Two Maine football players suspended after arrests

Two University of Maine football players have been disciplined with one-game suspensions for separate incidents in Orono.

The Bangor Daily News reported Thursday that junior defensive back Jerron McMillian and running back David Hood must also perform community service for violating the university student-athlete code of conduct.

Interim Athletic Director Steve Abbott said Hood already has served his one-game suspension because the sanction was issued prior to the end of the 2010 season. McMillian is expected to sit out the first game of the 2011 season.

McMillian was arrested Dec. 4 after an incident outside a nightclub and charged with disorderly conduct, assault and failure to submit to arrest. Hood was charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault after a Nov. 7 incident in which he allegedly struck two 20-year-old women.


WNBA: Diana Taurasi has tested positive for a mild stimulant while playing in a pro basketball league overseas, her lawyer said.

Howard Jacobs said Taurasi’s A sample came back positive from a Turkish lab and she was provisionally suspended by the Turkish league she’s playing in. Taurasi has asked that her B sample be tested.

Jacobs said the substance “was not a steroid or recreational drug,” but he refused to identify it.


MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER: Goalkeeper Matt Reis agreed to a new contract with the New England Revolution.

Reis holds team records for games by a goalie (188), wins (75), saves (757) and shutouts (50). He was in 14 games last season after being sidelined until June following shoulder and knee operations.