Fedor Gordeev scored a power-play goal in the second period to lift the Maine Mariners to a 1-0 win over the Worcester Railers in an ECHL game on Sunday at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.

Maine improves to 30-18-3 with its second straight win. The Mariners return to action on Thursday at Adirondack. Worcester falls to 28-25-3.

Grant Gabriele and Mitchell Fossier each had an assist on Gordeev’s goal. Francois Brassard stopped 27 shots to earn the shutout.

Ken Appleby had 37 saves for the Railers.



NBA G-LEAGUE: The Maine Celtics gained control with a 9-0 run to close the third quarter, to take the lead for good and beat the Ontario Clippers 120-108 in Ontario, California.

Scottie Lindsey scored 31 points off the bench for Maine, going 6 for 8 from behind the 3-point line. Luka Samanic added 19 points for the Celtics (15-10), who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Jason Preston and Xavier Moon led the Clippers (12-12) with 27 points apiece.


PGA: Kurt Kitayama let an All-Star cast of contenders back into the tournament with a triple bogey, only to beat them all with a clutch birdie and the best lag putt of his life to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Florida.

With five players tied for the lead with only three holes left, Kitayama pulled ahead with a birdie putt from just inside 15 feet on the par-3 17th hole for the lead. Then, his 50-foot putt on the last hole stopped an inch from the cup.


The tap-in par for an even-par 72 might have been the easiest shot he had all day.

Rory McIlroy roared into the mix with four birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn, only to miss a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole for the lead. He had a 70 and finished one shot behind. So did Harris English, who went bogey-free on the weekend at crusty, windy Bay Hill for a 70.

LPGA: Defending champion Jin Young Ko of South Korea has closed with a three-under 69 to win the LPGA’s Women’s World Championship by two shots in Singapore.

Overnight leader Ko had a 72-hole total of 17-under 271 to finish two clear of American Nelly Korda with a group of three players tied for third place at 14-under.

CHAMPIONS: David Toms got up-and-down for his third bogey of the week on the par-4 18th hole at Tucson National to beat Robert Karlsson by one stroke in the Cologuard Classic on the PGA Tour Champions.

The 56-year-old Toms was surprised to learn that his tee shot on 18 had rolled into the water flanking the right side of the fairway. After a penalty drop, he hit his third shot right of the green, then left his chip about 6 feet short. He pumped his fist as the bogey putt curled in to secure his third victory on the over-50 tour.


Toms closed with a 4-under 68 for a three-day total of 15-under 202 and won $330,000.


MEN’S WORLD CUP: Marco Odermatt of Switzerland wrapped up another World Cup super-G title by winning the race in Aspen, Colorado with a smooth run through a challenging course.

Odermatt has been dominant all season in the super-G, taking five of the seven World Cup races. He also finished on the podium in the two other races.

The 25-year-old Odermatt cruised through the hill in a time of 1 minute, 6.80 seconds to hold off Andreas Sander of Germany by 0.05 seconds. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway finished third a day after earning his second straight World Cup downhill title.

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Mikaela Shiffrin finished in seventh position at a World Cup super-G affected by changing weather conditions in Kvitfjell, Norway, as the American skier missed out on a record-tying 86th career victory.


Shiffrin was among the early starters when low clouds caused flat light and snowfall slowed most racers before later starters benefited from improved conditions when skies cleared.

Wearing bib 31, Nina Ortlieb led an Austrian sweep of the podium ahead of Stephanie Venier, who started 29th, and Franziska Gritsch, who started 26th.


FORMULA ONE: New season, another victory. Max Verstappen won the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position, leading almost the entire race as he began the defense of his back-to-back Formula One titles.

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