By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - Javier Fernandez, Yuzuru Hanyu and Patrick Chan have won the last six men's titles at the figure skating world championships but the 'old guard' will be under pressure in Helsinki to quell the growing threat posed by a gang of high-flying upstarts. "It's mind blowing what these guys are doing technically," the 26-year-old Chan, who won a hat-trick of world titles before settling for Olympic silver behind Hanyu at the 2014 Sochi Games, told reporters in a conference call. "We are at a point now where it’s crazy." Just seven years ago, American Evan Lysacek captured the 2010 Olympic gold without attempting a single quadruple jump.
(Reuters) - Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker became the unlikeliest member of an elite scoring club when he erupted for 70 points on Friday against the Boston Celtics. Just the sixth NBA player to ever reach the scoring mark, Booker joins hallowed players Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, David Thompson, Elgin Baylor and David Robinson. It was an astounding performance from Booker, a 20-year-old second-year player, and one few could predict coming.
Since we’re down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. As we noted on Saturday night, the Boston Bruins’ win over the New York Islanders gave them the last wild card spot, for the moment, and moved them to within one point of the Toronto Maple Leafs for third in the Atlantic. As for the Islanders, it’s a tough loss – on the second night of a back-to-back – but they still have a game in-hand on Boston, as do the Leafs.
Joe Hart believes "something has got to give" in the summer when he returns to parent club Manchester City from his season-long loan at Torino. The 29-year-old established himself as the first choice goalkeeper at the Etihad Stadium in the 2010/2011 season under Roberto Mancini, becoming a mainstay in the England national team in the process. With less than two months left in the domestic league season, Hart is still unsure what his future looks like but wants to end the season well.