HOCKEY

Portland Pirates reschedule home games as another AHL season winds down

The Portland Pirates announced a second change to their schedule Friday, moving their afternoon date with Manchester on April 20 to Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Colisee in Lewiston.

A day earlier, the Pirates had switched their April 18 game with Albany to April 16. The Kora Shrine Circus is booked in the Colisee for April 18-19.

A conflict remains for April 19, a Saturday night, when the Pirates are scheduled to host St. John’s.

“We’re attempting to resolve that,” said Jim Cain, general manager of the Colisee, who indicated a solution will likely be found by Saturday.

TENNIS

FAMILY CIRCLE CUP: No. 2 seed Jelena Jankovic and No. 3 seed Sara Errani were both upset in the quarterfinals at Charleston, S.C., leaving sixth-seeded Eugenie Bouchard as the lone top-10 seed left in the semifinals.

Jankovic fell to Bouchard 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to start the Round of Eight before 17-year-old qualifier Belinda Bencic pulled off an even bigger shocker by eliminating Errani, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.

DAVIS CUP: Two of the favorites struggled on the first day of the quarterfinals, with Germany closing in on a big upset against France and Switzerland only managing to split the opening singles matches against Kazakhstan.

In the match of the day, 119th-ranked Peter Gojowczyk beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a five-set marathon to give injury-hit Germany a 2-0 lead over host France. Gojowczyk won after Tobias Kamke beat Julien Benneteau, 7-6 (8), 6-3, 6-2.

GOLF

LPGA: Lexi Thompson shot a bogey-free 8-under 64 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, Calif., for a share of the second-round lead with Se Ri Pak.

Both are 7-under 137 in the first major championship of the year.

PGA: Sergio Garcia posted a 7-under par 65 and matched the course 36-hole record of 12-under overall after the second round of the Houston Open, taking a one-shot lead over Matt Kuchar.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Marc Warren of Scotland shot a 5-under 67 to take the clubhouse lead at the NH Collection Open before the second round was suspended because of bad light in Cadiz, Spain.

SOCCER

SPANISH LEAGUE: Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Real Madrid’s visit to Real Sociedad on Saturday after leaving a Champions League game early because of left knee pain.

Coach Carlo Ancelotti said he will rest the FIFA player of the year. Real Madrid (23-4-4) is three points behind Atletico Madrid (24-3-4) and one behind defending champ Barcelona (24-4-3).


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