Troup, Svensson win doubles title in Portland
Kyle Troup and Jesper Svensson beat EJ Tackett and Marshall Kent 279-195 to win the MaineQuarterly.com Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship on Sunday at Bayside Bowl.
Kent and Tackett defeated Zeke Bay and Dick Allen 248-228 to advance the final. Svensson and Troup earned an automatic spot in the final after leading qualifying with a 233.83 average.
SOFTBALL: Alyssa Derrick and Erika Leonard each hit a three-run homer as Maine beat Stony Brook 8-0 in Orono.
Erin Bogdanovich earned her second win of the weekend, allowing four hits, striking out seven and walking two in a five-inning complete game. Maine improved to 12-18 overall and took over sole possession of first place in America East with a 7-1 conference record. Stony Brook fell to 9-21 overall, 5-3 in America East.
FORMULA ONE: Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel held off a tremendous late charge from Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton to win the Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain, and take the overall points lead.
Hamilton was catching Vettel on every lap but ultimately ran out of time and finished about seven seconds behind.
FAN VIOLENCE: For the second time in a week, a high-level match on French soil was marred by crowd violence.
The latest incidents in Corsica during a game between Bastia and Lyon – which was abandoned at halftime – raised questions about security in French venues.
The game was stopped for good after fans from the Corsican side twice invaded the pitch to attack opposition players. After kickoff was delayed by 55 minutes, the match was abandoned when more trouble erupted at halftime with the score 0-0.
PREMIER LEAGUE: Ander Herrera scored one goal, set up another and executed a perfect marking job on Eden Hazard to fuel Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Chelsea that opened up the title race.
United didn’t even need resting top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic to consign the leaders to their fifth league loss of the season, which left them only four points ahead of Tottenham with six games remaining.
PANAMA: Police in Panama say national team player Amilcar Henriquez was shot dead leaving his home.
The press chief for Panama’s National Police said the killing happened Saturday in the country’s Colon province. Authorities said a gunman shot the 33-year-old midfielder several times. Two others were wounded. Henriquez died at a nearby hospital.
U.S. CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIP: Steve Johnson of the U.S. fought through late cramps to win the title, beating Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) in Houston.
It was the second career title for Johnson, 27, who won a grass-court title last summer in Nottingham, England.
GRAND PRIX HASSAN II: Borna Coric of Croatia claimed his first ATP Tour title, saving five match points before defeating German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber 5-7, 7-6 (3), 7-5 in the final in Marrakech, Morroco.
BIEL LADIES OPEN: Marketa Vondrousova, just 17 years old, won her first WTA Tour title, beating Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the final in Biel, Switzerland.
– Staff and news service report