Marial Shayok scored 27 points, 15 straight at one point in the fourth quarter, as the Maine Celtics won their second straight, beating the Raptors 905 115-112 Monday night in a G League game at Mississauga, Ontario.

Luka Šamanić added 23 points and 12 rebounds for his 17th double-double of the season. Tony Snell scored 22 points, a G League career high, to go with five rebounds and four assists. 

Toronto assignee Dalano Banton led the 905 with 22 points, nine rebounds and six assists.


Italian skier Federica Brignone won the women’s combined race on the opening day of the world championships after defending champion Mikaela Shiffrin skied out near the end of her slalom run at Meribel, France


Shiffrin seemed to be on her way to beating Brignone but the American straddled the third-to-last gate. She trailed Brignone by 0.96 seconds after the super-G portion of the race but had made up 0.88 of that difference before skiing out.

Brignone held on to her lead to become the first world champion from Italy in the women’s combined.

Wendy Holdener had the fastest slalom time as the two-time world champion from Switzerland climbed from 13th after the opening run to win silver, 1.62 seconds behind Brignone. Bronze went to Ricarda Haaser of Austria.

Shiffrin was competing in her first major event since failing to win a medal in six starts at last year’s Beijing Olympics. It’s the first time since the Olympics that Shiffrin failed finish a run of a technical race.


PGA: Justin Rose took all the drama out of a long week with three quick birdies that sent him to a three-shot victory in the wind-delayed AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach, California, ending four years without winning and making him eligible for the Masters.


Rose played it safe down the closing holes, finishing with four simple pars for a 6-under 66, three shots clear of Brendon Todd (65) and Brandon Wu (66).

He finished at 18-under 269 and won for the 11th time on the PGA Tour, and his 23rd title worldwide over the last two decades.


TURKEY: Former Chelsea and Newcastle forward Christian Atsu is missing and believed to be trapped under rubble following the powerful earthquake that struck Turkey and left more than 2,500 people dead.

The Ghana international, who plays for Turkish club Hatayspor, is thought to be in a building that was destroyed, Hatayspor spokesman Mustafa Ozat said, according to Turkish media.

Ozat said club director Taner Savut was also believed to be in a building that collapsed and club officials couldn’t contact both men. They were likely trapped, Ozat said.


LEEDS: Jesse Marsch didn’t get the chance to save Leeds from relegation again.

The American coach was fired after nearly a year in charge of the English team, which looks set to be battling against relegation for the second straight season in the Premier League.

Leeds hasn’t won any of its last seven games in the league and has dropped into 17th place in the 20-team division. The team is only out of the relegation zone on goal difference.

Marsch’s last game was on Sunday, a 1-0 loss at Nottingham Forest, after which he said he understood the frustrations of fans calling for his dismissal and underlined there was a belief inside the club that results would improve.


RUSSIA: Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded figure skating coach Eteri Tutberidze one of the country’s highest honors, nearly a year after a doping case involving one of her skaters overshadowed the Winter Olympics.


A presidential decree dated Jan. 26 but published on Monday listed Tutberidze among three people awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky “for ensuring the successful training of athletes who achieved high sporting accomplishments” at the Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Tutberidze has coached leading skaters including 2018 Olympic champion Alina Zagitova and 2022 gold medalist Anna Shcherbakova. However, she has faced scrutiny over the relatively short careers of her teenaged skaters and a high rate of injuries.

Tutberidze-trained skater Kamila Valieva who was a favorite for the gold medal ahead of the Beijing Olympics, and helped Russia win the team event before a doping test taken before the Games came back positive. She was allowed to skate in the women’s competition on appeal and placed fourth.


RETURN: Former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will launch his comeback with a fight against American boxer Jermaine Franklin in London on April 1.

Joshua hasn’t fought since August, when he lost for a second straight time to Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia. The British fighter had relinquished his WBA, WBO and IBF belts to the same opponent in September 2021.



TENNIS: Brazilian tennis player Gilbert Klier Junior, a bronze medalist at the 2018 Youth Olympics, has been banned for 12 months in a doping case, the International Tennis Integrity Agency said.

The ITIA said it had accepted that Klier Junior had not deliberately doped and that the banned substance SARM S-22 had entered his body through a contaminated supplement. However, it said he bore some responsibility, especially “following other high profile cases involving Brazilian tennis players and other sports people.”


RECORD: Jaromir Jagr celebrated his 51st birthday about a week early by scoring his 1,099th goal to overtake Wayne Gretzky at the top of the chart.

Jagr, who will turn 51 on Feb. 15, scored for the Kladno Knights on Sunday in 5-4 loss at Trinec in the Czech league.

The winger, who was the NHL’s second-highest point scorer in 2018 when he was released by the Calgary Flames, got his 1,099 goals in professional games and at international tournaments.

Gretzky, the record scorer in the NHL with 894 goals, had 1,072 regular season and playoffs goals in the NHL and WHA, and 26 at international adult tournaments. They include 17 at the Canada Cup, three at the World Cup and six at world championships, according to Hockey Canada.

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