Sports Digest: Vermont ends UMaine field hockey streak at eight


The University of Maine field hockey team ended their eight-game winning streak on Friday with a 3-1 loss to the Catamounts in Burlington, Vermont.

Alina Gerke scored a 1-1 draw for the Catamounts towards the end of the first half after a feed from Sophia Drees, who improved to 10: 5 overall and 3: 3 in America East.

Clodagh Ferry opened the goal with Drees assisting Vermont before Brooke Sulinski countered for Maine (9-6, 6-1) with a goal supported by Chloe Walton. Ferry added an insurance goal from Puck Kwaspen in the second half.

LADIES HOCKEY: Viki Harkness scored in the middle of the second period and Connecticut (4-0) held on with a 1-0 win over Maine (2-3) at the Alfond Arena in Orono.

UMaine goalkeeper Jorden Mattison finished with 33 saves.

MEN’S FOOTBALL: Giovanni Martins scored a feed from Nick Corso 28 seconds in the second half and Curry College (8-4-3, 3-2-1 Commonwealth Coast) won 2-0 against the University of New England (1- 12-1, 0-6) in Biddeford

Dom Simpson scored a goal for Curry in the 50th minute. Triston O’Hagan stopped 13 shots for UNE.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: South Carolina national coach Dawn Staley has signed a seven-year deal that brings her $ 2.9 million this season and grows to $ 3.5 million last season. She believes the $ 22.4 million deal should have an impact on her sport and on the equality of coaches and athletes of men and women from their schools.

“Who knew? Who would have thought this would happen during my tenure in South Carolina,” she said on Friday.

The school’s board of trustees on Friday approved the $ 22.4 million deal to keep the national championship coach at the Gamecocks during the 2027-28 season. The school said in a statement that the new deal makes Staley the highest-paid black coach in women’s basketball and one of the highest-paid coaches in the sport.


WNBA: Chicago jumped 22 points ahead at halftime and won on Friday with an 86:50 win over Phoenix 2-1 in the best-of-five WNBA final.

With 22 points, Kahleah Cooper led Sky, which could take the title in game 4 on Sunday.

Brittney Griner scored 16 points for Phoenix.

NBA: Tyler Herro scored 29 points in 23 minutes and Miami ended a 5-1 preseason with a 121-100 win over the Boston Celtics.

Jimmy Butler scored 25 points, Bam Adebayo scored 17, Markieff Morris had 11 and Max Strus finished with 10 for Miami, who put down 12 points in the first half. Herro averaged 22.4 points in five appearances in the preseason; the heat went 5-0 in these games.

Jayson Tatum led Boston (2-2) with 23 points. Romeo Langford added 18 to 7 of 9 shoots, Dennis Schroder had 13 and former heat guard Josh Richardson finished at 12 for the Celtics – who went without Jaylen Brown, Al Horford and Marcus Smart, among others.

• Buck’s general manager Jon Horst has signed a multi-year deal after helping Milwaukee win its first NBA title in half a century.

The move comes less than two months after the Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer signed an extension. Milwaukee won the NBA final against the Phoenix Suns in six games, winning its first championship since 1971.

“I’m blessed and excited to continue with the Bucks,” said Horst on Friday.


NHL: The NHL banned Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin from playing for attacking Tampa Bay striker Mathieu Joseph.

The league announced the penalty on Friday, adding that Larkin will be giving up $ 30,500 that will go to the players’ emergency fund.

Larkin will miss the Detroit home game against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. According to the NHL, Larkin was suspended because he had to take revenge on Joseph’s hit from behind with a slap in the face when the opponent had no idea.


Murder Suspect Arrested: Olympic runner Agnes Tirop’s husband was arrested and charged with her murder after Kenyan police launched a nationwide manhunt and found him trying to escape the country in the coastal city of Mombasa, authorities said.

Ibrahim Rotich was arrested just before 9 p.m. on Thursday, police said, but only after he crashed his vehicle into a truck while on a police chase and escaped a first attempt by officers, he was assigned about 285 miles from Mombasa grasp. Hours later, he was finally arrested in the East City.

Rotich was arrested the day after Tirop, a two-time World Cup bronze medalist, was found stabbed to death in her home in the western town of Iten, more than 800 miles from Mombasa on the other side of the country. The body of 25-year-old Tirop was found in a pool of blood with stab wounds in the abdomen, the police said.


EUROPEAN TOUR: Jon Rahms suffering in Spain worsened when he failed to make the cut at the Andalucía Masters in Sotogrande, Spain on Friday.

The best placed cream shot 3-over 74 through the second round and finished with a share of 99th place, 14 strokes behind Romain Langasque. That was actually an improvement over his first lap. On Thursday, Rahm completed his worst round as a professional with a 7-over 78, leaving him 11 shots behind the overnight leader Julien Guerrier.

“This is the first time in my life that I don’t want to see a golf club,” said Rahm. “And that comes from someone who loves the sport and after a year of some pretty good things happening to me.”

Rahm said he needs a break and may not play for a month before the World Tour Championship in Dubai.

“More than my body, it is my mind that cannot take it. I’ll hang up my rackets for four weeks, ”said Rahm. “I haven’t stopped since the interruption due to COVID. … If we add it all up, I have to rest. “

Langasque received a 2-under 69 on the second day in a row and took the lead against four pursuers in one fell swoop.

PGA: A day after Keith Mitchell hit his career low with a 62, Keith Mitchell followed on Friday with an 8-under 64 to build a five-shot lead ahead of the CJ Cup weekend at the Las Vegas Summit.

Jordan Spieth had eight birdies and an eagle to counter a couple of soft bogeys for a 65 and was one of eight South Korean players to be in the second phase along with Harry Higgs, 67, and Seonghyeon Kim, 63 , in second place qualifying for the Korn Ferry Tour next week.

They were joined by Adam Scott, who had two Eagles on his last five holes and played his last seven holes in 8 under for a 63. Mitchell was 18-under 126 and broke his best 36-hole score on the tour with five strokes.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Scott Parel shot a bogey-free 7-under-65 on Friday and took the lead in the first round of the PGA Tour Champions SAS Championship in Cary, North Carolina.

Parel, 56, has birdies on numbers 5-7 and added four more to the second nine on numbers 10, 12, 13 and 16 at Prestonwood Country Club. He won the last of his three senior titles in February 2020. Monday qualifiers Thongchai Jaidee from Thailand and Robert Karlsson from Sweden were one stroke back. Jaidee birdieed his last four holes.

Lee Janzen and Miguel Angel Jimenez finished fourth with 67. John Daly was 68 with 67-year-old Jay Haas, Retief Goosen, David Toms, Tim Petrovic, Scott Dunlap, Stuart Appleby, Alex Cejka, Jeff Sluman, Harrison Frazar, Paul Broadhurst and Brett Quigley.


INDIAN FOUNTAIN: Nikoloz Basilashvili outlasted No. 2 seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas on Friday with 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 and reached the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open with the biggest win of his career. Basilashvili will next play either No. 3 Alexander Zverev or the American Taylor Fritz, who met in a later quarter-finals at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

In the women’s semi-finals on Friday evening, Victoria Azarenka competed against Jelena Ostapenko and Ons Jabeur against Paula Badosa.

In 36th place in the world, Basilashvili’s biggest victory so far came over the then No. 4 Juan Martin del Potro in the final in Beijing 2018. The 29-year-old Georgian defeated Tsitsipas for the first time in three attempts. Tsitsipas is in third place and has the leading 54 victories on the ATP Tour this year.

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