Mitch Seavey won his third Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, becoming the oldest champion at age 57 and helping to secure his family’s position as mushing royalty.

The Seward, Alaska, musher brought his dogs off the frozen Bering Sea and onto Front Street in Nome after crossing nearly 1,000 miles of Alaska wilderness.

He outran his son, defending champion Dallas Seavey, and lapped the oldest musher record that he set at age 53 in 2013. He also won in 2004.

Mitch Seavey made the trek from Fairbanks in 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes, breaking the mark set by his son last year.

The Seaveys have now won the last six races. Dallas Seavey won four of those races, and his father finished second the last two years.


NBA D-LEAGUE: Wednesday’s Red Claws game against the Drive in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was postponed until March 28 because of flight cancellations caused by Tuesday’s snowstorm.

The Red Claws’ next game will be 7 p.m. Friday against Erie at the Portland Expo.


BASEBALL: Romy Gonzalez hit a three-run homer in the third inning, and Miami (7-9) held on to beat Maine (6-9) at Coral Gables, Florida.

Danny Casals went 2 for 3 with an RBI for Maine.

SOFTBALL: Brittney Vansway homered and drove in six runs in the opener, and Utah Valley (5-9) swept Maine in a doubleheader at Orem, Utah, 14-3 and 7-3.

Kristen Niland hit a two-run double and scored on a single by Maddie Decker in the fourth inning of the opener for the Black Bears (2-10).

WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Vasser (1-2) used an 11-3 advantage in the second half to put away the University of New England for a 19-8 win at Port Charlotte, Florida.

Brooke Kelleher, Jocelyn Davee and Nichole Carvalho each had two goals for the Nor’easters (3-2).


NATIONAL WOMEN’S HOCKEY LEAGUE: The league’s first transgender player says he plans to retire after this season.

Harrison Browne announced his decision in a release issued Tuesday in advance of the league semifinal and championship playoff games this weekend. Browne plays for the Buffalo Beauts, who will face New York on Friday. The winner will play in the Isobel Cup Final on Sunday.

Browne intends to pursue a career in sports business and will continue serving on the NWHL’s board of advisers for the four-team league’s third season next year.

Browne, who played three seasons for the University of Maine, previously went by the name of Hailey Browne. On the day of the Beauts’ season opener in October, Browne went public in saying he identifies as a man and prefers to be known as Harrison.


BNP PARIBAS OPEN: Rafael Nadal defeated Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 7-5 in the third round at Indian Wells, California, for his 50th career victory at the desert tournament.

Nadal closed out the 11/2-hour match in 95-degree heat with a forehand winner. The three-time tournament champion could next face Roger Federer, who played American Steve Johnson later.

Venus Williams advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2001 with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Shuai Peng, the last remaining qualifier in the draw. She won the final four games of the match after trailing 3-2.

– Staff and news service report