Sports Digest: Worcester goalie makes 48 saves in 3-2 win over Maine Mariners


Henrik Tikkanen made 48 saves and Anthony Callin scored two goals during a three-goal second half for the Worcester Railers at Cross Insurance Arena in Sunday afternoon’s 3-2 ECHL win over the Maine Mariners at Cross Insurance Arena.

Alex Kile set up a second-half power play goal from Grant Gabriele and scored early in the third half to make it 3-2, but the Mariners couldn’t equalize against the 6-foot-8 tikkans.


G LEAGUE: Terry Taylor had 23 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Windy City Bulls to a 114-93 win over the Maine Celtics in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Denzel Valentine led Maine by 20 points, going 6 for 9 from 3-point territory. Mfiondu Kabengele added 18 points and 14 rebounds. Luka Samanic finished with 12 points but was 0 for 11 from behind the arc.


EUROPEAN TOUR: Matthew Baldwin claimed his first European Tour title in style by storming to a seven-shot victory at the SDC Championship in South Africa.

Baldwin finished with a 4-under 68 for 18-under overall as his challengers fell away.


NFL: The Dallas Cowboys acquired receiver Brandin Cooks in a trade with the Houston Texans and added a speedy veteran playing alongside CeeDee Lamb.

Houston gets a fifth-round pick this year and a sixth-round pick in 2024. The Texans are paying $6 million of Cook’s $18 million salary.


ENGLAND: Bukayo Saka scored twice as Arsenal moved one step closer to the Premier League title with a 4-1 win over Crystal Palace.

The Gunners are eight points clear of current champions Manchester City after one more game.

• Fulham had two players and their manager Marco Silva was sent off in a frantic second half against Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

After Fulham led 1-0 at Old Trafford, the game turned after United were awarded a penalty when Willian managed Jadon Sancho’s shot on target.

Silva was shown red for a complaint and Willian was sent off for handball. Aleksandar Mitrovic was shown red again for his angry reaction.

Bruno Fernandes scored from the penalty spot in the 75th minute and Marcel Sabitzer put United ahead in the 77th minute. United won 3-1.

• Tommy Doyle scored in the first minute of second-half added time as Sheffield United beat Blackburn Rovers 3-2 in a thrilling FA Cup quarter-final between two second tier sides.

• Grimsby’s FA Cup tale is over after the fourth division side lost 5-0 to Premier League side Brighton.

US MEN: Tim Weah will miss US CONCACAF Nations League games against Grenada and El Salvador after suffering an injury while playing for Lille.

Weah was injured in a French Ligue 1 game against Toulouse on Saturday. The US Football Association said Weah entered concussion protocol.

Weah was replaced in the US squad by Djordje Mihailovic of Dutch club AZ Alkmaar.

GERMANY: Amine Adli was cautioned twice for jumping, both times the yellow card was overturned after VAR checks and Bayer Leverkusen scored twice from the resulting penalties in a 2-1 win over Bayern Munich.

Referee Tobias Stieler has always apologized to Adli after seeing replays that showed the Frenchman had indeed been fouled.

Exequiel Palacios scored both penalties to end Bayern’s four-game winning streak in all competitions and leave Dortmund a point clear of the ten-time holders with nine rounds to go.

FRANCE: Arnaud Kalimuendo scored against his youth club as leaders Paris Saint-Germain were beaten 2-0 by Rennes in their first home defeat of the season in the French league.

The win ended PSG’s 35-game unbeaten streak in the league at the Parc des Princes.


WORLD CUP FINALS: Mikaela Shiffrin claimed her 21st career win in giant slalom as the American ended the season with another record.

The win in Andorra put Shiffrin past Vreni Schneider, a week after she equaled the Swiss skier’s record of 20 World Cup giant slalom victories.

• Norwegian skier Lucas Braathen claimed the men’s slalom season title, finishing second to Switzerland’s Ramon Zenhäuser by 0.06 seconds.


FORMULA ONE: Sergio Perez won the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and Max Verstappen went from 15th to second to give Red Bull a one-two.

Mercedes’ George Russell moved up to third place after Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso was given a 10-second post-race penalty for serving a penalty incorrectly during the race. Alonso dropped to fourth and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton was fifth.

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