USM softball team names former Greely, UMaine star as new head coach

The University of Southern Maine hired former Greely High and University of Maine standout Sarah (Bennis) Jamo as its head softball coach.

Jamo led Greely to a 16-3 record and an appearance in the Western Class B championship game last year, her first as the Rangers’ head coach. She also served as a part-time pitching coach for USM last season and is the pitching coordinator at The Edge Academy in Portland.

Jamo will replace Bonny Brown-Denico, who stepped down after 16 seasons to focus on her responsibilities as the Huskies’ field hockey coach.


U.S. WINS AT MEXICO: Michael Orozco Fiscal scored in the 80th minute, giving the United States its first-ever win at Mexico with a 1-0 victory in an exhibition game.

The U.S. was 0-23-1 against El Tri in 75 years of games in Mexico, including 0-19-1 in the thin air at altitude in Mexico City, where they have been outscored 81-14.

EUROPE: Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba, 24, retired from soccer after suffering an on-field cardiac arrest in March during an FA Cup quarterfinal match.

Muamba collapsed to the field in north London on March 17. Andrew Deaner, a cardiologist who was in the stands, rushed onto the field to help treat him.

Muamba’s heart stopped beating on its own for 78 minutes, but started again after arriving at the London Chest Hospital. He was discharged a month later.


WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN: Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland advanced to the third round in Cincinnati with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden.

Radwanska, who lost to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final and is ranked No. 3 in the world, will meet Sloane Stephens of the United States in the fourth round. Stephens, a wild card in the $5.7 million event, rolled to a 6-2, 6-1 win over another wild-card entrant, Camila Giorgi of Italy.

Russia’s Anatasia Pavlyuchenkova easily moved on with a win over Julia Goerges of Germany. But 11th-seeded Dominka Cibulkova withdrew with an injury after losing the first set in a tiebreaker against qualifier Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic.

China’s Shuai Peng also advanced, beating Roberta Vinci of Italy.

In men’s action, Mardy Fish of the U.S. advanced to the third round by defeating Carlos Berlocq of Argentina. Serbian Victor Troicki advanced with a win over Australian Lleyton Hewitt. Nikolay Davydenko of Russia also moved on, beating Florian Meyer of Germany.


SENIOR LEAGUE WORLD SERIES: Lemon Grove, Calif. (3-0) won 5-4 in extra innings with three runs in the bottom of the eighth in a pool-play game against Emilia, Italy, at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Montreal (1-2) scored single runs in the first four innings and won 4-3 over Grand Rapids, Mich. (2-2).

Greater West Melbourne, Fla. (2-1) had a three-run first in their 5-1 win over Auckland, New Zealand (0-4).

Guatemala City, Guatemala (3-0) scored 10 runs in the second inning and beat Auburn, Mass. (1-2) 12-2 in a game shortened to five innings due to the 10-run rule.

— From staff and news services