HOCKEY

Kevin Lohan broke a 2-2 tie just 25 seconds into the third period, and the Orlando Solar Bears held off a late comeback by the Maine Mariners for a 5-4 ECHL victory Saturday night in Orlando, Florida.

Justin Brazeau scored twice for the Mariners, who also got goals from Victor Berglund and Cameron Askew.

Maine, which went 2-1-1 on a four-game trip to Florida, hosts Worcester on Wednesday night.

TENNIS

ATP FINALS: For the second time this year, Alexander Zverev has denied Novak Djokovic the chance to play for a big trophy.

Following up his win over the top-ranked player in the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics, Zverev beat Djokovic 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3 at the same stage of the ATP Finals in Milan, Italy.

Zverev will play for the title Sunday against defending champion Daniil Medvedev, who defeated Casper Ruud, 6-4, 6-2.

GOLF

LPGA: Nelly Korda and Jin Young Ko are part of a four-way tie for the lead going into the final round of the season, with nothing less than $1.5 million and LPGA player of the year on the line.

Ko ran off seven straight birdies that helped her make up a six-shot deficit and carried her to a 6-under 66 in the third round of the CME Group Tour Championship at Naples, Florida. Korda overpowered the par 5s on the back nine for a 67 as she joined Young at 14-under 202, along with Celine Boutier(72) and Nasa Hataoka (64).

EUROPEAN TOUR: Rory McIlroy scrambled for a par after hitting his drive onto a ledge on the 17th hole and shot a 5-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Sam Horsfield (69) bogeyed the 18th to drop out of a share of the lead with McIlroy, who was 14 under overall in the season-closing event on the European Tour.

Collin Morikawa, still on course to become the first American to finish a season as the European Tour’s No. 1 player, was three shots back in a four-way share of fifth place after his round of 69.

PGA: Talor Gooch shot a 3-under 67 and stretched his lead to three shots going into the final round of the RSM Classic at St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Gooch, seeking his first PGA Tour victory, was at 16-under 196. Seamus Power (67) and Sebastian Munoz (69) were tied for second.

SOCCER

NWSL: Kelley O’Hara scored in the 97th minute and the Washington Spirit won the National Women’s Soccer League championship with a 2-1 extra-time victory over the Chicago Red Stars in Louisville, Kentucky.

O’Hara, a defender who was on the U.S. national team that won the World Cup in 2015 and 2019, scored her first goal of the season. Her back-post header came off a pass from Trinity Rodman and gave the Spirit their first NWSL title.

ENGLAND: Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante marked his latest return to Leicester, his former club, with a brilliant individual goal to help the Premier League leaders to a 3-0 win.

Christian Pulisic added his second goal of the season after his entrance as a second-half substitute.

• Liverpool handed visiting Arsenal a harsh reality check by tearing through the Gunners in the second half for a 4-0 win.

Sadio Mane scored the opener in the first half, and Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah and substitute Takumi Minamino ran up the score in the second half

• Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future as Manchester United manager looked to be hanging by a thread after a 4-1 loss at Watford that saw the visitors finish with 10 men.

FRANCE: Lionel Messi scored his first goal in the French league and Kylian Mbappe grabbed the fastest goal of his career as Paris Saint-Germain beat visiting Nantes, 3-1.

Messi sealed PSG’s win in the 87th minute from Mbappe’s pass at the end of a counterattack. Messi, who joined from Barcelona this summer, had already scored three Champions League goals for his new team but had failed to find the net in five previous Ligue 1 appearances.

Mbappe opened the scoring in the second minute, deflecting a 25-meter half-volley by Leandro Paredes.

AUTO RACING

FORMULA ONE: Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen qualified 1-2 for the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix, setting up a showdown between the championship contenders at the start of Sunday’s race.

Hamilton won the 102nd pole of his career, beating Verstappen by 0.455 seconds.

SKIING

WORLD CUP: Petra Vlhova posted the fastest time in both runs as she beat Mikaela Shiffrin in the first World Cup slalom of the season, at Levi, Finland.

Vlhova accelerated near the end of her final run to win by .31 seconds as the pair continued their dominance in the annual event in Finnish Lapland. Both Vlhova and Shiffrin have four victories in the traditional season opener.


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