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Jake Arrieta made a brief run at a no-hitter and ended another 71-year pause between celebrations for the Chicago Cubs and their faithful fans.
Rikard Karlberg made his World Golf Championships debut with an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over Rickie Fowler in the HSBC Champions.
Amy Yang took the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia lead, and Michelle Wie had her best score in more than a year. Lydia Ko had to fight to get back to even par in her first event since firing her caddie.
The Edmonton Oilers aren't used to this type of start to a season.
There were plenty of special-team goals scored in a game featuring the most productive power play in the young NHL season. But to the chagrin of the Nashville Predators, it was the Anaheim Ducks that capitalized on the man-advantage and the penalty kill in a manner the franchise had never before seen.