Bolton player suffers heart attack during match

Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba was critically ill in a hospital’s heart attack unit Saturday night after collapsing during a match at Tottenham.

Muamba fell face-down to the field near the halfway line without any players near him. Medics rushed onto the field with a defibrillator and treated the 23-year-old, pumping his chest for around six minutes of treatment before he was rushed to a hospital.

When Muamba collapsed in the 41st minute of the FA Cup quarterfinal, Bolton Manager Owen Coyle shouted from the sideline: “He’s just collapsed.”

Tottenham players William Gallas and Louis Saha and referee Howard Webb immediately beckoned for medical support as the game was stopped, then abandoned.

MLS: C.J. Sapong scored for the second time in as many games, and Sporting Kansas City (2-0) beat the short-handed New England Revolution 3-0 in their home opener on Saturday night.

New England (0-2) is winless in its last eight league matches since a 2-0 victory over FC Dallas on Sept. 10.


HOCKEY: Danny Nadeau of St. Dom’s scored at 2:57 of the first period to give the East the edge in a 2-0 win over the West in the Senior Class A All-Star Game at Falmouth.

Shawn O’Connell of Lewiston added an empty-net goal with 29 seconds left. Bangor’s Chris Howat, Cony’s Matt Swan and Edward Little’s Alan Nelson combined on the shutout.


MEN’S WORLD CUP: Marcel Hirscher of Austria won the overall championship, overtaking Beat Feuz of Switzerland with a giant slalom victory at Schladming, Austria.

Hirscher captured the final giant slalom of the season to take the discipline title and go to the top of the overall standings. Hirscher holds a 25-point lead over Beat Feuz, who said he will not race in today’s season-ending slalom.

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Lindsey Vonn set a women’s record for the most World Cup points in a season, finishing eighth in a slalom at Schladming, Austria.

The race was won by Michaela Kirchgasser of Austria.

Vonn reached 1,980 points to beat the mark of 1,970 set by Janica Kostelic of Croatia in 2006. She needs 21 points in today’s slalom to overtake Austrian great Hermann Maier’s 12-year-old record of 2,000 points.


PGA: Retief Goosen ran off three straight birdies late in his round and finished atop the leaderboard with Jim Furyk, setting up a shootout at The Transitions Championship between a pair of past champions — and several others — at Palm Harbor, Fla.

Furyk three-putted up a ridge for double bogey on the 18th hole for a 66 to fall into a tie at 11-under 202.

LPGA: Ai Miyazato birdied three straight holes on the back nine and finished with a 6-under 66 for a share of the third-round lead with Yani Tseng at 14 under in the LPGA Founders Cup at Phoenix.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Mark Calcavecchia shot his second straight 4-under 67 in rainy conditions to take a two-stroke lead in the Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach, Calif.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Eduardo De la Riva shot a 4-under 68 for a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Andalucia Open in Marbella, Spain.

COURSE OPENING: All 18 holes at The Links at Outlook in South Berwick are open.

Players can reserve tee times online at: or call 384-4653.


BNP PARIBAS OPEN: American John Isner fired 20 aces, including a 135-mph on his fourth match point, to beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic 7-6 (7), 3-6, 7-6 (5) in the semifinals at Indian Wells, Calif.

Isner will play No. 3 Roger Federer in today’s final. Federer overcame No. 2 Rafael Nadal and the rain for a 6-3, 6-4 semifinal victory. 

– From staff and news services