Cam Askew scored two power-play goals for his second straight multi-goal game, Owen Pederson and Alex Kile each recorded three points, and the Maine Mariners capped a stretch of six consecutive home games with a 5-3 ECHL win over the Newfoundland Growlers on Sunday afternoon at Cross Insurance Arena.

Pederson, Gabriel Chicoine and Ethan Ritchie were the other goal scorers for the Mariners. Pederson and Chicoine struck just over a minute apart in the second period as Maine broke a 1-1 tie.

Kile, with three assists, now has 71 points this season – two shy of the team record set last season by Tim Doherty.

Brad Arvanitis finished with 34 saves for Maine, which trails Newfoundland by one point for third place in the North Division. The Mariners currently hold the fourth and final playoff spot, one point ahead of Trois-Rivières and Worcester.

NHL: Jonathan Drouin scored his second goal of the game 54 seconds into overtime, and the Colorado Avalanche rallied from a four-goal deficit to beat the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-4, for their ninth straight win.


Nathan MacKinnon extended his point streak to 18 games with a goal and two assists. He has at least a point in 34 straight home games, second all-time behind Wayne Gretzky’s 40-game streak in 1988-89. He has 122 points, passing Joe Sakic for the most in one season since the franchise relocated to Colorado in 1995.


CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: Tyler Adams scored from about 35 yards in his first start in more than a year for club or country, Gio Reyna added a second-half goal, and the United States beat Mexico 2-0 in Dallas for its third straight CONCACAF Nations League title.

Adams put the U.S. ahead in the 45th minute when he received a pass from Weston McKennie, took a touch and curled a shot that just eluded the right hand of diving goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.

Reyna added a 63rd-minute goal following a pair of extra-time assists in Thursday’s semifinal win over Jamaica.

The United States stretched its unbeaten streak against Mexico to seven games since a September 2019 defeat, including five wins.



PGA: Peter Malnati got a great break to help him save par on the 16th hole, then followed with a birdie on the 17th on his way to a 4-under 67 as he won the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida, and earned his first trip to the Masters.

Malnati won by two over Cameron Young, who made it easier on Malnati by taking bogey on the final hole for a 68. Young now has seven runner-up finishes without a win.

Malnati’s approach on the 16th went long and left into gnarly rough some 50 feet from the pin, leaving him a tough chip to try to save par and stay tied. But his foot was on a sprinkler head, which entitled him to a free drop. With the extra club length, he was able to drop it on the fringe and use putter, which he sent down to short range for par.

He then took the lead with his birdie on 17 and closed with a simple two-putt to finish at 12-under 272 – his first victory since the Sanderson Farms Championship in 2015.

LPGA: Nelly Korda bogeyed her final two holes in regulation to fall into a playoff but atoned for it quickly, making a 12-foot birdie putt to beat Ryann O’Toole in the Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship in Palos Verdes Estates, California, to return to No. 1 in the world.


Korda, who closed with a 2-under 69, won for the second time this year.

Korda and O’Toole finished at 9-under 275.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Jesper Svensson of Sweden won his first European Tour title, beating Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand in a playoff at the Singapore Classic.

Svensson tapped in for par at the par-5 18th – the third playoff hole – after Aphibarnrat could only make bogey.

Svensson shot a 9-under-par 63 in the final round to match the course record, one better than Aphibarnrat. Both finished at 17-under 271.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Padraig Harrington won the Hoag Classic in Newport Beach, California, for his seventh PGA Tour Champions victory, rebounding from a double bogey on 16 with birdies on the final two holes.


Harrington made a downhill 15-footer on the par-3 17th and an 8-footer on the par-5 18th for a one-stroke victory over Thongchai Jaidee.

Harrington closed with a 69 to finish at 14-under 199.


WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Joy Dunne scored with 7:12 remaining to give top-seeded Ohio State (35-4) a 1-0 victory over defending-champion and second-seeded Wisconsin (35-6) in the NCAA championship game in Durham, New Hampshire.

The Buckeyes avenged a 1-0 loss to Wisconsin in last season’s championship game. Ohio State won its first title in 2022 with a 3-2 victory over Minnesota-Duluth.



FORMULA ONE: Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz ended Red Bull’s Formula 1 winning streak when the Spaniard took advantage of Max Verstappen’s early exit to win the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, just two weeks after missing the previous race in Saudi Arabia because of an emergency appendectomy.

Sainz, who started on the front row alongside Verstappen, passed the Dutchman on Lap 2 at Turn 9 and then took control once his rival retired two laps later after a fiery mechanical failure.

Verstappen had won the first two F1 races of the season in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and was on a nine-race winning streak.

Sainz finished ahead of teammate Charles Leclerc for Ferrari’s first 1-2 result since the 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix, with McLaren’s Lando Norris finishing third.


MIAMI OPEN: Third-ranked Coco Gauff came from behind in the first set to beat Océane Dodin 6-4, 6-0 and advance to the fourth round in Miami for the second time in her career.


Fellow American Jessica Pegula, the No. 5 seed, also won in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4 over Leylah Fernandez.

Gauff next faces No. 27 Caroline Garcia, who defeated Naomi Osaka, 7-6 (4), 7-5.

Last year’s men’s runner-up, Jannik Sinner, rallied for a 5-7, 7-5, 6-1 win over Tallon Griekspoor. But No. 6 seed Holger Rune was routed by Fabian Marozsan, 6-1, 6-1.


NBA: Utah guard Kris Dunn was suspended two games and Houston’s Jabari Smith Jr. was banned a game by the NBA after their fight Saturday night.

Dunn received an extra game for initiating the altercation and throwing a punch, the league said.


WORLD CUP: Swiss standout Marco Odermatt earned his fourth World Cup crystal globe of the season in anticlimactic circumstances, as the final downhill race was canceled due to bad weather in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria.

Odermatt became the fourth male skier to win four classifications in one season, and the first since Hermann Maier did it in 2001. Odermatt added the downhill title to his overall, giant slalom and super-G crowns.

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