Wranglers win fourth straight to open season

Chris Ferraro netted the winning goal on the power play with 6:20 left in regulation as the Wranglers pushed their record to 4-0 Friday night with a 4-3 victory over the Victoria Salmon Kings in Victoria, British Columbia.

The win, sparked by Bruce Mulherin’s second straight two-goal game, was the 17th straight in regulation for Las Vegas, dating to last season.

The Wranglers and Salmon Kings (1-2) meet again today in Victoria at 7 p.m.

Also: Right wing Dustin Brown, playing his fourth NHL season at only 22, agreed to a six-year extension with the Los Angeles King believed to be worth around $19 million.

Detroit forward Kris Draper, 36, a winner of three Stanley Cups with the Red Wings, signed a three-year extension.

Denver Avalanche defenseman Jordan Leopold will have wrist surgery and be sidelined about two months.


Estes, Armour share lead in Florida tourney

Bob Estes and Tommy Armour III, a Bishop Gorman High graduate, shot 5-under-par 68 to share the lead in the suspended second round of the rain-soaked Ginn sur Mer Classic in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Estes and Armour opened with 64s on Thursday, leaving them at 14 under.

Also: Suzann Pettersen holed a 115-yard wedge shot for eagle on the par-4 13th and birdied the 18th to maintain a two-stroke lead in the Honda LPGA Thailand in Pattaya for her fourth straight tour round atop the leaderboard.

Chasing her third victory in four weeks, Pettersen shot a 4-under 68 for an 11-under 133 total. Canadian Alena Sharp matched Pettersen’s 68 to hold the second spot.

Dutchman Robert-Jan Derksen and France’s Jean-Francois shot 5-under 65s to share the lead at 9-under 131 in the Mallorca Classic in Son Servera, with 54 players unable to complete the second round because of darkness.


UNR’s new basketball seating policy irks fans

Some UNR basketball fans are upset ticket prices are going up this season, and even more are angry that the school is eliminating all general admission seating at Lawlor Events Center.

The three sections that were general admission last season will be upper level end zone reserved this season.

“They’re making it difficult for people to come support it when for years they were begging for support,” longtime fan Marko Boscovich of Sparks said of Wolf Pack basketball.

Also: Williams B. Holmes III, the gunman who wounded five Duquesne basketball players after a school dance last year in Pittsburgh pleaded guilty and will spend up to 40 years in prison.

Light welterweight Javier Molina and bantamweight Gary Russell advanced in the World Boxing Championships, continuing an almost perfect run for U.S. fighters.

Molina beat Azerbaijan’s Emil Maharramov, the 2005 bronze medalist, 27-10. Russell beat Peter Moyshenzon of Israel, 21-1.

Nikolay Davydenko, already at the center of a betting investigation, was fined $2,000 for lack of effort in a loss at the St. Petersburg Open in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The ATP fined the fourth-ranked Russian for lack of “best effort” in his 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 loss Thursday to Marian Cilic.

Alicia Lugo set a school single-season record with her ninth shutout, stopping four shots on goal, as the UNLV women’s soccer team blanked Air Force 4-0 in a Mountain West Conference game at Johann Memorial Field.

The Rebels (9-3-5, 4-0-1 MWC) have won four straight.

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