The New England Patriots agreed to terms with former University of Maine wide receiver Derrick Johnson, an undrafted free agent.

Johnson tied for the Black Bears’ team lead with 60 receptions in 13 games in 2013. He had 608 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

In 37 career games for Maine, Johnson had 116 catches for 1,185 yards and four touchdowns.

The Cleveland Browns hired former NFL cornerback Aaron Glenn as an assistant defensive backs coach.

Glenn was a first-round draft pick in 1994 of the New York Jets out of Texas A&M. He started 176 games with New York, Houston, Dallas, Jacksonville and New Orleans and had 41 interceptions.

This will be Glenn’s first season as a pro coach. He spent the previous two years in the Jets’ front office as a scout.


WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Cortland State scored the first four goals and led by at least three the rest of the way in a 16-7 win over Colby in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III tournament on Sunday at Tompkins Cortland Community College at Dryden, New York.

The Red Dragons (22-0) scored two late goals the first half and the first two of the second half for a 10-3 lead.

Katie Griffin led the Mules (11-7) with three goals, Abby Hooper scored two and Sarah Lux had two assists.


ITALIAN OPEN: Novak Djokovic extended his recent dominance over Rafael Nadal by rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory for his third Rome title.

The second-ranked Djokovic has now won four straight matches against Nadal.

In the women’s final, Serena Williams kept the crowd from being a factor in a 6-3, 6-0 victory over 10th-seeded home favorite Sara Errani for her third win at Rome.


TOUR OF CALIFORNIA: Bradley Wiggins of Britain secured his first race victory in eight months with a pack finish at Thousand Oaks in the eighth and final stage, won by compatriot Mark Cavendish.

Wiggins, the 2012 Tour de France winner who rides for Sky, held the race lead for the final week and defeated Australian Rohan Dennis of Garmin-Sharp by 30 seconds.

GIRO D’ITALIA: Pieter Weening of the Netherlands edged Davide Malacarne to win the ninth stage at Sestola. Cadel Evans kept the overall lead.


MLS: Mike Magee converted two penalty kicks in a 10-minute span of the first half to spark the host Chicago Fire (2-2-6) in a 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City (5-4-2).

– From staff and news services

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