Black Bears, Boston area colleges to play hockey at frozen Fenway Park in January

The University of Maine men’s hockey team will participate in Frozen Fenway 2014, a two-week series of hockey and ice skating events that will include two Division I hockey doubleheaders.

The Black Bears will play Boston University in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, Jan. 11. That game will be followed by Northeastern vs. UMass-Lowell.

There will also be a doubleheader on Jan. 4 featuring Merrimack against Providence, followed by Notre Dame against Boston College.

It is the second time Maine will play at Fenway. In January 2012, the Black Bears defeated the University of New Hampshire 5-4 in overtime.


BALLANTINE’S CHAMPIONSHIP: Five players hold the clubhouse lead after shooting 5-under 67s in the incomplete first round of the fog-affected tournament in Seoul, South Korea.

Jean Baptiste Gonnet, Johan Edfors, Kieran Pratt, Matthew Baldwin and Kim Gi-wang are leading after fog forced a delay of 2 hours, 10 minutes.


BARCELONA OPEN: Nicolas Almagro and Juan Monaco both managed third-round wins before rain forced the postponement of matches in Spain.

The two will meet in the quarterfinals after Almagro defeated fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-4 on the outdoor red clay. Monaco outlasted Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in a second-set tiebreaker to win, 6-0, 7-6 (11).


NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE: Indianapolis’ new professional soccer team is honoring the state’s Civil War history with its name, the Indy Eleven.

The name pays tribute to Indiana’s 11th Regiment, which was led by Indiana native Col. Lew Wallace, who later wrote “Ben Hur.”

WORLD CUP: A soccer conference in Zurich, Switzerland, was told that the World Cup was twice won with the help of dictators fixing matches for the host country.

Argentina’s triumph in 1978 and Italy’s in 1934 were said to be influenced by the junta and Benito Mussolini seeking propaganda coups.


TOUR OF ROMANDIE: Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania sprinted to his first individual stage win at the Tour of Romandie in Granges, Switzerland, and Chris Froome of Britain maintained the overall lead. The 25-year-old Garmin Sharp rider won the 118.15-mile stage in 4:51:49.

The 112-mile stage Friday starts and finishes in Payerne. The race ends Sunday.


BROAD STREET RUN: Authorities in Philadelphia said they’ll increase security for a May 5 10-mile road race that already has about 40,000 registered runners. The heightened focus on safety comes after two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15.

Runners will wear stickers with the phrase “From Philly to Boston with Love.”

– From staff and news services