Sports Digest: Mariners bolster playoff hopes with overtime win over Newfoundland



Mathew Santos converted his own 2:40 rebound in overtime to give the Maine Mariners a 2-1 win over the Newfoundland Growlers in an ECHL game Friday night at Cross Insurance Arena.

The comeback win lifted Maine to fourth in the North Division standings, just ahead of Worcester, which lost at Trois-Rivières. The Mariners can secure a playoff berth with a win over Newfoundland in their season finale on Saturday night or Worcester’s regulation loss to Trois-Rivières.

Maine trailed for most of Friday’s game after Newfoundland’s Todd Skirving scored at 5:45 of the start of the first period. Andrew Peski finally tied the game with 5:26 left in regulation.

Mariners goalie Stefanos Lekkas finished with 27 saves.



EASTERN LEAGUE: David Hamilton got the go-ahead with a sacrificial fly in the fifth inning and added an RBI single in the ninth, leading the Portland Sea Dogs to a 4-2 victory over the Harrisburg Senators in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Wil Dalton went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in the second inning for the Sea Dogs. Victor Santos picked up his first win of the season, holding Harrisburg to four hits and a run in six innings. He struck out five and walked one.


PGA: FedEx Cup champion Patrick Cantlay birdied the last four holes of the second round for a 4-under 67 to take a two-shot lead over Robert Streb halfway through the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

After falling back with bogeys on the 11th and 14th holes, Cantlay turned the tables on the tougher stretch at Harbor Town Golf Links with the late birdie in a strong wind swirling off Calibogue Sound.


Cantlay had a total of 9 under 133.

Streb also carded a 67.

Joel Dahmen, Cameron Tringale, Erik van Rooyen, Aaron Wise and first-round leader Cameron Young tied for third at 6 under.

TOUR OF THE KORN FERRY: Golf fans attending the Open Live and Work in Maine this summer at Falmouth Country Club have an option to purchase tickets that will benefit both Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital and their favorite high school golf team. .

More than 100 high school golf teams across the state are participating in the Drive Fore Kids promotion for the Korn Ferry event, which will be held June 23-26. There is no limit of spectators this year. Fifty percent of Drive Fore Kids sales will go to the golf team of the buyer’s choice. The remaining 50% supports Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, a beneficiary of the tournament. Full tournament passes are $50. A pass to Sunday’s final round is $15. The top fundraising team will be recognized at the awards ceremony after the event on Sunday.


Go to to purchase tickets and choose a high school team to support.


MASTERS OF MONTE-CARLO: Alexander Zverev fought back after a twice breakdown in the third set to beat Jannik Sinner, 5-7, 6-3, 7-6(5), and reach the semi-finals of the season opener on clay at Monaco.

In a match with 10 service breaks, half of the tiebreaker points went against serve, and Zverev ultimately won after more than three hours.

Zverev, the No. 2 seed, will meet defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semifinals on Saturday. Tsitsipas defeated Diego Schwartzman, 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-4.


The other semi-final is Alejandro Davidovich Fokina against Grigor Dimitrov. Davidovich Fokina knocked out Taylor Fritz of the United States, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, and Dimitrov edged Hubert Hurkacz of Poland, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(2).

BILLIE JEAN KING CUT: Alison Riske and Jessica Pegula won in straight sets in Asheville, North Carolina to give the United States a 2-0 lead over Ukraine in a best-of-five qualifier for the eight-nation final in november.


ENGLAND: The owners of the Chicago Cubs have decided to end their interest in buying Chelsea, leaving three offers remaining.

The decision was announced after the bid deadline for the Premier League club, which is being sold by sanctioned Russian owner Roman Abramovich.


ITALY: AC Milan maintained their Serie A lead by beating relegation-threatened Genoa 2-0.

Rafael Leao and Junior Messias helped Milan stay two points clear of defending champions Inter Milan, who won 3-1 at Spezia.

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