Patrick Kane sets U.S. hockey’s all-time points record in 6-3 win over Britain

Patrick Kane scored a goal and had two assists to become the United States’ all-time leading scorer at the world hockey championship in 6-3 win over Britain in Slovakia.

The three-time Stanley Cup champion and two-time Olympian finished the game with 36 points, surpassing the 33 points U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Johnson had in the tournament.

Johnson led the Americans with 11 goals when they won Olympic gold in 1980 at Lake Placid, N.Y., in the feat known as “Miracle on Ice.”

“It’s special when you think of all the great American players, all the kids that grow up in the USA, dreaming of playing hockey, dreaming of playing for their country,” Kane said. “I’ve really enjoyed this tournament.”

Kane has helped the U.S. win three straight games in Group A since opening with a loss to the host Slovaks.

Cycling: Despite a crash in Stage 4, Stage 3 leader Tejay van Garderen maintained his hold on first place in the Tour of California, thanks to the decision of a race jury. After Fabio Jackson won the 133-mile stage from Laguna Seca Raceway to Morro Bay, it appeared van Garderen’s crash had left him 47 seconds behind a new leader, Kasper Asgreen. But tour organizers then ruled that another crash, near the finish, had held up van Garderen and many other top contenders, and would be treated “such that all riders affected by the incident and the road blockage will receive the field time,” effectively giving van Garderen the lead back.

NFL: The New York Jets fired general manager Mike Maccagnan, and head coach Adam Gase will serve as the acting GM in his place. The timing is strange as Maccagnan, who was hired as GM in 2015, oversaw the Jets’ draft less than three weeks ago.

• The Seattle Seahawks added former Jets starting quarterback Geno Smith to the competition to back up Russell Wilson.

Horse racing: Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will seek his record-setting eighth Preakness victory with 5-2 morning-line favorite Improbable, who will start from the No. 4 post in a field of 13 horses. Golden Gate Fields-based Anothertwistafate will start from the No. 12 position.

Tennis: Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova pulled out of the year’s second Grand Slam tournament because of her surgically repaired right shoulder.

• Play at the Italian Open was wiped out by rain, meaning Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic play opening matches Thursday.

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