Sarah Lefort had a goal and an assist as Boston University shut out Maine 3-0 in a women’s hockey game at Orono on Friday.

Marie-Philip Poulin found the net 28 seconds into the second period, Victoria Bach doubled the lead later in the frame and Lefort scored a third-period insurance goal.

The Terriers improve to 4-1-0 and 1-0-0. Maine falls to 2-5-1 and 1-1.

Maine goalie Meghann Treacy stopped 27 of 30 shots.

FIELD HOCKEY: Seven players crashed the scoreboard as the University of New England cruised by Roger Williams 7-0 at Bristol, Rhode Island.

The Nor’easters (12-5, 10-1 CCC) wasted no time scoring when Nicole Matarozzo found the net in the third minute. Nicole Schena and Holly Smith shared time in the UNE cage, facing just one shot.


BASKETBALL: UConn and Georgetown will renew their rivalry, which ended with the split of the old Big East.

The schools will play a home-and-home series beginning next season.


NEW JERSEY: U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp granted a request from the four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA to at least temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.

Gov. Chris Christie signed a law on Oct. 17 that effectively repeals the state’s ban on sports wagering.

The leagues told the judge they will be irreparably harmed if the state’s casinos and racetracks were permitted to allow sports betting.



PGA: Russell Henley one-putted 10 greens on the Seaside course at Sea Island, Georgia, shooting a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead at the McGladrey Classic.

 Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter.

Bishop was irritated by remarks Poulter made in his book on the Ryder Cup captaincy of Nick Faldo in 2008 and Tom Watson this year. He referred to Poulter as “Lil Girl” on Twitter when stacking up Poulter’s feats next to Faldo.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: John Cook and Marco Dawson each shot a 7-under 65 for the first-round lead in the AT&T Championship in San Antonio, Texas.

LPGA: Rain washed out play in the Blue Bay LPGA in Hainan Island, China, forcing tour officials to cut the inaugural tourney from 72 to 54 holes.


Jessica Korda topped the leaderboard after the first round at 6-under 66.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Scotland’s Peter Whiteford shot his second straight 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead in the Perth International in Australia.


IAAF: Former 800-meter world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was killed in a car crash in South Africa while traveling to a meet.

Mulaudzi, 34, won seven medals in the Olympics, world championships and Commonwealth Games.



SWISS INDOORS: Teenager Borna Coric upset second-seeded Rafael Nadal in straight sets to reach the semifinals.

Top-seeded Roger Federer remained on course for his sixth title in Basel after beating fifth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (4), 6-2.

Nadal will have season-ending appendicitis surgery next month.

VALENCIA OPEN: Top-seeded David Ferrer earned his 600th career win by beating Thomaz Bellucci 6-1, 6-2 to set up a semifinal against Andy Murray in Spain.

– From staff and news services

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