STATE OF MAINE CHAMPIONSHIP: Five-time champion Bob Darling shot a one-over 73 in the final round at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley to finish three strokes ahead of runner-up Shawn Warren.

Darling made four birdies on the front nine on his way to the title. The Fox Ridge pro started the day in second place after a first-round 76.

Warren, the 2013, champion shot a 75. Amateur Reese McFarland, who led with a 75 after the first round, had two double bogeys to finish five shots back in a tie for third with three-time runner-up Jeff Seavey, who shot a 72.


NHL: EA Sports is dropping Blackhawks star Patrick Kane from promoting its NHL 16 video game because he is under police investigation.

The company said Kane will no longer be a spokesman for NHL 16, nor appear on its cover as previously planned.

EA Sports’ decision comes less than a week after police announced Kane is under investigation for something that may have happened at his home outside Buffalo, New York, on Aug. 2.

AHL: The Portland Pirates will face division rival Providence in their lone preseason game, the team announced. The game will be played Sept. 30 at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Ticket information will be announced later.


ROGERS CUP: Kei Nishikori beat Pablo Andujar 6-3, 6-3 in a match delayed nearly 90 minutes by rain to earn his ATP Tour-leading 27th hardcourt win of the season in the second round at Montreal.

 Ukrainian qualifier Lesia Tsurenko upset world No. 9 Garbine Muguruza 7-5, 6-1 in a 77-minute second-round match in the WTA event at Toronto.


OLYMPIC QUALIFYING: The World Cup-champion U.S. women’s national team will get home-country advantage early next year in the bid for a spot in the Rio Olympics in 2016.

CONCACAF, the governing body of soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean, announced that its eight-team Olympic qualifying tournament will be held Feb. 10-21 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston and Toyota Stadium outside Dallas.


FLORIDA STATE LAWSUIT: A United States district judge denied Florida State’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former student Erica Kinsman.

Kinsman has said former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston sexually assaulted her in 2012. Her lawsuit against the university’s board of trustees states the school failed to properly investigate or respond to her allegation, which denied her educational benefits. She is seeking monetary damages.

– From staff and news services