Berwick Academy girls shut out Concord Academy

Kelly Burke and Brooke Downey scored on free kicks, and Sam Montagno earned her eighth shutout as Berwick Academy beat Concord Academy 2-0 in girls’ soccer Wednesday at South Berwick.

Burke converted her kick in the 58th minute and Downey lifted a shot into a top corner seven minutes later.

Parker Johnson had a strong defensive game in the backfield for Berwick (10-5-2).

BOYS’ SOCCER: Brendan Tribastone scored for host Berwick in a 1-1 tie with Concord.

Tribastone scored in the 63rd minute. Jason Seeger tied it in the 77th. Blaine Farrell made three saves for the Bulldogs.


MAJOR LEAGUES: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli underwent surgery Tuesday to correct his sleep apnea and was expected to remain at Massachusetts General Hospital for several days to improve the flow of air through his airway.

Former major league pitcher Brad Halsey has died in a recreational climbing accident. He was 33.

Police in Comal County said an investigation was still ongoing into Friday’s accident in the Texas Hill Country area.

Halsey went 14-19 in 88 games with the New York Yankees, Arizona and Oakland from 2004-06.

In 2006, he gave up Barry Bonds’ 714th home run, which tied Babe Ruth for second place on the career list. Halsey later joked about the specially marked balls for Bonds’ at-bats.

“They just have a B and a number on them, and a picture of Barry, too. If you look into his eye, he winks at you,” Halsey said.

 Texas Rangers career hits leader Michael Young was appointed as a special assistant to the general manager.

 The Yankees said outfielder Brett Gardner has had surgery to repair a core muscle injury in his right abdomen.

 The Houston Astros acquired catcher Hank Conger in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for right-hander Nick Tropeano and minor league catcher Carlos Perez.


MLS: The league fined New England Revolution midfielder Jermaine Jones an undisclosed amount for diving.

Jones fell to the field in the 70th minute of a playoff game against the Columbus Crew on Saturday. Crew defender Waylon Francis raised an elbow but did not appear to strike Jones forcefully before he went down.

The Revolution lead the Crew 4-2 in their two-game, aggregate goal playoff series.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Lionel Messi tied Raul Gonzalez’s league scoring record of 71 goals with his second strike for Barcelona in a 2-0 victory over Ajax.


INJURIES: Rafael Nadal was released from a Barcelona hospital, two days after surgery to remove his appendix.

Doctors said Nadal could return to full training after about a month of recovery. He will miss the ATP Finals in London.

 American Melanie Oudin said she will have a procedure Thursday for a heart condition, and surgery later this month for an eye problem.

She expects to return to the court in a few weeks.


EUROPEAN TOUR: Tour chief executive George O’Grady is stepping down after 10 years, saying it’s a good time to leave after a Ryder Cup success and enough “green shoots of recovery” across the tour.

It wasn’t clear when he would officially step down. O’Grady has agreed to stay on until the board finds a replacement, and then sufficient time for his successor to make a smooth transition.

– From staff and news services