ECHL: Los Angeles Kings goaltending prospect Patrik Bartosak was accused in New Hampshire of 12 domestic-related charges involving his girlfriend, including a felony assault charge alleging that he tried to strangle her.

Bartosak played for the former Manchester Monarchs of the AHL the past two seasons. He was assigned to the new Monarchs, an ECHL team, last Friday.

The 22-year-old is scheduled for a hearing on the assault charge on Dec. 16 and faces trial on the 11 misdemeanors in January. The Kings said Wednesday they were suspending Bartosak.


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Abigail Nielsen scored 18 points to lead six Seawolves in double figures during a 113-30 win for Southern Maine Community College (6-1) over Unity (0-6) at South Portland.

Nielsen scored 10 in the first quarter when the Seawolves built a 39-6 lead.

Amira Jones followed with 16 points, Hannah Heald and Jordan Turner each added 14, Alicia Hoyt had 12 and Sammie Griffin 11 for SMCC.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Grayson Waterman’s 15 points led SMCC (3-3) in a 113-61 win over Unity (2-4) at South Portland.

Jon Amabile added 13 points, Jordan DeRosby 12, and Zaire Wilson and Keanyon Lambert 10 apiece for SMCC.

FOOTBALL: No. 22 USC likely will be without running back Tre Madden (sore knee) and safety Leon McQuay III (torn knee ligament) for its game at No. 23 Oregon on Saturday.

NORTH DAKOTA: University of North Dakota backers have selected Fighting Hawks as the school’s new nickname.

Students, staff and alumni were eligible to vote on the final five choices: Fighting Hawks, Roughriders; Nodaks, Sundogs and North Stars.

UND retired the Fighting Sioux moniker in 2012 after the NCAA deemed it “hostile and abusive.”


ATP FINALS: Rafael Nadal won his second straight match at London, beating Andy Murray 6-4, 6-1 to close in on a spot in the semifinals of the season-ending tournament.

Nadal has had one of the worst years of his career, but his game has improved since the U.S. Open, when he lost in the third round. He will next face already-eliminated David Ferrer on Friday. Murray will play Stan Wawrinka for the other spot in the semifinals.

In Wednesday’s late match, Wawrinka overcame an early break in the first set to beat Ferrer 7-5, 6-2.


FIFA INVESTIGATION: The president of Chile’s soccer federation, Sergio Jadue, officially resigned, the federation said just hours after Jadue traveled overnight to the United States amid a corruption probe and reports that he has turned into an FBI informant.

– From staff and news services