Cheverus grad stars for women’s team in bowl win

Theresa Hendrix rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another, and the Maine Mayhem rolled to a 48-0 victory over the Knoxville Lightning in the Affiliate Bowl at Charlotte, North Carolina, to cap their debut season in the Independent Women’s Football League.

Hendrix, a former three-sport star at Cheverus High, also recovered a Knoxville onside kick. Paula Beaulieu rushed for two TDs in a matchup of the top two teams from the league’s Affiliate Conference for new and developing teams.

Frankie Curtis recovered two fumbles for Maine (5-4), including one for a touchdown.


COLLEGE MEN: Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs, officials said.

While the temperature was 99 degrees, it wasn’t known if the weather played a role in Coger’s death. The 22-year-old, who had recently transferred to OSU, did not appear to struggle during Thursday’s workout, school spokesman Gary Shutt said.

Coger sat down after the drills and the team noticed later he was having issues and called 911 about 5 p.m.; he was pronounced dead at a hospital at 6:23 p.m., Shutt said.

NBA: The New Orleans Pelicans signed free-agent forward Terrence Jones and re-signed guard Tim Frazier, a former Maine Red Claw.

A source said Jones’ deal is for one year at the league minimum of $1.14 million, while Frazier’s is a two-year deal worth about $4.1 million.

Lawyers say Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green will pay $560 for a noise violation in a deal that gets rid of a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge from a July 10 incident in East Lansing, Michigan.


U.S. WOMEN’S TEAM: The U.S. will arrive at the Olympics next week with a 15-game unbeaten streak following a 4-0 win over Costa Rica in Kansas City, Kansas, in the Americans’ final tuneup before traveling to Rio de Janeiro.

Crystal Dunn, 18-year-old Mallory Pugh and World Cup hero Carli Lloyd scored in the first half. Substitute Christen Press added a goal in the 79th minute.


NHL: Sabres forward Evander Kane was arrested by police in Buffalo, New York, and faces numerous charges for allegedly grabbing three women by the neck, hair and arms during an altercation at a downtown bar last month.

Kane was processed and released after turning himself in. He is to make his first court appearance on Aug. 1.

The New York Rangers avoided arbitration with two pending restricted free-agent forwards, signing Chris Kreider to a four-year, $18.5 million contract and Kevin Hayes to a two-year, $5.2 million deal.


TOUR DE FRANCE: Chris Froome crashed shortly before the end of the 19th stage before continuing with a teammate’s bike to keep the race leader’s yellow jersey.

Froome finished only 36 seconds behind Romain Bardet, who posted the first French victory at this year’s Tour after a solo breakaway in a 91-mile stretch in the Alps.


BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC: Second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia beat fifth-seeded Misaki Doi of Japan 7-5, 6-0 in the quarterfinals at Stanford, California.

– Staff and news service reports