UMaine hockey team opens season with a home game on Oct. 6

The University of Maine men’s hockey team will face five opponents that participated in last season’s NCAA Division I tournament on its 37-game schedule, which was released Tuesday.

The Black Bears will play three games against Boston College, the national champions, as part of their 27-game Hockey East schedule, which will begin Oct. 26 at Providence.

Maine will open at home against Quinnipiac on Oct. 6, followed by an exhibition game against New Brunswick on Oct. 7.

Maine will then participate in the Ice Breaker Tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 12-13, and face Notre Dame in its first game, and Army or Nebraska-Omaha in the second.

SOUTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Emily Leverone was hired as softball coach and Jared Lemieux as baseball coach.

Leverone replaces John Moody, who led the team to the Yankee Small College Conference regular-season title five times and the postseason tournament four times in his six seasons.

A four-year starter at St. Joseph’s and 2012 graduate, Leverone was a four-time all-GNAC conference selection and a two-time ECAC all-conference selection.

Lemieux takes over for Phil Desjardins, who retired after 16 seasons.


TOUR DE FRANCE: Pumping his arms in victory, Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the crash-marred third stage.

Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland remained the overall leader for a fourth straight day. Sagan won his second stage in his debut Tour by bolting from the splintered pack with less than 300 meters left.


MANCHESTER UNITED: Manchester United plans to become a listed company on the New York Stock Exchange after filing with the U.S. government to raise $100 million from selling shares in the club.


BIDS: The U.S. Olympic Committee will not bid for the 2022 Winter Games, but instead explore possible bids for either the 2024 Summer or 2026 Winter Olympics.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: USA Basketball said Lamar Odom won’t try to earn an Olympic roster spot, leaving the Americans with 15 players for 12 spots.

Odom informed USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo and Coach Mike Krzyzewski that he was unable to play this summer. He had previously been expected to take part in training camp this week despite a difficult season in which he and the Dallas Mavericks parted ways early.

With the Americans lacking size up front, Odom’s departure could strengthen new Clippers teammate Blake Griffin’s hopes of making the team, or perhaps open the door for Memphis’ Rudy Gay.

VOLLEYBALL: Danielle Scott-Arruda was included on the 12-player roster for the U.S. women’s volleyball team, making her the squad’s first five-time Olympian.

The 39-year-old Scott-Arruda is the first U.S. volleyball player, male or female, to make five Olympic teams.


FORMULA ONE: Maria de Villota, a driver for Marussia F1, is facing life-threatening injuries after her car smashed into a team vehicle during testing at a British airfield.

De Villota was at the end of her first run when her car hit the team’s support truck at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire, north of London.


WNBA: Danielle Adams scored 24 points and Becky Hammon added 22 as the San Antonio Silvers rallied for an 82-81 victory over the visiting Phoenix Mercury.

Sophia Young had 12 points and 14 rebounds to help San Antonio (8-5) win its fourth straight overall and sixth straight at home.

DeWanna Bonner had 38 points and eight rebounds and Charde Houston added 19 points for Phoenix (4-11).


NECBL: Will Leather had four hits with four runs and two RBI, and Danny Collins had three hits with three runs and four RBI as the Laconia Muskrats (9-12) defeated the visiting Sanford Mainers (5-12).

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