VAL-DOR, Que. . -- Anthony Mantha increased his lead atop the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League scoring race on Friday as his Val-dOr Foreurs blanked the visiting Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3-0. Mantha had a goal and an assist for the Foreurs (38-18-2), giving him 50 goals and 102 points in 48 games this season. Anthony Richard and Ryan Graves also scored for Val-dOr, which extended its win streak to seven games, while Keven Bouchard made 22 saves for the shutout. Miguel Sullivan kicked out 34-of-37 shots for the Titan (18-35-6). --- SCREAMING EAGLES 6 ISLANDERS 4 SYDNEY, N.S. -- Guillaume Gauthier had two goals and two assists as Cape Breton held on to defeat Charlottetown. Raphael Corriveau scored twice for the Screaming Eagles (30-24-4), who led 5-1 after 40 minutes, while Cameron Darcy and Jeremy Beaudry each had a goal and an assist. Bradley Kennedy registered two goals for the Islanders (18-35-5), Spenser Cobbold had a goal and two assists and Daniel Sprong added a single goal. Cape Bretons Alex Bureau made 27 saves for the win. Charlottetowns Mason MacDonald turned away 39-of-44 shots in defeat. --- MOOSEHEADS 7 CATARACTES 1 HALIFAX -- Nikolaj Ehlers had a pair of goals and Jonathan Drouin scored once and set up three more as the Mooseheads crushed Shawinigan for their fifth straight victory. Darcy Ashley, Philippe Gadoury, Luca Ciampini each had a goal and an assist for Halifax (39-18-3) while Brandon Vuic added a single goal. Felix-Antoine Bergeron scored the lone goal for the Cataractes (16-35-8). Zachary Fucale made 22 saves for the Mooseheads as Shawingans Marvin Cupper stopped 35-of-42 shots in defeat. --- SAGUENEENS 4 PHOENIX 1 SHERBROOKE, Que. -- Nicolas Roy scored twice and Julio Billia stopped 39 shots as Chicoutimi downed the Phoenix to halt a six-game skid. Laurent Dauphin and Simon Tremblay also scored for the Sagueneens (26-31-1). Mathieu Laverdure scored for Sherbrooke (15-36-7), which lost its 10th in a row. Francis Desrosiers turned away 26-of-30 shots for the Phoenix. --- TIGRES 3 REMPARTS 0 VICTORIAVILLE, Que. -- Francois Tremblay only had to stop 17 shots for his fifth shutout of the season as the Tigres blanked Quebec. Carl-Antoine Delisle had a goal and an assist for Victoriaviile (30-22-6), which snapped a three-game slide, while Julien Leduc and Jan Mandat added a goal apiece. Mikhail Grigorenko was a team-worst minus-2 for the Remparts (34-16-9). Adam Chapman picked up a match penalty 4:56 into the game for checking-to-the-head. Quebecs Callum Booth turned away 36-of-39 shots in a losing cause. --- OCEANIC 4 ARMADA 1 BOISBRIAND, Que. -- Frederik Gauthier scored twice as Rimouski toppled the Armada for its seventh straight win. Peter Trainor and Samuel Courtemanche also scored for the Oceanic (36-15-7). Blainville-Boisbriand (37-12-9) got its goal from Christopher Clapperton. Philippe Desrosiers made 25 saves for Rimouski while Etienne Marcoux gave up four goals on 28 shots for the Armada. --- OLYMPIQUES 8 DRAKKAR 4 GATINEAU, Que. -- Martin Reway scored once and added four assists and Emile Poirier and Simon-Tardif Richard each had a pair of goals as the Olympiques doubled up Baie-Comeau. Vaclav Karabacek scored once and set up two more for Gatineau (36-19-4), while Jake Coughler and Taylor Burke added single goals. Alexandre Belanger scored twice for the Drakkar (40-15-4), who had their three-game win streak stunted. Gabriel Verpaelst and Alec Jon Banville also scored for Baie-Comeau. Robert Steeves made 21 saves for the Olympiques. Baie-Comeaus Simon Lemieux allowed four goals on 16 shots before giving way to Philippe Cadorette, who stopped 15-of-18 shots in 27 minutes of relief. --- HUSKIES 6 WILDCATS 1 ROUYN-NORANDA, Que. -- Jean-Sebastien Dea and Jason Fuchs scored 19 seconds apart in the second period as the Huskies went on to down Moncton. Liam OBrien, Mathieu Lemay, Francis Beauvillier and Redgie Bois also scored for Rouyn-Noranda (32-21-5) and Marcus Power chipped in with two assists. Christopher Caissy scored the only goal for the Wildcats (30-27-3). Alexandre Belanger made 21 saves for the Huskies. Monctons Alex Dubeau gave up five goals on 24 shots before getting pulled. Jason Rioux made 25 saves in 33 relief minutes. .com) - Jimmie Johnson won Sundays AAA Texas 500 while championship contenders Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski as well as their teams were involved in a post-race fight on pit road after the two clashed in the closing laps at Texas Motor Speedway. . Meeks has agreed to a $19.5 million, three-year deal with Detroit, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday night. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because free agents cant sign contracts until the leagues moratorium ends July 10, also said Cartier Martin had agreed to a one-year contract with the rebuilding franchise. ELKHART LAKE, Wis. -- Tiptoeing at high speed around a rain-slicked track under the pressure of a two-lap overtime, Brendan Gaughan handed away the lead to Chase Elliott. Then he snatched it right back a few corners later. Hed still have two more drivers to hold off on the final lap -- including a last-ditch charge from Alex Tagliani of Lachenaie, Que., the man who appeared to have the race all but won with a little more than a lap left in regulation. Gaughan already had gone sliding off the track a couple of times earlier. Oh, and his team forgot to bring a windshield wiper to install on his car. Through all that, Gaughan held on to win a rainy and wild NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America on Saturday. "I love racing in the rain," Gaughan said. "Its fun. And when youre good at it, it makes it even more fun. I havent smelled blood in a long time. Thats been something Ive been lacking lately is that killer attitude. When it started to rain, even without the wiper blade, I started to smell blood and said, Im coming." Gaughan won for the first time in the series, breaking through in his 98th career start. Tagliani was second, followed by Kevin OConnell, Elliott and J.J. Yeley as NASCAR drivers got a rare opportunity to race in the rain. It was the third time in Nationwide history that grooved rain tires have been used in a race; the previous two were in Montreal. NASCAR only uses rain tires on winding road courses, not on oval tracks. The rain added a tense new dimension to racing at Road America, a four-mile road course where the Nationwide Series already had shown an ability to put on a good show. "As we showed today, you can put on a hell of a race in the rain," Gaughan said. After watching his chance to win the race in regullation fizzle out, Tagliani -- who was leading when a late caution came out, ran out of gas and refuelled his car -- nearly charged all the way back to the lead when his crew put him back on slick tires to attack the drying track. . "It was pretty intense," Tagliani said. "The wet was tricky, but obviously we were good. So I dont know. Maybe I threw a bad spell on myself because I was saying, Its impossible that Im going to win this race. Somethings going to happen. On the white flag, something happened." Added Gaughan: "(Give) Tagliani one more lap, the track was dry enough that he would have probably got to us. It worked out in our favour." It was an impressive finish for Elliott, an 18-year-old rookie and the son of NASCAR icon Bill Elliott. But he wasnt exactly patting himself on the back after the race. He missed most of Fridays practice after missing a shift and causing his crew to change engines, briefly slid off the track earlier in Saturdays race, then felt like the threw away a shot at a win. "Failure No. 3 on the weekend for me," Elliott said in a radio interview. "Missed shift yesterday, ran off the track, and then couldnt get the job done. Im going to have to step up." The race started a little more than an hour late, as NASCAR officials waited for a slightly damp track to dry out; the grooved rain tires are designed to work best in full wet conditions. Slightly heavier rain then began to fall just before the races halfway mark, causing the race to go under caution for a few laps before instructing teams to put on rain tires -- resulting in a rare test of NASCAR drivers skills in the rain. "It was ridiculous," Elliott said. "It really was. It was a handful." ' ' '