Chris Clemons sank a long 3-pointer with .5 seconds remaining to give the Maine Celtics a 110-107 win over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in their final home game of the season Sunday afternoon.

Clemons led the Celtics with 22 points. Juwan Morgan had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Matt Ryan scored 17 points, and Denzel Valentine finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Nate Hinton scored 35 points for Fort Wayne.


ECHL: Mathew Santos and Patrick Shea each scored twice to lead the Maine Mariners to a 6-4 win over the Newfoundland Growlers at Cross Insurance Arena.


Santos, coming off a five-point game Saturday night, opened the scoring just 2:38 into Sunday’s game. Shea and Santos then struck just 39 seconds apart in the final minute of the first period to make it 3-0.

Maine stretched its lead to 6-0 after two periods on goals by Keltie Jeri-Leon, Alex Kile and Shea. Jeri-Leon scored short-handed for the second straight game.


WORLD CUP QUALIFYING: Cyle Larin, Tajon Buchanan and Junior Hoilett scored and Canada secured its first World Cup berth in 36 years with a 4-0 victory over Jamaica in Toronto.

Canada has been to the World Cup just once before, in 1986.



FORMULA ONE: Defending series champion Max Verstappen overtook Charles Leclerc three laps from the end of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix for his first win of the season and 21st of his career.

The race under floodlights was held two days after an attack on a nearby oil depot by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

Leclerc was aiming for back-to-back victories after winning the season-opener in Bahrain from pole position last Sunday, but Verstappen overtook him on Lap 47 of 50. Carlos Sainz Jr. finished third, while seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton could manage only one point in 10th place after starting 15th.


LPGA: Atthaya Thitikul won the JTBC Classic for her first LPGA Tour title, three-putting for bogey on the second hole of a playoff to outlast Nanna Koerstz Madsen.

After Koerstz Madsen’s 15-foot bogey putt hit the edge of the cup and stayed out, the 19-year-old Thitikul rolled her 10-foot par try close and holed out for the breakthrough victory.


At 19 years, 25 days, Thitikul is the youngest winner since Brooke Henderson in the 2016 Portland Classic at 18 years, 9 months, 23 days. The Thai player also has two victories on the Ladies European Tour.

Thitikul shot an 8-under 64 to post at 16-under 272. Koerstz Madsen had a 70 and bogeyed 18 to fall into the playoff.

PGA: Chad Ramey won the windswept Corales Puntacana Championship in the Dominican Republic for his first PGA Tour title, beating Ben Martin and Alex Smalley by a stroke.

Ramey closed with a 5-under 67, completing a two-putt par on the par-4 18th after Martin missed a 6-foot birdie try that would have forced a playoff.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Scotland’s Ewen Ferguson had a chip-in eagle and a birdie on his final three holes to secure victory at the Qatar Masters.

Ferguson’s closing 70 took him to 7-under 281 for the tournament – one shot ahead of Chase Hanna.



MIAMI OPEN: No. 5 seed Paula Badosa advanced to the fourth round by rolling past Yulia Putintseva.

Badosa next faces unseeded Linda Fruhvirtova, a 16-year-old from the Czech Republic who got past three-time Miami Open winner Victoria Azarenka. Fruhvirtova led 6-2, 3-0 when Azarenka – the only former champion left in the draw – retired.

Coco Gauff, playing about 45 minutes from her home, overcame a tough test from Zhang Shuai and won 7-6 (1), 7-5. Jessica Pegula of the U.S. also made the fourth round

On the men’s side, Nick Kyrgios had 24 winners to just 12 unforced errors and needed only 61 minutes to beat No. 31 seed Fabio Fognini, 6-2, 6-4. He has made the fourth round at Miami in all five of his appearances at the tournament.

No. 28 Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. reached the fourth round in Miami for the fourth time, easing past Juan Manuel Cerundolo 6-3, 6-2.

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