Friday, March 7, 2014
Scarborough wins to earn top boys' hockey ranking
Jack Rousselle and Jack Gross each had a goal and an assist as Scarborough secured the No. 1 seed for the Western Class A boys' hockey playoffs with a 5-3 win over Cheverus in its season finale Thursday at Portland Ice Arena.
Rouselle notched the winner midway through the third period for Scarborough (17-1), which had four power-play goals.
Cam McLain had a goal and an assist for Cheverus (12-6).
• Stephen Barry and Mike Fuller scored first-period goals, and Chris Eye added an empty-netter for Portland-Deering (14-4) in a 3-1 win over Bonny Eagle (13-5) at Portland Ice Arena.
Josh Bagley scored Bonny Eagle's goal in the third period.
• Isaac Nordstrom scored the only goal of the third period to secure a 3-3 tie for Falmouth (14-3-1) against Thornton Academy (8-9-1) at Family Ice Center.
Jack Pike and Alden Bohrmann gave Falmouth a 2-0 lead after one period. Steve Comar, Jacob Verreault and Eric Profenno scored to put Thornton up 3-2 after two.
OUSTED: Switzerland's men's skiing coach Osi Inglin will lose his job at the end of the season because of the team's poor results.
The Swiss men failed to win a medal at the world championships this month at Schladming, Austria.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Martyn Irvine made history for Ireland by winning its first men's medals in 116 years at the track cycling championships in Minsk, Belarus.
Irvine won the silver in the individual pursuit and within an hour was the champion of the scratch race. He's the first Irishman to medal at the track worlds since Harry Reynolds in 1897.
NFL: The New York Jets have made it clear -- they're not planning to trade Darrelle Revis.
In their most detailed comments since rumors surfaced the team might be shopping Revis, Coach Rex Ryan and new general manager John Idzik said they expect Revis to return from his season-ending knee injury as a Jet.
• The Chicago Bears continue to be vague when it comes to the question of likely free agent Brian Urlacher and their interest in him.
Urlacher, 35 in May, has made it clear he would like to re-sign for 2013. But the Bears are spending at least some time exploring draft options at middle linebacker with plans to meet with Notre Dame's Manti Te'o.
DUBAI CHAMPIONSHIPS: Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-4 to set up a semifinal against Caroline Wozniacki.
Wozniacki, a former No. 1, beat Marion Bartoli, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.
OPEN 13: Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro beat Michael Llodra 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 to reach the quarterfinals in Marseille, France.
The 2009 U.S. Open champion faces another Frenchman, Gilles Simon, in the quarterfinals after he advanced to his third straight quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-1 win against Roberto Bautista-Agut.
Russian qualifier Dmitry Tursunov also advanced after he upset fourth-seeded Janko Tipsarevic, 7-6 (4), 6-2.
COPA CLARO: Nicolas Almagro of Spain and Federico Delbonis of Argentina won second-round matches and will meet in the quarterfinals at Buenos Aires, Argentina.
U.S. INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: Top seed Marin Cilic of Croatia, the world's 12th-ranked player, saved three match points in a third-set tiebreaker against Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands to advance to the quarterfinals at Memphis, Tenn.
PEACE PROMOTION: Barcelona is trying to organize a match against a combined team of Palestinians and Israelis to promote peace.
Club president Sandro Rosell launched the initiative with Israeli President Shimon Peres and is set to discuss the event with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
-- From staff and news services