Spartans result misses deadline
Due to the late start of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, results from this college football game featuring Michigan State and TCU?will be reported in Monday's Mining Journal.
NHL, players talk via telephone
NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL and the players' association are spending lots of time talking, but not negotiating yet.
One day after it was revealed that the NHL made a new contract offer to the union, the sides spent much of Saturday taking part in conference calls. The talks were strictly on an informational level and not meant for bargaining purposes. The thought is that the sides are looking to meet for traditional negotiating today in New York, but that hadn't been scheduled as of Saturday afternoon.
The players' association has been going over the new proposal it received late Thursday. Whether enough progress will be made to lead to face-to-face talks remains to be seen.
The sides haven't gotten together in person since Dec. 13 with federal mediators.
York breaks college ice record
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Boston College coach Jerry York became the NCAA hockey career victory leader Saturday, directing the top-ranked Eagles to a 5-3 win over Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday in the Mariucci Classic.
York has 925 victories in 41 seasons to move past former Michigan State coach Ron Mason for the record. In 19 seasons at Boston College, York is 458-223-61.
York began his career as a 26-year-old head coach at Clarkson in 1972, then took over for Mason at Bowling Green before heading to Boston College. He has won four national titles with the Eagles to go with one at Bowling Green.
Russia, Sweden get World wins
UFA, Russia (AP) - Russia routed Germany 7-0 Saturday for its third straight victory at the junior ice hockey world championships.
Yaroslav Kosov scored a hat trick in the third period for the Russians.
Russia goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevski had 41 saves. Russia tops Group B with nine points and will face Canada on Monday in a game likely to decide the group winner.
Earlier Saturday, Viktor Arvidsson scored twice as Sweden beat Latvia 5-1 to secure a spot in the knockout round.
Sweden dominated but struggled to find a way past goalkeeper Ivars Punnenovs until Emil Molin gave the Swedes the lead with 50 seconds left in the first period.
Sweden tops Group A with eight points from three games, while Latvia has no points.