A potential tying goal was disallowed because of a hand pass with less than a minute remaining, and the Trois-Rivières Lions held on for a 2-1 win over the Maine Mariners in an ECHL game Saturday afternoon in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.
Jakov Novak scored midway through the first period and set up a second-period goal by Chris Ortiz as the Lions built a 2-0 lead.
Maine’s Adam Samuelsson cut into the deficit midway through the third.
WOODS TO PLAY: Tiger Woods showed he could walk four days while caddying for his son. Now he has decided he is fit enough to try to play, announcing on social media Saturday he will be playing in the Hero World Challenge, which starts Nov. 30 at Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas.
It will be his first time competing since he withdrew before the third round at the Masters after battling the wind and cold while playing on his injured right leg.
His TGR company announced his decision to take a sponsor exemption. The 20-man field is for the top 50 in the world ranking, though the tournament host – Woods – is exempt.
EUROPEAN TOUR: Matt Wallace made nine consecutive birdies Saturday, all of them on the back nine for a 12-under 60 in the DP World Tour Championship at Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Wallace had a chance at the only the second 59 in European tour history. He had 202 yards to the green on the par-5 18th on the Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates. But he hit into a bunker, and hit out to inches from the cup for a tap-in birdie.
Even better was his one-shot lead when Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland.
LPGA: Nasa Hataoka had a strong start and Amy Yang had a hot finish, finishing with a share of the lead in the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida, with 18 holes left and $2 million on the line.
Yang had four birdies on her final six holes at Tiburon for an 8-under 64. Hataoka set the pace early with five birdies in her first 11 holes and finished with a 65.
ATP FINALS: Jannik Sinner’s impressive run at the ATP Finals continued Saturday as he beat Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-1 to reach the final in Turin, Italy.
He will face top-ranked Novak Djokovic for the title after Djokovic took less than 90 minutes to beat Carlos Alcaraz 6-3, 6-2
MEN’S WORLD CUP: Manuel Feller led an Austrian sweep of the podium at a men’s World Cup slalom Saturday in a race that was interrupted by climate activists.
With five racers still to start their final run, a handful of protesters from the Last Generation movement entered the course just behind the finish line and sprinkled an orange-colored powder on the snow. The activists were transported out of the finish area by security staff and police, while course workers cleaned the snow before the race resumed eight minutes later.
However, Feller seemed not affected by the incident and held on to his first-run lead to beat teammate Marco Schwarz by 0.23 seconds, while Michael Matt was 1.05 behind in third to complete the Austrian triple.
WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Strong winds forced the cancellation of a women’s World Cup downhill on the Matterhorn mountain in Laghi Cime Bianche, Italy, on Saturday, a week after two men’s races on the same course were wiped out because of snowfalls and gusts.