Garrett McFadden scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and the Reading Royals eliminated the Maine Mariners from the ECHL playoffs for the second year in a row, taking the first-round series in six games with a 6-2 win Saturday night in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Maine twice erased one-goal deficits, on goals by Mitch Fossier and Nick Master, but the Royals regained the lead when McFadden and Zayde Wisdom scored just 44 seconds apart early in the second. Tyler Heidl added a power-play goal with less than four minutes remaining, and Brennan Hoffmann followed with an empty-netter.


EASTERN LEAGUE: Tyler McDonough’s RBI double in the 10th inning lifted the Portland Sea Dogs to their fourth straight win – 11-10 over the Erie SeaWolves in Erie, Pennsylvania.

McDonough was 3 for 5 with two doubles and three RBI. Stephen Scott, Christian Koss and Corey Rosier all hit solo home runs for the Sea Dogs, and Scott, Rosier and Nick Yorke each went 2 for 5 with two RBI and two runs scored.


Ryan Fernandez pitched two hitless innings to earn the win.


PGA: Tony Finau had a terrific stretch at the Mexico Open in Vallarta, Mexico, posting five birdies over his last seven holes for a 6-under 65 that gave him a two-shot lead over Masters champion Jon Rahm and 21-year-old Akshay Bhatia.

Rahm, the defending champion, matched his lowest round on the PGA Tour with a 61. Bhatia hit his second shot to 8 feet on the par-5 18th hole for an eagle and a 63.

LIV: Sergio Garcia shot a 7-under 64 to move into a share of the lead with Talor Gooch after the second round of the LIV Singapore tournament.

Garcia and Gooch, who birdied his last two holes for a 65, had 36-hole totals of 13-under 129.


Brooks Koepka (65) was in third place, a stroke behind Garcia and Gooch.

DP WORLD TOUR: Robert MacIntyre held the clubhouse lead when a weather-affected third day of the Korea Championship was suspended because of fading light.

After morning fog and rain caused afternoon tee times to be pushed back by more than two hours, MacIntyre produced a string of good wedge shots in a 3-under 69 amid strong winds at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea.

The Scottish player was tied at 8 under with Pablo Larrazábal, who had two holes left in his third round.


ENGLAND: Brighton finished a difficult week on a stylish high by thrashing Wolverhampton 6-0 in the Premier League, reviving its hopes of qualifying for European competition next season.


Deniz Undav, Danny Welbeck and Pascal Gross all scored twice as Brighton shrugged off a penalty-shootout loss to Manchester United in the FA Cup semifinals last weekend and another defeat on Wednesday at Nottingham Forest.

Brighton stayed in eighth place but moved two points behind Tottenham in fifth, and has two games in hand. Finishing fifth or sixth would secure a Europa League qualification place.

• Crystal Palace beat West Ham 4-3 for its fourth win in six games since 75-year-old Roy Hodgson took over as interim manager, likely securing Palace’s survival in the Premier League, with the team now 11 points above the relegation zone.

ITALY: Roma and AC Milan both scored in stoppage time to draw 1-1 in Serie A, a result that did neither team any favors in a tight race for Champions League qualifying spots.

The teams are tied for fourth place on both points and goal differential. Inter Milan can join them with a win over second-place Lazio on Sunday.



MADRID OPEN: Russian teenager Mirra Andreeva celebrated her 16th birthday by continuing her breakout showing at the Madrid Open with a two-set win over Magda Linette.

In the men’s draw, second-seeded Daniil Medvedev advanced to the third round by beating qualifier Andrea Vavassori, 6-4, 6-3.


XFINITY: Ryan Truex won for the first time in 188 career NASCAR starts across all three national series, prevailing in an Xfinity Series race at Dover Motor Speedway in Delaware.

The 31-year-old younger brother of former NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. dominated on the concrete mile track and swept all three stages, leading 124 of the 200 laps.

Josh Berry, who starts Sunday in the Cup series for the injured Alex Bowman, finished second. Justin Allgaier, Austin Hill and John Hunter Nemechek complete the top five.

FORMULA ONE: Max Verstappen confronted George Russell in pit lane following a collision as his teammate Sergio Pérez won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix sprint race.

Charles Leclerc started on the pole – as he will for the Grand Prix on Sunday – but was overtaken by Pérez just before the halfway point of the 17-lap sprint. The Mexican driver cruised to the win, which cut his deficit to Verstappen in the standings by two points to 13.

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