Zach Solow scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period, and the Newfoundland Growlers won their weekend series against the Maine Mariners with a 5-3 ECHL victory Sunday afternoon in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Cam Askew, Fedor Gordeev and Mathew Santos each had a goal for Maine, which beat the North Division leading Growlers on Saturday night after losing Friday’s game.

The Mariners remained in third place, behind Newfoundland and Reading.


NASCAR: Martin Truex Jr. won NASCAR’s return to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for its season-opening exhibition race – a sloppy Sunday night extravaganza in which the Wiz Khalifa halftime show might have been the most entertaining part of the event.


Truex took the lead with 25 laps to go in the Busch Light Clash, a 150-lap race that was moved from Daytona International Speedway last year to the Coliseum. NASCAR built a temporary quarter-mile track inside the iconic venue in a bold attempt to try something radically different.

Last year’s race was considered a smashing success based on the new fans drawn to the event and excitement over the progressive approach to creating a brand new type of racing.

NASCAR knew it was going to be difficult to duplicate the success in its return, and the racing Sunday wasn’t great – there were 25 cautions, and laps under yellow didn’t count. There were only five cautions in last year’s race.

Austin Dillon and Kyle Busch, in his debut for Richard Childress Racing, finished second and third for RCR.


PGA: Justin Rose was a steady presence on a day of weather that changed by the minute, playing 19 holes in 9-under par and leaving the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in the dark with a two-shot lead.


The wind-delayed tournament will end Monday morning, and Rose, 42, is in position to win for the first time in four years. He was at 15-under par through nine holes when the final round was stopped at sunset.

Denny McCarthy shot 29 on the front nine to soar into contention. He was at 13 under through 15 holes, along with Brendon Todd (through 12 holes) and Peter Malnati, who was in the final group with Rose.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Daniel Gavins won the Ras Al Khaimah Championship in the United Arab Emirates after a wild finish that saw the Englishman twice find the water on the last hole before rolling in a title-clinching putt from 26 feet for double bogey.

Gavins shot 3-under 69 to finish at 17 under overall. He beat Zander Lombard and Alexander Bjork by one stroke.

ASIAN TOUR: Abraham Ancer of Mexico closed with a 2-under 68 for a two-shot victory over Cameron Young in the Saudi International, which featured a majority of players from the Saudi-funded LIV Golf league.

Young, the PGA Tour rookie of the year, received a release to compete in the event. He also closed with a 68 for a total of 17-under 263.



NFL: The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with Ejiro Evero to be their new defensive coordinator.

Evero, 42, was the Denver Broncos’ defensive coordinator last season. He was one of nine candidates to interview for the Panthers head coaching position before Frank Reich was hired.

Evero also has coached with the Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


ENGLAND: Harry Kane broke Tottenham’s all-time scoring record with his 267th goal for the club, earning Tottenham a 1-0 win over Manchester City, which remained scoreless in five games at Tottenham’s new stadium in either the Premier League or the Champions League.


Kane swept home the winner in the 15th minute after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg intercepted a pass out from the back by City midfielder Rodri and set up the striker to score his 200th Premier League goal. Only two other players – Alan Shearer (260) and Wayne Rooney (208) – have reached that figure.

Kane broke the tie for all-time Tottenham goals with Jimmy Greaves, who played for the club from 1961-70.

City remained five points behind Premier League leader Arsenal.

GERMANY: Bayern Munich held on despite Joshua Kimmich being sent off for a second yellow card, beating Wolfsburg 4-2 to return to the top of the Bundesliga.

Kingsley Coman scored twice and Thomas Muller and Jamal Musiala added two more for Bayern, which is one point ahead of Union Berlin in its quest for an 11th straight championship. Four other teams are within six points of Bayern in an unusually tight race.

SPAIN: Barcelona took advantage of Real Madrid’s stumble as it kicked off the second half of the season with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Sevilla, opening an eight-point lead win at the top of the Spanish league.


After Madrid’s 1-0 loss at Mallorca, Barcelona extended its 10-game winning streak in all competitions.


DAVIS CUP: Borna Coric beat 2020 U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem 7-6 (3), 6-2 to send Croatia into the group stage of the Davis Cup after a 3-1 victory over Austria.

Chile, Finland, the Netherlands, South Korea and the Czech Republic also completed victories Sunday to secure their places in the next round, which will be played in September.

On Saturday, the U.S. completed a sweep of Uzbekistan, while Serbia, France, Britain, Switzerland and Sweden also finished off victories. Those 12 countries will play in the group stage, along with reigning champion Canada, 2022 runner-up Australia and wild-card recipients Italy and Spain.

WTA: Unseeded American Alycia Parks secured a stunning 7-6 (7), 7-5 upset win over WTA Finals champion Caroline Garcia in the Open Metropole de Lyon final in France to win her first career title.

Parks, 22, is ranked 79th. The fifth-ranked Garcia, a U.S. Open semifinalist last year, was seeking a 12th career title.

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