Seahawks face challenge replacing injured Sherman

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman arrives on crutches to speak after an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. Sherman ruptured his achilles during the Seahawks 22-16 win. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

SEATTLE (AP) — In the grand scheme of what the Seattle Seahawks are trying to accomplish this season, a failed physical could end up becoming a huge benefit.

Wilson throws 2 TD passes, Seahawks top Arizona 22-16

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) lies injured on the turf after tackling Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. Sherman did not return to the game after the injury. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Russell Wilson has been confounding the Arizona Cardinals with his escape antics for a long time.

Zucker, Dubnyk star in Wild’s 3-0 win over Canadiens

Minnesota Wild left wing Jason Zucker (16) scores on Montreal Canadiens goalie Charlie Lindgren (39) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) — Jason Zucker scored three goals in the third period, Devan Dubnyk made 41 saves and the Minnesota Wild beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 on Thursday night to end a three-game losing streak.

USWNT play Canada to 1-1 tie in friendly

U.S. goalie Alyssa Naeher, right, stops Canada's Maegan Kelly during the second half of an international friendly soccer match, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alex Morgan scored and Alyssa Naeher had a late stop to help the U.S. Women’s National Team to a 1-1 draw with Canada on Thursday night.

Olympic champion Hanyu pulls out NHK Trophy with injury

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, Japan's Hanyu Yuzuru performs in his free program at the Rostelekom Cup ISU Grand Prix figure skating event in Moscow, Russia. Olympic champion Hanyu will be aiming for the top of the podium at the NHK Trophy, the fourth event of the International Skating Union's Grand Prix series, on Nov. 10, 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Yuzuru Hanyu has pulled out of the NHK Trophy after injuring his ankle in practice, a setback that could have a serious impact on his preparations for an Olympic title defense.

Strong as ever, kickers remain a key to success

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Vikings kicker Kai Forbath (2) kicks a 52-yard field goal during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Minneapolis. NFL kickers are thriving as much as ever. Ten of them are making 90 percent or more of their field goals, with 50-plus-yarders becoming more and more routine. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — When the Minnesota Vikings signed Kai Forbath last season, he’d gone 10½ months without kicking in a meaningful game.

U.S. hockey women beat Canada 4-2 in Four Nations Cup

U.S. goaltender Maddie Rooney makes a save against Canada during the second period of a Four Nations Cup hockey game in Wesley Chapel, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. (Loren Elliott/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — The Americans showed off their special teams skills in beating Canada for the second time in three games as part of their pre-Olympic exhibition tour.

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