Sports Digest: Gordeev lifts Mariners to 6-3 win over Norfolk


Fedor Gordeev scored the tying and go-ahead goals in the second period and the Maine Mariners extended their team-high hitting streak to nine games, completing a three-game sweep against the Norfolk Admirals with a 6-3 ECHL victory. game Saturday night in Norfolk, Virginia.

Maine is 8-0-0-1 in its last nine games, including five straight. Since the start of December, the Mariners are 14-2-0-1.

Gordeev, a defenseman, played his 100th game in the ECHL.

Mitch Fossier, Tim Doherty, Nick Master and Gabriel Chicoine also scored for the Mariners.


NBA G-LEAGUE: Charlie Brown Jr. hit a tying 3-pointer with 33 seconds left and finished with 26 points off the bench to lift the Delaware Blue Coats to a 116-111 victory over the Maine Celtics at the Portland Expo.

Luka Šamanić, Mfiondu Kabengele and Marial Shayok recorded double-double results for Maine. Samanic had 27 points and 11 rebounds, Kabenegle collected 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Shayok added 13 points and 10 assists.


WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Federica Brignone won the super-G in St. Anton in Austria for the 2020 overall champion’s first win this season, in a race that Mikaela Shiffrin skipped.

Brignone overcame a course shortened by heavy overnight rain, finishing 0.54 ahead of Joana Hählen, the 30-year-old Swiss skier who equaled her career best.

Olympic champion Lara Gut-Behrami was third, 0.66 behind Brignone.

MEN’S WORLD CUP: The dominant male downhiller is Aleksander Aamodt Kilde – clearly.

Kilde won the Swiss World Cup main event in Wengen, Switzerland, by a wide margin for his fourth win in six downhills this season.

That Kilde won, with Swiss Marco Odermatt second, was less of a surprise than the difference between them on the shortened version of the legendary Lauberhorn track – 0.88 seconds.


ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL: Belinda Bencic beat Daria Kasatkina 6-0, 6-2 in Adelaide, Australia to win the women’s title – her sixth on the WTA Tour.

It took the thirteenth-ranked Swiss barely an hour to beat the eighth-ranked Kasatkina.

In the men’s title match, Soonwoo Kwon, who lost in the qualifiers but was called into the main draw late due to an injury withdrawal, beat Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (4).

The South Korean player was 2-0 down in the final set and had two break points against him before coming back to win.

ASB CLASSIC: French veteran Richard Gasquet added another milestone to a career of extraordinary longevity when he defeated Cameron Norrie 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in Auckland, New Zealand, to claim his 16th ATP Tour title.

The 36-year-old Gasquet has just started his 20th year on the tour and went into his first Auckland final as a significant loser to 12th-ranked Norrie, who was a finalist in Auckland four years ago. Gasquet is ranked 67th and recently passed 900 weeks in the top 100.


PREMIER LEAGUE: Liverpool’s Champions League qualification hopes suffered a blow as they were beaten 3-0 at Brighton.

Solly March scored twice to inflict another setback to Liverpool’s struggling season, which has seen the Merseyside side lose six times in the Premier League.

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