September 15, 2013

Sports Digest

FOOTBALL

Maine Sabers unbeaten after win over Lowell

Wes Myers rushed for three touchdowns and the Maine Sabers (8-0) remained unbeaten with a 21-14 win Saturday over the Lowell Nor'easter (4-4) in a New England Football League game at Deering High.

The Sabers finished with four interceptions -- two by Anthony Hicks and one each by Lamir Whetstone and Matt Morgan.

AUTO RACING

BEECH RIDGE: Ryan Phillips of Buxton scored a career-first PASS Modified victory, while Gorham's Craig Smith prevailed in a 75-lap open event for Wildcat/Strictly Stock racers at Scarborough.

Scott Alexander climbed from 15th on the starting grid to chase Phillips under the checkered flag, with Mark Lundblad of Conway, N.H., posting a third-place finish. Ron Henry of New Gloucester finished fourth after leading most of the race.

Smith held off Lewis Anderson after a late restart to win the Wildcat/Strictly Stock race.

GOLF

LPGA: With teen amateur Lydia Ko of New Zealand in pursuit, Mika Miyazato of Japan shot a 2-under 69 to hold a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Evian Masters at Evian-Les-Bains, France.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Joost Luiten mastered wet and windy conditions to shoot a 4-under 66 and take a one-shot lead after the third round of the KLM Open in Zandvoort, Netherlands.

TENNIS

BELL CHALLENGE: Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic rallied to beat Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 and reach the final in Quebec City against New Zealand's Marina Erakovic, who beat American Christina McHale 6-4, 6-3.

SAILING

AMERICA'S CUP: Emirates Team New Zealand nearly capsized in Race 8, allowing defending champion Oracle Team USA to sail away to a 52-second victory on windy San Francisco Bay.

CYCLING

SPANISH VUELTA: American veteran Christopher Horner increased his overall lead to 37 seconds with a late surge in the decisive next-to-last stage of the three-week race, which ends with Sunday's traditional arrival in Madrid.

SOCCER

PREMIER LEAGUE: Jose Mourinho endured his first league loss since returning to Chelsea -- a 1-0 setback against Everton -- and Manchester City was frustrated in a scoreless draw at Stoke.

For Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham, however, there were routine victories as the league swung back into action for the first time since the transfer window closed.

Arsenal won 3-2 at Sunderland, and Tottenham outclassed Norwich 2-0 with two goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson. United got a 2-0 home win against Crystal Palace.

MLS: Alex scored the tiebreaking goal in the 86th minute as the Chicago Fire beat the visiting New England Revolution, 3-2.

Kelyn Rowe and Sare Sene scored for the Revolution (10-11-7).

BASKETBALL

NBA: The Phoenix Suns signed 6-foot-5 guard Dionte Christmas to a multiyear contract. The former Temple University student played the last four seasons with overseas teams.

-- From staff and news services

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