Boosted by the additions of Boston Celtics bench players Dalano Banton and Neemias Queta, the Maine Celtics went on a 22-2 run in the third quarter as they pulled away for a 112-92 win over the Indiana Mad Ants in a G League game Saturday afternoon at the Portland Expo.

Banton, playing his first game for Maine, led six players in double figures with 28 points.

DJ Steward had 19 points, Drew Peterson tossed in 18, and Queta chipped in with 12 points on 6-for-7 shooting.

Jordan Walsh and Rob Edwards each added 11 points.



ECHL: The Maine Mariners scored five straight goals to erase an early 3-0 deficit, as Chase Zieky recorded a goal and two assists in the third period to highlight a 6-4 comeback victory against the Reading Royals in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Zieky tied the game 2:21 into the third, then set up Darien Kielb’s go-ahead power-play goal at 4:33. Less than two minutes later, Zieky assisted on a goal by Tyler Drevitch that made it 5-3.

Alex Kile clinched the win with an empty-net goal after Reading closed to within 5-4.

Reading raced to a 3-0 lead in the first 13 minutes. Curtis Hall put Maine on the board at 14:48 of the first, and William Provost cut further into the deficit at 7:54 of the second.

Brad Arvanitis stopped 25 of 26 shots in relief of Francois Brassard, who allowed the first three goals.

NHL: Boston Bruins goalie Jeremy Swayman has been added to the roster for All-Star Weekend by fan vote.


Swayman joins teammae David Pastrnak, who was named to the squad when the initial participants were announced.

All-Star Weekend is Feb. 1-3 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Instead of players representing their divisions, there will be a draft to determine teams for the 3-on-3 tournament.

Cale Makar and Alexandar Georgiev of the Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl, and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky of the Florida Panthers were also added.

• Vegas Golden Knights center Jack Eichel will miss an undetermined amount of time after suffering an injury in Thursday’s game against the Boston Bruins.

The team did not disclose what type of injury Eichel has. He leads the team with 44 points.

• Nic Dowd tied the game in the third period by batting a puck out of the air, T.J. Oshie scored the go-ahead goal 1:53 later, and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the visiting New York Rangers, 3-2, handing the Metropolitan Division leaders a fourth consecutive loss.


• The injury-depleted Chicago Blackhawks are getting their top defenseman back, as Seth Jones was scheduled to return Saturday night against the Dallas Stars.

Jones, who leads Chicago and is fourth in the NHL with 25:25 of ice time per game, missed 15 games because of a shoulder injury.


EUROPEAN TOUR: Tommy Fleetwood surged into the lead of the Dubai Invitational in the United Arab Emirates, shooting an 8-under 63 in the third round to overtake Rory McIlroy by one stroke.

Fleetwood made eight birdies in a flawless round to move to a 15-under total of 198. McIlroy settled for a 67 that left him in sole possession of second place.

Thorbjorn Olesen was another two shots back after a 66.



ENGLAND: Kevin De Bruyne marked his Premier League return from injury by coming off the bench to score the equalizer and set up an injury-time winner by substitute winger Oscar Bobb  as Manchester City rallied for a 3-2 win at Newcastle.

The win lifted Pep Guardiola’s team into second place, two points behind Liverpool.



Sixth-seeded Jelena Ostapenko tuned up for the Australian Open by winning her seventh WTA title with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Daria Kasatkina, and seventh-seeded Jiri Lehecka captured his first ATP Tour title by rallying to defeat unseeded Jack Draper, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.



WORLD CUP: Marco Odermatt won another duel with Cyprien Sarrazin in a downhill in Wengen, Switzerland, that was marred by a serious crash for their biggest rival, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, who was airlifted to a hospital.

Odermatt and Sarrazin were much faster than any other racer, starting back-to-back just minutes before Kilde crashed within sight of the finish of the longest downhill on the World Cup circuit.

Kilde, the overall World Cup champion in 2020 and long-time partner of American star Mikaela Shiffrin, had lengthy treatment on his right leg while laying flat next to the finish line.

• Sofia Goggia rose to fourth on the all-time list of career downhill victories by winning a race in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria.

The 2018 Olympic champion’s first downhill win this season and 18th of her World Cup career was by 0.10 seconds over Stephanie Venier. Nicol Delago and Mirjam Puchner tied for third, 0.34 behind Goggia.

Lindsey Vonn holds the record for downhill victories with 43.

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