March 12, 2010

Sports Digest


Pirates lose to Springfield in overtime after rallying from three-goal deficit

Cody Wild scored 15 seconds into overtime to give the Springfield Falcons a 4-3 victory over the Portland Pirates in an American Hockey League game Wednesday night at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass.

The Pirates rallied from a three-goal deficit to tie the game on Mark Mancari's power-play goal in the opening minute of the third period.

Mathieu Darche and Colton Fretter scored in the second period for Portland, and Kellen Briggs made 19 saves.


DELRAY BEACH INTERNATIONAL: Evgeny Korolev defeated Robert Kendrick 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to move into the quarterfinals at Delray Beach, Fla.

DUBAI CHAMPIONSHIPS: Top-seeded Novak Djokovic got past Jan Hernych 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals at Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Second-seeded Andy Murray posted an easy 6-2, 6-3 victory over Arnaud Clement.


FORMER UMAINE PLAYER IN WBC: Former University of Maine baseball player Curt Smith of , was named to Netherlands' roster for the World Baseball Classic, which begins March 5.

Smith, a former America East player of the year, was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2008.


BALLESTEROS UPDATE: Golfer Seve Ballesteros' second round of chemotherapy for a cancerous brain tumor went ''very well'' and he is due to start a third session shortly, he said on his Web site.


FORMULA ONE: Royal Bank of Scotland will end its sponsorship of the Williams Formula One team next year and cut half of its sports funding because of the global economic crisis.

The three-year deal was worth about $14.2 million and will not be renewed when it expires at the end of the 2010 season. RBS has sponsored Williams since 2005. The team's title sponsor since 2006 has been telecommunications giant AT&T.


GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Berwick Academy (7-12) overcame a 24-11 halftime deficit for a 36-34 victory over the Pingree School (13-9) at South Berwick.

Maddie Kinzly hit two 3-pointers and a free throw in a 10-second span to put Berwick ahead for good, 34-30. Kim Warnick led the Bulldogs with 10 points.

BOYS' HOCKEY: Mikko Mannisto scored twice to lead visiting North Yarmouth Academy to a 3-2 win over Hebron Academy.

Sebastian Persson also scored for the Panthers and Tyler Piercy made 28 saves.

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