Red Riots rally to beat Ice Cats in boys’ hockey

Max Winson and Aidan Shifano scored in the third period as South Portland/Freeport/Waynflete (8-6) rallied to beat Lake Region/Fryeburg/Oxford Hills (6-7) 4-3 in a boys’ hockey game at Bridgton Academy on Monday.

Winson tied it 3-3 at the start of the third period, with assists from Edward Hellier and Kyle Halvorsen. Shifano got the winner from Chris Mitchell with 5:30 left.

Lake Region/Fryeburg/Oxford Hills led 2-0 after the first period on goals by Kaleb Currier and Travis Townsend.

Andrew Whipple scored at 2:45 of the second period, and set up Halvorsen at 9:29 to tie it at 2.

Townsend put Lake Region/Fryeburg/Oxford Hills ahead 3-2 with 2:08 left in the second period.


WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT: Fifth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria saved two match points against Paul-Henri Mathieu, beating the French qualifier 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2 to reach the second round at Rotterdam, Holland.

JURISPRUDENCE: Former Grand Slam doubles champion Bob Hewitt pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and sexual assault of minors in Johannesburg.

Australian-born Hewitt, 75, is accused of raping a girl under the age of 16 in 1981, raping another girl under the age of 16 in 1982, and sexually assaulting a third girl under the age of 18 in 1994, all in South Africa.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Tina Maze of Slovenia captured gold in the Alpine combined, earning her third medal of the world championships on a warm afternoon while Lindsey Vonn failed to finish the slalom at Beaver Creek, Colorado.

Leading after the downhill portion, Maze used a clean slalom run to finish in a combined time of 2 minutes, 33.37 seconds.

Nicole Hosp of Austria was second, 0.22 seconds behind, and fellow Austrian Michaela Kirchgasser earned third.

Vonn struggled in the downhill with the icy surface bothering her surgically repaired right knee and then straddled a gate, ending her day. Vonn was in tears after the race.


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The U.S. team will retain its assistant coaches for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. South Carolina’s Dawn Staley, DePaul’s Doug Bruno and Minnesota’s Cheryl Reeve will join Coach Geno Auriemma of UConn again as the Americans try to win a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal.

The group led the U.S. to a title at the world championship in Turkey this past fall.

SEX ABUSE PANEL: The U.S. Olympic Committee appointed a seven-person advisory council to help with the startup of an independent agency that will investigate sex-abuse claims inside Olympic sports.

Last year, the USOC approved the creation of the U.S. Center for Safe Sport, an independent entity that will provide education and also investigate claims of misconduct in sports managed by USOC-sanctioned sports programs.


HONDA CLASSIC: Tiger Woods has still not committed to playing in the tournament, which starts Feb. 26 on PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Woods, who lives on nearby Jupiter Island and played in the Honda the past three years, injured his back and withdrew Thursday at the Farmer’s Insurance Open in San Diego.