The potential date for Biddeford native and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin to share the Stanley Cup with his hometown has been switched to Tuesday, Aug. 9.

According to Dumoulin’s father, Pete Dumoulin, Brian Dumoulin was asked to change the date. Originally Dumoulin thought his day with the Stanley Cup would be Aug. 3. The iconic trophy travels throughout the summer so members of the NHL championship team have their own day to share it with family, friends and community members.

Specific plans for viewing the Cup will not be finalized until the date has been firmly set but a public display at the Biddeford Ice Arena is likely, Pete Dumoulin said.

Brian Dumoulin, 24, became the first Maine-born player to win a Stanley Cup championship when the Penguins defeated San Jose 3-1 in Game 6. Dumoulin scored the first goal in the clinching win.

 The New York Islanders agreed to a one-year deal with goaltender Jean-Francois Berube

Berube, 24, made his NHL debut with the Islanders last season, posting a 3-2-1 record with a 2.71 goals-against average and .914 save percentage in seven games.

 The St. Louis Blues re-signed forward Magnus Paajarvi to a one-year, $700,000 contract.

 The Minnesota Wild signed goalie Darcy Kuemper to a one-year, $1.55 million contract.


TOUR DE FRANCE: German sprinter Marcel Kittel claimed his ninth stage win at cycling’s biggest race in a mass sprint as the fourth leg of the Tour took the peloton from the medieval town of Saumur to Limoges in central France.

World champion Peter Sagan finished third on the 237.5-kilometer ride and kept the yellow jersey. Courtesy of a time bonus, he extended his lead over Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe to 12 seconds in the overall standings.


FOOTBALL: Boston College will retire the jerseys of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly in separate ceremonies during the 2016 season.

Kuechly’s jersey will be retired at the Eagles’ Oct. 22 game against Syracuse. Ryan will be honored at the Nov. 19 game against Connecticut.

 Wake Forest starting defensive tackle Zeek Rodney is taking a leave of absence from the university this year. Coach Dave Clawson said Tuesday that Rodney “has some personal issues that he is currently addressing.”


WORLD CUP :World Cup ticket prices have broken the $1,000 barrier for the first time.

FIFA said the top price for the 2018 final in Moscow will be $1,100, up from $990 for the 2014 final in Rio de Janeiro. Other tickets for the final will cost $710 and $455, with additional category 4 tickets – which are sold exclusively to Russian residents – costing $110.

ARGENTINA : Gerardo Martino resigned as the national team coach, just over a week after the team lost in the final of the Copa America.

Martino took over in August 2014 and his team lost two finals to Chile in the Copa America in 2015 and 2016.

The resignation is another major blow to Argentina, which reached the 2014 World Cup final before losing against Germany.

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi said he was retiring from international football following the loss to Chile.

– From staff and news services