had the fastest lap in Friday's practice for the MotoGP of Japan.
French driver Sebastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia steer their Volkswagen Polo R WRC as they compete during the first day of the 52nd Rally de Catalunya in Barcelona on Thursday, Oct. 13.
Here's a quick look at sporting tragedies that have sparked changes to safety standards:
The family of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes walked out of the inquest into his death on Friday, with his father calling the Sydney Cricket Ground an "unsafe workplace."