HOCKEY

Dumoulin survives first set of cuts at evaluation camp for U.S. junior team

Brian Dumoulin of Biddeford is one of 28 players remaining at the Team USA evaluation camp in Lake Placid, N.Y. The original 42-man roster was trimmed Monday morning after three days of intrasquad exhibition games.

Dumoulin, a defenseman at Boston College, and the other remaining players are scheduled to play a series of exhibitions this week against Sweden and Finland at Lake Placid.

The evaluation camp serves as the first step for USA Hockey to determine the roster for the world junior championships, which will be held Dec. 26 through Jan. 5 in Buffalo, N.Y. The U.S. is the defending champion.

The final 22-man roster is expected to be announced in December.

USA HOCKEY: Reagan Carey, a former Colby player, has been named USA Hockey’s director of women’s hockey.

A 2001 Colby graduate, Carey has spent the past nine years working for the Atlanta Thrashers.

As director of women’s hockey, Carey’s primary focus will be on the management of the women’s national program.

AUTO RACING

NASCAR: Team owner Jack Roush’s condition has been upgraded to fair as he recovers from last week’s plane crash in Wisconsin.

Roush, 68, is at the Mayo Clinic. His team said he will remain at the Minnesota clinic indefinitely to treat facial injuries.

INDYCAR: Helio Castroneves was fined $60,000 and put on probation for the rest of the season after making contact with race officials following the July 25 race at Edmonton.

Castroneves was black-flagged for blocking Penske Racing teammate Will Power on the final restart. Castroneves crossed the finish line first, but Scott Dixon was awarded the win after the penalty was enforced, dropping Castroneves to 10th.

An irate Castroneves was penalized for refusing to follow the direction of officials and unsportsmanlike conduct when he engaged in physical contact with two officials on pit lane after the race.

TENNIS

LEGG MASON CLASSIC: Past champion James Blake lost to 119th-ranked Ryan Sweeting 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round at Washington, the latest in a series of early exits for the former top-five player.

Blake has lost his opening match at six of 12 events this season and has a 10-12 record.

Another former top-five player, David Nalbandian, beat Rajeev Ram 6-4, 6-0 to win his first ATP Tour match since being sidelined with a left hamstring injury 31/2 months ago.

COLLEGES

FOOTBALL: Commissioner Jim Delany expects the Big Ten to hold a championship game next season, when Nebraska joins and brings the league to 12 teams.

He also says teams will likely play nine conference games instead of eight in the future to help preserve rivalries.

BASKETBALL

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Vuvuzelas will be silenced at the world championships, which begin Aug. 28 in Turkey.

Basketball’s governing body said the horns that provided the earsplitting buzz at World Cup soccer games will be banned from its tournament. Organizers said vuvuzelas used indoors could damage hearing and make it difficult to communicate on court.

SOCCER

MLS: Don Garber has signed a four-year contract as Major League Soccer commissioner running through 2013.

Mexico captain Rafael Marquez signed with the New York Red Bulls, two days after he was released by Barcelona.