Self-described ‘ex-doper’ David Millar wins 12th and longest stage of Tour de France

David Millar, who describes himself as a reformed “ex-doper,” won the longest stage of the Tour de France on Friday while British countryman Bradley Wiggins kept the yellow jersey as the race left the Alps.

Millar, who rides for the U.S. Garmin-Sharp team, emerged from a five-man breakaway in the 12th stage. The 140-mile ride from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Annonay-Davezieux featured two big climbs, but did not change the top of the standings because Wiggins and his main rivals finished together.

ARMSTRONG ALLEGATIONS: Johan Bruyneel, the coach of Lance Armstrong’s teams during his seven Tour de France victories, will go to arbitration to fight charges that he led a doping program for Armstrong and other riders. Bruyneel could have opted to accept sanctions that likely would have included a lifetime ban from sports.


AMERICAN LEGION: Tim Rovnak, Ted Hamilton, Kyle Reichert and Caleb Fraser each drove in a run during a four-run seventh inning as Andrews Post rallied for a 9-6 victory over Bristol Seafood (0-14) at Portland.

Bristol Seafood took a 6-5 lead with three runs in the bottom of the sixth on RBI from Will Barlock, Mike Marzilli and Caleb Macomber.

JUNIOR LEGION: Mike Bryant singled in Brandon Hubbard in the bottom of the seventh to lift Gray-New Gloucester (4-5) to a 6-5 win over Windham (5-10) at Gray.

Nick Lainey doubled, singled, drove in three runs and struck out eight while throwing a six-hitter as OA-Yarmouth (9-5) cruised to a 15-4 victory at Bethel.

Ethan Perrier added two hits and two RBI for OA-Yarmouth.

TWILIGHT LEAGUE: Paul Grazia gave up one run in five innings and Jon Dupee and Steve Broy drove in two runs apiece to lead Patriot Insurance (6-7) to a 6-1 victory over Aero Ventilation and Heating (7-6) at Deering Oaks.

David Nieves singled and scored for Aero.

Scott Ouellette and Willie Brown had three hits apiece to pace a 15-hit attack for Yankee Ford in an 11-5 win over Lenders Network (4-4-2) at Standish.

Alex Smith added a two-run homer, and Andrew Stacey struck out eight in six innings to earn the win. Chris Portas had two hits and two RBI for Lenders Network.

FCBL: Jason Vosler hit an RBI double to spark a three-run third inning and finished with two hits and two RBI to lead the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide (13-15) to a 4-2 win over the Torrington Titans at The Ballpark.

Saige Jenco added two hits, two runs scored and two stolen bases.

NECBL: Scott Simon struck out four while allowing three hits and a walk in six shutout innings, and Cameron O’Brien hit a two-run homer for the Keene Swamp Bats (21-6) in a 5-1 win over the Sanford Mainers (9-15) at Goodall Park.

Jose Torralba had a pair of hits for Sanford and Ino Patron hit a sacrifice fly.


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The University of Maine hired Todd Steelman as associate head coach. Steelman comes to the Black Bears after serving as associate head coach at Ball State from 2010-12. He also previously coached at Clemson and Rice.

TRACK AND FIELD: Matthew Harmon was hired as the throws coach at Colby. Harmon, a native of Auburn, was a 14-time Little East All-Conference selection at the University of Southern Maine.


PDL: The Portland Phoenix will play their regular-season finale against the Boston Victory at 6 p.m. today at Scarborough High School.

Portland is in second place in the Premier Development League’s Northeast Division and is assured of a spot in a play-in game Wednesday against the division-leading Ottawa Fury. The winner of Wednesday’s game advances to the four-team Eastern Conference playoffs.


HALL OF FAME CHAMPIONSHIPS: John Isner, the top seed and defending champion, advanced to the semifinals at Newport, R.I., by beating South Africa’s Izak Van Der Merwe 6-4, 7-6 (2).

Isner will face No. 6 seed and fellow American Ryan Harrison. Lleyton Hewitt of Australia and 2009 champion Rajeev Ram will meet in the other semifinal.

MERCEDES CUP: Top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia saved four match points before beating Bjorn Phau of Germany to reach the semifinals at Stuttgart, Germany.

SWEDISH OPEN: Top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain ousted countryman Tommy Robredo to reach the semifinals at Bastad, Sweden.


CHAMPIONS TOUR: Lance Ten Broeck, the full-time caddie for PGA Tour player Tim Herron, shot a 68 to take the lead at the U.S. Senior Open in Lake Orion, Mich.

Ten Broeck’s 6-under 134 put him one stroke ahead of first-round leader Tom Kite. Tom Lehman and Corey Pavin were in a pack two strokes back.

PGA TOUR: Troy Matteson shot a 3-under 68 for a one-stroke lead over Jeff Maggert and Brian Harman after two rounds of the John Deere Classic at Silvis, Ill.

Matteson was at 13-under 129.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Phil Mickelson broke out of his slump with an 8-under 64 at the Scottish Open at Inverness, Scotland, leaving him five shots off the second-round lead shared by Alexander Noren and Francesco Molinari.


WNBA: Allison Hightower’s layup with 8.9 seconds left in overtime gave the Connecticut Sun an 80-78 victory over the Chicago Sky at Rosemont, Ill.

Tina Charles had 25 points and 13 rebounds for the Sun, who rallied from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit.

Jia Perkins scored 21 points, and the San Antonio Silver Stars defeated the visiting Atlanta Dream 91-70 for a franchise-record ninth straight victory.

Crystal Langhorne scored 24 points to lead the last-place Washington Mystics to a 70-53 victory over the New York Liberty at Newark, N.J.


NHL: The Winnipeg Jets re-signed forward Kyle Wellwood, who had a career-high 47 points last year.

— From staff and news services