Carl Klingberg scored in overtime to lift the St. John’s IceCaps to a 2-1 win over the Portland Pirates on Wednesday in Newfoundland.

It was Klingberg’s 11th goal.

Scott Kosmachuk gave the IceCaps the lead midway through the second period. Brendan Shinnimin’s eighth goal of the season tied it with 3:48 left in the period, with assists going to Justin Hodgman and Jordan Szwarz.

Mike McKenna stopped 23 shots for the Pirates, who picked up their 13th point out of a possible 16 in their last eight games.

Connor Hellebuyck stopped 32 shots for the IceCaps.


NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE: Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo says he will attempt to make a playing comeback this spring with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

The world soccer player of the year in 1996, 1997 and 2002, Ronaldo is 38 and hasn’t played since February 2011 with Brazil’s Corinthians. He spoke at a news conference called to announce he has become a part-owner of the Strikers.

MLS: The Philadelphia Union signed Major League Soccer all-star Maurice Edu to a multiyear contract.

Edu played for the United States in the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 Olympics.


USTA: The U.S. Tennis Association will sanction same-gender couples doubles tournaments for the first time, starting at the Plaza Racquet Club in Palm Springs, California, on March 7-8 with a goal of having national championship events next year.

USTA quoted International Tennis Hall of Fame member Billie Jean King as calling the introduction of these events “a great and important step forward for tennis.”


2016 GAMES: In an attempt to crack down on ticket scalping, Brazilian organizers will impose large fines on anyone involved in the resale of tickets distributed by national Olympic committees.

Organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Games said that fines for resale of those tickets could reach 100 times the ticket’s face value.


LONDON MARATHON: World-record holder Paula Radcliffe will race her final marathon in London in April.

The 41-year-old Briton, whose last marathon was in Berlin in September 2011, has not competed in the London Marathon for nine years.

The three-time London Marathon winner set her world record of 2:15.25 seconds on the streets of the British capital in 2003.

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL: Juan Martin del Potro continued his promising return from an 11-month injury layoff by beating top-seeded Fabio Fognini 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals at Sydney, Australia.

Second-seeded David Goffin of Belgium also lost, falling to Simone Bolelli of Italy 6-3, 6-3, and Bernard Tomic of Australia defeated third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-3, 6-4.


GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Brooke Downey scored 15 points and Maggie Duchene 14 to lead host Berwick Academy (3-6) to a 55-21 victory over Landmark (5-1).

The Bulldogs jumped to a 12-0 lead and kept the momentum.

Adara Groman added 10 points and eight rebounds for Berwick. Duchene also had eight rebounds.

– From staff and news services