December 5, 2012

Sports Digest

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HOCKEY

Goalie from South Portland included on prelim roster for junior national team

Jon Gillies, an 18-year-old goalie from South Portland, is one of the 27 players named to the preliminary roster of the 2013 U.S. national junior team.

Gillies, a freshman who starts for Providence College, will attend training camp Dec. 16-18 in Tarrytown, N.Y. An additional camp will follow in Helsinki, Finland.

The 23-man roster will be announced Dec. 23 for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, which will be held Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Ufa, Russia.

Gillies is 5-4 with a 2.11 goals-against average, fourth-lowest in Hockey East.

BASEBALL

DOUBLE-A: Former Boston Red Sox bench and first-base coach Tim Bogar will be the Arkansas Travelers' manager this season. The Travs are the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels.

HIGH SCHOOLS

FIELD HOCKEY: Scarborough High senior Karli-An Gilbert was selected for the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association All-Northern New England Region team.

A midfielder and one of the Red Storm's four captains, Gilbert helped Scarborough win the Western Class A title with a 17-0 record. Scarborough did not allow a goal before falling to Skowhegan 3-0 in the state final.

Also chosen for the team from Maine were Skowhegan seniors Sarah Finnemore, Adriana Martineau and Makaela Michonski, Skowhegan junior Allison Lancaster and Elise Tilton, a senior at John Bapst.

GOLF

AWARDS: Rory McIlroy was voted PGA Tour player of the year after winning four times, including his second major championship.

McIlroy won the Honda Classic, two FedEx Cup playoff events against some of the strongest fields and captured his second major when he won the PGA Championship.

McIlroy also won the PGA Tour money title and the Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average.

John Huh was voted rookie of the year. He won an opposite-field event in Mexico and was the only rookie to reach the Tour Championship.

OLYMPICS

SUSPENSION: The IOC suspended India's national Olympic committee because of government interference in its election process, a major embarrassment for the world's second-most populous nation.

After months of warnings, the IOC executive board imposed the sanction when the Indian Olympic Association failed to comply with the world body's demands for holding independent elections.

Under the suspension, the Indian body will stop receiving IOC funding and its officials will be banned from attending Olympic meetings and events. India's athletes will be barred from competing in Olympic events under their national flag, although the IOC could allow them to do so under the Olympic flag.

 

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