MONACO, Monaco - Nine-time world champion Sebastien Loeb returned to rally racing in style as he took command of the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally on day one Thursday. https://www.clevelan.../48-Jersey .The Frenchman, who has won the race seven times and ended his full-time rally career in 2012, won the opening special stage held at night in his Citroen, then settled for third behind defending world champ Sebastien Ogier, and Jari-Matti Latvala in second.Loeb was in a class of his own in the first stage, mastering the icy and tricky roads to beat his closest rival, Ott Tanak of Estonia, by 22 seconds.Loeb, who is teaming up with longtime co-driver Daniel Elena, surprised even himself with his stunning scratch time of 15 minutes, 53.5 seconds over the 21 kilometres of the opening stage.I said to Daniel three kilometres before the end that it felt like we were stopped, he said. The road was full of ice everywhere, and it was very, very difficult. But Im happy for this time.Ogier cut his deficit in the standings to 13.3 seconds by winning the second stage, with his Volkswagen teammate Latvala third overall, 36.1 seconds back. The rally continues on Friday with six special stages.In announcing his return last year, Loeb said he does not plan to take part in the whole series, instead focusing on the World Touring Car Championship. https://www.clevelan.../30-Jersey . Picard had a goal and two assists to help Canada improve to 2-0 at the tournament. Seven different players scored for the two-time defending champions. "Today all four lines played excellent," said head coach Laura Schuler. https://www.clevelan.../44-Jersey . Henry, who missed three games with a knee injury, was charged with a handball in the penalty area in the 82nd minute as he went to block a strike from Patrick Mullins. On the ensuing penalty kick, Lee Nguyen picked up his fourth goal of the season, giving the Revolution a 2-1 win Saturday afternoon.OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith will miss the remainder of the season with a foot injury. Smith hurt his left foot in the first quarter of a game against Cincinnati on Oct. 26. The injury was initially diagnosed as a sprain. But coach John Harbaugh said an examination of the foot Thursday revealed the need for surgery. Harbaugh says, Jimmy is finished for the season, butt will recover for our off-season program. https://www.clevelan.../55-Jersey. Smith started all eight games before the injury. He had one interception and 28 tackles. With Smith out last week for the first time, Baltimore gave up 340 yards passing and six touchdown passes to Pittsburghs Ben Roethlisberger in a 43-23 defeat. Now in his fourth season, Smith started all 16 games last year for the first time. ' ' '