Maine men’s basketball to play at Duke on Dec. 3

The University of Maine men’s basketball team will play Duke University at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The Black Bears will travel to Durham, North Carolina, to play the Blue Devils on Dec. 3, according to the Blue Devils’ nonconference schedule released Wednesday.

The scheduled showed Duke has an opening because of the state law that impacts LGBT people.

The Blue Devils were supposed to play Albany on Nov. 12 as part of the Hall of Fame Tipoff tournament but there’s no opponent listed on that day in Duke’s schedule.

Holly Liapis, spokeswoman for the State University of New York system that includes Albany, says that game won’t be played because of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order banning publicly funded, non-essential travel to North Carolina.


TWILIGHT LEAGUE: Mike Muise singled to drive in Zach Culver to give Edge Academy the lead in the top of the fourth and it beat On Target 5-3 at Standish.

Joe Quinlan had three hits to pace the offense for Edge (4-8-1), while Muise and Seth Dobieski each had two hits.

EMPIRE LEAGUE: Rob Frank threw a complete game four-hitter as the Sullivan Explorers blanked the Old Orchard Beach Surge 8-0 at Generals Park in Loch Sheldrake, New York.

Shaun Cooper had the lone extra-base hit for Old Orchard Beach (20-14).


NHL: The Edmonton Oilers signed Jesse Puljujarvi, the fourth overall pick at the draft, to a three-year entry level contract.

The Tornio, Finland, native lead the 2016 world junior championship tournament in scoring with 17 points in seven games, helping Finland capture a gold medal. His 17 points rank second in all-time points for a player under the age of 18 at the tournament, behind Jaromir Jagr and tying Wayne Gretzky and Eric Lindros.

A person with direct knowledge of the decision said George McPhee, who spent 16 years as general manager of the Washington Capitals, has been hired as GM of the NHL’s expansion Las Vegas franchise.


TOUR DE FRANCE: Peter Sagan won the windy 11th stage at Montpellier after getting in a late four-man breakaway that also included overall leader Chris Froome.


GERMAN OPEN: Top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber needed three sets to overcome Nicolas Kicker for a place in the quarterfinals at Hamburg.

HALL OF FAME CHAMPIONSHIPS: Top- seeded Steve Johnson advanced at Newport, Rhode Island, beating Japan’s Yuichi Sugita, 6-1, 6-4.

BUCHAREST OPEN: Polona Hercog of Slovenia took advantage of a poor performance from fifth-seeded Monica Niculescu of Romania to win a second-round match 6-4, 6-3 in Romania.

Second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia rallied past Canadian qualifier Frank Dancevic, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4.


WNBA: Brittney Griner had 22 points, eight rebounds and five blocks as the host Phoenix Mercury beat the Washington Mystics 78-74.

Nneka Ogwumike had 20 points on 10-of-11 shooting with 11 rebounds as the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Chicago Sky 77-67 at Rosemont, Illinois.