Heavy snow has forced the cancellation of the Maine Pond Hockey Classic that had been scheduled Friday through Sunday at Sidney Pond.

While tournament volunteers were up for the challenge of clearing all 10 rinks, the ice showed signs of cracking under the weight of snow.

“This decision was not taken lightly; the safety of players, volunteers, and spectators is our number one priority,” said organizers, adding they’re already looking forward to hosting next year’s event.

For more information, see www.MainePondHockey.org or www.facebook.com/MainePondHockey.


MLB: Left-hander Wade Miley and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $19.25 million, three-year contract that avoided salary arbitration.

Miley gets a $500,000 bonus as part of Thursday’s deal and salaries of $3.5 million this year, $6 million in 2016 and $8.75 million in 2017. Boston has a $12 million option for 2018 with a $500,000 buyout, and the option can escalate to $14 million.

Boston acquired the 2012 NL All-Star from Arizona on Dec. 12. Miley was 8-12 with a 4.34 ERA and 183 strikeouts last season.

CARIBBEAN SERIES: Balbino Fuenmayor homered and drove in two runs, Cesar Valdez pitched seven solid innings, and Venezuela beat Cuba 6-2 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Cuba (1-3) finished its first-round schedule and will need help from other teams to reach the semifinals. Venezuela (3-0) and Mexico (2-0) have already advanced.


ZAGREB INDOORS: Fifth-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy reached his second quarterfinal of the season when he beat James Ward of Britain 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-3 in Coatia.

Seppi’s eighth win of the year followed a semifinal showing in Doha, and a fourth-round run at the Australian Open, including a win over Roger Federer.

OPEN SUD DE FRANCE: Top-seeded Gael Monfils won a tight all-French encounter against Kenny De Schepper 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reach the quarterfinals in Montpellier, France.

Monfils will next take on qualifier Steve Darcis of Belgium, who defeated Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-2, 7-6 (3).

EDUADOR OPEN: Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain hit 10 aces in defeating Alejandro Gonzalez of Colombia 7-5, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals in Quito.

The Quito event is the first in a month of ATP and WTA clay-court tournaments across Latin America.


NFL: The Titans waived right tackle Michael Oher after his first season in Tennessee ended early with him being placed on injured reserve.

Oher signed a four-year, $20 million contract in March 2014 with the Titans.

The Memphis native was a first-round draft pick by Baltimore in 2009.

 Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle tweeted that he’s “learning the value of a good lawyer each day” and later added and deleted advice about watching out for the company you keep.

Randle was arrested on a drug charge in Wichita, Kansas, early Tuesday. In October, Randle was arrested for shoplifting.

 The Chicago Bears added Ohio State assistant Stan Drayton to new coach John Fox’s staff as running backs coach Thursday.

 Seattle Seahawks All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas has a torn labrum in his left shoulder and needs surgery.

– From staff and news services