FOOTBALL

Sabres edge Raging Bulls to keep record unblemished

Jeremy Shorey threw touchdown passes to Kendrick Ballantyne and Tony Hicks, and the Maine Sabers remained undefeated with a 23-21 win over the Southern Maine Raging Bulls in a New England Football League game at Thornton Academy in Saco on Sunday afternoon.

Hicks added a touchdown on a 55-yard interception return and Ron Burgandy kicked a 27-yard field goal for the Sabers (7-0).

Phil Warren and Charles Warren each scored a rushing touchdown for the Raging Bulls (5-2), and Josh DiBattista caught a touchdown pass from Alexis Colon.

GOLF

WALKER CUP: Nathan Smith won the deciding point in the United States’ 17-9 victory over Britain and Ireland, beating England’s Nathan Kimsey 4 and 3 in the fifth singles match at historic National Golf Links of America in South Hampton, N.Y.

The United States, ahead 8-4 entering the final day in the biennial amateur event, split the four morning foursomes matches and won seven of the 10 afternoon singles matches.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Esteban Toledo won the Montreal Championship for his second tour victory of the season, chipping in for birdie to beat Kenny Perry on the third extra hole.

Toledo shot a 3-under 69 to match Perry at 5-under 211 on La Vallee du Richelieu’s Rouville Course. Perry shot a 70.

They each parred the par-4 18th twice in the playoff, and Toledo won on the par-3 10th.

HARNESS RACING

SCARBOROUGH DOWNS: Kate at the Gate was the first winner of the day at the 2-year-old championship round of the Maine Sires Stakes, finishing first in the filly trot final.

The filly pacing final was won by Big Bad Rose, while Maine Cast and Fast Del were the respective winners in the colt trotting and pacing finals.

SOCCER

MLS: Patrice Bernier converted two penalty kicks in the first half and Marco DiVaio also scored twice as the Montreal Impact (13-7-6) beat the host New England Revolution 4-2.

Diego Fagundez and Kelyn Rowe scored for New England (10-10-7).

AUTO RACING

FORMULA ONE : Sebastian Vettel withstood a tricky start from the pole position to win the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, extending his championship lead over Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso, who finished second.

NASCAR TRUCKS: James Buescher took control during a second green-white-checkered finish and held on to win at Iowa Speedway. It was the second win in four races for the defending series champion.

CYCLING

SPANISH VUELTA: Alexandre Geniez won the grueling 15th stage, ending with a summit finish at Peyragudes in his home country of France, while Vincenzo Nibali fended off his rivals’ attacks to retain the overall lead.

SAILING

AMERICA’S CUP: Oracle Team USA came flying out of the fog around Mark 4 and outraced challenger Emirates Team Zealand in a heart-stopping sprint to the finish to win Race 4 of the America’s Cup in San Francisco by 8 seconds.

It was the first victory of the regatta for Oracle.

Team New Zealand won Race 3 earlier Sunday.

HOCKEY

NHL: The Carolina Hurricanes have fired Jason Karmanos, the son of team owner Peter Karmanos Jr.

The team said in a news release that it had relieved the younger Karmanos of his duties as executive vice president and assistant general manager, but no reason was given.

Karmanos had been assistant GM for 15 years.

– From staff and news services