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Penguins fall at Calgary in OT

CALGARY, Alberta — Mark Giordano scored 2:19 into overtime, Mike Smith made 43 saves and the Calgary Flames beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Thursday night.

Giordano fired a perfect shot over Tristan Jarry’s glove off a pass by Matthew Tkachuk.

Sean Monahan also scored for Calgary, which is 2-1-0 during a seven-game homestand.

Patric Hornqvist had a goal for Pittsburgh, and Jarry made 32 saves in his first start of the season. The Penguins are 1-2-1 on a five-game trip.

Monahan made it 1-0 with 4:07 left in the third period, scoring on a power pay after Kris Letang went off for a high stick. He banked a shot in off a Penguins player seven seconds into the man advantage.

Letang helped get that one back. With 1:12 left, his point shot tipped off Hornqvist in front to tie it.

Jets damage Bills’ division standing

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Matt Forte ran for two touchdowns four days after complaining the Jets didn’t run the ball enough, and an overwhelming defense sacked Tyrod Taylor seven times Thursday night in New York’s 34-21 demolition of the Buffalo Bills.

Buffalo (5-3) came in having scored 64 points in its last two wins, but self-destructed with turnovers and miscues. New York (4-5), which snapped a three-game slide in which it held leads in each defeat, looked more like the challenger to New England in the AFC East.

Forte scored on runs of 10 and 5 yards and had 14 carries for 77 yards. Augmenting that was Bilal Powell with a 51-yard burst and 74 yards on nine carries. Quarterback Josh McCown got in on the fun with a 15-yard scramble to open the scoring and New York rushed for 194 yards overall.

Jordan Jenkins had two of the Jets’ sacks as they never allowed Buffalo’s offense to get on track.

Red Flash women

win exhibition

LORETTO — Saint Francis shot 46-percent for the game, forced 36 turnovers and had eight blocks in a 94-60 exhibition win over the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown on Thursday at DeGol Arena.

Jessica Kovatch led six Red Flash players in double figures with 19. Maya Wynn tallied 13, Ace Harrison and Haley Thomas recorded 11 each, while Courtney Zezza and Leah Morrow had 10 apiece.

Saint Francis had assists on 21 of 36 baskets, but were outrebounded in the game by a 55-47 margin.

Portage graduate Olivia McCabe was in street clothes for UPJ.

Meen-Whee shoots 6-under 65

LAS VEGAS — Kim Meen-Whee birdied two of his final three holes for a 6-under 65 and a one-stroke lead Friday in the PGA Tour’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

The 25-year-old South Korean player birdied all three par-5 holes at TPC Summerlin, Nos. 13 and 16 on his first nine and No. 9 on his second nine.

“I had a really good putting all day,” Kim said. “Didn’t miss any putts. I think I didn’t do any stupid mistakes all day. I think that was key. The greens were a little slower than what I expected like the last two years. But it was still fast and firm.”

John Huh was at 66 with J.J. Spaun, Ryan Blaum and Alex Cejka. Jimmy Stanger also was 5 under with three holes left when play was suspended because of darkness.

Kim was fourth two weeks ago in South Korea in the PGA Tour’s CJ Cup.

From Mirror, wire reports

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