Weinrich hired by New Jersey to help develop minor league defensemen

Eric Weinrich, 48, of Yarmouth, who played 1,157 games in the National Hockey League, has joined the New Jersey Devils as a development coach, primarily working with defensemen in the minor leagues.

Weinrich, who also played for the University of Maine, retired as a player after the 2007-08 season and spent three years as an assistant coach with the Portland Pirates. He also spent four years as a scout with the Buffalo Sabres.

His NHL playing stops included New Jersey, Hartford, Chicago, Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Vancouver.


MONTREAL MARATHON: A 34-year-old American woman died after collapsing during the race. Medical officials said the woman had a heart attack midway through the race. Paramedics were unable to revive her and took her to a hospital.

A man in his late 40s collapsed near the finish line after having a heart attack. He was in critical condition at a hospital.


WNBA: Candace Parker scored 25 points to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to an 81-71 victory against the top-seeded Minnesota Lynx in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals at Long Beach, California.

The Sparks tied the best-of-three series, 1-1. Game 3 is Tuesday in Minnesota.


U.S. WOMEN: Carli Lloyd had her second straight three-goal game to lead the United States to an 8-0 victory against Haiti in a friendly at Birmingham, Alabama.

Lloyd scored all three goals in the first half for her fifth hat trick and second in three days, then sat out the second half. She also did it Thursday night in the first game against Haiti, which substituted for the Australian team mired in a labor dispute.


DAVIS CUP: Britain and Belgium clinched 3-2 victories in the semifinals of tennis’ premier team competition to set up a rematch of their final in 1904, the last time Belgium reached the final.

In the World Group playoffs, the United States, Switzerland, Germany and Italy were among the teams to clinch a spot in the top tier next year.

– From staff and news reports