What you missed while your slippers were in the shop for repairs ...
• NHL: Just a guy named Joe ... Sakic reaches 1,500-point mark as his Avalanche lose to Capitals 5-3.
• Tennis: As you no doubt have heard by now, Robby Ginepri beat Gilles Simon of France, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5), in the first round of the Lyon Grand Prix.
• Soccer: Your Wednesday European Championship qualifying scores: Belgium 3, Azerbaijan 0; Kazakhstan 0, Finland 2; France 5, Faeroe Islands 0; Bangladesh 0, Uzbekistan 4.