(NHL)  The Calgary Flames scored 5 times in the third period as they beat the St. Louis Blues 7-4 last night, and in the only other game on the schedule Carolina thumped Dallas 5-1.

(NFL)  In the NFL Monday nighter Carolina crushed Miami 45-21. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton threw for 254 yards and four touchdowns in the win.

(Soccer)  Four-time champion Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after losing its playoff to Sweden 1-0 on aggregate. They played to a goalless draw in Italy yesterday.