The game between the Portland Pirates and Worcester Sharks scheduled for Wednesday at Cross Insurance Arena was postponed due to the snowstorm, which was expected to bring 8 to 12 inches. The game was rescheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Tickets for the postponed game will be honored Tuesday. Fans holding tickets for the postponed game also can exchange them for another home game if tickets are available. Exchanges can be done either at or at the Cross Insurance Arena box office.

The Pirates’ next game is 7 p.m. Friday against Providence in Portland.


MARRIAGE: Andy Murray is to marry longtime girlfriend Kim Sears.

The former Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion’s management company confirmed the engagement.

Earlier Wednesday, the 27-year-old Scot announced further changes to his professional support team by splitting with assistant coach Dani Vallverdu and fitness trainer Jez Green.

Murray hired Amelie Mauresmo as his coach in June, three months after parting ways with Ivan Lendl.

Mauresmo’s position has been under scrutiny in Britain after Murray was eliminated from Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the quarterfinals this year, then lost 6-0, 6-1 to Roger Federer in the ATP Finals in London.

Vallverdu has been a close friend of Murray’s for more than a decade since meeting at an academy in Spain.


A.J. FOYT: Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt remains in a Houston hospital, more than two weeks after he had triple-bypass surgery on his heart.

Anne Fornoro, the spokesman for Foyt’s two-car IndyCar team, said in a release there was a post-surgical complication, but that has now been resolved.

She did not elaborate on what the complication was for Foyt.

Larry Foyt, the team director and Foyt’s youngest son, said his father is doing “really well,” though doctors have not said when the elder Foyt might be released. Larry Foyt also said his father is improving each day.


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Arsenal reached the knockout stage for the 15th straight season with a 2-0 victory against Borussia Dortmund, and Liverpool put itself in position to advance if it wins at home over Basel next month.

Yaya Sanogo ended his 15-month wait to score for Arsenal with a second-minute goal in London, and Alexis Sanchez scored in the 57th minute.


AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Rory McIlroy’s defense of his title began with a 2-under 69 on a cool, overcast and often drizzly Thursday morning at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney.

– From staff and news services