Maine sailor second after Day 5 at the Paralympics

With 10 of 11 races completed, the U.S. three-man crew that includes Hugh Freund of South Freeport retains a 1-point margin for second place in sailing competition in the Sonar class at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Freund, skipper Rick Doerr and tactician Brad Kendell placed eighth and 10th in Friday’s races. After dropping their lowest result, they have a total of 43 points heading into Saturday’s final race.

Australia, with 19, already has clinched the gold medal. Canada is third at 44 points followed by Norway (48), Greece (49), New Zealand (49) and Germany (50).


FIELD HOCKEY: Casey Crowley put the Black Bears on top with her goal off a penalty corner with 1:28 to play in the first half as Maine beat Bryant 2-0 in a non-conference match at Orono.

Samantha Wagg scored an insurance goal for Maine (6-1) in the second half.

Emma Cochran and Emily Corbett split time as goalies.

FOOTBALL: John Smith scored on runs of 3, 1, 1 and 13 yards and piled up 280 yards rushing on 39 carries to lead Husson to a 43-23 victory over Dean at Bangor.

The Eagles evened their record at 1-1 while Dean is 0-2.


EASTERN LEAGUE: Greg Allen doubled and singled twice as the Akron RubberDucks defeated the host Trenton Thunder 2-1 to win the Eastern League title.

Nick Pasquale (5-7) picked up the win after allowing one run on four hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Akron won the series in three straight.


NBA: Monty Williams is the new vice president of basketball operations for the San Antonio Spurs.

 Stacey Augmon is joining the Milwaukee Bucks as an assistant coach.


DAVIS CUP: Marin Cilic held his nerve to beat Lucas Pouille 6-1, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2 and draw host Croatia level against France at 1-1 in their Davis Cup semifinal in Zadar.

 Argentina was in sight of a first Davis Cup final since 2011 after taking a 2-0 lead over titleholder Britain.

 Spain, Japan and Australia took 2-0 leads in their World Group playoffs,.

JAPAN WOMEN’S OPEN: Shuai Zhang of China overcame Varvara Lepchenko of the U.S., 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-3 in Tokyo to remain on course for her second career title.


DOPING: Richard McLaren’s final report on state-backed cheating in Russia is several months from completion, casting fresh doubt on the nation’s hosting of winter sports this season.

The Canadian law professor’s interim report for the World Anti-Doping Agency implicating more than 20 summer and winter sports in Russia was published in July and led to a chaotic legal process for Russian athletes to be blocked or approved for competition at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics

 President Vladimir Putin said Russia disapproves of the hack of medical files of Olympians.


U.S. WOMEN: U.S. Soccer admonished Megan Rapinoe for kneeling during the national anthem Thursday before a friendly with Thailand.


NHL: Detroit Red Wings forward Darren Helm agreed to a five-year, $19.25 million deal.