MEDIA

Solloway to be honored by Maine Press Association

Steve Solloway, a longtime sports columnist for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, will be inducted into the Maine Press Association’s Hall of Fame.

Solloway earned numerous writing awards from the MPA and the Associated Press Sports Editors during his 25 years with the newspaper, from 1990-2014. A native of Suffern, New York, he started his journalism career in suburban New York City. He came to Maine in 1975 as sports editor of the Kennebec Journal in Augusta.

Solloway will be inducted during a ceremony Oct. 29 at the DoubleTree hotel in South Portland. He will be honored with veteran Maine newspaper editors Rex Rhoades and Hugh Bowden.

AUTO RACING

FORMULA ONE: The series is being bought by Liberty Media, a U.S. company that invests in entertainment and sports, in an $8 billion takeover.

Wednesday’s deal ends years of uncertainty about Formula One’s ownership.

The transition is due to be overseen by F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone, who told The Associated Press that he will retain his role as the sport enters a new era.

Liberty Media, which is controlled by 75-year-old tycoon John Malone, will be renamed Formula One Group after the deal is complete, which is expected to take place by March 2017.

SPRINT CUP: Ryan Newman’s championship hopes were dealt a blow when NASCAR docked him 15 points for failing a postrace inspection at Darlington Raceway on Sunday night.

Newman was already on the outside of the 16-driver field and trailed Jamie McMurray in the final spot by seven points.

The championship field will be set Saturday after the regular-season finale at Richmond International Raceway.

HOCKEY

WORLD CUP: The United States named Joe Pavelski of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks as its captain for the tournament that begins Sept. 17 in Toronto. Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks and Ryan Suter of the Wild will serve as the alternates.

 Alex Ovechkin of the Capitals will be the captain for Russia, with Evgeni Malkin of the Penguins and Pavel Datsyuk, formerly of the Red Wings, as alternates.

NHL: The Carolina Hurricanes are bringing back goalie Michael Leighton on a one-year, two-way deal. Leighton spent parts of three seasons with Carolina from 2007-09.

 Longtime enforcer George Parros, a Princeton graduate who played in 474 NHL games, primarily with the Ducks, has joined the NHL’s department of player safety.

BOXING

REMATCH: Tyson Fury’s rescheduled heavyweight title rematch against Wladimir Klitschko will take place Oct. 29 – if the British fighter is cleared by a doping panel before then.

Fury beat Klitschko in November to claim the WBA, WBO and IBF titles. A rematch was scheduled for July 9 but then postponed after Fury sustained an ankle injury.

It was disclosed in August that the new champion had been charged by the U.K. Anti-Doping agency after testing positive for a banned substance.

SOCCER

SPANISH LEAGUE: In an effort to take over the U.S. market, powerhouse Barcelona has opened a commercial office in New York that will lead the team’s efforts to expand its business, gain more fans across the Atlantic and help the sport grow in the U.S.