Cheverus boys’ hockey improves to 7-2-1

James Hannigan scored two goals to lift Cheverus to a 3-1 boys’ hockey win over Thornton Academy at Saco on Monday. Michael Hatch also scored for the Stags (7-2-1).

Chase Wescott scored in the first period to give the Golden Trojans (1-7) a 1-0 lead.

Kyle Severance had 15 saves for Cheverus, while Andrew Hout had 28 saves for Thornton.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Brad Bouchard led Sanford (3-7) to a 58-43 win over Massabesic (1-9) with 22 points, including five 3-pointers, at Sanford.

Massabesic’s Dan Amabile scored 20 points, while Wes Bergeron added 13.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Oak Hill’s Bri Mulherin scored 21 points and Sadie Goulet added 10 as the Raiders (10-1) beat St. Dominic 52-34 at Auburn. Faith Grady scored a game-high 25 points for the Saints (2-7).


FIFA: Cristiano Ronaldo won the Player of the Year award for the second straight year and third time overall.

The Portuguese forward received 38 percent of votes of national team coaches and captains to add to the FIFA player of the year awards he won in 2008 and 2013.

Lionel Messi, the Argentine star forward for Barcelona, was second, ahead of goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who helped Germany to the World Cup title. Messi won the award four straight times from 2009-12.

German midfielder Nadine Kessler won the Women’s Player of the Year for the first time, beating out Brazilian forward Marta and American forward Abby Wambach.

WORLD TEAM: For the 2014 FIFPro World XI team, Lionel Messi, Manuel Neuer and Cristiano Ronaldo were among seven from the 2013 team who retained places in worldwide voting by 23,000 members of players’ unions.

Germany’s World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm, Brazil captain Thiago Silva, and Spain’s Sergio Ramos and Andres Iniesta also stayed in the elite lineup.

Brazil’s David Luiz was included on defense, Arjen Robben was the only Dutch player picked and Angel Di Maria joined Argentina teammate Messi.

Toni Kroos was the third German player selected.

AFGHANISTAN: National football coach Mohammad Yasouf Kargar was recovering Monday from stab wounds after being attacked by four men outside his house in Kabul, the Afghan capital.

No motive was announced.


BRITAIN: Steven Burke of Britain suffered a broken collarbone after crashing during training in Mallorca.


NASCAR: Driver Kurt Busch resumed testifying in a hearing regarding his ex-girlfriend’s request for a no-contact order. As he did last month, Busch testified in a Dover, Delaware, courtroom that he did not assault Patricia Driscoll inside his motorhome at Dover International Speedway in September.

Busch’s attorneys have portrayed Driscoll as a scorned woman out to destroy Busch’s career after he ended their relationship shortly before the Dover race.


FEAT IS A FIRST: A Minnesota adventurer became the first solo climber to reach the summit of Alaska’s Mount McKinley in the month of January, his support team said Monday, citing a GPS tracking device.

Lonnie Dupre, of Grand Marais, reached the 20,320-foot summit of North America’s tallest peak, said project coordinator Stevie Plummer.

– From staff and news services