Katie Ginder and Katherine Clark scored two goals apiece as Cape Elizabeth/Waynflete/South Portland beat Portland/Deering 6-0 in a season opener at Portland Ice Arena.

The Capers opened a 3-0 lead less than nine minutes into the contest. Julia Ginder and Hannah Bosworth also scored, and Lily Jordan had a shutout with 29 saves.

Portland/Deering goalie Anna Freund made 28 saves.

 Sarah Hutcheon scored three goals and Camden Carrier and Evie Clement combined for nine assists to lead Falmouth to an 8-0 win over Gorham/Bonny Eagle.

Martina St. Angelo, Stone Carmichael, Caroline Proctor, Abi Lebel and Marcy Kittredge added a goal apiece.


MID-WINTER CLASSIC: Online registration for the Mid-Winter Classic 10-mile road race in Cape Elizabeth opens at 6 a.m. Monday. The race, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 1, has a cap of 1,000 runners.

Registration for the 2014 race closed after only six hours. Visit www.midwinterclassic10miler.com for more information.


SPAIN: Lionel Messi has yet another reason to be considered among the very best to have played football as he became the Spanish league’s all-time leading scorer with 253 on Saturday.

Messi notched a hat trick to lead Barcelona’s 5-1 rout of Sevilla and surpass the previous mark of 251 goals that Athletic Bilbao’s Telmo Zarra set in 271 La Liga games from 1940-55. Messi debuted in the league on Oct. 16, 2004 at the age of 16.


LPGA: Julieta Granada kept in front of a growing pack of challengers with a 2-under 70 and a one-shot lead in the CME Globe Tour Championship at Naples, Florida.

Granada’s long two-putt for par on the 18th hole gave her a one-shot lead over Morgan Pressel and Carlota Ciganda of Spain, who both made big putts on the final hole.

Sandra Gal of Germany shot a 70 and is two shots behind.

PGA: Adam Scott moved in the right direction at Melbourne’s Australian Masters, shooting a 1-under 71 to pull to within four strokes of the lead as he attempts to win the tournament for the third consecutive year.

 Tiger Woods has hired a swing consultant as he prepares to return to competition. Woods announced on Twitter that Dallas-based Chris Como, a specialist in biomechanics of the golf swing, will be working and consulting with him.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Defending champion Henrik Stenson and Spain’s Rafa Cabrera-Bello opened up a three-shot lead after the third round of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship at Dubai.


DAVIS CUP: Roger Federer will have the chance to clinch the last big prize in tennis eluding him after putting Switzerland into a 2-1 lead against France in the Davis Cup final at Lille, France.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion and Stan Wawrinka swept aside Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the doubles, and Federer can secure the decisive point against Jo-Wilfied Tsonga in the first reverse singles on Sunday.


TROPHEE BOMPARD: Two-time junior world champion Elena Radionova and Russian champion Maxim Kovtun landed all their jumps in the free skate to win at Bordeaux, France, and qualify for the Grand Prix Final.

– From staff and news services